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India may have higher number of unreported COVID-19 infections

India, the world's second most populous country, may have a large number of unreported COVID-19 infections, as more than 1.3 billion people undergo three weeks of unprecedented lockdown from today, Chinese analysts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 15:41:45

Railway services begin to resume in Hubei

Trains will start arriving and departing in Hubei starting on Wednesday except in the 17 stations in the provincial capital Wuhan, according to China Railway Wuhan Group Co., Ltd.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/25 13:59:45

Chinese worker's death from hantavirus sparks concerns over new outbreak amid COVID-19 pandemic

Unlike COVID-19, hantavirus is not mainly transmitted through the respiratory system, but a patient's excreta and blood can be contagious, virologists said, after a Chinese worker died of the hantavirus on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 12:14:59

Travel ban in Hubei, Wuhan eased to restore normal life

After two months of complete isolation of Central China's Hubei Province, especially its capital Wuhan, authorities announced on Tuesday to lift outbound travel restrictions on cities excluding Wuhan beginning Wednesday and to end the lockdown of one of the most virus-stricken cities on April 8, signaling that the domestic battle against the deadly coronavirus will score victory.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 1:28:40

Infection by imported cases spurs tightening

The emergence of domestic COVID-19 patients in China who were infected by people returning from overseas has promoted public calls to give all international arrivals mandatory 14-day quarantine terms in designated sites, as the current policy of allowing them to take home quarantine has shown apparent deficiencies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 0:38:41

Restaurant manager detained for hanging banner celebrating COVID-19 spreading in US and Japan

The manager of a porridge restaurant was detained by police after hanging a banner celebrating the COVID-19 epidemic spreading in the US and Japan, causing a wave of public anger online.
Source: | 2020/3/25 0:27:06

Beijing continues to upgrade strictest measures against virus importation

The city of Beijing is going full throttle in the race against imported coronavirus cases to defend the epidemic fight results by upgrading quarantine measures on every international arrival to the city and lashing policy violators with legal punishments including entry-deny.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 23:13:33

Asymptomatic COVID19 infections will not cause spread in China: Chinese CDC

Experts from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Chinese CDC) said asymptomatic COVID-19 infections will not cause further spreading, although the duration of its virus detoxification is longer than that of SARS.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 23:01:33

'A pity' national expert team failed to see Hubei officials at start of epidemic: CDC epidemiologist

It is a pity that the high-level expert team sent by National Health Commission did not have a chance to talk to the local chief leaders during its stay in Wuhan, Hubei Province, in January, a top epidemiologist in the team said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 22:56:16

Beijing prepared for workers returning from unlocked Hubei

Beijing community workers said they are prepared to welcome Hubei workers who have been stranded in the epidemic-stricken province for nearly two months safely and gradually, easing public concerns over COVID-19 as online posts indicated that there would be 300,000 such people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 22:48:41

Shutdown of intl flights 'unlikely' in China despite risk of imported COVID-19

With a surge of imported COVID-19 cases in China and two local infections transmitted from imported patients, calls for the suspension of all international flights have increased, but public health experts and aviation industry insiders noted that a complete shutdown is “unlikely and unnecessary.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 21:26:14

Local confirmed case in Beijing shared stairway with imported patient from UK: Beijing CDC

In what is believed to be the first local patient infected by an imported case in Beijing, a man in the capital who recently tested positive for COVID-19 was likely infected by a confirmed patient who returned from the UK, as the two shared the same "polluted" stairway, Beijing's Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (Beijing CDC) said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 21:08:40

Cities receive overseas returnees with careful epidemic control measures

With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading globally, more Chinese students who study abroad have chosen to return to China by overcoming all difficulties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 20:18:40

COVID-19 pandemic just started, hard to see end: Chinese epidemiologist

The global COVID-19 pandemic has just started, and it's too early to predict when it will come to an end, a senior epidemiologist from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, who gave an estimate based on China's experience.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 19:32:31

Shanghai doctor aiding Wuhan shares COVID-19 experience with overseas counterparts

It's high time to share the effective measures that Chinese medical professionals have adopted in Wuhan and Hubei with the world, as epidemiologists warned the global battle against COVID-19 is just starting and cases outside China are expected to spike.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 18:23:22

China vows legal punishment on violators of border health laws, regardless of nationality

Irrespective of their nationality or even if they are stateless, people who violate China's border health quarantine law will be punished, said China's top court and procuratorate officials, as the country is on high alert to prevent imported COVID-19 cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 17:08:26

Wuhan, Hubei to lift lockdown, signaling China's win over COVID-19

Starting from March 25, cities outside Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, will lift the travel restrictions to other cities and resume normal transportation, local authority said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 13:51:42

China disposes of 182,000 tonnes of medical waste amid COVID-19 outbreak

China has disposed of 182,000 tonnes of medical waste since late January amid the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/24 13:35:53