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COVID-19 cannot stop a wedding if it is held in an online game

Due to the ban on large gatherings after the COVID-19 outbreak, almost all wedding ceremonies have been suspended in China. However, a Chinese netizen couple decided not to wait and held a wedding in an online game, even inviting more than 30 friends to attend the cloud ceremony.
Source: | 2020/5/27 0:25:33

Wuhan's test capacity improved by grouped testing

How did Wuhan manage to test 9 million people within 10 days? Hospitals and testing agencies combined individual sample testing and grouped testing to increase test efficiency, sources told the Global Times.
Source: | 2020/5/26 23:05:23

Chinese scientists find new evidence that Huanan seafood market in Wuhan may not be the origin of the coronavirus

Chinese scientists have discovered a novel coronavirus clade that is different from that shared among patients connected to the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, which provides new evidence that the market may not be the origin of the virus that caused the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 22:33:40

China to help push progress of R&D for COVID-19 vaccine

As Covid-19 continues to spread worldwide, more Chinese vaccine suppliers can participate in the research and development (R&D) into vaccines, helping to prevent and control the pandemic on a global scale, insiders said on the sidelines of the annual two sessions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 22:03:41

Sinovac's Beijing vaccine plant with 100 mln per year capacity under construction: report

Sinovac Biotech Ltd, the Chinese vaccine developer that has a lead in the global coronavirus vaccine development pipeline, received $15 million worth of venture capital funds to boost its research work.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/23 18:13:40

Who can handle debt better in the pandemic, Chinese or Americans?

While both China and the US are battling the pandemic's economic crunch, it appears Chinese citizens are better positioned to face monetary pressure on it, say analysts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/25 19:38:40

Trump 'election campaign briefings' comedic: Chinese netizens

Chinese netizens mocked US President Donald Trump for being the strongest endorser for live-streamed online disinfectant sales, and will certainly earn him next year's Nobel Prize in medicine after Trump suggested injecting disinfectants to treat the novel coronavirus, which was slammed worldwide as ridiculous and highly dangerous.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/25 19:03:40

Controversial Baibuting speaks up on banquet

Wuhan's Baibuting community has been at the forefront of criticism for its controversial banquet days before the city imposed lockdown in response to the coronavirus onslaught. The Chinese public and foreign media have deemed the banquet as a symbol of the local government's previous mishandling of the crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/25 17:58:40

508 volunteers get coronavirus vaccine shots in phase two trial; unblinded likely in May: expert

A total of 508 volunteers, in the phase two trial of the adenovirus vector vaccine, have been administered with injections and are now under observation. If things proceed as planned, the vaccine will be unblinded in May this year, said Chinese military infectious disease expert Chen Wei, during an event on the occasion of China's 34th children's vaccination day, on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/25 16:53:41

China tightens rules for mask exports amid quality concerns

With the growing global demand for medical supplies, including face masks, ventilators, and other personal protective equipment (PPE), amid the globally raging COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to the trade blockade for disease proception by over 80 countries, Chinese authority is stepping up standardizations on related product supplies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/25 15:38:40

Number of patients in critical condition down to zero in former virus epicenter Wuhan, a victory for China's resource integration

The number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition went down to zero in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, after the last such patient in the city completed treatment on Friday. This milestone comes after tens of thousands of China's top medical professionals rushed to the city to fight against the deadly novel coronavirus in what was a tremendous showing of the country's resource integration capabilities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/24 23:37:58

Chinese military sends medical teams, aid to Myanmar, Pakistan and Laos to fight COVID-19

China sent military medical teams to Pakistan, Myanmar and Laos to fight COVID-19 on Friday. Analysts say this shows the high-level of mutual trust and friendly relations between China and these countries, and that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) medical teams are the most experienced force in China in handling public health crises.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/24 20:25:33

98-year-old astronomer recovers from COVID-19 ICU, has a message for those still fighting

"The novel coronavirus is not that scary, I am 98. If you cooperate with doctors and listen to them, you can recover after a month," Han Tianqi said in a video sent to the Global Times on Wednesday, in which he shared his experience as a survivor of the COVID-19 pneumonia.
Source: | 2020/4/23 5:59:44

Beijing quarantine rules amid COVID-19

As Beijing swings into full throttle in the race against the coronavirus, here are the detailed guidelines for travelers to the city, before and after arrival.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 17:54:55

