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Guangdong reports first indigenous COVID-19 case infected by imported patient

South China's Guangdong on Sunday reported the province's first indigenous case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infected by a patient recently returned from overseas.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/22 10:11:23

Chinese medical supplies arrive in Athens in aid of Greece's COVID-19 fight

Approximately eight tons of medical supplies provided by the Chinese government to Greece after Athens' urgent request arrived on Saturday morning at Athens international airport on an Air China flight.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/22 8:10:39

Quarantine exemption for arrivals via HK to mainland sparks fear of second outbreak wave

Experts and netizens called for strict quarantine policies on arrivals from Hong Kong to the mainland to prevent the possible second wave of an outbreak as the SAR is apparently exempted from the mainland's strict screening system amid a mounting risk of imported cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/21 14:20:07

Japanese director's film chronicling China's epidemic prevention efforts goes viral globally

“Coronavirus: From 93 infected to 0, what did this Chinese City do to contain the virus?” This short documentary directed by Japanese director Takeuchi Ryo, chronicling epidemic prevention methods adopted by Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province, has stirred exhilarating response overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/21 21:21:33

China injects volunteers with test vaccine, showing strong research capability

Chinese volunteers in a clinical trial for the first COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the country's military scientists, received their injections on Friday, media reported on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/21 16:09:05

Chinese government officials take off masks to boost public confidence

Regional government officials in East China's Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces, and South China's Hainan Province took the lead in China to declare a victory over the coronavirus pandemic by taking off their masks while attending public events as the outbreak is nearing its end in Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/21 15:33:26

Chinese aviation hero flies COVID-19 heroes home

Chinese civil aviation hero Liu Chuanjian, the captain who completed an emergency landing and saved 119 passengers despite a windshield panel having blown out in 2018, will fly members of the medical team from Southwest China's Sichuan Province that aided Wuhan during the COVID-19 outbreak back to home on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/21 15:20:51

Love thrives in the time of coronavirus as frontline nurse finally marries her boyfriend

As the entire country wrestled with the outbreak of coronavirus, love was also confronted with various challenges as the much-awaited date of wedding, of this frontline nurse got delayed due to her call of duty.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/21 12:31:49

Chinese soccer player Wu Lei tests positive for COVID-19

Chinese soccer player Wu Lei, who played for Spanish club Espanyol, tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to Spanish local media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/21 7:12:43

Public dispute over suggestion of giving extra points in gaokao to children of medics fighting COVID19

Li Guoqing, co-founder of China e-commerce platform Dangdang.com, said on a video program that he opposes the idea of giving extra points in China's college entrance exam gaokao to children of medical staffers fighting COVID-19, sparking a discussion on China's social platforms on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 23:00:51

Chinese medical team urges stricter ways to curb loopholes in Italy

Italy should enforce more draconian measures to plug the loopholes in its fight against the deadly coronavirus, as the country's death toll has surpassed China and reached 3,405 on Thursday, a doctor with China's medical team in Italy told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 21:28:40

Risks of second coronavirus outbreak in China mount

China's Hubei Province and its capital city Wuhan, which were both hit hard by COVID-19, have reported zero new confirmed cases for two consecutive days as of press time on Friday, signaling the epidemic is coming under control in China. However, experts warn that a second outbreak may be possible considering the increasing numbers of imported cases and as the origin of the virus remains unknown. They urged all countries to take effective measures and speed up vaccine development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 18:48:40

Public spit over governments' calling on officials to spend at restaurants in China

Northwest China's Gansu Province issued a proposal on Thursday to advocate that government officials take the lead in "eating out" amid the sluggish economic recovery due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal suggested that officials spend no less than 200 yuan ($28.3) a week in having meals outside their homes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 17:16:46

Why does US fear CPC and Chinese media, if it believes in itself: FM

If US is a firm believer in its own system, as it claims, then why is it afraid of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) and the Chinese media, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 16:22:32

CBA's British MC fired for improper comments on his Shanghai quarantine

The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA)'s Shanghai Sharks club announced on Thursday that it would end business cooperation with its British MC James Lawman due to his controversial comments on his quarantine in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 16:13:56

Woman dismissed by US employer for traveling to China against COVID-19 health guidelines

Despite the epidemic easing in China through nationwide efforts, the number of infections imported from overseas has created growing uncertainty in the country's battle against the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 14:04:34

Another colleague of doctor Li Wenliang dies at hard-hit Wuhan hospital

Liu Li, a doctor at Wuhan Central Hospital who was also a member of the hospital's ethics committee, passed away on Friday morning after being infected with the novel coronavirus, becoming the fifth medical staff member at the hospital to have died amid the outbreak, several sources confirmed with the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 12:58:19

Chinese netizens 'inform' virus whistleblower Li Wenliang his penalty is withdrawn

After investigation results of Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang, who is believed to be one of the first "whistleblowers" about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China, came out on Thursday, netizens flooded his social media account to "inform" the deceased that justice has been served and hailed him as a heroic whistleblower who tried to warn China about a looming coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/20 2:54:31