CHINA

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).

Netizens support steep fees of top physician Zhong Nanshan's consultations

Chinese netizens expressed support for revered respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan after media reported that the registration fee for his diagnosis costs as much as 1,200 yuan ($169), stressing his popularity in the country where Zhong has led the national team of medical experts twice in fighting virus invasion, including the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/4 17:53:40

Foreign embassies in China lower flags, mourn for COVID-19 victims

A number of foreign embassies in China and ambassadors joined the country's national day of mourning for COVID-19 victims on Saturday in different ways.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/4 17:24:30

Chinese turn to modern tech for tomb-sweeping amid epidemic

People in China are resorting to modern technology such as live broadcast, websites and even 5G to pay their respect to deceased family members and friends around this year's Qingming Festival, as the lingering effects of the coronavirus prevented them from carrying out memorial activities in person.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/4 16:02:39

Cats in Wuhan infected with coronavirus, can get it from humans: study

A new report revealed that some cats in Wuhan have been infected with the novel coronavirus after the outbreak and may get the virus via close contact with humans.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/4 15:17:48

US envoy to Netherlands urged to 'mind proper duties' by Chinese Embassy

China's Embassy in the Netherlands urged the US ambassador to the Netherlands on Saturday to “mind your proper duties."
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/4 14:41:50

Xi leads national mourning for lives lost to COVID-19

Xi, other Chinese leaders in Beijing attend national mourning for COVID-19 victims
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/4 10:09:35

Chinese, Irish experts share anti-virus experience by video call

Health officials and experts from China's Hubei Province on Friday held a video conference with their Irish counterparts to share their experience in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Chinese embassy in Ireland in a press release.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/4 7:57:27

China to hold national day of mourning for COVID-19 victims on April 4

China will have a national mourning on Saturday for people died in COVID-19 outbreak, during which flags will fly at half-mast nationwide and at Chinese embassies around the world and public recreational activities will be suspended.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 8:11:48

Chinese national flag flies at half-mast at Tiananmen Square to mourn COVID-19 victims

Chinese national flag flies at half-mast at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Saturday to mourn the victims of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/4 6:16:14

From 'Wuhan virus' to thank you, US virus situation forces change in tone with China: experts

The US Embassy in China on Friday posted an article on Weibo which surprisingly expressed its ambassador's appreciation for Chinese efforts to assist the US government in the fight against the coronavirus, marking a sharp change in tone as less than a week ago, the embassy roiled Chinese netizens by using "Wuhan virus" to refer to COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/4 1:02:35

China's Wuhan to resume operation of nearly 100 trains

The central Chinese city of Wuhan, once the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, will resume operation of nearly 100 passenger trains starting April 8, according to the local railway operator.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/3 19:05:41

Xi says China to increase assistance for Africa's COVID-19 battle

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that China will continue to step up assistance for Namibia and other African countries in combating the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/3 18:28:51

Wuhan to maintain closed-off community management, investigate silent carriers

Hard-hit Wuhan vows to set up a long-term COVID-19 prevention and control mechanism and stick to its closed-off management for all residential communities due to pressure from asymptomatic infections, imported cases and patients who are testing positive again after being discharged from hospitals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 18:02:43