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Whopping rise in infection at Beijing hospital puts capital on alert

A central Beijing hospital reported 36 novel coronavirus cases as of Thursday, a whopping increase from nine cases over two weekly earlier, leading many to fear a potential explosion of infection numbers in the capital.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 20:13:40

China sends locust extermination team to Pakistan

China is sending a team of locust extermination experts to Pakistan this week to help the country end the ongoing locust outbreak there. China possesses world-leading technologies in locust control, and can provide pesticide and machines that are much needed in Pakistan, officials said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 19:01:46

Chinese FM spokesperson to Pompeo: Those who have been insulted have the right to fight back

"Don't those who have been insulted have the right to fight back?"
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 15:46:34

China donates COVID-19 nucleic acid testing kits to Japan

China has donated a batch of nucleic acid testing kits for the novel coronavirus to Japan, the Chinese Embassy in Japan said Thursday, a move that was applauded by netizens, saying "the two countries are like brothers who set aside their differences."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 14:39:49

Japanese 'whistleblower' apologizes and removes video accusing government of not acting amid virus spread

A Japanese professor of infectious diseases, who was dubbed a "whistleblower," apologized and removed a video where he accused the Japanese government of failing to send resident medical professionals to the quarantined cruise ship in the country, which led to the spread of the COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 12:31:32

Chinese ambassador slams Pompeo's 'Cold War' speech in Africa

The Chinese ambassador to South Africa slammed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech during his tour of Africa as being soaked with a Cold war mentality that no one will believe. The ambassador urged Pompeo to abandon his outmoded thinking and learn to peacefully co-exist with other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 11:54:50

Coronavirus may turn into a chronic disease

Unlike SARS, the novel coronavirus may turn into a chronic disease and exist in the world like an influenza, Chinese experts warned, saying the virus could attack multiple organs, not only lungs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 10:54:51

13 patients infected with NCP recovered, discharged from hospital in Wuhan

Patients who recovered from novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) leave the Taikang Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 19, 2020. A total of 13 patients infected with NCP recovered and were discharged on Wednesday in Taikang Tongji Hospital.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/20 10:31:24

HNA related shares surge by 10% after reports claimed China plans to take over the group amid coronavirus

Shares of HNA's airlines and its related firms surged by the daily limit of 10 percent on Thursday's opening, after media reports emerged that China plans to take over the HNA Group and sell off its airline assets.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 10:19:22

HK, Taiwan retrieving residents from quarantined ship in Japan

China's Hong Kong and Taiwan are bringing back all their residents from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan after 621 people on board have been infected with the COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 21:48:40

20 police have died as coronavirus fight strains frontline personnel

Frontline workers are being ordered to take compulsory breaks after work days in the battle against novel coronavirus (CODVID-19) epidemic, as dozens of police officers and medical personnel have died in their posts due to infection, overwork and accidents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 20:48:40

Chinese netizens urge Japanese to save masks, protect themselves

"Please spare some masks for yourselves and adopt stronger measures to contain the virus," Chinese netizens urged Japanese, after the latter reportedly faced a severe shortage of masks to protect themselves from COVID-19 infection, as Japan seemed "on cusp of an epidemic."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 19:48:40

Chinese military adopts new rules against cybersecurity risks

The Chinese military will adopt a new regulation on confidentiality in a move to better manage cybersecurity risks amid the increasingly intense strategic games between China and the US, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 18:22:42

Xi urges protection, care for medical workers

Xi stresses importance of care to medics to ensure their health in the fight against the epidemic
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/19 17:26:10

COVID-19 can transmit by aerosol, health authorities confirm

The novel coronavirus can spread through aerosol transmission if a person is exposed to an enclosed environment with a high concentration of aerosol for a long time, China's top health body said, revising a previous assessment that said such transmission routes were yet to be confirmed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 17:18:41

China sees more newly recovered coronavirus patients than new infections for 1st time

China's daily number of newly recovered novel coronavirus patients has surpassed that of new confirmed infections for the first time, according to the National Health Commission.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/19 13:50:45

Nurse and her 3 family members die of COVID-19 in Wuhan

A nurse, her parents and brother in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, have died of the fatal virus, the government of Wuhan said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 12:18:09

National public opinion immune to overseas rumors: experts

Baseless claims deliberately designed to tarnish China's efforts in fighting against COVID-19 that have emerged occasionally on Chinese internet have been found mostly to be originated from overseas, and Chinese observers noted on Tuesday that such rumors won't impact the mainstream opinion in China, as the public have grown familiar with such old tricks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 0:53:40