Morning news brief: US-Taiwan deal, Chinese study over easing curbs, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi Updated: Feb 08, 2022, 09:49 AM(IST)

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Good morning! Start your day with WION's daily news brief

To get your day started, here are some stories. 

US President Joe Biden has said that no Nord Stream 2 if Russia invades Ukraine. US has also approved $100 million support deal with Taiwan to boost defences.

You can also read about a Chinese study saying easing curbs in Covid zero areas will cause two million deaths.

 

'Find compromises': No Nord Stream 2 if Russia invades Ukraine, says Biden

Brief 2

Amid tensions with Russia, US President Joe Biden said that "if Russia invades then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2."

 

To boost defences, US approves $100 million support deal with Taiwan

Brief 3

To boost Taiwan’s defences against an increasingly aggressive China, the Biden administration has approved a $100 million support contract with the government of the island. It includes the sale of equipment and services.  

 

China study says easing curbs in Covid zero areas will cause 2 million deaths

Brief 3

According to Chinese researchers if normal mobility is allowed in "COVID-zero" regions then the country could witness nearly 2 million deaths in a year.

 

Schools open in Vietnam, more to open by middle of month

Brief 3

Vietnam opened most of its schools on Monday (February 7) to welcome 17 million students across the country. Country's health ministry announced plans to start vaccinating children five-years and older against Covid. Most of the Covid curbs in the country were lifted in October but almost all students were taking online classes since last year.

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