China likely to open schools by end of April: top medical expert

China is close to reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic as domestic transmissions have been largely reduced; When imported infections come under basic control, it will not be long before classes resume, the country's top medical expert said on Friday, indicating it's likely schools will open by the end of April.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/10 19:42:41

Traders sell goods through livestreaming as shops resume business in Wuhan, Hubei Province

With Wuhan seeing more and more shopping malls go back to business, many traders have chosen to use livestreaming to sell goods due to limited passenger flow in their shops. The proportion of livestreamed sales has increased from 20% before the COVID-19 outbreak to the current 80%. Photos: Li Hao/GT
Source: | 2020/4/10 20:50:16

US politically motivated to criticize WHO ignoring Taiwan: Chinese FM

The US State Department's claim that the US is "deeply disturbed Taiwan's information was withheld from the global health community" is not fact and is politically motivated to shift focus and blame, which does nothing to ease the COVID-19 outbreak in the US and only undermines its credibility, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/10 19:03:40

Beijing to require all hotel guests to have negative COVID-19 test reports before check-in

Beijing will require all arrivals to provide a negative nucleic acid report and green health code before checking in to hotels starting Sunday as the city remains on the alert and continues with its highest-level response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/10 18:10:20

China, France support WHO in playing due role in COVID-19 fight: FMs

China and France support the World Health Organization (WHO) in playing its due role in combating COVID-19, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian over phone on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/10 17:15:44

Chinese student in UK wins widespread support for daily COVID-19 updates

Wu Peng, an overseas Chinese graduate student has become popular with many British people who wait for his daily graphic updates of UK's COVID-19 data the way some viewers wait for popular TV series, with some even jokingly calling for him to become prime minister. Wu, who is studying at UK's Leeds University, told the Global Times that his popularity comes from his objectivity and he will continue the work until the outbreak is curbed in the UK like it is in China.
Source: Li Sikun | 2020/4/10 16:35:09

Data visualized: Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in Chinese mainland

Currently 1033 asymptomatic COVID-19 patients are under medical observation in the Chinese mainland, about 66.7% are from Hubei. As Wuhan is set to reopen on Wed, stepping up the detection of asymptomatic cases would be essential to prevention and control efforts.
Source: | 2020/4/7 19:36:32

China's test kit providers call on world to stop smearing Chinese assistance

Chinese coronavirus test kits are desperately clamored for by many foreign clients, but some unfriendly Western media outlets have chosen to smear and discredit made-in-China products.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 16:13:54

Chinese exported thermal detectors deserve more attention overseas: insiders

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving up China's exports of thermal detectors and plants are working overtime to produce the preventive tools to stall the coronavirus' spread. However, industry analysts said that the devices have not been given enough attention and support around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/1 21:43:40

China's mask exports not as promising as expected

Despite the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 30,000 people globally, Chinese face mask makers are faced with a bumpy road in exporting medical equipment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 17:58:40

Chinese medical supplies' 'quality concerns' overblown

As China mounted a nationwide effort to produce desperately needed medical supplies, concerns over the quality of some Chinese-made equipment have been raised, and some foreign media outlets and politicians have even attempted to hype up recent incidents to smear China's manufacturing sector and its intention to help other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 1:13:40

China's ventilator firms gain 20,000-plus overseas orders

Chinese firms making invasive ventilator have received more than 20,000 orders from abroad and more are expected to follow. More than 1,700 ventilators have been delivered.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 17:33:40

Travel ban in Hubei, Wuhan eased to restore normal life

After two months of complete isolation of Central China's Hubei Province, especially its capital Wuhan, authorities announced on Tuesday to lift outbound travel restrictions on cities excluding Wuhan beginning Wednesday and to end the lockdown of one of the most virus-stricken cities on April 8, signaling that the domestic battle against the deadly coronavirus will score victory.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 1:28:40

2,241 new cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide, bringing total to 95,333

Up to 2,241 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported across the globe as of Thursday, bringing the total count to 95,333, according to the latest official data by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/6 17:45:31

China's Hubei to close temporary hospitals as situation improves

Central China's Hubei Province, the center of the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is expected to gradually shut down temporary hospitals and cut the number of hospitals designated for the disease, local authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 10:25:31

Asymptomatic cases prompt NE border city to recheck people arriving since January

A city in Northeast China has conducted a new round of screening of people who have arrived there since January 18, after two cases of asymptomatic infection and an incubation period of more than one month were confirmed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 14:42:14

