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

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 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