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New Chinese study indicates novel coronavirus did not originate in Huanan seafood market

A new study by Chinese researchers indicates the novel coronavirus may have begun human-to-human transmission in late November from a place other than the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/22 20:14:18

'East Turkistan' forces make up 'Karakax list'

The so-called Karakax list hyped up by anti-China scholar Adrian Zenz is a fabrication in collusion with "East Turkistan" forces and cannot stand scrutiny, head of Moyu county told a media conference in Urumqi, capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 1:23:51

Recovered COVID-19 patients in Wuhan must undergo another 14-day quarantine at designated locations

Wuhan, the epicenter of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19), is requiring all patients discharged from the hospitals to go to designated locations for another 14-day quarantine, as scientists fear the coronavirus may be more "cunning" and difficult to detect than previously expected.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/22 21:03:28

Coronavirus serves a litmus test to judge caliber of China's CPC frontline officials

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia serves as a litmus test to filter out qualified officials and Communist Party of China members, as 20 frontline officials have been awarded promotions, and 34 Party members have been newly recruited across Wuhan as of Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/22 19:04:50

Couple detained for murdering sick infant daughter, burying body in sandpit

Police in a South China's Guangdong Province have detained a couple for murdering their infant daughter and burying the body in a sandpit at a playground.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/22 18:21:24

Xi appreciates support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in China's fight against COVID-19

"I deeply appreciate the act of generosity of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and your letter of solidarity to the Chinese people at such an important moment," the Chinese president wrote.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/22 8:22:01

Hubei's Shennongjia region reports new COVID-19 case following 27-day incubation period

Shennongjia, a forest-covered region in Central China's Hubei Province, reported a new coronavirus case with a longer-than-normal incubation period of 27 days, after the region had reported zero new cases for more than two weeks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/22 17:36:38

Coronavirus found in patients' urine poses challenge to China's sewer system: expert

In another breakthrough, Chinese scientists have identified traces of coronavirus in patients' urine, suggesting the virus is capable of traveling with the blood to the human body to harm multiple organs. The virus in urine also poses a challenge to China's sewer system amid the epidemic outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/22 17:14:18

US CDC refutes TV Asahi story, claiming no evidence shows flu deaths in US were caused by coronavirus

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) refuted a story by TV Asahi, claiming there is no evidence to support the story which said many of the flu death cases in the US may have been caused by the COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/22 16:26:51

Xinjiang railway resumes operation after 5.1-magnitude quake

Service on a pivotal railway has resumed after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Friday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/22 14:06:40

All stock of nucleic acid test for novel coronavirus in Wuhan cleared

The nucleic acid testing stock of the clinically confirmed and suspected close contact cases of novel coronavirus has all been cleared by Friday after 40 relevant laboratories in the city worked together, with an average daily testing volume of 14,000.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/22 13:28:04

18 out of 31 Chinese mainland regions report zero new infections

The spread of novel coronavirus in Chinese mainland shows signs of further slowing down on Saturday as a record number of 18 provincial-level regions reported zero new infections.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/22 13:19:48

China's newly recovered coronavirus patients outnumber new infections for 4th consecutive day

Friday saw 2,393 people walk out of hospital after recovery and 397 new confirmed infections.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/22 11:21:36

WHO-led experts expected to visit makeshift hospitals and track virus origin in Wuhan

A World Health Organization (WHO) team of experts is scheduled to visit Wuhan on Saturday, as the medical system in the city has been updated.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/22 6:33:55

Guangzhou leads in virus battle led by respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan

Led by renowned Chinese respiratory scientist Zhong Nanshan, a strong team of 23 medical experts specializing in infectious and respiratory diseases is helping prevent and control the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, a mega city with a population of 10 million, of which 40 percent are migrant workers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/21 23:58:56

WHO-led team in China to travel to Wuhan

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday that the WHO-led team of international experts currently in China to investigate the novel coronavirus outbreak will travel to China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic, on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/21 23:39:18

Foreign firms remain confident in Chinese market prospects despite virus fallout

China is likely to face a gloomy and complicated prospect in stabilizing foreign investment due to the novel coronavirus onslaught as many global companies in the Chinese market reported difficulties in restarting operations and facing an obstructed supply chain, Chinese officials and experts said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/21 19:53:40

Beijing virus concerns as workers return

Xicheng district of China's capital city Beijing released three consecutive messages to dismiss rumors on Friday after two hospitals in the district reported cluster infections of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, known as COVID-19. Although the rumors were dismissed, experts said the capital is facing more challenges in dealing with the epidemic from the huge return of migrant workers and resumption of work.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/21 21:53:40