Senegal reports first confirmed case of COVID-19: official

Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Monday the country's first case of COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 8:40:40

Int'l community speaks positively of China's contributions in fight against COVID-19

Leaders of foreign political parties and organizations have sent messages to China, speaking positively of the country's achievements in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 7:31:12

Over 10,000 military medics working at front line in COVID-19 fight

Nearly 3,000 beds have been set up by 63 military hospitals designated to treat patients with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with over 10,000 military medics working at the front line, a military official said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/2 14:30:57

China's daily mask output exceeds 110 million units

China's daily output of face masks reached 116 million units as of Saturday, 12 times the figure reported on Feb. 1, as production expansion moves into top gear, official data showed Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/2 12:27:45

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

China ramps up efforts to help small businesses tide over tough time

China rolled out a raft of measures on Sunday to provisionally defer loan payments for small businesses to tide them over the difficulties amid the epidemic, according to the country's top banking and insurance regulator.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/2 9:23:39

Over 1,000 patients discharged from Wuhan's largest temporary hospital

The temporary hospital with the most beds in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak in central China's Hubei Province, has discharged a total of over 1,000 people as of Sunday, according to local authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/2 9:11:50

China striving to meet medical needs of non-coronavirus patients in epicenter

China has taken measures to ensure the medical needs of non-coronavirus patients are met in Hubei Province and its capital city of Wuhan, the outbreak epicenter, a health official said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/1 8:39:49

Wuhan has thousands of spare beds in makeshift COVID-19 hospitals

Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, has over 5,000 spare beds in its 16 temporary hospitals, which were converted from gyms, exhibition centers and other facilities to cope with a shortage of beds amid the coronavirus outbreak, China's health authority said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/28 20:31:09

Xi says China makes positive contributions to global public health security

Upholding the spirit of a community with a shared future for mankind, China has not only been doing its best to protect the lives and health of its own people, but made positive contributions to safeguarding global public health security, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday in a phone call with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/26 7:30:41

China has changed course of COVID-19 outbreak through pragmatic approach: WHO expert

China has changed the course of COVID-19 outbreak, Bruce Aylward, an epidemiologist who led an advance team from the World Health Organization (WHO), said here on Tuesday, noting a rapidly escalating outbreak in China has plateaued and come down faster than previously expected.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/26 7:14:55

UN chief praises China's contribution to global fight against COVID-19

The UN chief urged all countries to "do everything to be prepared" for containing the epidemic, stressing the principle of non-discrimination, non-stigmatization and human rights should be respected.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 14:39:26

Tibetan medicine helps remedy COVID-19

Tibetan medicine, with a history stretching over 2,000 years, is being used to help fight the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: | 2020/2/25 5:28:15

No new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in 24 provincial-level regions of China

No new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday in 24 provincial-level regions of China, according to local health authorities Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 13:55:04

China regulator pushes 5G network contruction amid virus outbreak

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has urged major telecom operators to timely assess the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak and quicken construction on the 5G network.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 13:56:31

China's newly recovered coronavirus patients outnumber new infections for 6th consecutive day

China's daily number of newly cured and discharged novel coronavirus patients has surpassed that of new confirmed infections for the sixth consecutive day, according to the National Health Commission Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 11:47:34

China rolls out measures to care for medical workers

Chinese authorities have released a document listing measures to strengthen protection and care for medical workers, as part of efforts to fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 8:03:14

COVID-19 tests China-Africa public health cooperation

As public health big data and epidemiology research become key themes in international public health cooperation, China and Africa could focus on more areas to address challenges presented by the sudden outbreak of epidemics, and support Africa in strengthening its public health control, prevention and treatment systems.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 13:23:40

Kuwait evacuates citizens from Iran over COVID-19

Kuwait received the arrival of the first flight from Iran with Kuwaiti nationals on Saturday, as part of the country's evacuation plan after the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 10:02:25

China makes headway in curing COVID-19 patients: NHC

China has made progress in curing patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as it steps up epidemic prevention and control measures and medical reinforcements, a health official said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 7:42:17

TCM aids treatments of over 60,000 COVID-19 cases in China

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has participated in the treatments of over 60,000 patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China, data from the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine has shown.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 7:36:18

Whopping sales in Hangzhou mall suggest retaliatory consumption by Chinese out of virus isolation

