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

Xinfadi's beef and lamb market labelled as 'extremely high risk area'

A total of 102 cases out of all 311 confirmed cases in Beijing were related to Xinfadi's beef and lamb market, thus the area was labelled by health experts as extremely high risk with another 14-day quarantine being imposed on people who are connected to this specially designated area.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 21:11:13

Chinese company unveils positive results of COVID-19 vaccines

An institute of biological products in Beijing affiliated with the China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) announced on Sunday that it had achieved positive results for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate it developed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 20:08:43

Two of Beijing's COVID-19 cases infected from a public toilet

Two people infected with COVID-19 confirmed on June 20 did not go to Xinfadi market's surrounding area, but instead contracted the virus using a public toilet, BTV reported on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/26 12:36:44

Chinese mainland reports 2 new imported COVID-19 cases

The Chinese mainland reported two new imported COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,895, the National Health Commission said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/26 9:37:04

Chinese takeaway sector braces after deliveryman confirmed with COVID-19

China's takeaway industry might need to brace for a new wave of concern with one deliveryman confirmed as being infected with COVID-19, a case that was announced on Tuesday by Beijing's health authorities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/23 21:31:51

US COVID-19 deaths top 120,000: Johns Hopkins University

The number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States topped 120,000 on Monday, reaching 120,036 as of 12:04 p.m. (1604 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/23 1:09:34

Beijing epidemic not second outbreak, cases likely to drop: top expert

Yang Gonghuan, former vice director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told the Global Times on Monday that the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Beijing is on a small scale and not the start of second wave of the epidemic, adding that the cases will continue to decline.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/22 21:04:14

Beijing daily COVID-19 testing capability may reach 1 million

Beijing continues to expand its COVID-19 testing capability to meet the mounting demand for nucleic acid tests, and if it adopts batch testing, Beijing could test nearly 1 million people per day
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/21 22:03:40

Two more areas in Beijing raise COVID-19 alert level to high risk

Two more areas in Beijing have raised their COVID-19 alert level to high risk, bringing to four areas with high risk. The alert level in 37 areas in the city is medium risk after a spike of local COVID-19 infections recently.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/21 19:21:43

Beijing sees achievements in virus prevention with rapid, efficient measures

In the past 10 days, Beijing has tested millions of residents for COVID-19 and conducted a series of measures to avoid its spread after a new wave broke out from the largest wholesale food market in the city, infecting more than 200 people. The capital city's disease control efforts have seen achievements in confronting the epidemic, and medical authorities said the outbreak is under control.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/21 17:33:40

COVID-19 may continue till mid-2021: China's top epidemiologist

The global spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to continue until the first half of 2021 even if vaccines become available, predicted Zhang Wenhong, a prominent Chinese infectious disease expert and leader of Shanghai's COVID-19 medical team.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/21 15:03:40

China's CDC experts investigate Xinfadi market three times, announce groundbreaking virus tracing discovery

An initial epidemiological survey shows the coronavirus strain detected at the Xinfadi market in Beijing came from Europe, yet it has existed longer than the current coronavirus strain circulating in Europe, Chinese virologists inferred. They say it is possible that the virus did not mutate during transport as it has been sealed in frozen food, stored in cold and damp conditions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/19 10:44:24

Tianjin coronavirus case may arise from frozen food: expert

Virologists said Thursday that the COVID-19 case reported on Wednesday in North China's Tianjin Municipality may have come from frozen food contaminated by the coronavirus, as the patient had cleaned frozen seafood in a hotel.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/18 18:28:41

All passengers departing Beijing should take nucleic acid tests: airports

Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) said on Thursday that passengers leaving Beijing must bring with them a negative nucleic acid test certificate issued within seven days of departure, per the requirements of Beijing authorities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/18 14:25:40

Beijing imposes new measures to prevent virus spreading to other cities

Imposing restrictions on leaving Beijing does not mean the city is being sealed off, said an official from Beijing's public security bureau, noting that the current measures aim to stop the virus from spreading to other parts of China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/18 12:37:06

