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Xinjiang companies' plan to resume production amid coronavirus hindered by labor shortage, delayed logistics

Local companies in Northeast China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are gradually resuming work on a large scale as the region has not been severely hit by the onslaught of the coronavirus, yet some local businesses still face daunting challenges including labor shortage issues, delayed logistics services and difficulties procuring raw materials.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 13:58:40

China to start tariff exemptions process on certain US imports on March 2

China will begin receiving applications for tariff exemptions on certain U.S. imports, including medical equipment like ventilators, starting March 2, according to a statement by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.
Source: CGTN | 2020/2/18 12:39:16

Eight transport aircraft of PLA Air Force send medics to Wuhan

Eight transport aircraft of the People's Liberation Army Air Force Monday sent 676 military medics and medical supplies to virus-hit Wuhan, capital city of Hubei Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 10:18:54

Antimalarial drug confirmed effective on COVID-19: official

Chinese experts, based on the result of clinical trials, have confirmed that Chloroquine Phosphate, an antimalarial drug, has a certain curative effect on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a Chinese official said here Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 7:45:55

Western medicine, TCM scramble to offer therapies against COVID-19

As local governments are racing against the clock to quarantine and guide people to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Western medicine therapy and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are scrambling to find the best treatment for patients in the outbreak that has claimed at least 1,770 lives so far.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 1:34:50

Wuhan virologist warns of overseas-started 'leaked virus' conspiracy

A research fellow from Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19), refuted rumors that claimed she accused the head of the institute of "leaking virus" from the lab. She cautioned the public to "be alert for conspiracies."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 21:49:54

China to delay two sessions to focus on virus control

China is considering delaying the annual meeting of its top legislative body and top political consultative body, known as the two sessions, also the biggest political gatherings of the year, which is in line with the expectation considering the seriousness of the epidemic outbreak, which has led to over 70,000 infections nationwide. Analysts predicted the event might be delayed to late March.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 0:13:39

Chinese netizens fear Japan would repeat Wuhan virus mistake at early stage

Video footage featuring hundreds of Japanese people gathering for the country's annual "Naked Festival" has gone viral since Monday morning on Chinese social media platforms, which stoked worries among Chinese netizens that a neighboring country with such a lack of epidemic control and quarantine awareness could potentially repeat a similar mistake Wuhan made in the early stages of COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 23:58:40

Claims of 2/3 world population likely getting COVID-19 infection debunked

A media report which said up to "two-thirds" of the global population could get infected by the coronavirus, or COVID-19, is unsubstantiated and unacademic despite being eye-catching, infectious-disease scientists told the Global Times on Monday.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2020/2/17 23:43:40

Chinese Air Force's strategic projection capability proven in epidemic: experts

In the fourth of a series of missions, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force on Monday transported military personnel and supplies via cargo planes to Wuhan to help control the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 23:22:28

Novel coronavirus may affect young males' fertility: researchers

Recent medical research by a hospital in East China's Jiangsu Province found that the novel coronavirus may cause kidney damage and affect young male patients' fertility due to a potential risk it poses to their testicular tissue.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 23:13:39

Wuhan pressured to locate all infected patients in 3 days

Loopholes in the previous mobilization added more pressure on work in the current stage, said the employee. The previous urgent task failed to catch the attention of every worker, said the employee, who requested anonymity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 21:08:41

WHO expert team visits China for COVID-19 control

A World Health Organization (WHO) expert team, including American experts, has arrived in Beijing and will visit South China's Guangdong Province and Southwest China's Sichuan Province to research China's prevention and control work on the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 20:08:40

Medical personnel infections with novel coronavirus declining

Public concern rose again after a 59-year-old Wuhan-based nurse died of coronavirus infection on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 19:33:40

Unusual COVID-19 cases discovered in Henan, infection sources unknown, showing strong contagiosity

Two unusual COVID-19 cases were reported in Xinxian county in Central China's Henan Province on Sunday, which shows strong contagiosity and whose sources of infection could not be determined.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 15:26:01

Chinese university develops rapid test kit for novel coronavirus

China's Nankai University has announced a breakthrough in developing a novel coronavirus rapid test kit that can identify infection among suspected patients within 15 minutes.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/17 14:58:17

Chinese hospitals discharge 10,844 recovered patients of coronavirus infection

By the end of Sunday, a total of 1,770 people had died of the disease and 70,548 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/17 13:39:34

China's military shares open higher on Monday as state-owned enterprises resume work amid onslaught coronavirus

China's military shares led gains on Monday's market opening as a number of industrial military enterprises resume production amid the coronavirus outbreak, and as the reported US ban on the sale of airplane engines to China's passenger jet C919 lifts key A shares involving in the supply of self-developed components.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 11:42:20