Nepal to use Chinese vaccine among people aged 40-59 years

The Nepali government has decided to inoculate the COVID-19 vaccine donated by China among people aged 40-59 years, a senior official of Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population said.

A batch of Chinese vaccines arrived in Nepal on March 29 in a major boost to the Himalayan country’s vaccination drive against the pandemic.

“The government has decided to inoculate the Chinese vaccine among people aged 40-59 years from the hospitals and health institutions with appropriate infrastructure,” Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson at the health ministry said at a press conference on Wednesday. “A different vaccination identity card will be distributed to the people who are inoculated with the Chinese vaccine.”

He said that additional preparation for vaccination with the Chinese vaccine would be based on the recommendation of the National Immunization Advisory Committee, a government body, responsible for making necessary recommendations regarding the use of vaccines.

Dr. Jhalak Sharma Gautam, chief of National Immunization Programme under the health ministry, told Xinhua that the committee under the health ministry had recommended for the use of the Chinese vaccine among the people living in a certain geographic area or a certain occupational group.

He however said that nothing has been decided regarding when the Nepali government would start inoculating the Chinese vaccine.

Earlier, on February 17, the Nepali drug regulator Department of Drug Administration had granted approval to the vero cell vaccine developed by China’s Beijing Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd, under Sinopharm, for the emergency use in Nepal.

The Chinese vaccine has arrived in Nepal at a time when the Himalayan country is struggling to get enough vaccines to continue its vaccination drive.

Nepal started the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 on Jan 27 and has so far inoculated over 1.7 million people in two phases, according to the health ministry.

In the first phase, health workers, sanitation workers, staff of diplomatic offices and journalists were inoculated first doses of COVID-19 vaccine. In the second phase, people aged 65 years and above were vaccinated, according to the health ministry.

These vaccination campaigns were run with Covishield vaccine, developed by the Oxford University and AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.

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Why is it difficult to get the containers in China

Why is it difficult to get the containers in China

Firstly, many foreign ships arrive at the destination port,but can not unload the cabinets, the cabinets can only stay on the ship. Then the harbor is all about the big ships lining up inside and the little boats lining up outside.

Secondly, China refuses all containers returned from abroad in consideration of covid-19 virus remained in containers. This leads to no enough containers to use in China. And there are? many goods to load in containers to depart China. So it’s very difficult for suppliers to get the containers to load their goods. And many big ships with those containers on could not release the containers,they are gathering at China harbor and could not sail abroad again, then the ships used are dropped in big quantity. All of these points make it hard to get the containers to use in China now.

A lifelong dedication to keep people fed: The life of Yuan Longping

Yuan Longping, a Chinese agronomist known for pioneering the development of the world’s first hybrid rice varieties which significantly improved China’s rice output and food securit.

His dedication to rice production increase to feed the people dates back to the mid-20th century when China was going through a tough time.

“My life goal is to help all people stay away from hunger.”

“Something as small as a grain can save a country, while it can also make a country fall,” he said during a television interview with CCTV.

Yuan’s biggest dream in life was to develop more hybrid rice varieties and use it to address famine that keeps happening in many parts of the world. Over the past 40 years, Yuan and his team continuously held seminars and courses which taught his methodologies to some 14,000 students from nearly 80 countries. The agronomist, when in his old age, still traveled to as far as Africa to help solve technical failures and boost harvests.

So far, the hybrid varieties he developed have been grown extensively in over 40 countries, including the U.S., Brazil, India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Madagascar among others.

In the meantime, he was also engaged in cultivating salt-alkali tolerant rice, bringing rice grown in diluted seawater to people’s table.

Yuan, academician with both the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, was awarded with Medal of the Republic, China’s highest honor, for his groundbreaking research.


Shipping is the artery of global trade and a barometer of the world economy

With many advantages such as low cost, wide coverage and large volume. At the beginning of 2020, the sudden COVID-19 brought a severe impact to the global shipping logistics industry. The global shipping supply chain was in trouble due to the negative factors such as the sharp drop in shipping demand, the shortage of container equipment, the massive delay of shipping schedule, the difficulty in ensuring shipping space, and the continuous rise in freight rates.

China’s economic slowdown and economic structural transformation will also have a profound impact on the development of global freight insurance. The decline in China’s imports and exports has been one of the main reasons for the decline in global trade volume. China purely export-driven economic model has been in transition, at the same time economic slowdown also greatly affected the demand for many commodities, energy, minerals, crops and other major commodity prices have taken place in varying degrees of decline, and fall in the price of the goods is the global freight insurance premium income down one of the main factors.


Different Types Of Sea Transport

container vessel with cargo

One of the most common types of sea transport involves using a cargo ship. Cargo ships come in a range of sizes. General cargo ships only have a few holds, while cargo container ships can handle sizable loads. You can always recognize a large container ship by the towering stack of steel shipping containers on its decks and in its holds.

Always ask about the cargo ships available at a potential shipping company. Not only does size matter, but different cargo ships also have their own rigging and loading methods. For example, the benefit of a container ship is that the containers can be loaded off the ship, then further transported via train or truck.

Roll-On/Roll-Off (RoRo) ships typically transport vehicles. They’re a favorite in the maritime shipping industry because of their ease and efficiency. Lifting a vehicle onto a shipping vessel with a crane can be a more extensive proposition, as there’s potential for damage. Driving or rolling the car straight onto the ship is both faster and safer. After boarding, each vehicle is securely braced to the deck of the ship to ensure that it doesn’t move around during the voyage.

Bulk carriers hold an essential spot in the maritime shipping industry. Unlike cargo and container ships, bulk carriers don’t usually have any rigging set up overhead. That’s primarily because these vessels transport wood chips, various grains, ore, and other materials that are poured into the hold rather than being held in a container within it. It’s a necessary option for shipping certain building materials, as well.

Barges are mainly carried along behind other ships, but they’re a common type of sea transport all the same. Forget about the garbage barges you often see. Cargo container ships frequently tow barges behind them to increase their storage space.