Man cleaning frozen seafood at Tianjin Conrad hotel catches COVID-19 virus

Tianjin reported one new confirmed COVID-19 case on Wednesday night, a 22-year-old man working at Tianjin's Conrad hotel. The patient has been washing dishes in the hotel since May 30, occasionally cleaning frozen seafood.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/17 23:54:56

China pledges to avail any successful COVID-19 vaccine to African countries first: Xi

China pledges to avail any successful COVID-19 vaccine to African countries first, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at China-Africa summit on solidarity against COVID-19 on Wed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/17 22:56:49

31 provinces, regions tighten health checks on Beijing arrivals

As Beijing raised its response to Level II from Level III against the COVID-19 infection spike, and after four provinces reported confirmed cases related to the capital city's new outbreak, 31 provinces and regions in China have tightened health checks on arrivals from Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/17 22:21:23

China, Africa accelerate efforts to battle virus

China has successfully contained the virus in a manner that has been lauded internationally, and African countries are eager to receive much needed technical support.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/17 21:53:40

Beijing's latest outbreak may have occurred a month earlier: head of Chinese CDC

Chinese experts differ on when the new outbreak in Beijing began and where exactly the virus originated. Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said the outbreak probably did not occur in early June or late May, but probably a month earlier.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/17 18:24:16

Beijing has given nucleic acid tests to 356,000 people since Saturday: govt official

Beijing has given nucleic acid tests to 356,000 people since Saturday: govt official
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/17 16:29:13

Beijing suspends on-campus classes for all primary, middle, high school students amid outbreak

Beijing suspends on-campus classes for all primary, middle, high school students amid outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/16 22:55:55

Beijing's 'wholesale aircraft carrier' Xinfadi market, under the microscope for COVID-19 risks

After four consecutive days of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 being reported among staff and visitors to the Xinfadi food market in Beijing, the so called "wholesale aircraft carrier" has caused widespread public concern over the high risk the distribution center poses to the city and even the country due to its high volume of traffic, mobility of people and connections to other places in China.
Source: | 2020/6/16 0:59:41

Beijing identifies 22 subdistricts as mid-risk

The Beijing Municipality government identified 12 new subdistricts as COVID-19 middle-risk areas, bringing the total number to 22. Huaxiang subdistrict in Fengtai, where the Xinfadi wholesale market is located, is the only area of high-risk in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/16 0:18:01

China-Myanmar 'fast track' to help revive bilateral economic growth

China and Myanmar have set up a "fast track" procedure to resume business links while maintaining a two-way, zero-infection commute amid the COVID-19 pandemic, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 19:53:40

Xi says China ready to strengthen anti-pandemic cooperation with Laos

China is ready to strengthen cooperation with Laos in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic, said General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/15 19:07:47

Returnees from mainland, Macao, Taiwan to HK exempted from 14-day quarantine

Nearly 10,000 people returning from Chinese mainland, Taiwan Island and Macao n to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) had been exempted from the compulsory 14-day self-isolation as of Friday, as Hong Kong eased quarantine rules, data showed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 19:03:40

Beijing residential communities enter "wartime" mode

Some 7,200 residential communities, including villages have entered “wartime” mode, with approximately 100,000 epidemic-control staff deployed to prevent the virus from spreading throughout the capital.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 17:04:43

Nearby city Baoding declares wartime status after Beijing sees spike in COVID-19 infections

Baoding, a city in North China's Hebei Province, declared it was entering wartime status due to its geographic proximity with Beijing, which has seen a spike in local infections.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 14:03:40

Beijing reports 36 new COVID-19 local cases

Beijing reported 36 new COVID-19 local cases on Monday, bringing the total number of active confirmed cases in the city to 79 as of press time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 12:12:32

Beijing tested 76,499 connected to Xinfadi on Sunday, 59 found positive

Beijing has tested 76,499 people with connections to Xinfadi Market on Sunday, of whom 59 tested positive for COVID-19: Beijing health authority.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 10:41:16

Genome sequencing tests on Xinfadi food market virus cluster indicate European source: Beijing CDC researcher

The COVID-19 virus genome sequencing from Beijing's clustered infections in the Xinfadi market showed the virus is from Europe. Preliminary results showed the infections are related with imported cases: Beijing CDC researcher
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/14 20:12:11

Restaurant urges customers to undergo COVID-19 testing after waitress confirmed as patient

