April 17, 2024 11:21 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
EC bans Randeep Surjewala from campaigning for 48 hours over derogatory remarks against Hema Malini | LS poll: MK Stalin trains guns at PM Modi in his poll campaigns, calls him 'vasool raja', 'anit-Tamil Nadu' | Boat capsizes in Kashmir's Jhelum River, police recover 4 school bags; six feared dead | 'We will finish Lawrence Bishnoi': Eknath Shinde tells Salman Khan over firing incident | Top Maoist leader among 29 killed in massive Chhattisgarh encounter
US to reopen consulate in Wuhan before end of June - State Department
Pixabay

US to reopen consulate in Wuhan before end of June - State Department

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Jun 2020, 04:11 am

Washington/Sputnik: The US State Department intends to reopen the consulate in Wuhan, China, on or before the end of June, Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Mary Elizabeth Taylor said in a notice.

"The [State] Department is planning to resume operations on or around June 22, 2020, although stands ready to modify this schedule as conditions develop," the notice said as quoted by CNN on Tuesday.

The notice said the in-county missions of the United States must be staffed especially at such precarious times in US-China relations as the present.

On January 26, the State Department announced the evacuation of personnel from its diplomatic outpost in Wuhan and the city and the Hubei province struggled to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus is believed to have originated, became the first epicenter of the global pandemic.

Since the start of the outbreak, more than 68,000 cases have been reported in Hubei, but the spread of the disease quickly slowed down after the authorities in Hubei enforced strict lockdown measures.  

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.