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Autopsies conducted on deceased patients to help understand novel coronavirus

Chinese pathologists have concluded autopsies on two deceased COVID-19 patients at the Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, which experts said would help understand the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 20:31:02

Biosafety guideline issued to fix chronic management loopholes at virus labs

The Science and Technology Ministry issued new rules over the weekend, requiring laboratories nationwide to boost their biosafety in a move that experts said could fix chronic inadequate management issues during the campaign against the coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 20:13:40

Wuhan pathogen biologist addresses six conundrums about deadly novel coronavirus

No final conclusion on the natural host of the COVID-19 virus has been made yet so far, which is key to epidemic prevention as an unclear origin means there is a potential risk of animal-to-human infection, a top Wuhan pathogen biologist told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 20:08:40

Wuhan officials punished for failing to report suspected case that led to patient's death

Several community officials in Wuhan, epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak (COVID-19), have been punished for failing to report a patient suspected to be infected with the virus in time, which resulted in the patient's death.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 19:28:40

Hubei tightens anti-virus outbreak measures, seals off residential communities

The government of Hubei, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, has rolled out intensified measures, including locking down all residential communities in urban and rural areas, closing all non-essential public places as well as banning public gatherings and private vehicles in order to fight against the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 18:08:42

China lifts import ban on US poultry, related products

China announced Friday that it would lift restrictions on the import of poultry and related products from the United States, according to a statement jointly released by the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/16 14:56:34

Xiaomi, Meituan not listed as candidates for coronavirus special loans: central bank

Government departments involved in the issuance of special bank loans did not shortlist Chinese smartphone-maker Xiaomi and food delivery company Meituan Dianping as names that are qualified to apply for the loans, which is designed to soften the impact of coronavirus on affected enterprises, China's central bank said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 14:28:40

Chinese customs issues measures to stabilize foreign trade

Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus that weighed on the operation of thousands of trading companies, the Chinese customs have issued a batch of measures on Sunday, which include expanding the imports of agricultural products and food as well as simplifying the approval process of imported medical supplies to stabilize the nation's foreign trade.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 12:08:40

New infections of novel coronavirus drop for 12th consecutive day outside Hubei

China's daily new confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease outside Hubei, the epicenter province in the outbreak, have been dropping for 12 consecutive days, according to the National Health Commission Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/16 11:50:18

Wuhan Institute of Virology denies patient zero of COVID-19 came from institute

The Wuhan Institute of Virology on Sunday denied rumors claiming that patient zero of the COVID-19 came from the institute.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 11:07:22

Coronavirus infections decline for 12th consecutive day in non-Hubei regions

In the Chinese mainland, the number of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) infection cases reported daily, excluding those in the epicenter Hubei Province, showed a decline for the 12th consecutive day Saturday, the national health authority said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 10:30:16

China waives highway tolls as 300m migrant workers return to cities amid epidemic

The Ministry of Transport said on Saturday that no highway tolls will be levied effectively from Monday till the novel coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) comes to an end.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 20:47:40

Stacks of cash wait destruction due to coronavirus

The Guangzhou branch of China's central bank, the People's Bank of China, said on Saturday all used banknotes emanating from hospitals, wet markets, and buses will be destroyed immediately to combat the COVID19 crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 20:18:54

Hubei official suspended after son flaunts privilege on social media amid coronavirus outbreak

A grassroots official in Central China's Hubei Province, the epicenter of the COVID-19,has been suspended for alleged 'abuse of power' after his son flaunted undue privilege on social media claiming an official arranged a car for him to travel to Jingzhou, a city currently under lockdown in the wake of the virus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 16:32:58

Xi's article on fighting novel coronavirus epidemic to be published

An article by President Xi Jinping on the prevention and control of the pneumonia epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus will be published Sunday on Qiushi Journal, a flagship magazine of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/15 16:03:49

Insurance firms in China roll out $1.28t insurance policy to fight COVID-19 epidemic

A total of 74 insurance companies in China gifted medical staff, their family members and disease control and prevention personnel with accident insurance and term-life insurance amounting to total coverage of 9 trillion yuan ($1.28 trillion).
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 15:01:58

Chinese stock market has come back to normalcy: regulator

China's Securities Regulatory Commission said on Saturday that the country's A-share market has withstood the assault of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID19), and the equities trading has basically come back to its normalcy now.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 13:02:26

Infected cases nationwide, except Hubei, decline for the 11th consecutive day

The number of the COVID-19 infection cases reported daily, excluding epicenter Hubei Province, in the Chinese mainland showed a decline for the 11th consecutive day Friday, the national health authority said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 12:42:51