The manager of a Beijing-based restaurant on Sunday urged all their guests to take nucleic acid tests after a waitress appeared on the list of the latest batch of COVID-19 patients related to the resurgence of the outbreak in Beijing Xinfadi Market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/14 19:41:17

8 more COVID-19 cases are confirmed in Beijing

8 more COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Beijing Sunday, all of whom are related to the Xinfadi wholesale market: Beijing health authorities
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/14 18:53:33

Hong Kong's Ocean Park reopens after four-month closure due to COVID-19

Hong Kong's iconic theme park Ocean Park resumed operations on Saturday after being temporarily closed for more than four months due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/14 8:00:15

Beijing supermarkets stop selling salmon after wholesalers test positive for coronavirus

Major supermarkets in Beijing including Carrefour and Wumart stopped selling salmon on Saturday after the cutting boards of wholesalers in Beijing's Xinfadi Market detected the novel coronavirus, sparking concern that salmon could be contaminated with the deadly virus, despite virologists saying that the coronavirus can't be transmitted from fish to humans.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/13 15:03:28

46 people test positive for coronavirus: Beijing authorities

Forty-six people in Beijing have tested positive for the coronavirus over the last few days. All of them were connected to local markets but none have symptoms and are under close medical observation, Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the municipal center for disease prevention and control, said at a press conference on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/13 13:55:18

COVID-19 vaccines offered to SOE overseas workers proven safe

Employees of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) preparing to go abroad are offered to administer two choices of homegrown inactivated vaccine shots for urgent use, with both shots having demonstrated safety in human trials. Experts speculate that workers traveling to high-risk areas such as the US, Brazil and India will be given priority for vaccination.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/11 15:38:40

China a victim not instigator of disinformation: Chinese Mission to EU

China, as a victim of disinformation, has always opposed the creation and spread of disinformation by any people or organization, said the Chinese Commission to the EU on Wednesday, in response to the EU's joint communication claiming China has been engaged in targeted influence operations and disinformation campaigns amid the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/11 12:39:00

Chinese confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on first chartered flight from India

One Chinese national was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 in Shanghai after arriving on a chartered flight from India on Tuesday, health authorities reported Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/11 12:32:21

Beijing, Wuhan to rebuild public health emergency response systems

Beijing and Wuhan both plan to rebuild their public health emergency response systems over three years and improve the monitoring mechanism for diseases of unknown causes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/9 16:50:05

Chinese medical expert team arrives in Bangladesh to help fight COVID-19

A medical expert team sent by the Chinese government arrived here on Monday to support Bangladesh's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/9 8:47:29

Wuhan virus test on silent carriers proves city is safe: experts

Wuhan, the city hit hardest by COVID-19 announced that no "living virus" had been detected in any of the 300 asymptomatic infections screened during its citywide test, which experts said further cemented the city's victory against virus, proving to the outside world that Wuhan is safe.
Source: | 2020/6/9 5:22:45

British Chinese fight COIVD-19 racism

Chinese living in the UK applauded British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's disapproval of anti-Chinese xenophobia amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: | 2020/6/9 3:31:07

19 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases detected among 650,000 people in NE China's Mudanjiang

More than 650,000 people were tested for COVID-19 in Mudanjiang in seven days, and 19 asymptomatic infected people were detected, Wang Wenli, mayor of Mudanjiang in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, announced at a press conference on Monday afternoon, according to China Central Television.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/8 23:15:23

First flight evacuating Chinese nationals leaves India

Four more chartered flights taking Chinese nationals back home will depart from India in the coming days, after the first flight left India on Monday, the Global Times has learned.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/8 18:01:40

LatAm pushes global deaths to 400,000

Surging fatalities in Latin America helped push the global coronavirus death toll above 400,000 on Sunday, even as Europe emerged from its virus lockdown with infections increasingly under control there.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/8 16:23:40

COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use most likely available in autumn: top respiratory expert

On Saturday, a Chinese biological product company in Guizhou announced that a COVID-19 vaccine developed by a team led by top epidemiologist Chen Wei is expected to be put into mass production by the company once it is available.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/7 21:08:41

