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Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 21:15:00

National public opinion immune to overseas rumors: experts

Baseless claims deliberately designed to tarnish China's efforts in fighting against COVID-19 that have emerged occasionally on Chinese internet have been found mostly to be originated from overseas, and Chinese observers noted on Tuesday that such rumors won't impact the mainstream opinion in China, as the public have grown familiar with such old tricks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 0:53:40

Singapore's anti-virus measures lessons for Chinese metropolises

Amid a scramble by Chinese local governments to fight the COVID-19, observers said viral containment measures adopted by Singapore, a city state with the second highest confirmed cases outside of China, such as rapid response mechanisms, government transparency and comprehensive monitoring can be used as reference by Chinese metropolises.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 0:48:40

India sending medical supplies to China to aid viral fight: envoy

India is sending medical supplies to China this week to help combat the novel coronavirus epidemic, Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri told the Global Times, adding that "India will do everything within its means to support the people of China in this hour of crisis."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 0:43:40

Migrant workers in Hubei face job discrimination amid outbreak

While China is striving to return to work amid the COVID-19 outbreak, some migrant workers from Central China's Hubei Province found it more challenging for them to find a job or go back to work in first-tier cities due to enhanced prevention and control measures, which partially fueled discrimination against people from the province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 23:46:46

Japan to use HIV drugs to treat patients

Japan plans to trial HIV medications to treat patients infected with coronavirus as its growing number of cases poses an increasing threat to the economy and public health, the government's top spokesman said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/18 21:43:40

Govt rolls out reward for medical staff, family

Chinese authorities have rolled out policies to support and award frontline medical workers and their families amid national efforts against the COVID-19 that had claimed the lives of seven medical workers and infected more than 3,000.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 20:13:40

Human transmissions in Wuhan haven't stopped: top health adviser

Human-to-human transmission of novel coronavirus has not been stopped in Wuhan, central government's top medical adviser Zhong Nanshan cautioned, pointing out urgent tasks in curtailing the spread of the virus, at a press conference on Tuesday in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 18:57:57

NBA legend Scottie Pippen voices support for China in battle against virus outbreak

Scottie Pippen, a National Basketball Association (NBA) legendary figure, has voiced his support for China, which is fighting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 9:20:53

Western medicine, TCM scramble to offer therapies against COVID-19

As local governments are racing against the clock to quarantine and guide people to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Western medicine therapy and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are scrambling to find the best treatment for patients in the outbreak that has claimed at least 1,770 lives so far.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 1:34:50

Chinese netizens fear Japan would repeat Wuhan virus mistake at early stage

Video footage featuring hundreds of Japanese people gathering for the country's annual "Naked Festival" has gone viral since Monday morning on Chinese social media platforms, which stoked worries among Chinese netizens that a neighboring country with such a lack of epidemic control and quarantine awareness could potentially repeat a similar mistake Wuhan made in the early stages of COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 23:58:40

Claims of 2/3 world population likely getting COVID-19 infection debunked

A media report which said up to "two-thirds" of the global population could get infected by the coronavirus, or COVID-19, is unsubstantiated and unacademic despite being eye-catching, infectious-disease scientists told the Global Times on Monday.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2020/2/17 23:43:40

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

Residents in Xiaogan must stay indoors, violators to face detainment

Another hard-hit Chinese city in the coronavirus outbreak, Xiaogan in Central China's Hubei Province, has banned residents from stepping out of their homes and said violators would be detained for a maximum of 10 days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 10:55:03

Cured coronavirus patients donate plasma to save more

Twenty recovered coronavirus patients donated their plasma to those in severe condition in Wuhan, capital of the hard-hit province of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), said the province's COVID-19 scientific research team Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/17 7:53:05

Taiwan reports its first death from COVID19 infection: media

The island of Taiwan reported its first death from COVID19 infection on Sunday: a 61-year-old man who also suffered from diabetes and hepatitis B died from the coronavirus: media reports.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 18:59:26

Ratio of critical COVID-19 patients to total confirmed cases drops in China

The proportion of critical COVID-19 patients to all confirmed cases in Wuhan, Hubei Province and the rest of China have all dropped.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 15:58:56

Egypt confirms first novel coronavirus case

The first case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Egypt, the health ministry announced on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/16 12:24:09

Coronavirus infections decline for 12th consecutive day in non-Hubei regions

In the Chinese mainland, the number of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) infection cases reported daily, excluding those in the epicenter Hubei Province, showed a decline for the 12th consecutive day Saturday, the national health authority said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 10:30:16

China goes all-out to restore business operations as epidemic turning point nears

With the positive signs emerging in the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID19), China is scrambling to restore business operations as the provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions have issued supportive policies for enterprises to revive production quickly.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 18:47:24

Int'l experts to arrive in Beijing assisting anti-virus fight: NHC

International experts including those from the World Health Organization (WHO) are scheduled to arrive in Beijing this weekend, according to the National Health Commission (NHC).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/15 18:27:56

Hubei official suspended after son flaunts privilege on social media amid coronavirus outbreak

A grassroots official in Central China's Hubei Province, the epicenter of the COVID-19,has been suspended for alleged 'abuse of power' after his son flaunted undue privilege on social media claiming an official arranged a car for him to travel to Jingzhou, a city currently under lockdown in the wake of the virus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 16:32:58

Xi's article on fighting novel coronavirus epidemic to be published

An article by President Xi Jinping on the prevention and control of the pneumonia epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus will be published Sunday on Qiushi Journal, a flagship magazine of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/15 16:03:49

Shanghai and Jiangsu issue work passes for daily commuters living and working interprovincially

