Welcome to morning news. It's September 25 (Friday), 2020. 24°C~32°C, cloudy in Guangzhou.
1. The Hong Kong government announced to add the UK to a list of high-risk countries on Thursday. Starting October 1, travelers from the UK will be required to produce negative COVID-19 test results issued within 72 hours before departure.
2. All Nippon Airways announced Thursday to resume flights from Tokyo's Narita International Airport to Guangzhou every Wednesday starting September 30. The schedule provided by the company is valid until October 24.
3. Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Guangzhou ranked second among the world's top 100 science & technology clusters, beating out the US Silicon Valley in the 5th spot, according to the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020.
4. Miniso Group Holding, a leading discount retailer in China, filed for an initial public offering on Thursday to raise up to $100 million on the US stock market. The company plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "MNSO".
5. The Chinese mainland registered 8 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all from overseas. Guangzhou reported two new cases from Indonesia and 11 asymptomatic patients from abroad yesterday.
1. Winners of the prestigious Nobel prizes this year will receive an extra 1 million crowns (US$ 110,000), the head of the foundation which oversees the awards said on Thursday, adding that the total prize money will increase to 10 million crowns this year.
2. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, his spokesman said Thursday.
3. President Alexander Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of Belarus, the European Union said on Thursday, adding that his abrupt swearing-in on Wednesday went directly against the will of the people.
4. At least 124 students at the University of Glasgow in Scotland have tested positive for COVID-19, with over 600 people self-isolating across the campus residences, BBC reported Thursday.
5. New York's Metropolitan Opera on Wednesday announced the "painful" cancellation of its entire 2020-21 season over the still-spreading coronavirus pandemic.
6. Mauritius will reopen its borders from October 1 under strict COVID-19 safety measures. Those arriving will be required to quarantine for 14 days at their cost.
7. France is to double paternity leave to 28 days with seven days mandatory, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday, as part of a reform for child welfare.
8. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Wednesday recognized a temperature of -69.6°C (-93.3°F) at an automatic weather station in Greenland on December 22, 1991 as the lowest ever recorded in the northern hemisphere.
Editor: Pauline Tai
Source: China Daily, Xinhua, CGTN, Guangzhou Daily