Hainan reports one COVID-19 patient who traveled from Hubei in tour group

The city of Sanya in South China Hainan Province reported one confirmed COVID-19 case on Sunday who travelled from Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, as part of a tour group on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/7 11:23:01

Full Text: Fighting COVID-19: China in Action

The Covid-19 global pandemic is the most extensive to afflict humanity in a century. A serious crisis for the entire world, and a daunting challenge, it poses a grave threat to human life and health.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/7 10:58:23

China clear of high-risk COVID-19 response level regions after Fengman adjusts to low

China on Sunday was clear of high-risk regions nationwide after Fengman district of Northeast China's Jilin Province adjusted its COVID-19 response level to low.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/7 10:13:58

Private newcomers struggle as mask production ebbs

As domestic demand for face masks plunges thanks to the ebb of the COVID-19 outbreak in China, small newcomers to the sector are now struggling to make a profit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 21:18:41

Update: Beijing authority could revise controversial TCM regulation, official says

Beijing traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) authorities addressed the controversy over draft regulations which appeared to indicate that people who question the efficacy of TCM would be punished, saying it was a misinterpretation and that they could revise or delete some clauses in the draft regulations in response to the controversy.
Source: | 2020/6/3 3:53:38

CDC chief urges bigger role for disease prevention and control system

A political adviser, who is also the chief of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has called for giving a bigger say and scientific authority to the disease prevention and control system to address problems exposed in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 21:23:40

100,000-plus American COVID deaths, Trump's art of the deal?

Just as Washington Post's opinion writer Paul Waldman put it, "Can we stop pretending Trump is fit to be president?" When innocent ordinary Americans are suffering from the Trump administration's inaptitude, its moral culpability becomes clearer every day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 16:00:22

Overseas study affected as English proficiency exams are cancelled amid outbreak

As the COVID-19 epidemic continues, a total of six English proficiency exams scheduled for June have been canceled, which has hit Chinese students' applications for overseas study.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 23:08:29

Beijing to launch detailed daily virus prevention directive after COVID-19 epidemic

The medical authority of Beijing published a draft directive on daily virus prevention, which covers 60 scenarios in people's daily life, aiming to lead citizens to make a habit of civilized and healthy lifestyles.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 22:55:45

Chinese students studying in the UK keep finishing their degree amid coronavirus

When Chinese student Yao Han and her Chinese friend studying in the UK finished shopping in Tesco, a British young guy followed them on their way home and kept yelling at them with verbal abuse until a British woman helped them yell back and drive the rude guy away.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 22:53:40

Asian Americans rally against all hate as COVID-19 fuels fanatics

Earlier in May, the Asia Society of Southern California hosted an event called "Standing Against Racism in the Time of COVID." This was done to fight back against a rising wave of anti-Asian verbal and physical assaults in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 18:11:58

Chinese researchers find human neutralizing antibody targeting COVID-19 receptor binding site

Chinese researchers have found a human neutralizing antibody targeting the receptor binding site of SARS-CoV-2, publishing their results on the Nature website on Tuesday. The discovery moves forward China's efforts to ramp up its independent research and development of an antibody drug to fight COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 12:18:40

Republic of Congo officials eager to learn more about TCM: expert

During a knowledge exchange session between Republic of Congo officials and the Chinese Medical Mission, a high-level official encouraged the Chinese expert team to share more experience related to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 23:43:35

87 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland

Eighty-seven patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were discharged from hospitals after recovery Monday on the Chinese mainland, according to the National Health Commission Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/5 8:53:47

32 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland

A total of 32 patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were discharged from hospitals Thursday on the Chinese mainland, according to the National Health Commission.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/1 8:58:20

New COVID-19 transmission model shows social distancing worked in Chinese cities

A new COVID-19 transmission model, based on contact survey data from nearly 1,200 people in the Chinese cities of Wuhan and Shanghai, suggests that strict social distancing measures were sufficient to curtail the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causes COVID-19, according to a paper published on Science magazine Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/1 7:16:22

WHO should probe US' virus misconduct: Global Times editorial

Since the situation is grave, we strongly call on the WHO to intervene in the investigation in the US' initial COVID-19 spread. The WHO's participation can ensure that the investigation is not distorted by the upcoming presidential election. It can also ensure that the conclusions are scientific rather than simply catering to politics. People need to see true reports that are responsible for history.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/25 21:38:12