Jiading district in Shanghai and Kunshan city in Jiangsu Province started issuing mutually approved commuter passes from Friday to interprovincial commuters who live and work in two separate areas, speeding up production resumption in both areas and reducing the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the regional economy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 14:21:52

IELTS, TOEFL cancelation amid epidemic won't dampen overseas study hope of Chinese students: consultants

IELTS China announced the cancelation of all its tests scheduled for March and will process the refund, a move to address concerns of safety and health of all the examinees in the wake of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, said a statement on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 14:03:40

Chinese stock market has come back to normalcy: regulator

China's Securities Regulatory Commission said on Saturday that the country's A-share market has withstood the assault of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID19), and the equities trading has basically come back to its normalcy now.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 13:02:26

Infected cases nationwide, except Hubei, decline for the 11th consecutive day

The number of the COVID-19 infection cases reported daily, excluding epicenter Hubei Province, in the Chinese mainland showed a decline for the 11th consecutive day Friday, the national health authority said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 12:42:51

NK likely to ignore US proposal to help in coronavirus fight: experts

Despite the US' offer to assist North Korea in dealing with the challenge of novel coronavirus pneumonia, or COVID-19, Chinese experts said Saturday Pyongyang is likely to ignore the US proposal as it can handle the challenge on its own.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 11:14:11

Shanghai hotline answers coronavirus questions for expats

The Shanghai Call Center (SHCC), a nonprofit hotline platform serving expats in Shanghai, answers over 50 calls per day during the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonia, which has caused 318 confirmed cases and one death in the city as of 9 pm Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 22:05:23

Banks to support small business

The Chinese banking regulator ordered Friday banks to offer more loans covering a wider range of small and micro-sized businesses amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19), as many face a cash crunch due to business suspensions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 19:18:40

Shanghai cracks down on crimes related to epidemic control

Shanghai on Thursday placed a man under criminal coercive measures for suspected interference in COVID-19 control, the first criminal case of its kind in the city. The man concealed his trip to the virus-hit region and entered public areas before he was confirmed with novel coronavirus infection, the authority announced on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 18:19:20

US business community contributing to COVID-19 response efforts

An array of US businesses with operations in China have responded spectacularly to the spread of COVID-19, according to the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China). These businesses are part of the foreign business community that is committing to the Chinese market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 16:05:42

Florists hit hard amid novel coronavirus outbreak

It is the eve of Valentine's Day. A florist in downtown Shanghai is littered with roses, tulips and packaging. Shop owner Li Youkang isn't expecting any customers as his shop has been shut down amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 12:32:53

Coronavirus could inspire surprise victories in Chinese sports

The spread of the novel coronavirus in China has forced millions of Chinese to avoid public spaces as Chinese sports teams have started training indoors.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 2:00:08

Recovered Pakistani COVID-19 patient discharged from Guangzhou hospital

Having recovered from the novel coronavirus pneumonia or COVID-19, a Pakistani national was discharged from a hospital in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province on Wednesday, Guangdong Foreign Affairs Office announced in a statement on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 21:55:46

Xiaogan and Huanggang in Hubei to implement the same quarantine and medical treatment measures as Wuhan: center govt's working group

Xiaogan, Huanggang and other places in Hubei to implement the same level of quarantine and medical treatment measures as CODIV-19 epicenter Wuhan amid the COVID-19 outbreak: center govt's working group in Hubei
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 19:35:55

Sharp increase in daily deaths in Hubei a result of adjustment in diagnostic criteria: experts

Central China's Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) outbreak, recorded a sharp increase in the number of both newly confirmed cases and deaths on Wednesday after the number of clinically diagnosed cases was included in the total.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 14:39:12

Chinese researchers develop detection system for suspected cases of COVID-19

Chinese researchers have developed a portable detection system for suspected cases of COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/13 11:17:13

PLA sends 2,600 medical staff to fight coronavirus in Wuhan

On the approval of President Xi Jinping, who is also the Chairman of the Communist Party of China's Central Military Commission, Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) sends an additional 2,600 medical personnel to support the fight against the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 11:02:57

Xi approves sending 2,600 military medical workers to Wuhan

Approved by Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping, 2,600 medical staff from the armed forces will be sent to the city of Wuhan to combat the novel coronavirus.
Source: CGTN | 2020/2/13 10:03:30

China to set up TCM, Western medicine coordination mechanisms for COVID-19 treatment

Chinese health authorities Wednesday called for establishing and improving coordination mechanisms between traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western medicine in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases including the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonia.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/13 7:44:19

Zhong's tears for Dr Li Wenliang not to be twisted

A top Chinese epidemiologist and senior medical adviser in the fight against the COVID-19 was once again thrown into the spotlight not because of his observation on the epidemic development but his emotional response to the death of Li Wenliang, a Wuhan doctor who won widespread respect for raising the alarm about the coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 23:08:40

Speculative short-sellers won't defeat China's preparations amid epidemic

The outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) in China may exacerbate financial market turmoil as signs of a potential financial war emerge, with some speculative forces poised to work against the world's second largest economy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 21:48:40

Epidemic impacts on school applications, returning Chinese students

Academic exchanges between China and other countries are hit by the COVID-19 outbreak as Chinese students who plan to study abroad are facing visa difficulties, while returning students also having to struggle with travel bans and other inconveniences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 21:38:40

China appreciates BRICS statement supporting epidemic fight: FM spokesperson

China highly appreciates a BRICS chairmanship statement in support of China's fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said Wednesday at an online press briefing.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 21:00:01

China to optimize services for foreign-related exhibitions for epidemic control

China will further optimize the approval and filing services for foreign-related economic and technological exhibitions amid epidemic control, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said in a circular Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 17:52:24

Support policies in Shanghai to equally benefit foreign enterprises amid NCP outbreak: official