A shopping mall in Hangzhou secured deals worth 11 million yuan ($1.5 million) within five hours, as Chinese shoppers, who had been stuck at home for over three weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak, swarmed to shop with delight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/22 18:12:14

Chinese demand Amazon apology for slogan

Chinese consumers on Thursday expressed outrage toward US e-commerce behemoth Amazon for selling clothes and coffee mugs featuring the slogan "Coronavirus made in China" on its platform.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/21 1:03:49

Doctor recovering from COVID-19 reveals HIV drugs treatment, willing to donate plasma

Wang Guangfa became widely searched since the initial outbreak of the epidemic as he has been the first coronavirus-infected and cured expert, as well as the fifth cured patient in China. He was among the first batch of national medical experts dispatched to Wuhan in early January.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/21 12:38:41

Late and chaotic, US evacuates frightened Americans from Diamond Princess

As the US government finally evacuated 330 Americans from the Diamond Princess cruiseliner and ordered them to another 14-day quarantine period on US soil, its late and chaotic response had enraged US passengers who told CNN that the trip was merely“trading one ordeal for another.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 22:36:02

Post-90s generation emerged main force within communities amid coronavirus battle

Rao Yue, a post-90s community official, received a promotion during the coronavirus outbreak and is now in charge of a community in Wuhan's Jiang Han district. Rao's responsibilities include coordinating medical deliveries in quarantined areas. As Wuhan remains under strict control to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the district where Rao works has banned unnecessary in and out travel, and temperature checkpoints have been set up at community entrances.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/21 0:35:10

China, ASEAN stand closer in virus fight

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states seized the opportunity in the crisis to strengthen their ties in fighting against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as the two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation and solidarity after a special meeting between foreign ministers on Thursday to discuss coordination efforts in fighting the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/21 0:03:40

Epicenter Wuhan's next battle begins

Consecutive declines of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 offered a flicker of hope, but observers said it is too early to declare victory or an inflection point, as Wuhan, the epicenter which is still under lockdown and just finalized the task of screening virus patients, now faces other tough tasks, such as dispatching enough resources to guarantee treatment of infected cases and preventing new transmissions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 21:18:40

Chinese private firms draw inspirations from Huawei and quickly reboot amid COVID-19 outbreak

While people are wondering about the dampen state of the Chinese economy due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some industry observers are quite optimistic, as they believe the crisis will stimulate the creativity of the Chinese entrepreneurs and infuse fresh impetus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 18:18:27

China's small firms may lay off over 30% staff due to coronavirus impact: industry insider

As business resumptions have been delayed amid the virus outbreak, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in China are mulling at least 30 percent job cut, a small enterprise association director said Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 12:46:26

Another head of Wuhan hospital in severe condition with coronavirus infection

Wang Ping, director of the Eighth Hospital of Wuhan, has been confirmed as being infected with coronavirus and is in critical condition in Jinyintan hospital, according to media reports.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 23:39:48

Japan must act decisively to halt virus spread, or Asian supply chain will shatter

Fear and overreaction over the spread of a deadly coronavirus may inflame a new wave of protectionism as some countries mull import bans on Chinese products. As the virus threatens to spread through Japan, Tokyo should spare no effort, regardless of the cost, to stop the spread before any protectionist measures are introduced, otherwise the whole industrial chain in Asia may suffer a deadly blow.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 21:33:41

HSBC aims for closer ties with China despite virus outbreak

HSBC plans to step up investment in Asia, including China, as the country's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's contribution to the group's total profit has risen to 60 percent in the latest quarter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 21:33:11

Epidemic disrupts NE Asia trade

The Impact of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, or COVID-19, is still spreading and inhibiting trade between China and its neighboring countries including Japan and South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 21:15:26

20 police have died as coronavirus fight strains frontline personnel

Frontline workers are being ordered to take compulsory breaks after work days in the battle against novel coronavirus (CODVID-19) epidemic, as dozens of police officers and medical personnel have died in their posts due to infection, overwork and accidents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 20:48:40

Japan's virus fight can reference China's crisis management, mobile technology

The Japanese economy has already cooled due to last year's tax increase. The Chinese economy is also vulnerable to changes in the market. If the epidemic is prolonged, the impact on the two economies will be enormous and the supply chain will be damaged. It is time for both countries to realize they share the same destiny.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 18:39:26

Village doctor guards zero-infected area in Hunan

Fan Xungui, 62, has served as the village doctor of Yongzhen Village in central China's Hunan Province since 1980.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/19 18:06:23