Not anti-US, but speak for betrayed Americans: The Grayzone founder

In an exclusive interview with the Global Times, Max Blumenthal, founder of The Grayzone, said his US-based news outlet is not anti-US or pro-China as some people claimed. It “speaks for the people in the West who are opposed to war and who are skeptical of the narratives that were being fed.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/25 18:19:04

Some people sue China as they 'need a monster to blame' for own problem: prominent Italian economist

Economist Michele Geraci, former undersecretary of state at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, slammed some Italian non-profit organizations that are reportedly mulling a lawsuit against China over the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/25 18:15:57

Patients continuing to test COVID-19 positive after disappearance of symptoms have limited infectivity: experts

Some COVID-19 cases in Wuhan have shown unexpectedly long detoxification periods even after their symptoms disappeared, triggering public concerns about their infectivity; experts, however, noted that the infectiousness of these cases is limited and will not be discharged from the hospital until two successive negative test results are obtained.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/25 13:17:25

Chinese premier stresses stabilizing economic fundamentals, securing people's livelihood

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed confidence and efforts in stabilizing China's economic fundamentals and securing people's basic livelihood in the face of the economic difficulties and challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/25 8:34:21

WHO launches "landmark" int'l collaboration on developing COVID-19 technologies

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday launched a "landmark" international collaboration to accelerate the development of COVID-19 health technologies.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/24 23:32:50

COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use may be ready by September: China CDC director

A COVID-19 vaccine could be developed by September, and could be ready for emergency use on medical workers and on a larger group of people early next year, said Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Gao Fu on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/24 19:01:31

Border cities in SW China conduct drills to strengthen country's defenses against imported COVID-19 cases

Several border cities in Southwest China have conducted drills featuring simulated illegal border crossings in order to further enhance efforts to prevent imported cases of COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/24 15:06:04

Shanghai ensures sufficient supply of free condoms amid COVID19 outbreak, 170,000 free condoms sent

Shanghai contraceptive authorities are making efforts to ensure the sufficient supply of free condoms around the city amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/10 21:36:16

5.6% growth amid virus uncertainty not best option for China

To guarantee pre-set social development goals, China needs to reach GDP growth of 5.6 percent or higher in 2020. However, as global economic uncertainty related to the coronavirus remains high, it may not be the best option for China, which is deeply involved in economic globalization, to strain to achieve that goal.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/10 21:34:25

China grants $1.3b unemployment insurance

China ramped up efforts to improve the livelihood of low-income households and unemployed amid economic downward pressure from the COVID-19, while total unemployment claims in the US has crossed 16 million, which an expert said would lead to a recession earlier than expected.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/10 21:08:41

PBC introduces measures worth 3.3 trillion yuan to relief pandemic

The People's Bank of China (PBC), the central bank, has released measures worth 3.3 trillion yuan ($470 billion) including cutting the reserve requirement ratio and loan arrangement to relieve the impact brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, a bank official said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/10 20:58:40

Taiwan should restrain from seeking attention: Global Times editorial

Taiwan is the only one behind Washington to attack Ghebreyesus. The Tsai Ing-wen authorities don't have any dignity as the island is not a country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/10 20:23:40

Xi says China ready to continue helping Argentina with COVID-19 prevention, aid

Chinese President Xi Jinping said the Chinese side is ready to continue sharing COVID-19 prevention and control experience with Argentina and offering assistance within its capacity.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/10 17:51:23

Overseas Chinese students 40% of China's imported COVID19 cases

Ninety percent of imported COVID-19 cases hold Chinese passports, 40 percent of them are overseas students, Luo Zhaohui, vice foreign minister of China, said at a press conference on Thursday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 12:02:31

India may have higher number of unreported COVID-19 infections

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

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 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

Truckloads of medical supplies donated by China arrive in Italy

Truckloads of 26.4 tons of coronavirus prevention supplies arrived in Italy on Friday, the first batch of supplies donated by Chinese people from Eastern China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/14 10:08:10

