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'Clinically diagnosed cases' included in outbreak center Hubei to effectively fix a loophole in COVID-19 spread

Central China's Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) outbreak, began to include the number of clinically diagnosed cases in its daily update for the first time on Thursday. According to the country's leading epidemiologists, the move was designed to help fix loopholes in curbing the spread of the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 10:33:02

Bali wedding business plummets due to coronavirus outbreak

China's wedding industry revenue has dropped since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak forced many couples to postpone their weddings scheduled during the Chinese Spring Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 1:31:54

Australia's tourism sector set to take hit from coronavirus

The Australian government on Thursday decided on an extension of its China travel ban, one day after Japan's expansion of its ban on travelers from China, in what could be a negative domino effect on the tourism sector at large, industry veterans said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 21:57:54

Xi, Malaysian PM talk over phone on novel coronavirus epidemic

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, inspects the novel coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control work in Beijing, capital of China, on Feb. 10, 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/13 21:08:19

China's 2020 auto sales to slump 1m units amid coronavirus

China's vehicle industry has been clobbered by the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19), with sales of automobiles estimated to decline by at least 1 million in 2020, an analyst said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 20:43:40

WHO cooperation with China a message of global solidarity: Dutch virologist

The World Health Organization (WHO)-led team of international experts in cooperation with the Chinese side sent a message of global solidarity as the whole world will benefit if the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) outbreak in China could be stopped, a Dutch virologist who served several WHO committees told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 20:23:45

Hubei moving in right direction after new clinical diagnosis methods push up confirmed cases: epidemiologist

Epidemic-stricken Hubei is moving in the right direction for including clinical diagnosis methods in confirming patients, Zeng Guang, a chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), said in an interview with Global Times Editor-in-Chief Hu Xijin on Thursday, after the province reported a sudden surge of more than 14,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the same day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 18:33:40

Xinjiang supports battle against epidemic in Wuhan

A video showing medical staff from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region supporting Wuhan, wearing medical outfits and guiding patients in a “Fang Cang” makeshift hospital in the epicenter while dancing to music of Xinjiang ethnic minorities went viral on China's social media with many netizens saying they were deeply touched by Xinjiang medical workers' cheerful
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 17:58:40

Senior official named for HK, Macao agency

China announced on Thursday the appointment of Xia Baolong, vice chairman of China's top political advisory body, as head of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office (HKMAO) of the State Council.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 17:02:12

Shanghai authorities debunk latest rumors on coronavirus outbreak

Refuting misinformation is an essential part of the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia (CODIV-19) as some misleading information, to some extent, can trigger panic among the public during the time of this crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 16:33:27

Ying Yong appointed Party chief of Central China's Hubei Province

Ying Yong has been appointed secretary of the Hubei Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), replacing Jiang Chaoliang, according to a decision by the Central Committee of the CPC on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 11:22:59

Wang Zhonglin appointed Party chief of Wuhan amid coronavirus outbreak

Wang Zhonglin, a member of the Standing Committee of Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Party Chief of Jinan, was named Wuhan's new Party chief, replacing Ma Guoqiang, according to a decision by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 12:06:16

Homemade strategic cargo plane Y-20 joins battle against epidemic

China's domestically developed large transport aircraft Y-20 for the first time conducted a large-scale military operation in a situation other than war, arriving Thursday in Wuhan with medical reinforcements and supplies to join the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 11:55:25

Chinese researchers develop detection system for suspected cases of COVID-19

Chinese researchers have developed a portable detection system for suspected cases of COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/13 11:17:13

Pakistani COVID-19 patient cured and discharged from hospital in Guangdong

The Pakistani student infected with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was discharged from hospital Wednesday after recovering in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/13 11:08:02

Zhong's tears for Dr Li Wenliang not to be twisted

A top Chinese epidemiologist and senior medical adviser in the fight against the COVID-19 was once again thrown into the spotlight not because of his observation on the epidemic development but his emotional response to the death of Li Wenliang, a Wuhan doctor who won widespread respect for raising the alarm about the coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 23:08:40

Ship passengers thank Chinese Embassy for medicine

Passengers from China's Hong Kong region on a cruise ship quarantined in Japan due to coronavirus thanked the Chinese Embassy in Japan for sending medicine after 174 passengers were confirmed infected.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 22:48:40

Epidemic impacts on school applications, returning Chinese students

Academic exchanges between China and other countries are hit by the COVID-19 outbreak as Chinese students who plan to study abroad are facing visa difficulties, while returning students also having to struggle with travel bans and other inconveniences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 21:38:40