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China has changed course of COVID-19 outbreak through pragmatic approach: WHO expert

China has changed the course of COVID-19 outbreak, Bruce Aylward, an epidemiologist who led an advance team from the World Health Organization (WHO), said here on Tuesday, noting a rapidly escalating outbreak in China has plateaued and come down faster than previously expected.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/26 7:14:55

6-year-old found beside grandfather's dead body during Hubei epidemic control visit

A 6-year-old opened the door for visiting officials who were on a routine body temperature run in Shiyan, Hubei Province on Monday amid community efforts to battle the novel coronavirus outbreak and to their surprise, the only company the child had was the dead body of his 70-year-old grandfather.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/26 6:37:14

Chinese governments and employers protect migrant workers, disproving New York Times' slander

Chinese employees, enterprises and regional governments have slammed a New York Times article, which claimed the country's migrant workers are "discriminated against" and getting little help during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/26 6:21:55

Party theory learning app upgrades services amid COVID-19 outbreak

A Party theory learning application in China has introduced a series of new features in a themed COVID-19 prevention section, offering online services for users to study, shop, hold group conferences and get medical care at home.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/26 2:11:22

Chinese in S.Korea deny anti-China sentiment while confirmed cases soar

Chinese people living in South Korea have shown an understanding about the need for prevention measures while denying there's an anti-China sentiment in the country, where COVID-19 infection cases have risen sharply in the past few days.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/26 1:06:21

Flights between China and S. Korea expected to continue amid COVID-19 outbreak, but reduced

The COVID-19 outbreak has reduced the number of flights between China and South Korea, resulting in higher operating costs for existing airlines and increased fares. Analysts said that higher fares are a natural market adjustment and although prices may increase in the future, flights between the two countries will continue.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/26 0:39:06

Expats from Japan, South Korea appeal for concerted efforts against COVID-19

Japan faces a rapid expansion of COVID-19 if there are no special measures to prevent the spread of the deadly disease, a 36-year old Japanese national in Shanghai told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 0:02:38

Cities tighten measures against import virus spread

Several Chinese cities raised their alert and implemented strict entry measures on Tuesday by asking all foreign visitors to undergo quarantine amid rising fears of the fast-spreading outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Japan and South Korea, aiming to prevent overseas cases of infection.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 23:58:40

Discrimination not true voice in Italy amid COVID-19: overseas Chinese

Amid rising levels of COVID-19 infection in Italy in the past few days, suspected cases of discrimination against Chinese and Asian people in Italy have been reported, though many living in the country believe these cases are not representative of the true voice of Italian people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 23:03:40

NDRC introduces risk categories to encourage resuming production

China will classify regions outside Hubei Province and Beijing into low, medium, and high-risk areas based on the extent and severity of the local COVID-19 epidemic situation, The National Development and Reform Commission announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 16:58:40

Nursing homes short of medical resources

The epidemic situation in nursing homes in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, which faces shortages of medical resources and holds a large number of susceptible people, caught public attention after the local government refuted online rumors exaggerating the infection situation in a local nursing home.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 23:18:40

Wuhan remains locked up amid 'strictest-ever' measures

Despite positive signs, China's health authorities announced Tuesday that epidemic prevention and control of COVID-19 in the epicenter Wuhan will continue the "strictest-ever" measures, while top officials of Hubei Province warned that the complex epidemic situation required that people should be cautious rather than trust in luck.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 20:38:40

Autopsies on COVID-19 patients yield vital discoveries: specialists

Autopsies on 11 deceased COVID-19 patients' bodies have been conducted in the last week in China with vital discoveries being made on the disease, according to an autopsy team in Wuhan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 21:33:40

Doubts rise over virus vaccine

While dozens of medical companies worldwide are stepping up research and development of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, a university in North China announced Tuesday that they had successfully developed one, triggering doubts over the product's effectiveness, given it came just less than two months after the outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 20:43:40

Hubei prison officials punished after COVID19 outbreak confirmed

More than 20 prisons officials in Central China's Hubei Province have received severe punishments after more than 300 COVID19 infection cases were confirmed in the province's prisons.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 10:58:07

UN chief praises China's contribution to global fight against COVID-19

The UN chief urged all countries to "do everything to be prepared" for containing the epidemic, stressing the principle of non-discrimination, non-stigmatization and human rights should be respected.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 14:39:26

COVID-19 can be contained: WHO chief

The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that COVID-19 can be contained, which is a clear key message based upon the findings by the WHO-China joint mission in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 10:07:21

Tianjin University develops oral vaccine to protect against COVID19

Tianjin University has successfully developed an oral vaccine to protect against novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19). Huang Jinhai, the professor who led the project, has himself taken four doses and has not experienced any side effects. The university is now looking for partners to promote clinical trials and broad usage.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 10:48:40