China's expert team, medical supplies fly into Rome

A charter flight carrying a 9-member Chinese aid team, along with tonnes of medical supplies, arrived at Rome's Fiumicino Airport on Thursday night, in part of China's efforts to help Italy contain the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/13 7:31:25

Closure of Wuhan's 11 makeshift hospitals reflects epidemic under control: expert

Eleven out of 14 Fang Cang makeshift hospitals in the epicenter Wuhan, in Central China's Hubei Province, purposely built for the COVID-19 treatment have closed as of Sunday, which experts said reflected the epidemic is under control and new infections continue to decline as of recently.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/8 22:54:17

WHO spokesman says coronavirus hits more than 100 countries, regions

One hundred and one countries and regions have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday morning, World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson Fadela Chaib told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/8 17:45:09

Wuhan coming out of darkest moment of virus outbreak: CDC chief epidemiologist

Wuhan, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, is coming out of its darkest moment, China's Center for Disease and Control chief epidemiologist Zeng Guang said Saturday at a forum, adding that other Chinese cities are also making visible progress in combating against the disease.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/7 19:51:50

To leave Iran, S.Korea or not

Another country that concerns people is Iran. An imported case from Iran was detected in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region as early as February 26. On Thursday, 11 new imported cases from Iran were confirmed in Gansu Province and one was reported in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/6 20:53:32

Novel coronavirus in urine and feces may spread via aerosols

Novel coronavirus in the urine and feces of infected patients could jeopardize the ambient environment and transmit to others through aerosols, Chinese National Health Commission alerted the public in its updated seventh version of treatment plan for the novel coronavirus released on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 16:43:40

75 passengers entering China positive in nucleic acid test

Nationwide customs authorities in China reported a total of 6,728 passengers having symptoms of COVID-19 as of Wednesday when they entered Chinese borders, of whom 75 tested nucleic acid positive.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 13:18:40

Beijing reports two more imported cases from Italy and Iran

Beijing reported two more imported cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday from Italy and Iran, bringing the total nationwide imported cases to 15.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 11:52:27

Epidemic control shifts to precise operations: official

The National Health Commission (NHC) said China's epidemic prevention and control efforts are shifting from a comprehensive to a precise mode, centering around community prevention and control and medical treatment, following a morale-lifting situation against the COVID-19 outbreak reported earlier on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/2 19:28:40

Ambassador brushes off claim that coronavirus in Iran has higher mortality rate

Iran welcomes the precious help and support from the international community, especially from China, in terms of donations of health and medical equipment, as well as sharing the hard-gained experiences in the fight against the coronavirus, said a senior Iranian diplomat on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/2 15:58:40

Japan steps up efforts to combat novel coronavirus as confirmed cases rise

Japan is stepping up efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases, including foreigners, has risen to more than 960, with over 700 of them stemming from the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in the port city of Yokohama.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/2 14:37:42

One imported case of COVID19 from Italy reported in Zhejiang

East China's Zhejiang Province Monday reported one imported case of COVID-19 from Italy, becoming another region in China that has seen a case from abroad after Beijing, Guangdong and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/2 10:47:51

Iran says to set up special hospital for COVID-19 patients "soon"

Iran's central Yazd province will set up a hospital in the city of Yazd in the next few days exclusive for the treatment of novel coronavirus patients, Press TV reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/2 9:27:33

Hubei receives over 1.86 billion USD of donations amid epidemic

Central China's Hubei Province, where the novel coronavirus outbreak was most severe, has received over 13 billion yuan (around 1.86 billion US dollars) of donations by Saturday, local authorities said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/2 9:20:41

Italy's COVID-19 cases total 1,694, vast majority not serious

The number of Italians infected by the coronavirus "continues to accelerate," Giovanni Rezza, head of the Italian High Institute of Health's Department of Infectious Diseases, said Sunday, adding that the country was at least a week away from seeing a peak in the outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/2 8:19:28

UNICEF flies in additional 12 tons of supplies to support China's response to COVID-19

The latest UNICEF shipment of medical supplies for health workers, weighing more than 12 tons, was delivered to the Government of China in Shanghai today to support its response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
Source: UNICEF | 2020/3/1 18:47:22

