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China sends third group of medical experts to Italy

A team of 14 medical experts from east China's Fujian Province departed on a chartered flight to Italy on Wednesday morning to aid the European country's fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/25 17:12:19

US stocks sink as virus fears persist

US equities ended lower in wild trading on Friday as fears of economic slowdown driven by the coronavirus outbreak continued to grip investors.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/21 7:30:56

Coronavirus cases top 10,000 in France, death toll at 372

One hundred and eight COVID-19 patients had died in 24 hours in France, taking the country's death toll to 372, and total confirmed cases to 10,995, Director-General of Health Jerome Salomon said Thursday in a daily update.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/20 7:15:10

21 tested positive for COVID-19 on Grand Princess cruise ship

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday at a press briefing that 21 people on the Grand Princess cruise ship were tested positive for COVID-19, including 19 crew members and two passengers.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/7 7:52:24

Australia's COVID-19 cases rise to 59 with 1 bln AUD needed to fight virus

The number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 in Australia has risen to 59.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/6 15:09:09

Beijing sees jump in new infections, as imported infection and cluster cases bring severe challenges

Beijing is facing mounting pressure in its efforts to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) as new confirmed infections surged due to imported infections and cluster outbreaks, while top Chinese leaders said that safeguarding the capital city is as important as combating the deadly virus in epicenter Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/27 12:50:02

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: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/24 12:09:10

Wuhan conducts nucleic acid tests for all backlog of patients

Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, has conducted nucleic acid tests for all backlog of patients, including those confirmed or suspected to be infected with the virus, close contacts of confirmed cases, and patients with fever, local authorities said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 8:05:06

WHO warns window of opportunity to contain global spread of COVID-19 narrowing

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that the window of opportunity to contain wider worldwide spread of the COVID-19 epidemic is narrowing, urging the international community to act quickly before it completely closes.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 7:57:40

14 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy

Fourteen new cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, officials told a televised press conference Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/22 13:05:49

S. Korea confirms 142 more cases of COVID-19, 346 in total

South Korea confirmed 142 more cases of the COVID-19 on Saturday, raising the total number of infections to 346.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/22 13:03:50

"Stay strong, Wuhan!": Indonesians believe China can contain COVID-19 epidemic

"Chinese people are tough because they are used to getting through various difficulties. So I believe that they can fight this outbreak. Stay strong, Wuhan!" Jakarta resident Dewi Sartika said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/22 11:17:21

Chinese experts urge S.Korea and Japan to prepare plan for spread of COVID-19

"China, Japan and South Korea are three vital countries in Asia and play important roles in the global economy. If the three countries are trapped in an epidemic at the same time, it will cause a big economic loss," Lü Chao, a researcher with the Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences, told the Global Times on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/21 12:42:24

Passengers start disembarking from virus-hit Diamond Princess in Japan

Passengers on the novel coronavirus-inflicted Diamond Princess cruise ship started disembarking on Wednesday in Japan's Yokohama Port after a two-week quarantine period.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/19 18:12:58

China's courier sector resumes nearly half of delivery capacity

China's courier sector has resumed over 40 percent of its normal delivery capacity with over 2 million deliverymen racing against the ongoing epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/19 17:56:43

US prejudice toward China limits effective coronavirus assistance

China has always welcomed health experts from all countries to help China tackle the outbreak. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Monday, “The foreign experts in the China-WHO Joint Mission have arrived in Beijing and started their work. There are experts from the US in the mission.” This collapses those groundless accusations from the US media outlets and officials.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 13:48:40

Cambodia PM defends ship docking despite virus diagnosis

Cambodia's Prime Minister defended on Tuesday his decision to allow a US cruise ship to dock despite at least one passenger later being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus, while authorities are trying to track down hundreds that came in contact with her.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/18 21:48:40

Hollywood should support China's battle against COVID-19

It was not surprising to hear that actor Daniel Craig canceled his April trip to China to promote his latest James Bond blockbuster No Time to Die, which was looking for the market to help make it the highest-grossing Bond movie to date, according to a report from The Times. After all, the eyes and attention of the whole world has been focused on the COVID-19 outbreak, which has killed nearly more than 1,800 people in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 18:10:35

