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Wuhan lockdown ends


Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, restarts on Wednesday after a 76-day lockdown as local authorities officially lift outbound travel restrictions, signaling the normal resumption of life for the city of 11 million people and a phased victory in combating the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19).

China demands unremitting containment efforts as Wuhan lockdown lifted

Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan has demanded no lax efforts in the COVID-19 response to prevent a resurgence of the outbreak as the hard-hit city of Wuhan lifted its 76-day lockdown.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/8 13:06:03

Five Chinese in France detained after handing out masks have been released: embassy

A spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in France said five Chinese citizens have been released after being detained by local police in two separate cases related to facial masks and other protective equipment to fight against COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 12:11:24

Doctors at Wuhan ICU rush to save lives as China moves one step closer to clearing all cases

Some of China's best doctors in respiratory and infectious diseases are still in Wuhan tasked with treating COVID-19 patients in critical conditions, trying their best to save more lives as the nation is close to the final stage to cure or discharge the remaining patients.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/8 11:50:29

Opposition to China's medical support to Nigeria part of public opinion war

The China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), a Chinese state-owned enterprise, sent a 15-member medical team, along with medical materials, to Nigeria on Wednesday to help the African country in its battle against COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 11:19:51

Hong Kong to close beauty, massage parlors amid COVID-19 epidemic

Hong Kong will close beauty salons and massage parlors for 14 days since Friday, an official statement said Wednesday, adding to a string of social distancing measures to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/8 11:13:45

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Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 21:15:00

Chinese state-owned enterprise to send medical team to aid Nigeria's anti-pandemic work

China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), a state-owned enterprise, will send a 15-member medical team, along with medical supplies, to Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday to aid its battle against COVID-19, a move that experts say contributes to China's ongoing efforts to help the world in combating the virus.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/8 2:21:30

Taiwan separatists use COVID-19 to poison cross-Straits ties

The song "Fight as One" by pop singers Eason Chan from Hong Kong and Jolin Tsai from Taiwan in support of medical staff and people around the globe fighting the COVID-19 pandemic has received cyber violence from Taiwan separatists as the extremists said this is a "foreign propaganda from the Chinese mainland."
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 0:23:40

Chinese doctors, internet users extend thoughts and prayers for Johnson recovery

Chinese doctors and internet users scrambled online Tuesday to offer health advice to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he was admitted to an intensive care unit in London, with many expressing concerns and prayers for a his recovery from the COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 0:18:40

Same-sex couple go to court over child custody

A court in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang Province, has filed a child custody case of a same-sex couple, a controversial case because it is difficult to determine who is the children's mother as one of the women donated eggs while the other gave birth to the children.
Source: Globaltime | 2020/4/8 0:17:27

Wuhan lockdown ends

Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, restarts on Wednesday after a 76-day lockdown as local authorities officially lift outbound travel restrictions, signaling the normal resumption of life for the city of 11 million people and a phased victory in combating the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19).
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 23:34:51

China has no intention to take over US role

As US' pandemic responses falter in the face of mounting coronavirus infection cases while China lends a helping hand to countries struggling with COVID-19 after having seen a dramatic slowdown in its own rate of new infections, anxiety over Beijing “exploiting” the health crisis to overtake Washington in “global hegemony” is on the rise in the West. Observers believe this is due to either over-anxiety or a Cold War hegemonic mind-set.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 13:33:40

Beijing district disciplinary watchdog probes former property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang for alleged discipline violations

Ren Zhiqiang, former deputy Party secretary and chairman of Beijing HuaYuan Group, is undergoing disciplinary review and supervisory investigation for suspected serious disciplinary violations, a local discipline watchdog in Beijing said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 22:57:16