>Band-Aid's multiracial bandages
Band-Aid is creating a range of bandages that "embrace the beauty of diverse skin," including hues that better match the skin tones of black and brown customers.
The Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)-owned bandage brand made the announcement in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
Band-Aid's traditional soft-pink bandages have long been a point of contention among people of color who have questioned why white skin is the default shade for a range of flesh-toned products, including nude bras and other garments.
This isn't the first time Band-Aid has launched multiracial bandages.
In 2005, the company unveiled its Perfect Blend brand, which included a bandage line designed to match multiracial skin tones. The line was discontinued because of "lack of interest at the time".
>Dhaka flight suspension
China's aviation regulator ordered on Sunday a four-week suspension of a China Southern Airlines flight from Dhaka to Guangzhou in an effort to prevent imported COVID-19 cases.
Seventeen passengers on the June 11 flight from the Bangladeshi capital to the provincial capital of Guangdong tested positive for the novel coronavirus, meeting the conditions for a "circuit breaker" suspension of the flight route, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a statement.
In keeping with an international flights adjustment policy announced on June 4, the administration issued its first "circuit-breaker" directive and announced the four-week suspension would begin on June 22.
Many airlines have been scaling up their epidemic prevention and control measures to comply with the administration's requirements.
Since Friday, Sichuan Airlines has required all travelers on its Cairo, Egypt, to Chengdu flight to take a nucleic acid test 72 hours before the flight and to check in with a valid written report of the test results.
Passengers who cannot produce the document or who test positive for the virus are not permitted to board.
>Tanker truck blasts kill 20
The State Council Work Safety Committee urged authorities on Sunday to further step up efforts to supervise the transportation of dangerous goods and eliminate safety hazards after a tanker truck loaded with liquefied gas exploded on a highway in Zhejiang province on Saturday, killing 20 people. A total of 172 people were hospitalized, with 24 seriously injured.
The accident occurred around 4:46 pm when the tanker truck traveling from Ningbo to Wenzhou exploded near the village of Liangshan in Wenling city on a section of the Shenyang-Haikou Expressway, local authorities said.
A second blast happened when parts of the truck fell onto a workshop near the expressway. The explosions caused the collapse of some residential buildings and factory workshops with people inside.
A special work group sent by the Ministry of Emergency Management arrived at the scene in the early hours of Sunday.
The State Council Work Safety Committee said it will supervise the investigation of the accident.
>New infections emerge in BJ
Beijing is taking swift steps to curb a new cluster of local COVID-19 infections that has led to 79 new cases in the past four days, including shuttering a major wholesale market linked to new infections, imposing a partial lockdown in its vicinity and ramping up mass testing and screening in key areas.
A large number of the newly confirmed patients work at or have been to Fengtai's Xinfadi wholesale market, which sells a wide range of agricultural, meat and seafood products, the city's health commission said.
The State Council's Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism said during a meeting on Sunday that the strictest epidemiological survey and comprehensive investigation into the origin of the source will be rolled out in Xinfadi and its nearby areas. All agricultural product markets, catering venues and related logistics facilities nationwide will be disinfected, according to the meeting.
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