In the wake of the loss of thousands of lives caused as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, China opened up its annual high-level political meetings known as the “Two Sessions” with a minute’s silence for the victims.
The meetings were attended by more than two thousand delegates from across the country in the Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. After singing the national anthem they bowed their heads in silence for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) which has been already delayed by two months pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak, began its first session a day before the start of the country’s most important legislative congress, that is the National People’s Congress (NPC).
The CPPCC and the NPC was originally scheduled for March and this year because of the pandemic the meetings will be squeezed into around seven days instead of the usual 10 days.
Proper precautions were taken and the delegates were required to undergo multiple nucleic acid tests for the coronavirus before taking part in the sessions, and must wear face masks throughout.