A man wearing a protective face mask queues at a B & Q store in Liverpool, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, Liverpool, Britain, May 6, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]
>UK leading epidemiologist resigns
British leading epidemiologist Neil Ferguson resigned from the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) on Tuesday after media reported that he broke social distancing rules.
Ferguson and his team at Imperial College London produced mathematical prediction models that claimed coronavirus could cost more than 500,000 lives in the UK without lockdown measures.
His research prompted the UK government to change its coronavirus strategy and take the national lockdown measures.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Ferguson allowed his friend to visit him at home on at least two occasions during the lockdown, breaking rules that say citizens must only leave home for very limited purposes.
Ferguson told the Daily Telegraph that he made an "error of judgment" and therefore stepped back from his involvement in SAGE.
A university campus in Luoyang, Henan province. [Photo/Xinhua]
>Refund of accommodation fees
Regions across China have required schools to return unused accommodation fees to students, as this year's new term has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Schools that have charged students a whole school year's fees for boarding at school should refund the part that wasn't used during the second semester, according to a notice by the Education Department of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region.
Hebei province has issued a similar notice to local schools. It said schools should collect students' accommodation fees according to their actual length of residence during the period of COVID-19.
Other provinces, including Zhejiang, Sichuan and Shaanxi, have publicized similar refund policies.
A pedestrian walks past a 5G promotion board. [Photo by Su Yang/For China Daily]
>China speeds up 5G development
China is ratcheting up efforts to accelerate the commercialization of superfast 5G technology, as it has built 198,000 5G stations and secured more than 50 million 5G mobile subscribers nationwide, as of the end of March, the nation's top industry regulator said.
Wen Ku, head of information and communication at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said that as of April 20, a total of 95 types of 5G mobile phones had been licensed, and 5G handsets priced at less than 2,000 yuan have already entered the market.
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