Shanghai to deploy additional medical personnel at local hospital; dispatches pathologists to Wuhan

Shanghai will deploy additional medical personnel at the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, the designated hospital for COVID-19 patients, to reinforce treatment of patients in critical condition, the local authority said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 19:28:10

Why Wuhan still needs thorough inspections of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients

Authorities in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Hubei Province, have vowed to conduct dragnet style checks to put all suspected COVID-19 patients under quarantine, making sure those who have contracted the virus are rounded up and that communities and villages are all sealed off.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 12:21:56

Sichuan guarantees food supply for overseas pandas amid epidemic

The customs of Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, has been making efforts to check and handle batches of fresh bamboo bound for overseas giant pandas amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/15 19:31:06

China commits to openness, transparency in fighting novel coronavirus outbreak: ambassador

China is sparing no effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, a challenge to both China and the international community, by adhering to openness and transparency, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/15 16:45:58

Hong Kong unveils relief measures for epidemic-hit businesses, residents

HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the government will provide allowances for low-income households and subsidies for businesses in face of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/15 10:57:17

Expert urges donation of plasma among cured coronavirus patients

An expert from Wuhan has called upon cured patients who were infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to donate plasma at hospitals as antibodies have been identified in the plasma of some patients.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/14 9:50:42

China pushes for differentiated measures to battle coronavirus

Epidemic prevention and control in Hubei Province, particularly in the capital city of Wuhan, remain the top priority, said Premier Li Keqiang.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/14 9:08:51

Key trends of novel coronavirus as of the end of February 12

Key trends of novel coronavirus as of the end of Feb 12: -15,152 new cases in Chinese mainland, including 13,332 clinically diagnosed patients in Hubei -312 new cases outside Hubei, a nine-day consecutive decline -Cure cases is more than 4 times of deaths
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/13 18:48:29

Chinese customs rev up clearance for epidemic control materials

China has sped up customs clearance for epidemic control materials from overseas amid the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, the General Administration of Customs said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 20:55:03

US should not fan fear in the global economy by faulting China

New Jersey-based insulin pump maker Valeritas has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, listing novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) as an uncertainty.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 19:53:40

Makeshift hospital in Wuhan accepts over 900 patients infected with coronavirus

A total of 925 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been admitted to a 1,000-bed hospital built in 10 days in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus outbreak, as of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 18:10:33

World grows confident in China's victory against novel coronavirus

A growing number of leaders from political parties around the world in recent days have spoken highly of China's progress against the novel coronavirus and expressed confidence in a timely victory against the outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 18:00:06

There's no doubt China will bounce back from epidemic's impact

The heroic efforts of the Chinese medical workers and the determination of the Chinese people amid the epidemic have been a model of courage for the world to admire. And efforts are being made around the world to provide needed supplies and to find a vaccine that could allow for the country to overcome this crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 17:48:37

Coronavirus-infected woman gives birth to infant with no infection

A woman infected with novel coronavirus pneumonia gave birth to a baby girl with no infection in northwest China's Shaanxi Province Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 16:37:53

Robotic sprayer joins fight against novel coronavirus

Chinese researchers have developed a robotic sprayer that can help reduce the transmission of the novel coronavirus in heavily populated urban areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 7:52:31

Number of medics getting infected with NCP to become less: expert

Medics getting infected with the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) mostly happened in the early stages of the outbreak, and the infection rate should become less and less with the increasing attention and prevention provided to front-line medical workers, an expert said on Tuesday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/12 0:03:29

Washington pressure tactics on Beijing are sure to boomerang

If Washington continues to pursue destructive economic policies aimed at China while it battles NCP, it will not only be seen as intolerant and immoral, but those very policies will significantly affect the US economy and others around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 18:53:40

66 more test positive for novel coronavirus on cruise ship in Japan

Test results showed that 66 additional people on a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama are infected with the novel coronavirus, the Japanese Health Ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/11 9:20:11

