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Wuhan revokes policy hours after announcing easing of epicenter lockdown

Authorities in Wuhan, Hubei Province, retracted an announcement only three hours after its publication that said it would ease the city's lockdown policies to allow certain residents stuck in the city to leave and those outside to enter, after the COVID-19 outbreak epicenter was sealed for 31 days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 16:38:08

Arson ruled out as cause behind mysterious fires in Central China

A number of households in a village in Central China's Henan Province have experienced some 30 spontaneous combustion incidents between February 17-22, with local authorities ruling out arson as the cause of the mysterious phenomena.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 16:33:40

China's top legislature approves postponement of annual legislative session, thorough ban on illegal wildlife trade

China's top legislature approves postponement of annual legislative session, thorough ban on illegal wildlife trade
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 16:28:29

WHO to give briefing on Wuhan visit, advice on epidemic control work

China-WHO joint expert group visited Wuhan Tongji Hospital, a Fang Cang makeshift hospital, and provincial CDC to learn more about COVID19 prevention and control work: National Health Commission
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 10:15:08

Optimism grows as 24 provincial-level regions report zero new cases

A total of 24 provincial-level regions across China on Monday reported zero new cases of #COVID-19 infection, including municipalities with populations of more than 15 million such as Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 15:24:59

Outspoken Chinese diplomat Zhao Lijian debuts as new FM spokesperson

Zhao Lijian, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Ministry's Information Department and also one of China's most active and outspoken diplomats, made his debut as spokesperson of China's Foreign Ministry at Monday's press conference.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 15:19:11

Real-time update on coronavirus outbreak

Latest in battle against coronavirus
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 21:15:00

No new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in 24 provincial-level regions of China

No new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday in 24 provincial-level regions of China, according to local health authorities Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 13:55:04

Wuhan eases coronavirus lockdown

Wuhan has eased lockdown by allowing stranded personnel to leave the city, if not under medical observation or quarantine. Wuhan dwellers and vehicles from outside the city could return after following necessary procedures.
Source: | 2020/2/24 12:09:10

China's newly recovered coronavirus patients outnumber new infections for 6th consecutive day

China's daily number of newly cured and discharged novel coronavirus patients has surpassed that of new confirmed infections for the sixth consecutive day, according to the National Health Commission Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 11:47:34

China's C919 jet to conduct test flights

A C919 Chinese-produced large passenger jet landed in Shengli airport in Dongying city of east China's Shandong Province Sunday to conduct test flights.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 8:08:22

China rolls out measures to care for medical workers

Chinese authorities have released a document listing measures to strengthen protection and care for medical workers, as part of efforts to fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 8:03:14

Barbershop biz starts to resume for 'haircut' fest amid COVID-19

Local residents are wondering when they can see "Mr Tony," a nickname for barbers in China, after spending almost one month inside their homes to help prevent the coronavirus from spreading, which was also enough time for their bangs to grow over their eyes.
Source: | 2020/2/24 4:49:54

China to abolish SCI-supremacy in academia

Ministries in China issued a document on using Science Citation Index (SCI) papers when evaluating the country's academic institutions, suggesting a break from long-standing SCI-supremacy used to assessed researchers' abilities.
Source: | 2020/2/24 4:10:09

'Everybody counts!' audio clip reveals Wuhan conditions amid COVID-19

An audio clip of a woman in Wuhan slamming grassroots community officials and a local supermarket went viral for its outspoken expression voiced in a Wuhan accent.
Source: | 2020/2/24 2:16:06

Museums call for item donations in remembrance of fight against COVID-19

Museums across China have called upon the public to donate remembrance items from the fight against COVID-19 epidemic, which will serve as a reminder for future generations.
Source: | 2020/2/24 1:11:48

Five foreign athletes from military world games in Wuhan infected with malaria, not COVID-19 in October 2019: hospital head

A Wuhan hospital clarified the clinical diagnoses of five foreign athletes at the 7th CISM Military World Games held in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province in October 2019, saying that they contracted malaria and were not infected by the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 0:23:03

Infection cases soar in several nations, raising pandemic worry

It's time for the international community to treat the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) as a threat to global public health, with more infection cases being identified in countries across Asia, Europe and the Middle East and some cases showing no clear travel history linked to China. It is necessary to consider the epidemic as a possible pandemic that requires thorough preparation and coordination regarding technology, medical capabilities and resources at global scale, analysts called.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 23:58:41