Chinese workers' basic needs push production resumption amid virus fight

China's reform and opening-up has created opportunities for individuals and families to build wealth, giving them hope for a moderately prosperous life. This is the basic driving force behind China's economic rise. The impetus for restoring production during the on-going epidemic comes from the basic needs of these ordinary people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 17:28:21

COVID-19 can transmit by aerosol, health authorities confirm

The novel coronavirus can spread through aerosol transmission if a person is exposed to an enclosed environment with a high concentration of aerosol for a long time, China's top health body said, revising a previous assessment that said such transmission routes were yet to be confirmed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 17:18:41

Flu outbreak reveals US' true colors

While people in China and around the world are actively cooperating to combat the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) outbreak, some US politicians and media are making accusations against China, questioning the effectiveness of its response to the epidemic. However, the US sees frequent outbursts of influenza, and its government not only reacts with extremely low efficiency but also remains silent. The contrast has revealed a US double standard.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 13:19:11

TCM tests effective against COVID-19, widely applied in clinic

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been widely used in China's fight against novel coronavirus pneumonia, as five kinds of prescription were tested effective against the virus, experts said, amid controversy over the thousands-year-old therapy's efficacy compared with modern medicine.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 22:43:40

TCL under fire for keeping operations in Wuhan despite epidemic

Chinese electronics company TCL's CSOT panel manufacturing facility in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, has been under fire on Tuesday after media reports claimed the factory maintained operations at full capacity despite a confirmed coronavirus case and dozens of febrile workers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 20:38:40

Virus biggest strain on Bay economy on first anniversary of development plan

The disruption and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 outbreak is the biggest strain on the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which was officially set in motion one year ago.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 20:33:40

China's opening-up agenda won't be derailed by epidemic

The impact of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) won't change China's long-term economic fundamentals, nor will it deprive the country of its comprehensive competitive advantages in attracting foreign investment. In fact, the progress of China's opening-up to the world will accelerate rather than stagnate in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 20:22:52

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

Trump administration out of touch with generous spirit of the American public

From the perspectives of both the sentiment of generosity and the pursuit of self-interest, US society is more aware of the challenges presented by the outbreak than its government. Only by transcending national boundaries and ideological prejudices can the international community, including China, overcome these tough challenges together.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 13:16:27

Foreign fast-food chains incur over 50 pct revenue drop amid outbreak: insider

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak dealt a surprising blow to the country's food and beverage industry. Foreign businesses such as KFC and Starbucks will also likely report significant losses. Industry insiders said COVID-19 created a 50 percent or more drop in profits among foreign vendors in China from January to mid-February.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 1:40:01

COVID-19 peak expected late February: medical advisor

The number of patients infected with the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) will likely peak during the second half of February in southern China, while nationwide, the expected high-point should occur in April, said Zhong Nanshan, the central government's top medical advisor.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 1:00:42

Wuhan virologist warns of overseas-started 'leaked virus' conspiracy

A research fellow from Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19), refuted rumors that claimed she accused the head of the institute of "leaking virus" from the lab. She cautioned the public to "be alert for conspiracies."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 21:49:54

Chinese Air Force's strategic projection capability proven in epidemic: experts

In the fourth of a series of missions, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force on Monday transported military personnel and supplies via cargo planes to Wuhan to help control the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 23:22:28

Wuhan pressured to locate all infected patients in 3 days

Loopholes in the previous mobilization added more pressure on work in the current stage, said the employee. The previous urgent task failed to catch the attention of every worker, said the employee, who requested anonymity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 21:08:41

Foreign students help spread true voice of China's antivirus efforts

It was drizzling outside, and a melodious tune of Guzheng reverberated inside a dormitory building close to Shanghai International Studies University (SISU).
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 20:37:29

Endless paperwork, restrictions, shortages – Businesses face daunting difficulties in resuming work

Factories and businesses in China anxious to restart operations after an extended closure and heavy losses due to the outbreak of the coronavirus are faced with tremendous risks and challenges, from lengthy applications to tough restrictions and shortages in cash, labor and supplies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 18:00:04

Beijing medical team arrives in Wuhan to help fight COVID-19

Reducing the mortality is an essential part of the prevention and treatment of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19). On Saturday, a medical team from Peking Union Medical College Hospital in the Critical Care Unit at the Zhongfa Xincheng branch of Wuhan Tongji Hospital successfully removed ventilators from 13 critically ill patients who were later transferred to the hospital's general ward. (Photo: Cui Meng/GT)
Source: | 2020/2/17 3:25:29