Shanghai authorities on Wednesday further elaborated on the measures to support foreign companies after the city rolled out 28 support policies to cushion companies against the impact of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP).
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 17:25:23

China's environmental monitor refutes rumor claiming coronavirus cremations in Wuhan increase SO2

There has not been an abnormal rise in (Sulfur oxide) SO2 density in recent days in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, a Chinese environmental monitor said on Wednesday, refuting some recent reports saying that the burning of a large number of bodies has raised SO2 emissions to alarming levels.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 17:08:40

China sees rising recovery rate of COVID-19 patients

The proportion of patients who recovered from the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) in China had increased to 10.6 percent on Tuesday from the lowest 1.3 percent on Jan. 27, Mi Feng, an official with the National Health Commission, said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 16:19:44

WHO gives official name for novel coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday gave the official name for the latest novel coronavirus as being Covid-19, which stands for coronavirus disease starting in 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 7:43:22

Nation ups ante in front-loaded quota for local govt bonds amid NCP

China's finance ministry announced Tuesday plans to bring forward 848 billion yuan ($121.59 billion) of this year's quota for local government bonds, in the latest sign of efforts to prop up the economy amid the fallout from the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP).
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 22:59:04

Guangdong bans wildlife trade

China's Guangdong Province announced a ban on trade and indiscriminate consumption of wildlife on Tuesday, which is welcomed in society as a timely decision made by the provincial People's Congress amid the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 21:20:33

Technology giants prepare for safe attendance at MWC amid NCP outbreak

Chinese technology giants that still plan to attend the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona are reducing personnel, cutting back on activities and conducting early quarantine measures, as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) has raised safety concerns over the annual telecom industry's grand gathering.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 19:23:40

New confirmed cases outside Hubei decline for seventh consecutive day: National Health Commission

New confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus pneumonia have seen their seventh consecutive day of decline in the Chinese mainland outside Central China's Hubei Province as of Tuesday, China's top health authority's data shows.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 12:21:46

Novel coronavirus vaccine starts animal trials

A candidate vaccine targeting the novel coronavirus has been tested on animals, according to a report Monday on news portal yicai.com, citing sources with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/11 9:45:32

Xi says China can certainly score "full victory" in epidemic fight

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Monday said China can certainly score a full victory in the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/10 23:05:47

Long-term economic growth fundamentals unchanged: Xi

The fundamentals of China's long-term economic development remain unchanged and the impact of the novel coronavirus epidemic on the economy is short-lived, said Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/10 23:02:38

Majority businesses in Shanghai resume operations

The majority of industrial and IT companies in Shanghai resumed work, said a Shanghai municipal government official as the city prepares for the return of millions of workers back to work from Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 20:50:02

Provinces help Hubei cities, show system's edge

To alleviate pressure on coronavirus-hit cities in Central China's Hubei Province, the epidemic's center, 19 provincial-level administrations have been mobilized to offer support to Hubei cities, which the public said reflects the country's solidarity amid the virus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 19:33:40

Xi inspects coronavirus-treating hospital in Beijing

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, inspected the Beijing Ditan Hospital, a designated institution treating the novel coronavirus pneumonia, on Monday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/10 18:34:00

Shenzhen's high-tech industry resumes operations despite NCP assault

High-tech industries in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, have begun gradually resuming operations on the premise of sound epidemic prevention.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 18:02:16

Taiwan should use the epidemic to improve cross-Straits ties, not make things worse

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia constitutes the first important event for cross-Straits relations following Tsai Ing-wen's victory in the Taiwan island's regional election. Unfortunately, judging from Tsai and her team's response, it appears they have chosen to exploit the ongoing epidemic for political gains.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 16:00:45

College apologizes for 'ransacking' student dorms during quarantine preparation

A college in Central China's Wuhan, epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, apologized publicly on Monday after some netizen posted video clips that showed student dormitories in the college were ransacked and requisitioned for quarantine use.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 13:22:10

Six-month-old baby receives motherly care after coronavirus infection

Le Le is a six-month baby infected with novel coronavirus in Wuhan, epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Source: xinhua | 2020/2/10 12:14:36

16 provinces to help Hubei cities fight coronavirus

In efforts to alleviate pressure on coronavirus-hit cities in Central China's Hubei Province, the epidemic's center, 16 provinces have been mobilized in a move netizens said is a clear reflection of the country's solidarity amid the virus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 0:54:17

Personal data protection remains important amid virus outbreak

China's Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission said that personal information gathered for epidemic and disease prevention efforts amid the coronavirus outbreak is not to be used for other purposes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 0:48:24

Sending masks to Hong Kong shows responsibility: experts

Related authorities and producers in the mainland have allocated 17 million masks to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in the past month in a move that Chinese experts said indicated the central government was performing its responsibility and obligations to support the city in the battle against the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP)despite a severe shortage of medical supplies on the mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 19:53:40

Experts call for epidemic evacuation zones, dedicated military unit to handle crises

A dedicated permanent military unit, big-city epidemic evacuation zones and a central information exchange platform were suggested by Chinese experts as they sought to learn and share the key lessons from the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 19:28:42

ID cards required when purchasing medicines for fever and cough

Residents in cities across China are required to register with their ID cards when purchasing medicines for fever and cough in pharmacies, a move believed to be helpful in screening suspected patients infected with the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 13:20:08

Pangolins a potential intermediate host of novel coronavirus: study

The metagenome sequence of the novel coronavirus strain separated from pangolins was 99 percent identical to that from infected people, indicating pangolins may be an intermediate host of the virus, a study has found.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/9 9:45:40

Makeshift hospital in Wuhan receives coronavirus-infected patients

The newly-built Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan, epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, received the first batch of patients infected with the virus Saturday, according to local authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/9 9:17:09