Chinese medical experts arrive in Tehran

A team of Chinese medical experts arrived in Tehran on Saturday along with a shipment of donations from China to support Iran's anti-epidemic effort. (Photos via Ambassador of China to Iran)
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/29 18:55:47

China ready to share its experience with EU to jointly fight COVID-19

China is ready to share its experience with the European Union (EU) to jointly fight COVID-19, according to a press release published by the Chinese Mission to the EU on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/29 15:12:45

Autopsies offer key clues for early stage COVID-19 patients

Autopsies show severe damage to COVID-19 patients' lungs and immune system, according to a doctor in Wuhan reached by the Global Times, who called for measures to prevent fibrosis of the lungs at an early stage of the disease.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/29 0:33:48

China to strengthen communication with Italy in fighting COVID-19: FM

China is ready to strengthen communication with Italy in professional fields in the fight against COVID-19, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/28 22:17:08

China to provide aid to South Korea, Iran as coronavirus spreads overseas

China's Foreign Ministry said Friday that China will do what it can to provide assistance to South Korea and Iran in fighting the novel coronavirus as COVID-19 continues to spread overseas.
Source: CGTN | 2020/2/28 21:29:57

Chinese researchers detect novel coronavirus in tears, conjunctival secretions from infected patient

Chinese researchers have recently found the novel coronavirus in tears and conjunctival secretions from one patient infected with the virus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/28 20:41:10

Autopsy shows pathological changes in COVID-19 patient similar to SARS, MERS

The autopsy results of a deceased COVID-19 patient show pathological changes in the lungs similar to those caused by SARS and MERS, but fibrosis of the lungs was not as serious as that seen in SARS patients.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/28 16:05:33

Chinese FM calls for concerted efforts with South Korea to minimize COVID-19 impact

China and South Korea should jointly strive to minimize the COVID-19 outbreak's impact on bilateral exchanges as well as economic and trade cooperation, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/27 15:04:15

Hubei doctor's sudden death not recognized as work injury triggers controversy

The sudden death of a Hubei doctor after seeing more than 3,000 patients within a month amid the virus outbreak was not recognized as a work-related injury, which has led to debate over the criteria for work injuries or death of doctors who work on the frontline against the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 1:38:36

COVID-19 can be contained: WHO chief

The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that COVID-19 can be contained, which is a clear key message based upon the findings by the WHO-China joint mission in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 10:07:21

Qingdao on high alert as infections in South Korea grow tenfold in a week

The East Chinese city of Qingdao, a highly popular destination for South Koreans, is adopting a stricter epidemic prevention policy, asking all foreign visitors to either undergo a 14-day home quarantine or stay in designated hotels, as infection numbers in South Korea soared tenfold in less than a week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 12:41:26

China's newly recovered coronavirus patients outnumber new infections for 7th consecutive day

China's daily number of newly cured and discharged novel coronavirus patients has surpassed that of new infections for the seventh consecutive day, according to the National Health Commission Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 10:40:24

'Too early to celebrate victory' and over-optimism must be avoided: experts

Public health experts warned of over-optimism among the public and stressed epidemic prevention amid the growing optimism caused by reported zero new cases around many regions in China and downgrading of the public alerts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 15:24:59

Iran determined to control coronavirus outbreak as cases rise

The coronavirus outbreak in the holy city of Qom has been brought under control, and backup support hospitals with 400 beds have been made ready, Iran's Health Ministry told the Global Times on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 12:33:40

China vows efforts to bring trade firms back on track orderly

China will push for the trade firms to orderly resume work and production on the premise of ensuring the safety amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 9:50:41

NE China's Heilongjiang reverses severe virus spread through tough controls

Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province health regulators on Saturday announced that no new confirmed or suspected cases of the COVID-19 infection had been reported in the province by Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 20:48:40

Do farts spread novel coronavirus? A Beijing district CDC answers …

Do farts spread the COVID-19 virus? Pants work just fine to cut off novel coronavirus transmission in farts, a Beijing district disease control center announced on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 20:33:40

Two more provinces implement wartime controls on prisons following virus clusters

Authorities in Southwest China's Sichuan and Northeast China's Heilongjiang provinces have requested their prisons and drug rehabilitation centers to implement temporary wartime controls to block the spread of coronavirus and eliminate loopholes in management, after new coronavirus infections were reported at congregated facilities, including prisons, hospitals, factories and senior care homes, posing new challenges to epidemic control work.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 16:03:39

