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Prince Charles virus free; UK isolation may be working

Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is no longer in quarantine after showing mild coronavirus symptoms, his office said on Monday, as scientists said strict measures put in place across Britain to limit close-contact transmission could be having an effect.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/31 17:53:41

Chinese firm's medical supplies arrive in Portugal

A batch of medical supplies delivered by China's Fosun Group, including 1 million face masks and 200,000 test kits, arrived in Lisbon from China on Monday, according to a press release by the company.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/31 15:53:44

China donates medical supplies to Uzbekistan to help fight COVID-19

China donated protective medical supplies to Uzbekistan to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/31 15:42:22

Putin, Trump discuss closer cooperation in fight against COVID-19

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed closer collaboration in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease during a phone talk, the Kremlin said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/31 14:31:20

Britain's NHS invites aircrews to help at London's coronavirus field hospital

The National Health Service (NHS) has invited aircrews from two of Britain's biggest airlines to volunteer at a 4,000-bed field hospital nearing completion in London to handle coronavirus patients.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/31 8:03:17

UK PM Johnson's anti-epidemic U-turn

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to UK households that things will get worse before they get better amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Source: | 2020/3/31 6:47:58

Van Gogh painting stolen from shuttered Dutch museum, police say

A Vincent van Gogh painting was stolen overnight from a Dutch museum closed due to the coronavirus epidemic, police said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 21:46:19

Moscow imposes lockdown after residents ignore self-isolation order

Moscow on Monday imposed a lockdown in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus as Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin asked regional authorities to make similar preparations.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/30 19:58:41

Moscow introduces home isolation regime for all residents

Moscow residents will not be allowed to leave their apartments unless for exceptional reasons from Monday, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 8:44:39

EU to propose new post-virus economic stimulus package

The European Commission will propose a new stimulus package to help the bloc recover from the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/29 17:58:40

Russia shuts all land and maritime borders

Starting Monday, Russia will close its borders that include all vehicle, rail and pedestrian checkpoints, and also apply to Russia's maritime borders: Reuters reported, citing the Russian government order on Sat.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 22:52:50

One coronavirus case confirmed in Vladimir Putin's administration

A coronavirus infection has been identified in the Russian presidential administration, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.
Source: | 2020/3/28 2:15:53

British PM Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19: official

British PM Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19: official
Source: People's Daily | 2020/3/27 19:25:09

Coronavirus claims over 8,000 lives in Italy with 80,539 cumulative cases

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 8,165 lives in locked-down Italy by Thursday, with the cumulative number of cases reaching 80,539, according to new data released by the Civil Protection Department.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/27 4:16:30

Art imitates life

Biscuits featuring a face with a face mask are displayed at the bakery Schuerener Backparadies in Dortmund, Germany on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2020/3/27 1:53:40

Chinese communities overseas donate for locals, expect better relations after epidemic

Chinese communities overseas have been working with people in China to help gather donations for other countries in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: | 2020/3/27 0:44:42

Russian decree gounds flights; closes borders to foreigners

Russia halted all international flights from midnight on Friday under a government decree listing new measures against the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/26 20:53:40

Music, poetry and paintings, Italians and Chinese inspire each other amid traumatic pandemic

While Italy is at its darkest moment in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, many warm-hearted stories often occur, cheering up people here who have been singing on balconies and painting rainbows to look for hope.
Source: | 2020/3/26 5:03:30