101 passengers show abnormal temperature in Shanghai Hongqiao

The onset of the peak of the Spring Festival travel rush caused public concern regarding the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/8 21:32:47

"Something's Not Right Here Folks"​ | A Look at USA 2009 H1N1 Virus Compared to China 2020 Corona Virus

When the United States 2009 H1N1 swine flu emerged, an international emergency, a declared global pandemic, it eventually infected 60 million and initially killed a minimum of 18,449 cases that year. But the final story of the H1N1 global pandemic was far worse than that, with close to 300,000 deaths, according to the final tallies in 2012 reported by the CDC, as you will read below.
Source: Mario Cavolo | 2020/2/8 14:29:20

Supervisory body probes after Li's death

The death of coronavirus doctor Li Wenliang ignited an outpouring of public outrage in China on Friday as people hailed the man as a national hero and expressed indignation toward Wuhan authorities' handling of his case.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/7 20:53:43

Factories in China should resume operations amid coronavirus fight: expert

Factories and companies in China should resume operations as soon as possible, while making sure there are enough epidemic prevention measures, an expert said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/7 23:15:28

Hong Kong researchers invent fast novel coronavirus detection device

Reducing the whole procedure from sampling to testing to merely 40 minutes, researchers in Hong Kong have invented a fast portable detection device for novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/7 14:00:33

Inflection point unknown amid coronavirus outbreak: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it would be impossible to predict the spread of the novel coronavirus and to determine an inflection point as it is a new disease with many unknowns such as the source and transmission modes.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/7 1:11:50

Gilead: Focus on remdesivir's 2019-nCoV efficacy, permission talks too early

Gilead Sciences Inc said on Thursday that its focus is now on rapidly determining remdesivir's potential as a treatment for the 2019 novel coronavirus, rather than discussing compulsory licensing or any other kind of permissions for drug manufacturing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 21:40:08

Shutting mainland-HK border 'unwise'

As Hong Kong opposition groups and anti-government forces pressured the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government to fully close its border with the Chinese mainland, experts noted on Thursday that these forces are using the 2019-nCov epidemic crisis to realize their political purpose - to separateHong Kong from the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 20:08:43

Shanghai mental health experts suggest remedies for sound mind during virus outbreak

Experts at Shanghai Mental Health Center advised the public to be "moderately anxious" about the novel coronavirus outbreak instead of overreacting.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 17:58:58

$675 million needed for coronavirus outbreak plan: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) says 675 million U.S. dollars is needed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and to protect states with weaker health systems.
Source: CGTN | 2020/2/6 17:31:38

Mask makers go all out in fight against novel coronavirus

Medical material manufacturers across China are racing against the clock to make masks, the most sought-after item amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed hundreds of lives nationwide.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/6 17:24:32

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

PLA Air Force to perform in Singapore despite epidemic

An aerobatic team of the Chinese Air Force will perform at a Singaporean air-show as scheduled despite the coronavirus outbreak, while Singapore did not quarantine Chinese pilots who arrived in the country on Wednesday, a move shows its high level of trust in China's epidemic control measures.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/6 12:31:23

City slammed for intercepting mask delivery amid novel coronavirus outbreak

Some local authorities have been caught red-handed for abusing their power by intercepting medical supplies bound for areas facing higher pressure for epidemic control as a prolonged novel coronavirus outbreak has put the country's frontline medics and cities at the center of the epidemic in dire need of these materials.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 12:28:33

Working from home trending amid coronavirus outbreak

Conducting data analysis, content review and document editing, Liu Hai's first day back to work on Monday after this year's Spring Festival holiday is almost business as usual, except that he now works from home.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/6 10:32:38

Makeshift hospitals start to accept patients in China's Wuhan

The first makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in epidemic-hit Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, began accepting patients Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/6 10:18:00

Chinese vice premier stresses epidemic control in rural areas

Vice Premier Hu Chunhua has called for greater efforts to ensure supply of agricultural products and strengthen epidemic prevention and control of the novel coronavirus in rural areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/6 9:38:36

China to take more steps to ensure supplies for epidemic control

China will roll out a host of measures to ensure the supply of key medical resources and daily necessities for intensified epidemic prevention and control, and increase the production of urgently needed medical resources, a State Council executive meeting decided on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/6 9:35:05

Chinese hospitals discharge 1,153 recovered patients of coronavirus infection

A total of 1,153 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Wednesday, Chinese health authorities announced Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/6 8:26:50

Shanghai postpones new school semester again to curb spread of coronavirus

All schools in Shanghai are forbidden from opening before the end of February, according to an announcement by the city's Education Commission on Wednesday. The start date for the new semester has not been decided yet. Previously, the authority extended the school holidays to February 16 as an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 22:41:16

DingTalk receives mixed response to online lessons during epidemic

DingTalk, Alibaba's workplace communications software, received mixed reviews from Chinese teachers and students who use it for online classes during the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 21:23:38

Trade, cultural events postponed amid virus outbreak

Worries are surfacing on the internet that China's national "two sessions" this year might be affected as the coronavirus epidemic, which has caused the delay of local "two sessions" in two provincial and 16 city-level administrations and a number of trade and cultural and sports events.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 20:53:38

World leaders extend support to battle against coronavirus

China is receiving support from all over the world. Leaders from many countries and world organizations have sent messages to show their concern to the situation and recognition to China's efforts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 19:03:43

Man detained for hiding Wuhan travel, contaminating others

A man was detained for concealing traveling from Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, and frequently joining village banquets, causing thousands to be quarantined.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 18:18:41