South Korea raises country's disease alert to 'highest' level

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in set the county's alert level against the COVID-19 to its "highest" in response to the confirmation of hundreds of additional confirmed cases over the weekend, according to Yonhap reports on Sunday.
Source: CGTN | 2020/2/23 15:52:09

Govt using temperature-measuring vehicle for epidemic control

An intelligent mobile temperature-measuring vehicle independently developed by SAIC-GM-Wuling automobile company (SGMW) was delivered to the government of Liuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Thursday, another example of how China is using high technology in its fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 14:09:29

S.Korea confirms 123 more cases of COVID-19, 556 in total

South Korea confirmed 123 more cases of the COVID-19 on Sunday, raising the total number of infections to 556 and the death toll rose from two to four.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 14:07:09

Over 514 workers have been quarantined in China as business resumes: report

At least 12 collective coronavirus cases have been confirmed in companies after employees returned to work across China, with 15 confirmed infections among employees and over 514 being quarantined, according to media reports.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 11:44:33

China's newly recovered coronavirus patients outnumber new infections for 5th consecutive day

China's daily number of newly cured and discharged novel coronavirus patients has surpassed that of new confirmed infections for the fifth consecutive day, according to the National Health Commission Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 11:20:17

China's newly recovered coronavirus patients outnumber new infections for 4th consecutive day

Friday saw 2,393 people walk out of hospital after recovery and 397 new confirmed infections.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/22 11:21:36

China's Wuhan to build 19 more makeshift hospitals

Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, plans to build another 19 makeshift hospitals to receive more infected patients, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/21 20:41:41

Xi chairs leadership meeting on COVID-19 control, economic development

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Friday held a meeting on the prevention and control of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the coordination between the epidemic control and economic and social development.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/21 20:15:44

Wuhan COVID-19 frontline doctor waiting to marry sacrifices his life: media

One more doctor in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, who had been fighting on the frontline during the battle against the epidemic that has caused more than 75,000 infections in the country, died from the disease on Thursday night, local media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/21 14:48:18

China tourism sector partly resumes work

China's tourism industry, which has been hit hard by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, or COVID19, is cautiously resuming operations under the policy guidance of local authorities that are struggling to push the economy forward.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/21 14:28:05

Political advisors suggest setting Wuhan lockdown day as anniversary

Several Chinese political advisors have suggested the country should mark the anniversary of the fight against the epidemic as the day that Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province – the epicenter of the coronavirus pneumonia outbreak – entered its lockdown, to commemorate those who lost their lives and those who have sacrificed to combat the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/21 11:25:07

Xi says China-S.Korea friendship to deepen after COVID-19 battle victory

Xi said he believes that following the victory against the novel coronavirus disease, the friendly feelings between the Chinese and South Korean people will grow even deeper, and bilateral exchanges and cooperation more flourishing.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/21 0:56:49

Media explains why Wuhan reports more confirmed cases than Hubei Province

Central China's Hubei Province reported 349 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, while 615 cases were confirmed in its capital city Wuhan, which has caused some confusion among the public.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 14:32:13

HK, Taiwan retrieving residents from quarantined ship in Japan

China's Hong Kong and Taiwan are bringing back all their residents from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan after 621 people on board have been infected with the COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 21:48:40

Two battlefields crucial to China's economic transformation

During this critical time in China's battle against novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) and as the country is trying to revive business activities, the US has not loosened its pressure on the Chinese economy, complicating the battle against downward pressure.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 20:58:40

Multinationals' confidence in China market not altered by coronavirus: FM

Many multinationals including some US enterprises have expressed confidence that China will soon overcome difficulties and continue to maintain healthy and stable economic development, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 20:55:55

Xi urges protection, care for medical workers

Xi stresses importance of care to medics to ensure their health in the fight against the epidemic
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/19 17:26:10

Giant pandas to inspire patients amid virus outbreak

In a chat group on WeChat, a patient made a wish: after recovering, he wanted to see giant pandas at the giant panda breeding base.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/19 8:52:05

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

Japan's low virus control alert worries netizens

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, 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