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印度新冠病毒感染人数持续上升!总数接近140万

发布者: 千缘 | 发布时间: 2020-7-29 01:19| 查看数: 85| 评论数: 0|



This is VOA news. Via remote, I'm Marissa Melton.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says a new coronavirus economic aid package being unveiled Monday would pay the country's 16 million unemployed workers 70 percent of their one-time salaries, but tough negotiations lie ahead with opposition Democrats over the scope of more assistance to offset the severe economic effects of the pandemic.

On Fox News Sunday, Mnuchin called the 70 percent wage replacement figure "a very fair level." But that figure if adopted by Congress would sharply cut federal benefits to the unemployed by two-thirds. The federal benefits that amount to about $600-a-week are set to expire this week.

One mid-May report that a fifth of the unemployed workers declined requests from their employers that they return to work because their wages were lower than what they were collecting in jobless benefits.

Also on Sunday on CNN, [Mr.] U.S. President Donald Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow called the 70 percent figure "quite generous."

Kudlow said the overall $1 trillion economic aid package would include another round of $1,200 checks to most adults in the United States and payments to businesses to retain employees rather than cut the size of their workforces.

But Democratic lawmakers are demanding that the $600-a-week boost in payments to the jobless workers [to] be kept in place through the end of 2020. They are pushing for an overall coronavirus aid package totaling 3 trillion.

Spain's foreign minister has announced that Spain is safe for tourists. Speaking to reporters, Arancha González Laya rebuked Britain for imposing a two-week quarantine on all travelers entering the country from Spain after a rise in Spain's coronavirus numbers.

You can find more on that and other stories at our website voanews.com. This is VOA.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday the Russian Navy will be armed with hypersonic nuclear strike weapons and underwater nuclear drones, which the Defense Ministry said were in their final phase of testing.

Putin, who says he does not want an arms race, has often spoken of a new generation of Russian nuclear weapons that he says are unequalled and can hit almost anywhere in the world. Some Western experts have questioned just how advanced they really are.

The two police officers in Kenya have been arrested in connection with a shooting in which two people were killed, the police service announced on Sunday.

The shooting happened at a market in eastern Garissa county on Saturday during a protest against the arrest of a man suspected of murder.

Campaigners have raised concerns about policing during the pandemic. According to [ab...] Amnesty International, Kenyan officers have killed 21 people since March for failing to comply with coronavirus prevention measures, such as curfews and wearing masks.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared an emergency and a lockdown in a border town after a person suspected of being infected with coronavirus returned from South Korea after illegally crossing the border. This was reported on [a] North Korean state media on Sunday.

The government has denied the presence of any coronavirus infections for months.

The state-run [Korean News] Korean Central News Agency said the person was put under strict quarantine and that all who had contact with that person are being investigated, given medical examinations and put under quarantine, as well.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that India needs to be "extra vigilant" as the coronavirus persists even as the country registered a record number of patient recoveries in a day.

Infections from the coronavirus have risen rapidly in India. It's the world's second most populous country and India has seen more than 48,000 cases recorded in the last 24 hours. So far India's had a total of nearly 1.4 million cases and it's lost nearly 30,000 people to the illness.

Malaysian authorities launched a search on Sunday for 24 Rohingya refugees who are missing while trying to swim ashore from a boat off the resort island of Langkawi.

Muslim-majority Malaysia has long been a favored destination for Rohingya Muslims seeking a better life after escaping a 2017 military crackdown in Myanmar and more recently refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Last month, 269 Rohingya were detained on arrival in Langkawi. At the time, the head of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said those 269 people were transferred from a larger "motherboat" on which dozens of people were believed to have died and were thrown into the sea over a four-month voyage.

Marissa Melton.

vigilant

[ˈvɪdʒɪlənt]

adj.警觉的; 警惕的; 警戒的; 谨慎;

voyage

[ˈvɔɪɪdʒ]

n.航行; (尤指) 航海,航天;



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