Volunteers swing into action to feed stranded pets amid Wuhan lockdown

Zeng Eryang anxiously woke up from her dream one night after returning to her hometown. She dreamed of her British shorthair Yoyo, left in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, which records the largest number of the novel coronavirus infections and has been since dubbed as the epicenter of the deadly epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 18:08:03

Auto company steps up ambulance production to combat coronavirus

In recent days, the Brilliance Auto company in northeast China's Shenyang has stepped up production of negative pressure ambulances for the fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/5 17:42:44

World leaders speak highly of, support China's efforts in fighting novel coronavirus

State leaders and heads of international organizations have recently expressed their support for China's battle against the novel coronavirus and commended China's measures in preventing and controlling the epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/5 17:20:40

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

Chinese hospitals discharge 892 recovered patients of coronavirus infection

A total of 892 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Tuesday, Chinese health authorities announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/5 10:30:28

Chloroquine phosphate, other drugs show activity against coronavirus

Some drugs on the market have been found to show activity against the novel coronavirus, and the first batch of remdesivir developed by Gilead Sciences Inc to fight the virus will arrive in China on Tuesday afternoon for clinical trials, a Chinese official said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/4 22:33:42

Wuhan builds 3 temporary hospitals for mild nCoV cases

Wuhan is building three temporary hospitals in a local gymnasium, an exhibition center and a building complex to expand its capacity for receiving and treating patients infected with the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/4 20:31:53

French doctor chooses to stay, support Wuhan amid nCoV outbreak

While some countries are shutting their borders and cancelling flights to China as the country battles the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak, some foreigners are standing their ground and doing their best to help and support China and its Wuhan city, center of the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/4 19:53:43

Disinfection operations carried out across China to curb epidemic

Disinfection operations are carried out across China to curb the epidemic of the novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/4 17:52:54

Social media giants move against misinformation on novel coronavirus outbreak

Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus, waves of rumors have surged on social media to fan fear, misunderstanding and hatred. World major social media companies have vowed to take actions to contain the viral spread of misinformation.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/4 11:03:29

IMF chief "confident" that China's economy "remains resilient"

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) supports China's efforts to tackle the novel coronavirus outbreak, and is confident that China's economy "remains resilient," IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/4 10:37:25

Xi chairs leadership meeting on epidemic control

The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Monday held a meeting on the prevention and control of pneumonia epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/4 1:07:10

China's Q1 GDP won't drop below 5% despite coronavirus

Although the novel coronavirus will cause a drop in China's first quarter economic growth, the impact can be controlled, with the GDP growth rate expected to stay above 5 percent in the first quarter of 2020. The country's economic growth rate is likely to remain robust at 6 percent for the year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/4 0:07:41

Daily production of diagnostic kits restored to 70% of normal levels: official

As more than 20,000 patients suspected of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in China were waiting for a definite diagnosis, Chinese officials said on Monday that the daily output of diagnostic kits for the novel coronavirus reached 40 times of patients suspected of the virus infection and can basically meet the demand.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 23:08:41

Recovery rate surpasses death rate in viral outbreak

Positive signs have emerged from the novel coronavirus outbreak as recovery rates have exceeded death rates in recent days and nationwide preventative and control measures have yielded positive results, despite the rise in the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 23:08:40

Transmission ways of nCoV spark concern

New ways of transmitting the coronavirus have been reported, and virus nucleic acid has been detected outside human bodies, sparking public concerns that the virus could be transmitted in unknown and undetected ways.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 22:33:40

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

Shanghai works out practical policies to help companies overcome difficulties amid epidemic

A series of policies including extending the social insurance payment period and providing subsidies for employees' training have been worked out for local enterprises in Shanghai to overcome the difficult period amid the coronavirus outbreak, Shanghai's Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau announced at a press conference held by the municipal government on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 21:19:13

Shanghai Jewish community donates masks for the city's elderly

Shanghai Jewish Center, a Jewish community, donated 10,000 facemasks to Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum Monday for distribution amongst the elderly Chinese population in the historic Hongkou district of the city, dubbed as the "Jewish ghetto" in the 1940s.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 19:48:39

Safety prioritized for aircraft carrier, fighter jet developers amid virus outbreak

Chinese armaments companies have postponed planned work in order to concentrate on controlling the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including those building the country's new aircraft carrier and fighter jets, as well as those in Wuhan, Hubei Province, the epicenter of the virus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 19:08:40

Virus onslaught sends yuan's value spiraling down

The unexpected coronavirus outbreak in China has not only sent mainland stocks into a record-setting plunge on Monday, but is also pressing down the yuan's exchange rate.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 18:32:59

Woman with novel coronavirus pneumonia delivers healthy baby

A pregnant woman with novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pneumonia has delivered a healthy baby in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/3 18:18:22

Current epidemic control in China still faces challenges: expert

The current epidemic prevention and control of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak still face a lot of problems and challenges, said renowned Chinese respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/3 18:12:45

China blasts US for no help in virus fight

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday blasted the US for not offering any concrete help to China to fight the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, but instead creating chaos and spreading fear by being the first country to withdraw its consulate staff from Wuhan, and the first to announce restrictions on Chinese citizens' entry to the country, which has set a poor example to other nations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 17:53:40

China builds new hospital in 10 days to combat coronavirus

China has built a makeshift hospital in 10 days to battle against the novel strain of coronavirus in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus outbreak in central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/3 11:50:31

Chinese vice premier inspects newly-delivered hospital to combat coronavirus

Entrusted by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Vice Premier Sun Chunlan has inspected a newly-delivered hospital to combat coronavirus in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/3 9:22:14

361 dead, 17,205 cases of coronavirus confirmed on Chinese mainland

A total of 17,205 cases of novel coronavirus were confirmed on the Chinese mainland as of 24:00 on Sunday, with 361 dead and 475 recovered patients, said China's National Health Commission.
Source: CGTN | 2020/2/3 8:02:43

