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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

Chinese farmers livestream harvests to generate sales amid COVID-19 outbreak

For farmers, whose businesses are traditionally highly dependent on venues such as wholesale markets and shops with the hustling flow of customers, the ongoing closure of such gathering venues to reduce the risk of human-to-human transmission means their work resumption is not easy, thus affecting their income, which will further dampen the local poverty alleviation goals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 17:02:32

Qingdao on high alert as infections in South Korea grow tenfold in a week

The East Chinese city of Qingdao, a highly popular destination for South Koreans, is adopting a stricter epidemic prevention policy, asking all foreign visitors to either undergo a 14-day home quarantine or stay in designated hotels, as infection numbers in South Korea soared tenfold in less than a week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 12:41:26

Beijing advises public to avoid crowds in parks

Beijing authorities have advised the public to avoid crowds in the city's parks as the fight against the coronavirus continues.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 11:15:14

China's newly recovered coronavirus patients outnumber new infections for 7th consecutive day

China's daily number of newly cured and discharged novel coronavirus patients has surpassed that of new infections for the seventh consecutive day, according to the National Health Commission Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 10:40:24

EU should increase prevention measures to avoid virus spike

The sharp spike in confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) in Italy and the Middle East has raised concerns on whether Europe and other countries should increase prevention efforts, as international events, including the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council is underway in Geneva, Switzerland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 9:19:15

China Focus: China toughens wildlife trade ban, postpones annual legislative session to fight epidemic

China's top legislature on Monday decided to impose a full ban on illegal wildlife trade and postpone its annual session amid the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 8:17:41

Tibetan medicine helps remedy COVID-19

Tibetan medicine, with a history stretching over 2,000 years, is being used to help fight the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/25 5:28:15

China achieves notable results in blocking COVID-19 human-to-human transmission: China-WHO expert team

China's unprecedented public health responses to the COVID-19 outbreak have yielded notable results in blocking human-to-human transmission of the virus, preventing or at least delaying hundreds of thousands of cases, said a joint expert team consisting of experts from China and the World Health Organization.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 6:21:52

China vows to enhance poverty alleviation through employment

Chinese authorities stressed unremitting efforts to win the tough battle against poverty by securing employment of the poor population amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 7:08:27

China not "silent lamb" in face of malicious insults, smears: spokesperson

In the face of malicious insults and smears, China will not be a "silent lamb," a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Monday, citing a recent article by The Wall Street Journal.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 6:25:12

Is epidemic in Wuhan getting close to inflection point?

Is Wuhan close to inflection point? WHO mission group said as cured numbers are growing and new infections continue to drop, it signals a rapid escalation of the outbreak has been contained.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 21:43:45

China's thorough ban on illegal wildlife trade timely amid COVID19

Chinese lawmakers agreed Monday to thoroughly ban the illegal wildlife trade and eliminate bad habits of eating wild animals in China, the decision was hailed as "timely" and demonstrates a "global impact" experts agreed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 21:23:41

China's Grottoes reopen amid epidemic

UNESCO World Heritage site, the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, Central China's Henan Province, reopened to the public on Monday, becoming the first grotto scenic area in the country to open amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 2:24:11

'China's experience needed'

Canadian epidemiologist Bruce Aylward, who heads the mission team, lauded the Chinese government's efforts in fighting the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 20:58:55

Sinophobia to dent US tourism by 10% in Q1

A wave of discrimination against Chinese in the US will eventually cut 10 percent of the country's tourism revenue in the first quarter, while rocking US foundations in all possible spheres, experts said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 22:53:40