Ripe moment for China to resume economic activities

As the coronavirus epidemic remains a challenge in parts of China, indicators concerning the outbreak and a recent shift in government priorities suggest the world's second-largest economy is ready to reignite its engine full steam ahead after a multi-week standstill.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 0:35:19

China's research in major international infectious diseases benefits whole world

As China ranks among the world's first-tier countries in treating health emergency, its efforts in prevention and control of major international infectious diseases have increasingly become globally visible.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 0:18:20

Labeling China as a 'disease incubator' is unscientific and racist: experts

The gratuitous association of many of the world's most contagious diseases exclusively with China and the labeling China as a "disease incubator" have prompted racism and xenophobia against Chinese, which has blinded the world to China's contribution in fights against global infectious diseases, experts said.Regionalizing pandemics is not only unscientific and potentially racist, but also ignores China's contribution of research progress in infectious disease control around the world, they stressed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 0:17:21

China's home developer Evergrande offers 25% off amid virus outbreak

China's leading property developer Evergrande Group announced Sunday it is set to launch great incentives to lure domestic consumers via online subscriptions starting Tuesday, and an analyst said such a "self-rescue" promotion would attract more industry followers and help shore up the sluggish domestic housing market in February amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 21:37:03

China waives highway tolls as 300m migrant workers return to cities amid epidemic

The Ministry of Transport said on Saturday that no highway tolls will be levied effectively from Monday till the novel coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) comes to an end.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 20:47:40

Stacks of cash wait destruction due to coronavirus

The Guangzhou branch of China's central bank, the People's Bank of China, said on Saturday all used banknotes emanating from hospitals, wet markets, and buses will be destroyed immediately to combat the COVID19 crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 20:18:54

Hubei's Huanggang to provide 500 more hospital beds for coronavirus patients

The city of Huanggang, one of the hardest-hit cities in the epidemic-stricken Hubei Province, is rebuilding two hospitals, which are expected to provide more than 500 beds for patients, local authorities said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/15 16:22:05

Xinjiang traders take a hit amid coronavirus epidemic

Traders in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have largely seen their businesses falter amid the coronavirus epidemic as a result of the blockade on the China-Kazakhstan Khorgos International Border Cooperation Center and workers' inability to return.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 16:09:13

Bali wedding business plummets due to coronavirus outbreak

China's wedding industry revenue has dropped since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak forced many couples to postpone their weddings scheduled during the Chinese Spring Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 1:31:54

Smaller businesses in Yangtze River region struggling amid outbreak, more support needed

If the epidemic had never happened in China, a beverage retail company located in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province, would have been in full swing on the second day of the Chinese New Year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 23:37:30

Pressure mounts on commercial vehicle sector, rebound expected after epidemic

As the first wartime restriction order has been issued by Zhangwan District in Shiyan, Central China's Hubei Province amid the novel coronavirus pneumonia (CODIV-19) outbreak, pressure is mounting on the commercial vehicle industry, which is one of the city's economic pillar sectors.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 22:56:50

Medium, small logistical firms feel the pinch of virus attack

Medium and small logistic companies are troubled as roads are blocked and market demand is low because of the coronavirus attack. Experts suggest that the local government subsidize them so that the companies can survive.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 19:47:19

Taiwan entertainers facing boycott on island after slamming authorities over mainland mask ban

Some entertainers from Taiwan are facing a boycott from netizens in the island after donating masks to the Chinese mainland and slamming the Taiwan authority's decision not to export masks to the mainland amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 18:12:50

District announces wartime control mode

A district in Shiyan, Central China's Hubei Province has implemented wartime control measures for the next 14 days, including the full closure of all buildings, the first time in China during the national fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, triggering public speculation over whether other areas will follow suit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 13:12:01

Online courses overwhelm students and teachers

Online education, an industry that hugely benefitted from the coronavirus epidemic, is facing an overwhelming backlash from the public.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 22:43:40

Restrictions on international flights amid COVID-19 outbreak 'overreaction': official

Chinese authorities on Wednesday urged certain countries and regions to remove administrative restrictions on international flights and travelers from China amid the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) outbreak, as the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international institutions have recommended.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 21:28:40