Wuhan hospital ready for remote treatment

The SARS treatment-model Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, Hubei Province which will officially receive coronavirus patients from Monday, can conduct remote medical treatment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/2 23:38:40

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

Virus unleashes racism in Western societies

In the current era of globalization, Western racists still bear the imagination of being conqueror and ruler of the world and fail to realize that they are like a frog born at the bottom of a well and living a lifetime within it.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/2 22:28:40

'Stay home' order boosts online business growth in China

As Chinese people are staying at home as the novel coronavirus spreads, China's online economy, including e-learning and computer games, is witnessing rapid growth.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/2 18:13:35

Firms to integrate innovative research support to battle coronavirus

Fifty-three enterprises released an initiative on Saturday to offer medical- and research-related assistances to help curb the ongoing novel coronavirus onslaught, with integrated professional resources and research capability.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/2 17:09:21

Chinese netizens share to-do lists after epidemic

Chinese netizens, who had to stay indoors for days to combat the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus related pneumonia, began to share their wish lists of things they would do immediately after the epidemic goes away.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/2 15:38:40

Novel coronavirus may spread via digestive system: experts

Chinese experts warned that the novel coronavirus could be transmitted through the digestive system, according to the latest findings.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/2 12:39:24

Military medical staff tasked with treating patients in Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan

Approved by Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping, 1,400 medical staff from the armed forces are tasked with treating patients in Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan starting from Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/2 12:11:14

Chinese hospitals discharge 328 recovered patients of coronavirus infection

A total of 328 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Saturday, Chinese health authorities announced Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/2 12:05:02

Takeaway-ordering app provides free delivery for hospitals in Wuhan

In the middle of a severe epidemic, Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province lost the hustle and bustle of the past, with few cars and pedestrians on the roads.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/2 10:52:29

Charter flights bring home 310 Hubei residents from abroad: Foreign Ministry

China organized three charter flights and brought back 310 Hubei residents on Friday, following the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, capital of China's Hubei Province, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/2 10:05:50

World leaders speak highly of, support China's anti-epidemic efforts

In recent days, more foreign leaders have spoken positively of and supported China's efforts to battle the novel coronavirus outbreak through various means.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/2 9:14:54

304 dead, 14,380 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Chinese mainland

A total of 14,380 cases of novel coronavirus were confirmed in the Chinese mainland as of 24:00 on Saturday, with 304 dead and 328 recovered patients, said China's National Health Commission.
Source: CGTN | 2020/2/2 7:58:45

Shanghai dispatches govt officials to work with grassroots personnel on epidemic control

More than 6,000 communities and villages of Shanghai have been engaged in identifying cases of novel coronavirus infection and serve people under quarantine, Zeng Qun, deputy director of the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau said during a press conference on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/1 23:07:40

Coronavirus rumors trigger irrational behaviors among Chinese netizens

In the face of China's resolute battle against the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak that has caused over 11,000 confirmed cases of infections and 259 deaths nationwide, millions of Chinese people have been quarantined during the Spring Festival holidays. At the same time, rumormongering on social media platforms triggered irrational behavior among netizens as the research on effective counter-virus treatment is still ongoing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/1 14:12:40

China builds more SARS treatment-model hospitals to fight epidemic

More hospitals designed to replicate the SARS treatment model are popping up across China as the country mobilizes medical resources nationwide to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/1 13:14:34

Coronavirus threatens Hubei poultry industry

The poultry industry is bracing for the effects of the coronavirus on China's most affected areas because of the extreme shortage of feed and tighter transportation controls, industry groups and insiders said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/1 11:11:41

Xiamen launches lottery system for mask purchases

The local government of Xiamen in East China's Fujian Province has launched a lottery system for mask purchases through its official WeChat account Friday, amid a severe shortage of protective masks as China battles the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/1 11:06:51

Drones creatively used in rural areas in battle against coronavirus

Chinese officers in rural areas are creatively using drones to prevent local residents from gathering outside without wearing masks during the nationwide battle against the deadly novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/31 22:41:00

Virus won't help return jobs to US: experts

An outlandish comment by US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, which counted the deadly coronavirus outbreak as a reason for the global supply chain relo-cation and channeling more jobs back to the US, has drawn harsh criticism from netizens and experts on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/31 21:58:27

CCPIT offers help to companies in legal disputes amid nCoV outbreak

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) said on Thursday that they can issue proof of force majeure to help companies reduce and mitigate losses in case of legal disputes amid the ongoing outbreak of the pneumonia by the novel coronavirus (nCoV).
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/31 20:07:23

Shanghai regulates mask sales to prevent shortage: authority

Shanghai residents have to register to buy medical masks starting Sunday to alleviate the city's current shortage of masks during the fight against novel coronavirus, a local government spokesperson said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/31 18:39:01

China reports 9,692 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia, 213 deaths

China announced 9,692 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia and 213 deaths.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/31 10:42:45

China needs to prepare for consequences of virus

As China is concentrating all efforts in fighting against the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the central government should also be alert to and make preparations for the inevitable economic decline.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/30 22:43:40

Mask firms in full swing to meet shortage amid battle against coronavirus

When most factories are experiencing some downtime during China's efforts to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, China's mask producers, among other medical device providers, are busier than ever and have voluntarily suspended holidays in a bid to meet surging domestic demand.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/30 21:51:40

Airlines cut services to Chinese mainland as disease spreads

Multiple international airlines have suspended or reduced flights to the Chinese mainland amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country. A Chinese official said the moves represented market conduct due to the declining travel demand brought about by the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/30 18:13:40

