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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).

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

Xi plants trees in Beijing, urging respect for nature

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday urged respect for nature, harmony between human and nature, and efforts to build a Beautiful China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/3 17:58:23

WHO's remarks on China's COVID-19 response objective, unbiased: China's chief epidemiologist

Defending WHO against absurd accusations that the organization has been "working with China to conceal the death toll in the country," China's chief epidemiologist said on Friday that WHO has been objective and should not be subject to political slander.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 17:32:02

100 Chinese scholars pen a letter urging China-US anti-virus cooperation

An open letter from 100 Chinese scholars calling on China and the US to put aside their rift and work together to combat the COVID-19 has received an enthusiastic response from 12 countries including the US on Thursday, the letter's initiator told the Global Times on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 16:57:57

US must take more stringent containment measures: top respiratory expert

Zhong Nanshan, 80, China's revered infectious disease expert, warned on Thursday that if the COVID-19 outbreak continues to worsen in the US, it could become a global issue, since the number of US confirmed cases account for almost a quarter of global cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 16:36:12

'Mask diplomacy' hype unhelpful

While some Western media and officials continue to hype China is practicing so-called mask diplomacy and question China's intentions behind its humanitarian assistance to other countries like Italy and the US, Chinese officials, companies and analysts called on the West to stop politicizing China's goodwill gestures in offering aid to other countries, which have been struggling in the coronavirus pandemic that would soon cause one million infections worldwide.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 22:53:41

China to beat back US' tech 'hegemony'

China on Thursday issued a blatant warning against what it calls "US technology hegemony," signaling that it would counter Washington's efforts to crack down on Chinese tech firms, as some US officials are reportedly mulling new restrictions on high-tech exports to China in an escalating battle for dominance in the realm of technology.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 0:13:40

China reiterates tough quality control over medical supplies exports

China has reiterated strict control over the quality of medical supplies and their exports to better aid the global battle against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the commerce ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/3 15:52:16

Chinese medical team sent to Pakistan recommends more tests, epidemiological investigations

Chinese medical experts sent to aid Pakistan in its fight against COVID-19 have recommended the country to test as many people as it can and conduct epidemiological investigations to curb the spread of the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 15:52:01

Stay in US or fly back to China, students are undecisive

Chinese students studying in the US expressed mixed feelings to the Chinese embassy's advice on whether to stay in the US or return to China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 15:38:40

Driver transporting foreign arrivals contracted coronavirus after eating in car

A driver in Northeast China's Liaoning Province who was responsible for transporting international arrivals from airport to quarantine hotel had contracted the coronavirus. He was found to have eaten a meal in the car after driving a passenger who later tested positive.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 15:24:08

Lao people appreciate China for providing aid to help fight COVID-19

The Lao people have widely praised the team of Chinese medical experts who arrived in Laos over the weekend along with medical materials to help the country fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/3 15:00:46