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Asymptomatic woman tests positive for COVID19

A woman who came back from the UK and went through Beijing customs with no symptoms was confirmed as having COVID-19 three days later in East China's Shandong Province. It sparked worries about the "cunning" virus as well as about loopholes in screening that could pose a danger despite efforts to control imported cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 22:03:40

HK extends travel ban to all non-locals amid pandemic

Hong Kong will ban all non-local residents from entering the city through flights and suspend transit services at the airport starting Wednesday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Monday, which analysts believe to be the "strictest-ever" measure to deal with the mounting pressure of COVID-19 in the city as an international hub with a prosperous service sector.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 21:28:40

Chinese returning home to quarantine receive warm welcome

Taking a provisional flight, which is probably the first large-scale assistance from China to its nationals in Europe, 125 people living in areas hit hardest by the coronavirous outbreak in Italy came back home and are currently quarantined in a hotel in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 0:13:40

Xi'an builds testing center at airport after international arrivals diverted from Beijing

Xi'an in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province has built a nucleic acid testing center that can process 3,000 passengers a day at its airport amid pressure brought by imported COVID-19 cases, after it was designated to receive international flights destined for Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 20:58:40

Experts warn of domino effect of Olympics delay

Chinese observers warned of the complex procedures and domino effects from the possible postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games scheduled for July as Tokyo Olympics organizers indicated such a possibility after Canadian and Australian Olympic committees said they would pull athletes out of the Games if they push through as scheduled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 20:45:18

International flight to Beijing finds 10 symptomatic passengers

A flight from France to Beijing on Sunday was found to be carrying 10 passengers who showed fever and respiratory symptoms when it landed at an airport in Tianjin, the city designated as a first entry point for international flights destined for Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 20:01:07

Hong Kong police to seek 36 people contravening quarantine orders

The Hong Kong police have intercepted five people and will place 36 others on the wanted list for contravening quarantine orders during compulsory quarantine, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/23 19:53:29

Asymptomatic cases dangerous, could transmit virus: expert

Countries and regions that are still at the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic are urged to beware of "silent virus carriers" and expand screening on those who have close contact with the infected despite they have no symptoms. Chinese experts cautioned on Monday that asymptomatic patients are also contagious and could have contributed to the pandemic spreads.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 19:48:40

Shanghai guidelines on Dos and Don'ts as the city downgrades emergency response level for COVID19

Amid the prevailing prevention and control measures, here are some official Dos and Don'ts on adjusting to the “new normal.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 19:28:40

Hong Kong bans all visitors from its airport for 14 days

Hong Kong bans all visitors from its airport for 14 days to curb surging imported cases of COVID-19 starting from Wednesday.
Source: Agencies | 2020/3/23 16:05:56

China to deny entry to foreign travelers furnishing false, incomplete info: customs officials

Foreign nationals who conceal information, furnish false information to border officials when entering China, will be denied entry as a punishment, said an official from China's General Administration of Customs (GAC), amid the country's persistent efforts at curbing imported COVID-19 cases from overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 16:02:56

Chinese doctors arrive in Cambodia to help fight COVID-19

A team of Chinese medical experts arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Monday to help the country fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/23 15:53:34

Murals under scrutiny after 5.0-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang

Archaeologists are checking the murals in a site of ancient Buddhist grottoes after a 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early Monday morning, with no casualties reported so far.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/23 15:18:31

Beijing reports 15 imported COVID-19 cases in 12 hrs

Beijing reported 15 newly confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from other countries from 0:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday, according to the municipal health commission.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/23 15:14:40

No evidence so far indicating relapsing COVID-19 patients are infectious: Hubei health authority

Health officials from hard-hit Hubei Province have said that people who retest positive from coronavirus after they have been cured and discharged from hospital will not be recorded as confirmed cases, and that the authorities haven't seen people-to-people transmission from those patients.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 14:26:34

Normal life gradually resumes in China

Chinese across the country are gradually returning to normal life amid a diminishing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Many provinces have announced full production recovery among industries and have relaxed restrictions on public destinations.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/23 0:01:50

Trump Pandemic rages

US President Donald Trump has spared no efforts in scapegoating China for allowing the coronavirus to rampage in the US, using an old trick from his political playbook: giving derogatory nicknames to his opponents. But with his latest attempt - calling the coronavirus "Chinese virus" - Trump has run into a brick wall.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 16:18:40

Volunteers in vaccine trial voice confidence

China's first group of volunteers in Phase I clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine expressed confidence in its success, as researchers work tirelessly on a vaccine to combat the deadly virus which has so far killed more than 12,000 people across the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 22:03:40