Foreign Volunteers join China's battle against NCP

Donning a blue vest, shielded with face mask, and gloves, Bethany Sootheran is a little busy these days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 22:19:16

Shanghai rolls out intensive measures as work officially resumes

Shanghai authorities have tightened measures to combat the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) as more people return to work on Monday. Railway stations, airports, and highways have spared zero efforts to contain the spread of the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 20:32:23

Most restaurants in China forced to shut, seek bailouts amid NCP outbreak

Most restaurants in China have been forced to shut following the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP), and a cash flow crunch has led many to seek bailouts to survive.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 18:20:54

Chinese entertainment industry adapts to challenges brought by novel coronavirus outbreak

As many Chinese are quarantining themselves at home and working remotely amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Chinese entertainment industry has been experimenting with various ways to keep people's attention even though they haven't been able to produce content as they normally do.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 0:34:20

Easing employment online

In the Chinese job market, there is a famous saying that goes "golden March and silver April." In other words, the best time for job seeking is from the middle of February to the middle of April where there will be plenty of job opportunities. But this year, think twice.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 22:43:40

China's NCP outbreak may mean opportunities for foreign insurance firms

Insurance firms, especially foreign ones that are prepared to expand in China amid the country's opening-up efforts this year, will likely gain share in the world's largest market, as the blow from the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) has inspired many Chinese people to purchase insurance, industry insiders said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 21:33:42

6 more NCP cases found on cruise ship; total now 70

Six more sight-seers were found to be infected with the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) on the Diamond Princess cruise ship on Sunday, bringing the total to 70, according to Japanese news agency ANN.
Source: Global Times - Agencies | 2020/2/9 20:03:40

NCP outbreak unlikely to affect China's purchases of US soybeans in 2020

The outbreak of new coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) in China may slow customs clearance and transportation of soybeans imported from the US, but China's purchases of the crop from the US in 2020 are still expected to post a year-on-year rise amid growing domestic demand, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 17:46:15

Shanghai rolls out supports for enterprises amid coronavirus epidemic

Shanghai on Saturday rolled out 28 measures to cushion companies against the impact of the novel coronavirus epidemic, according to a press conference of the municipality.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/9 11:50:16

China unveils tax policies to aid epidemic control

A raft of tax policies, effective on Jan. 1, will reduce financial burdens on some sectors and support the country's fight against the novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/7 14:17:56

Hubei still short of at least 2,250 medical personnel

A total of 107 medical teams comprising 10,596 medical personnel have been sent to aid the province as of 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, of whom 9,061 have been dispatched to Wuhan.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/7 14:10:58

Foreign gov'ts, legislative bodies express solidarity, confidence with China on overcoming pneumonia epidemic

Governments and legislative bodies worldwide have expressed their faith in China's efforts in fighting a novel coronavirus outbreak and called for global solidarity.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/6 18:25:56

WHO says new hospitals in China's Wuhan remarkable effort, pays tribute to lab staff

The World Health Organization (WHO) said here Wednesday that the construction of new hospitals in China's city of Wuhan for novel coronavirus patients is a remarkable effort, while paying tribute to lab technicians who have been under huge workload of diagnosis and testing.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/6 17:16:43

Australia's travel ban betrays cultural traditions, encourages discrimination

Australians boast their prideworthy spirit of mateship. At this time of a global health crisis, we look forward to Australia's empathetic and humane treatment of Chinese students and other visitors. We also expect Canberra to adopt a more positive and constructive outlook of bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 11:23:42

China should set 6 percent GDP target to fight deadly virus

How will the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) impact the Chinese economy this year? A glance at the bloodshed in the mainland stock markets on the first trading day since the Spring Festival break is enough to indicate the pessimism many are feeling about the future economy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 23:58:40

Coronavirus crisis spurs demand for nation's online economy

The digital economy, which includes online shopping, food takeaway services and home entertainment, remains brisk amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 21:48:40

