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Italy's lockdown should have come earlier:ex-official

Italy, the second hardest-hit country by the COVID-19 in the world, has entered a nationwide lockdown following China's model, but the move should have come earlier, a former senior official of Italy told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 19:03:40

Chinese, Malaysian FMs discuss COVID-19 epidemic, bilateral ties over phone

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a phone conversation with Malaysia's new Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic and how to further strengthen bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/12 8:11:31

No Chinese diplomat, journalist leave NK despite easing quarantine amid epidemic

Although North Korea has eased quarantine of foreigners and allowed them to leave the country on Monday, no Chinese diplomat or journalist plans to leave Pyongyang and has chosen to stay until the epidemic situation ends, the Global Times correspondent learned on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/11 23:53:40

China, Pacific island countries enhance anti-virus exchanges

China shared its experience and information over the COVID-19 epidemic control with Pacific island countries in a Tuesday video conference, in the wake of a rapid rise in number of confirmed infections around the globe, with observers hailing that such move manifests enhancement of practical cooperation between China and the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/11 23:48:40

China to provide urgent medical supplies to Italy amid fight against COVID-19

China will accelerate and enhance exports of urgent medical supplies and equipment to Italy to help the epidemic-hit country where more than 10,000 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/11 11:03:41

China-Italy friendship to make new progress amid fight against COVID-19: Chinese FM

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a phone talk with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, saying bilateral friendship will make new progress amid the fight against COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/11 9:17:23

Red Cross Society of China in contact with Italian side for sending aid team

The Red Cross Society of China is considering dispatching a medical team to Italy amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the European country, the Global Times has learned, as China gears up to provide support to epidemic-hit countries with both medical staff and materials supply, plus its experience in containing the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/10 16:13:40

Fragile EU amid COVID-19 crisis

Europe, after seeing a rapid growth in COVID-19 cases, faces a dilemma of containing the virus spread with strict measures while preventing an economic crisis as the region is on the edge of recession. The reluctance and hesitation of some European officials make a definitive and aggressive approach against the disease “hard to apply in the bloc,” analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/9 21:18:26

Chinese, Iraqi FMs hold phone talk on battle against coronavirus

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a phone talk with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim on Monday, discussing about the COVID-19 battle and bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/10 8:19:01

Chinese, British FMs hold phone talks over COVID-19

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday held a phone talk with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab over the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/10 8:17:32

India could face a lurking COVID-19 outbreak

The battle against the coronavirus infection in India, the world's second most populous country, may just be beginning as thousands haven't been tested due to insufficient and cumbersome nucleic acid test criteria.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/10 0:23:40

Slow handling of ship infection exposes US govt's irresponsible mindset

The US' "slow and irresponsible" handling of the cruise Grand Princess increased the risk of cross-infection and put crew members, who had to be quarantined on the ship in the sea, in great danger, analysts said, noting that the US attitude toward the coronavirus exposed an economy-first mindset.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/10 0:13:40

Europeans reconsider wearing masks

Some Europeans, especially those from coronavirus-stricken Italy, are finally ready to forego their previous prejudice against wearing masks amid soaring numbers of confirmed infections and deaths in Europe.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/10 0:08:40

Pompeo trying to stigmatize China by smearing COVID-19 fight:FM

China condemns the “despicable actions” of some US politicians who are using the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) to stigmatize China and Wuhan, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's calling the virus the “New virus.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/9 18:34:03

Chinese pesticides, spray machines arrive in Pakistan to aid locust plague fight

China is sending emergency aid to Pakistan to fight the locust attack, including 50,000 liters of pesticide and 15 spray machines. The first batch of aid arrived at Pakistan on Monday morning, China's Foreign Ministry said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/9 17:48:40

US scapegoats China for own COVID-19 failure: expert

Chinese experts said on Sunday that while the US scrambles to deal with surging COVID-19 infection cases, its government has sought to scapegoat China to shift blame even as Beijing's achievements in containing the outbreak have earned international recognition.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/8 23:46:12

WHO chief thanks China for donation to help contain COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief on Saturday thanked China for contributing 20 million US dollars to the WHO's global fight against COVID-19 and help developing countries improve their response capacities.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/8 9:19:07

Health of Chinese nationals stranded on Grand Princess ship stable: consulate-general

China is paying close attention to the Chinese nationals stranded on Grand Princess cruise ship, which has 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on board, and now had been in limbo off the California coast.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/7 23:21:01