International securities institutions offer aid to combat coronavirus

Foreign securities institutions have started to provide aid and charitable donations for China to combat the outbreak of the coronavirus, according to a statement from the Security Association of China on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 21:24:49

Epidemic cripples Vietnam's rising manufacturing sector as supplies from China disrupted

The outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus pneumonia is disrupting Vietnam's booming manufacturing sector, which has been hailed as an alternative to that of China, as supplies of raw material, equipment and labor from China have been cut off by Vietnamese officials to contain the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 20:03:40

Experts see China's Q2 GDP rebound in sight, but it will be muted

Chances are great that China's economy will begin to rebound in the second quarter if the novel coronavirus pneumonia can be contained before the end of March, Chinese economists and industry analysts told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 18:53:40

Wuhan businesses await official guidance on resumption of operations

Businesses and workers in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, at the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, are waiting anxiously for policy clarity from local officials as to when they can resume operations and work, as the initial end of the closure period draws near.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 18:46:16

China's 2020 cotton imports from India to increase despite COVID-19 blow

China's cotton imports are likely to rise this year as higher production of medical protective supplies may consume much of the country's fiber reserves, analysts said, while the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) could cause a short-term import delay as logistical services are impacted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 18:41:06

World grows confident in China's victory against novel coronavirus

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

Robot, 3D printing, drone, 5G deployed in fight against epidemic

Disinfection operation by robot, goggles made by 3D printer, 5G teleconsultation and drone... some innovative tools are deployed in many cities to fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 17:47:12

Tibet discharges only coronavirus patient

The only patient infected with the novel coronavirus in northwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region was discharged from hospital after an 18-day treatment Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 17:34:40

Ministry mulls whether to postpone gaokao amid epidemic

China's Ministry of Education said it will carefully arrange work related to gaokao, or national college entrance examinations, normally scheduled for June, to determine whether they should be postponed this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 17:16:05

Fang Cang patients rebut rumors depicting temporary hospitals as 'concentration camps'

When some netizens turned a blind eye to China's efforts to treat patients infected with novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) and depicted newly established Fang Cang makeshift hospitals as "concentration camps," some patients staying at the hospitals said things are getting better day by day and people should have confidence in overcoming the difficult time.
Source: | 2020/2/12 2:29:26

Epidemic turning point unpredictable so far: top epidemiologist

The much-anticipated turning point of the novel coronavirus outbreak cannot be predicted, said China's top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan, noting that infection may peak in mid - or late- February.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 23:23:40

Chinese experts call for US talks over virus impact on phase one deal: survey

A vast majority of Chinese analysts believe China should invoke a disaster-related clause in the phase one trade agreement and begin discussions about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on increasing imports from the US, a survey conducted by the Global Times showed on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 23:02:56

China, SK, Japan deepen ties amid epidemic

South Korea and Japan have both shown great support for China amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, which many Chinese citizens hailed as a sign of the deepening friendship of the three East Asian countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 22:02:06

Cases show incubation period of 2019-nCoV longer than 14 days

Fresh evidence is suggesting that the incubation period of the novel coronavirus in China could be longer than previously suggested 14 days, likely reaching up to 24 days in some cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 21:53:40

Chinese private businesses main force racing to aid Wuhan amid NCP

Privately run businesses are playing a major part in the nationwide race to aid Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) epidemic, new data has shown.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 18:13:57

China's online exercise apps receive a boost amid NCP outbreak

As more Chinese people shun outdoor activities amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP), subscribing to online exercise classes and exercising indoors are becoming popular.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 17:50:49

Chinese exhibitors exit MWC over discriminatory ban

Some Chinese exhibitors are pulling out of this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) event after organizers with the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) announced that anyone from Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus that has killed over 900 people, would not be allowed to attend.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 1:06:19

'Unforgettable' and 'unforgivable': Dele Alli slammed for 'racist' video joking about coronavirus

British footballer Dele Alli is losing his fans in China who said it was "unforgettable" and "unforgivable" after the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder posted a video on Snapchat mocking an Asian-looking man in relation to the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 23:20:54

Public health education needed amid virus outbreak

Education on public health can give people knowledge on matters related to their health and life and empower people with the right approaches when confronting them. This is the lesson China should have learned after the 2003 SARS outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 21:49:45

Chinese experts call for US talks over virus impact on phase one deal: survey

A vast majority of Chinese analysts believe China should invoke a disaster-related clause in the phase one trade agreement and begin discussions about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on increasing imports from the US, a survey conducted by the Global Times showed on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 18:43:40