Vatican sends masks to China for pneumonia fight

Masks from the Vatican have been shipped to China and distributed to regions suffering the novel coronavirus as an expression of the Holy See's concern about the epidemic.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/3 2:48:28

Battered sectors in Hong Kong get another blow from coronavirus

The spread of the novel coronavirus is dealing a new blow to the battered hospitality, tourism and retail sectors in Hong Kong after months of social unrest that has roiled the city, local industry participants said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/2 22:48:40

Experts urge public not to enter Tibet amid coronavirus outbreak

Experts are urging the public not to enter southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region for the time being, after the region reported the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus infection on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/1 13:36:48

Racism on the rise as China fights coronavirus

Such racialization of the ongoing pandemic is against morality and humanity and should be refuted and condemned.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/31 18:20:43

China's fight against coronavirus buys world time, says Mexican expert

China's efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV has bought crucial time for other countries to get prepared, a Mexican infectious disease expert has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/31 14:42:01

Media should provide checks and balances

It may take a longer time to rebuild media credibility than destroy it. But the process has to begin now, at least because climate change and humans' own recklessness are all but certain to cause more natural disasters in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/30 16:53:40

China will make progress to contain coronavirus outbreak by Feb 8: expert

China's relentless battle against the spreading novel coronavirus outbreak is likely to make marked progress by February 8, Zeng Guang, chief epidemiologist of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told Global Times editor-in-chief Hu Xijin in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/29 21:13:20

Shanghai hastens all-round effort to fight novel coronavirus outbreak

A fifth novel coronavirus patient in Shanghai recovered from infection Wednesday, as 16 new cases were reported in the city on the same day, bringing the total confirmed cases to 96.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/29 21:59:43

WHO to send int'l experts to China over novel coronavirus outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that it will send international experts to China as soon as possible to increase understanding of the novel coronavirus outbreak situation and guide the global counter-epidemic efforts.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/29 12:03:03

Hong Kong suspends high-speed train service to mainland amid coronavirus outbreak

HK government said the authorities will halt issuing entry permit to mainland individual tourists and suspend high-speed railway service to and from the mainland amid the coronavirus outbreak: Carrie Lam
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/28 17:15:04

China's Wuhan reports 17 new pneumonia cases

Central Chinese city of Wuhan reported 17 new coronavirus-related pneumonia cases Friday, local health authorities said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 12:24:04

Wuhan reports 4 more pneumonia cases

Wuhan has reported four more viral pneumonia cases on Saturday amid the outbreak in the central Chinese city, killing two, prompting public concerns of risks of human-to-human transmission across the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/18 20:03:40

Japan confirms 1st case of pneumonia linked to coronavirus

Japan confirmed its first case of pneumonia linked to the coronavirus, a government official said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 11:35:27

Wuhan reports one death in latest pneumonia outbreak

The local health commission reported one death on Saturday amid the recent pneumonia outbreak in central China's Wuhan City.
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/11 8:49:48

One patient died of unknown viral pneumonia

One patient died of uUnknown viral pneumonia, seven remain in serious condition, in Wuhan, local health authority said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/11 8:20:56

No Hong Kong case contracts the unidentified pneumonia so far

The Hong Kong government has stepped up precautions against an unidentified pneumonia found in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, which has hospitalized 59 people in the mainland city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 22:53:41

No patients in HK affected by unnamed pneumonia: Lam

No patient being treated in Hong Kong hospitals has been found to contract viral pneumonia of unknown cause originating in Wuhan, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said at a press conference on Tuesday, slamming fear-mongering, fake information that has been posted on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 12:55:56

Health authority refutes SARS, MERS in pneumonia outbreak

The number of quarantined patients suffering from an unknown form of pneumonia has jumped to 59 with seven in critical condition in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province. Health authorities have ruled out the possibility that SARS or MERS is to blame, according to an official statement released Sunday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/6 0:37:13

Seafood market closed after outbreak of 'unidentified' pneumonia

A seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province was shut down on Wednesday after 27 people were hospitalized with an unidentified type of pneumonia since the beginning of December.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/1 15:33:30