On early Thursday morning, half of Beijing's 20 national-level meteorological stations registered their lowest ever early-January temperatures, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Rights advocates are asking to see evidence which the IOC says it has received that China will abide by human rights commitments that it made when it was awarded the games in 2015.
China permits Chinese citizens to work only as translators, researchers and assistants for foreign news organizations, not as registered journalists able to report independently.
This comes in the backdrop of several countries expressing concern over the human rights violations in China.
Citing the IMF data, the Congress leader further said that China will be the only major economy to grow this year while the US would shrink by 4.3 per cent.
President Donald Trump claims the popular app poses a national security threat and harvests data for Beijing via its Chinese parent company ByteDance -- allegations the firm vehemently denies.
Moreover, commercial performances are now allowed in low-risk areas with the consent of local authorities, said the statement.
Passenger arrivals will be limited to roughly 500 per day during a trial period and all will need to undergo additional testing for the virus on arrival, followed by two weeks of quarantine.
Bindra remains India's only individual gold medallist at the Olympics and he came tantalisingly close to adding another podium finish at the 2016 Rio Games, only to miss out by a point.
Another 400,000 students are to start school on Tuesday, and the final 520,000 on September 7.
People are no longer required to wear masks outdoors, but they still need to wear masks when in close contact with others, a new guideline issued stated.
In May, the US limited the length of work visas for journalists from mainland China employed by non-US media will be reduced to a maximum of 90 days.
The National Health Commission on Wednesday said that 101 new confirmed coronavirus cases including 98 locally-transmitted and three imported ones were reported in the country on Tuesday.
India banned 59 Chinese apps and various states announced no Chinese participation in their projects following the violent face off between Indian and Chinese troops along the LAC.
Cinemas in parts of the city deemed at low risk of cross-infection began admitting moviegoers under social distancing rules.