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Infectivity of asymptomatic patients nearly same as the confirmed: studies

A woman in Central China's Henan Province was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on Saturday after coming into contact with an asymptomatic patient, sounding a further alarm for the public about the infectivity of asymptomatic cases when Chinese cities are embracing work resumption.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 21:48:40

Confident Wuhan reopens

Chinese experts and local citizens have shown confidence in Wuhan's reopening since Saturday due to strict prevention and control systems launched in the city after it was put under lockdown in January.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 21:28:40

Scientists worldwide search for coronavirus origin

As scientists worldwide work around the clock on tracking the mysterious origin of the COVID-19 pathogen, Chinese experts warned against following the example of some US politicians who have hyped the question for political purposes and interrupted the investigation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 21:23:40

South China's Guangxi immediately expels 13 illegal trespassers amid global pandemic

A group of foreigners who climbed mountains and illegally crossed the Chinese border in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have been expelled from the country in accordance with the law, as local residents work with basic-level officials to step up efforts in deterring imported COVID-19 cases, according to a published article on the newspaper administrated by the Party's disciplinary watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 20:58:40

China to send more aid to Japan; netizens suggest Tokyo lockdown amid Sakura season

The Chinese government will provide a second batch of medical aid to Japan where COVID-19 infection is feared to increase steadily, amid medical materials shortage in Japan and some voices suggesting Tokyo impose a temporary lockdown like that of Wuhan despite its Sakura blossom tourism season.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 20:19:40

Burger King apologizes after using racist term to name COVID-19, sparking fury

Burger King China, the Chinese mainland operator of the multinational chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, made a public apology on Sina Weibo Sunday on behalf of the US brand's Taiwan branch for using "Wuhan pneumonia" to refer to COVID-19 in a post on Facebook Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 19:58:40

Xi inspects work resumption in Zhejiang

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, Sunday visited the Ningbo-Zhoushan Port and an industrial park for auto parts and molds in Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province, to inspect the resumption of work and production.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/29 19:35:19

Two Chinese ice hockey athletes confirmed with COVID-19 after US trip: association

The Chinese Ice Hockey Association announced on Sunday that two athletes on the country's national women's ice hockey team have been confirmed with COVID-19 and displayed mild symptoms, after their training trip to the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 19:22:16

Woman in Central China infected from asymptomatic patient

A woman in Central China's Henan Province was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on Saturday after coming into contact with an asymptomatic infected patient.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 18:39:00

Dead animals found at indoor animal theme park spark concerns over chaotic market

The discovery of dead animals in an indoor animal theme park in Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province, has sparked concerns over the illegal trade of wildlife and living conditions of animals in these zoos, which are a popular feature of many shopping malls in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 17:24:05

China spends $2,395 on average for each COVID-19 patient

China has spent an average of 17,000 yuan ($2,395) on each COVID-19 patient, 65 percent of which was covered by the country's healthcare security system while the rest was subsidized by local government funds.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 15:28:40

China does not have large number of asymptomatic patients: top Chinese respiratory expert

Responding to claims that asymptomatic infection cases could pose risks to China's epidemic situation, the country's top respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan said that China does not have a large number of asymptomatic patients.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 14:43:09

China's Wuhan reports zero increase in COVID-19 cases

No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported Saturday in Wuhan, the former hardest-hit city in central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/29 13:27:56

Joint fight against COVID-19 brings closer Malaysia-China ties: Malaysian FM

The joint fight against COVID-19 has bonded Malaysia and China closer as China sending much-needed supplies and support to Malaysia, Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/28 21:39:41

CPC members donate $750 million to frontline medics, other workers

A joint statement released by the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee and the Ministry of Finance under the State Council states that donations made by Party members across the country to support the national fight against #COVID19 will be mainly used to "extend solicitude" to the frontline medics.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 20:17:13

Except Wuhan, Hubei removes all outbound traffic highway checkpoints

Central China's Hubei Province had removed all 1,450 highway checkpoints, except 51 others in its capital city of Wuhan, to resume outbound traffic as of Friday, the provincial headquarters for epidemic prevention and control said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/28 18:51:38

Chinese mainland sees 20 provincial regions clear of COVID-19 for over 28 days

Twenty provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland had reported no new domestic COVID-19 cases for more than 28 days by the end of Friday, a health official said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/28 18:31:36

Chinese experts, netizens offer advice to help US combat coronavirus

The US, the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic with the highest infections of over 100,000 now, should announce stringent lockdowns in the worst-hit regions and accelerate testing and hospitalization to curb the spread of the virus, which might help save time wasted from previous buck-passing, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 17:07:04