One person tested positive of novel coronavirus in India: Officials

One person tested positive of novel coronavirus in India: Officials
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/30 16:39:24

Singapore FM says fully confident in China's battle against coronavirus outbreak

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday held phone talks with Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, who expressed full confidence in China's fight against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/30 14:44:35

Jack Ma Foundation donates 14.4 mln USD for coronavirus vaccine development

The Jack Ma Foundation has announced it will donate 100 million yuan (14.4 million U.S. dollars) to support the research and development of a novel coronavirus vaccine.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/30 14:13:52

China has allocated 27.3 bln yuan for coronavirus control

China has allocated 27.3 billion yuan (about 3.94 billion U.S. dollars) to support the battle across the country against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as of 5 p.m. Jan. 29, the country's finance ministry said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/30 12:47:31

Finland confirms first case of new coronavirus

A Chinese tourist tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a hospital in northern Finland on Wednesday, the Chinese Embassy in Finland said in a statement, adding that it has contacted the patient.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/30 12:12:07

China deserves "gratitude and respect" for efforts to fight virus outbreak: WHO chief

The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that China deserves the international community's gratitude and respect for having taken very serious measures to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak and prevent exporting cases overseas.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/30 7:15:29

Xi orders military to contribute to winning battle against epidemic

President Xi Jinping has ordered Chinese military to keep its mission firmly in mind and shoulder responsibility to make contribution to winning the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/29 20:46:18

Beijing propels into action to contain coronavirus ahead of two sessions

The Beijing government on Wednesday issued guidelines calling for greater control and intensified screening of people coming to the capital from high-risk areas in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak before it advances to an expected spreading phase during return travel rush at the end of the Spring festival holidays.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/29 17:31:56

China to tighten security at medical institutions, crowded places amid virus outbreak

Political and legal affairs organs across China will ramp up their work to tighten security at designated medical institutions and crowded places and combat crimes as the country fights the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/29 16:08:58

Flight services to China suspended amid coronavirus outbreak

Several international airlines have announced their decision to suspend flights to China as the country continues to battle the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/29 15:59:46

Belarus offers support in China's fight against novel coronavirus

President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed relevant authorities to provide medical support and supplies to China as the country has been fighting resolutely to contain the deadly pneumonia, the Global Times learned.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/29 14:33:34

Chinese equities market to recover after short-term coronavirus hit: analyst

The trend of a progressing rally for the Chinese A-share market and its bonds market is not likely to be changed by the current novel coronavirus outbreak although the country's GDP in the first quarter of 2020 faces rising pressure, Chinese analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/29 13:24:37

Top physician says novel coronavirus outbreak to recede in a week

The new coronavirus outbreak that has gripped China and other countries resulting in over 130 deaths may recede in about 7-10 days, renowned Chinese respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan predicted on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/29 11:45:34

Fourth coronavirus patient in Shanghai has recovered

A fourth novel coronavirus patient has recovered and was discharged from hospital in Shanghai on Tuesday, which is inspiring and encouraging, said Wu Jinglei, director of Shanghai Health Commission during a press conference in Shanghai on Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/28 19:48:08

China confident in ability to handle novel coronavirus outbreak: FM

The Chinese government is taking resolute and effective measures to effectively prevent and control the novel coronavirus epidemic though scientific approaches and maintaining close cooperation with the World Health Organization and other international partners.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/27 17:57:40

Wuhan mayor ready to resign if it helps to contain coronavirus epidemic

Wuhan Mayor Zhou Xianwang said that he and the city's Party secretary are willing to resign if it helps to contain the novel coronavirus which originated from the city and had infected 2,744 and killed 80 as of Sunday midnight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/27 17:37:54

Government offers help to US citizens' evacuation from Wuhan: official

China has offerred necessary assistance to help the US evacuate citizens including diplomats from Wuhan, center of the new coronavirus outbreak, said a foreign ministry spokesperson.
Source: People's Daily | 2020/1/26 14:53:38

China starts research on vaccine for novel coronavirus

China has started to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus after successfully isolating the first strain of the virus, said Xu Wenbo from Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday.
Source: People's Daily | 2020/1/26 14:44:41

387 railway stations using temperature checks

China National Railway Group said 387 railway stations nationwide are using temperature checks for passengers entering and leaving the stations as of Saturday. The railway department had cooperated with the local governments to close 72 railway
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/26 14:32:52

China provides fast customs clearance for overseas donations on coronavirus fight

China said materials donated from overseas to fight pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) will get fast-track clearance at customs.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/26 13:40:42

Chinese schools to postpone entrance exams, spring terms amid coronavirus outbreak

Several Chinese universities have announced postponements of their entrance exams or spring terms mid the spread of Wuhan's novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/26 13:08:19

China's Wuhan to ban motor vehicles to prevent coronavirus outbreak

Ordinary motor vehicles will be banned from roads from Sunday in the downtown areas in Wuhan, the hardest-hit city of the novel coronavirus outbreak in central China, the local government said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 21:49:34

China beefs up novel coronavirus prevention with temperature screening at more railway stations

Temperature screening checkpoints have been set up in 387 Chinese railway stations by Saturday morning as local railway authority strengthened prevention measures to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 21:34:52

CPC leadership meets to discuss novel coronavirus prevention, control

The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Saturday held a meeting on the prevention and control of the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 21:32:56

Malaysia confirms 3 cases of novel coronavirus

Malaysian authorities said on Saturday that first three cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed in the southern Johor state bordering Singapore.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 15:22:47

Nepal confirms first case of new coronavirus infection

A Nepali student studying in China has been found infected with the new coronavirus, an official of Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 11:20:15

Australia confirms first coronavirus case

A man has tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, which is the first case in the country, confirmed local health authorities on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 11:10:04

Confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia rise to 5 in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has reported three more cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to five.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 10:35:16

Testing kits urgently needed in Wuhan

Shortage of medical resources, especially the testing kits, keep hovering hospitals in Wuhan, capital of central Central China's Hubei Province, while the whole China is fighting together against the novel coronavirus originatinged in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/24 19:31:23

Wuhan to follow Beijing's SARS treatment model in new coronavirus control

The central China metropolitan of Wuhan will follow Beijing's SARS treatment model to build a special hospital for admitting patients infected in the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 16:10:56

China sets up research team to combat virus spread

A national research team of 14 experts has been set up to help prevent and control the latest novel coronavirus outbreak in China, the Ministry of Science and Technology announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 14:10:39

830 cases of coronavirus patients, including 25 deaths, reported in China

Death toll of Wuhan coronavirus rises to 25 with 830 confirmed infection cases in China as of Thursdsy midnight; 34 have been cured and released from hospitals: authority
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/24 8:31:37

China waives fees for all transportation ticket cancellations nationwide

China's transport departments will allow passengers to cancel their tickets of all transportation means nationwide without charging fees.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 8:23:54

Too early to declare coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern: WHO

WHO Emergency Committee on the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) considered it is still too early to declare a public health emergency of international concern given its restrictive and binary nature, according to a press conference held by WHO on Thursday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/24 2:35:07

China's finance ministry allocates $144 million to Hubei Province to help fight Wuhan coronavirus

China's finance ministry on Thursday allocated 1 billion yuan ($144 million) to Hubei Province to help the province fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/23 23:44:31

Inbound transport to Wuhan suspended: ministry

China's transport ministry announced Thursday to suspend all road and waterway passenger inbound transport services into Wuhan following an early notice from the city authorities which requires to suspend all outbound public transportation, in an apparent escalated fight against the pneumonia outbreak that has claimed 17 lives.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/23 16:29:45

571 coronavirus infection cases confirmed with 17 deaths: authorities

571 people have been confirmed infected with the new coronavirus in China; among which 95 in critical condition, 17 have died.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/23 8:45:46

Wuhan to close outbound travel because of coronavirus

Wuhan is to suspend bus and subway services in the city and close outbound travel at train stations and airports from 10am Thursday amid the escalating epidemic of coronavirus, according to a statement released by city authorities early on Thursday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/23 2:45:28

Taobao bans vendors from hiking mask prices

Vendors should not hike prices of masks, according to Alibaba's shopping site Taobao.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/23 0:45:38

Coronavirus cases info released timely and accurately: health commission

Chinese national health authority on Wednesday dismissed the inflated figures of the Wuhan coronavirus claimed by UK experts as mere rumors, stressing that the actual situation is different from theoretical speculations and no super spreader has been discovered yet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 12:04:00

No 'super spreader' of Wuhan virus so far: NHC

No super spreader for the Wuhan Coronavirus discovered so far, NHC experts. WHO defines super spreader, as a patient who transmits the virus to more than 10 people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 10:53:05

324 pneumonia cases confirmed in China

As of 7 am on Wednesday, in total 324 cases of Wuhan pneumonia have been confirmed across 14 provinces and municipalities: Chinese state media
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 8:42:16

Wuhan pneumonia response reflects progress in China's system

More adjustments and improvements are needed in China's governing system. In the Wuhan pneumonia case, is it possible to release information more timely and comprehensively? It will prove to be a test of China's system. But more and more Chinese people believe the system will stand the test and improve itself amid the challenge.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/21 21:43:40

Wuhan to see reduced population mobility as pneumonia spreads

Multiple airlines and travel platforms have announced refund or rebooking policies for customers who planned to travel into or out of Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province. The province confirmed 270 patients with the pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus as of Monday, according to the National Health Commission.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/21 21:38:41

Pneumonia death toll rises to 6 in Wuhan, 227 remain hospitalized: mayor

#JUSTIN: 6 deaths reported as of Tue due to the contagious Wuhan pneumonia: CCTV
Source: CCTV | 2020/1/21 18:02:19

Wuhan to enforce entry & exit controls over novel pneumonia virus ahead of peak travel season

Wuhan to enforce entry & exit controls over novel  pneumonia  virus ahead of peak travel season
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/21 14:53:11

Coronavirus death toll rises to 4; highest priority given to disease

Four people have now been confirmed to have died and 15 medical personnel have been confirmed infected with the new coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, where the disease was first detected.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/21 11:41:19

President Xi urges effective control of new coronavirus

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the effective control of the penumonia outbreak caused by the new coronavirus and that the safety and health of the Chinese people should come first.
Source: People's Daily | 2020/1/20 19:18:49

Wuhan sees 136 new pneumonia cases, 2 reported in Beijing, 1 in Guangdong

136 more people were confirmed to have been infected by the new type of coronavirus from Saturday to Sunday, according to Wuhan health authority. Two cases were found in Daxing district, Beijing and one was found in South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 7:53:37

Prevent Wuhan virus for auspicious festival

The new epidemic in Wuhan is not as horrible as SARS. We sincerely hope Chinese society can be more successful in preventing and controlling the pneumonia, and move a big step forward in terms of medicine, social management and public opinion compared with 2003.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 20:58:43

Chinese man living in Japan contracted coronavirus in Wuhan: WHO

A Chinese man living in Japan who recently traveled to Wuhan, Central ­China's Hubei Province was confirmed on Thursday as having contracted the new coronavirus discovered in the city last month.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 22:18:42

New virus identified as cause of Wuhan pneumonia

Chinese experts have identified a new type of coronavirus as the cause of the pneumonia that has hospitalized 59 people in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 9:48:19