>Biggest-ever oil cut approved
Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud supported the agreement on a phased reduction in oil production reached by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and some other major oil producing countries, the Kremlin said Sunday.
"Vladimir Putin had a phone conversation with Donald Trump and Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud," the Russian president's press office said in a statement. "The leaders supported the agreement reached by the OPEC+ on the phased voluntary reduction of oil production in order to stabilize global markets and ensure the sustainability of the global economy as a whole," the statement said.
The OPEC and other crude producers led by Russia, known as OPEC+, agreed on Sunday to reduce output by 9.7 million barrels per day for May-June after four days of talks.
>Johnson discharged from hospital
Boris Johnson has been discharged from hospital and will continue his recovery from coronavirus at Chequers.
The British Prime Minister said NHS staff "saved my life - no question" in a video message, his first public appearance in 10 days.
And he admitted "things could have gone either way" when he was taken to intensive care.
Johnson entered St Thomas' Hospital in central London on April 5 with COVID-19 symptoms. On April 6 the 55-year-old was taken into intensive care for three nights before being moved back to the general ward.
>Tourism may rebound in holiday
As China slowly eases lockdown restrictions and life returns to somewhat normal conditions, residents have once again started traveling.
Based on a survey of 15,000 people across 100 cities in China at the end of March, Ctrip.com, China's biggest online travel agency, found that 16% of respondents will be ready to travel again in May in time for Golden Week, a five-day public holiday.
However, the vast majority - to the tune of 90% - would prefer to travel domestically, with destinations like Yunnan, Hainan island and Shanghai sweeping the top three preferences.
According to Ctrip.com, roughly 61% of Chinese travelers surveyed indicated that they would feel ready to travel again by August.
>Beijing to reopen schools
Students in their final year at junior high and senior high schools in Beijing are scheduled to return to school on May 11 and April 27, respectively, as in-school education for the spring semester has been suspended due to the novel coronavirus epidemic, Li Yi, spokesperson of Beijing's education authority, announced at a news conference on Sunday afternoon, adding that the college entrance examination in Beijing will be held from July 7-10. The entrance examination for high school in Beijing will be held from July 17 to 19, according to him.
The students should be back to Beijing two weeks in advance of the resumption of school and finish the 14-day home or integrated quarantine with a negative nucleic acid test result.
School staff members and teachers should be on duty 10 days earlier than the resumption and get prepared for schooling.
The time for the resumption of students in other grades, as well as kindergartens and special education schools, will be determined later.
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