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).

Guangzhou ups infection risk level

The South China city of Guangzhou is tightening measures to control COVID-19 after imported cases from Nigeria caused local infections, exposing loopholes in the management of arrivals from overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 21:53:40

Kunming zoo provides interaction between visitors and tigers, sparking concerns over human-to-cat coronavirus transmission

A zoo in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province is providing special entertainment for visitors who can stand on a high platform holding long poles in their hands, hanging fishing lines with meat to lure tigers under the platform and let them jump to bite the meat, an online video showed. This apparently dangerous activity sparked heated online discussion, especially during the novel coronavirus outbreak as a tiger in the Bronx Zoo in the US has been infected with the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 21:50:25

China dismisses rumors that 1.5 million Chinese in Russia will be expelled due to pandemic

The Chinese consulate general in Vladivostok dismissed an online rumor that Russia was set to expel over 1.5 million overseas Chinese in Russia, who would return to China through three ports in Northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 21:37:40

Land ports beef up drive against imported infections

Chinese ports, including those in South China's Yunnan and Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, are enhancing prevention and control measures on imported coronavirus cases amid a flood of land arrivals after most inbound flights were canceled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 21:03:40

Amphibious AG600 airplane plans sea test

The AG600, China's large amphibious airplane that will be capable of covering all of the South China Sea, is preparing in Hubei Province to conduct its first maritime test flight this year as planned, despite the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 20:18:41

Japan's state of emergency over COVID-19 one week too late, but helpful: experts

The Japanese government's declaration of a state of emergency over the spread of COVID-19 was one week too late and its failure to prevent and control an imported COVID-19 epidemic from Europe and the US in a timely manner contributed to explosive growth of COVID-19 cases in Tokyo, observers said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 19:55:47

Over 55,000 visitors to leave Wuhan by train on Wed, 40% heading to Pearl River Delta Region: authority

Over 55,000 people are estimated to be leaving Wuhan, the capital city of Central China's Hubei Province, by train on Wednesday – the first day of lifting outbound traffic controls since the novel coronavirus outbreak began, most of whom are heading to the Pearl River Delta, China's manufacturing hub and most economically dynamic region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 19:52:17

Data visualized: Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in Chinese mainland

Currently 1033 asymptomatic COVID-19 patients are under medical observation in the Chinese mainland, about 66.7% are from Hubei. As Wuhan is set to reopen on Wed, stepping up the detection of asymptomatic cases would be essential to prevention and control efforts.
Source: | 2020/4/7 19:36:32

Foreigners equally treated, must abide by Chinese laws in epidemic control: FM

All foreigners in China should abide by Chinese laws and regulations in epidemic control work, and China is against any kind of discrimination and prejudice, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday in response to reports claiming "anti-foreign sentiment" is on the rise in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 18:38:31

Outspoken Chinese diplomat says tweet on COVID-19 origin was response to US stigmatization of China

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Tuesday that his tweet claiming US military representatives may have brought the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to Wuhan was a response to US politicians' stigmatization of China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 18:23:40

US' Taipei Act will barely shake countries' growing momentum to recognize China: experts

Even during a global pandemic, the US has been leveraging its strategy to disrupt and impede countries' efforts to establish diplomatic ties with the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 18:13:41

Chinese abroad in places without diplomatic ties feel insecure amid pandemic, but still lend a hand to locals

Chinese people living and working in countries without diplomatic ties expressed their feelings of insecurity in the global COVID-19 pandemic. While helping each other and locals, they look forward for breakthroughs in diplomatic relationships between China and the countries they live.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 18:08:40

Chinese authorities and netizens express condolences over Shandong nurse's death

Zhang Jingjing, a nurse from East China's Shandong Province who went to Hubei Province to help fight the epidemic, will be remembered for her contribution to the COVID-19 fight, China National Health Commission (NHC) spokesperson said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 17:48:41