WHO inspection team to work with Chinese counterparts on virus control: NHC

The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent a team of international experts to China to work with Chinese counterparts on prevention and control of the novel coronavirus epidemic, the advance team is scheduled to arrive in Beijing on Monday, the Chinese health commission said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 18:28:16

NCP recovery rate sees significant rise

The recovery rate for the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) has been rising significantly not only nationwide, but also in the outbreak epicenter of Wuhan and Hubei Province, the National Health Commission (NHC) revealed on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 17:11:30

NCP patients transferred to different hospitals depending on symptoms

Patients infected with the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) in Wuhan's Wuchang district were transferred to Hongshan Gymnasium, which has been converted into a makeshift hospital, and Tongji Hospital respectively depending on their symptoms for further treatment Sunday night. Wuhan officials implemented the “bring everyone together who needs treatment” policy, a move that gives priority to four types of patients so they can receive immediate treatment. Attention will be given to all confirmed and suspected cases, along with those who have a fever and anyone else that was in close contact with them on the same day. Photos: Cui Meng/GT
Source: | 2020/2/10 3:10:50

Chinese, German leaders hold phone talks on novel coronavirus

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday evening over China's prevention and control measures on the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/10 1:46:38

5th day decline of new confirmed cases of nCoV

New confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus pneumonia have seen their fifth consecutive day of decline in the Chinese mainland excluding Hubei Province as of Saturday, which experts attribute to effective preventive measures adopted by local governments.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 23:48:40

AU expresses solidarity with virus-fighting China

The African Union (AU) on Saturday expressed solidarity with China in its fight against the novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/9 22:10:20

Viral transmission via aerosol not verified: NHC

Chinese health authorities clarified on Sunday that the transmission routes of the novel coronavirus via aerosol and oral-fecal are yet to be verified, reiterating that the main routes of the virus infection remain transmission via contact and direct transmission such as transmission via respiratory droplets.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 21:43:40

'We're not viruses' petition launched in Netherlands

Chinese people in the Netherlands have launched an online petition hitting back at racial discrimination against Chinese and other Asians after a local radio station broadcast a song connecting the coronavirus to people with a Chinese background and warned listeners to stay away from Chinese food.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 18:58:40

Many SMEs in China will not restart business Monday for shortage of protective supplies

While most big manufacturers in China such as BYD and Vivo will resume production as planned on Monday, a number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the country are finding it very hard to get their factories humming again on Monday as scheduled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 17:35:09

Smaller cities in Hubei send alert

In addition to the provincial capital Wuhan, other cities in Central China's Hubei Province are also seeing a worsening novel coronavirus epidemic with fatality rates exceeding that of Wuhan, and local residents and observers have urged more attention needs to be paid to these Hubei cities with medical facilities, personnel and supplies far below demand.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 22:58:42

China's SMEs strive to stabilize business amid battle against coronavirus

A sudden coronavirus strike has cast a shadow over many of China's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as the extended holidays and difficulties recalling staff will not only dampen production capabilities, but might also mean a whole-year loss for the main drivers of the country's economic growth.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 21:58:43

20 Japan cruise tourists nCoV victims

Ten more passengers on a cruise ship quarantined in Japan were confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the total number to 20, including three from Hong Kong and one from Taiwan, according to the Japanese authority.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 20:13:43

Volunteer translators burn midnight oil to ensure smooth delivery of overseas medical aid to Wuhan

Since the nationwide outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic stemming from Central China's Wuhan in Hubei Province, the whole slew of medical supplies donated to the hospitals by warm-hearted Chinese and foreign nationals has continued to manifest a saga of benevolence and dominated headlines.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 18:11:22

A health worker leaves home to aid novel coronavirus control in Hubei, only 2 days after his daughter's birth

Hao Tiedan is a member of the third batch of a medical team in Shanxi that left for Hubei on Wednesday to fight against the novel coronavirus. His daughter was born just two days ago.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 17:59:58

Wuhan lab for virus testing starts trial operations

China has set up a special laboratory in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, amid the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, aiming to carry out 10,000 tests daily of infection cases at the disease epicenter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 17:43:43

Millions of students home-schooled due to virus outbreak

Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus across China, Ai and millions of other students are kept at home for the start of the new semester.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 13:38:44

More derelict officials to be disciplined

Increasingly more unqualified and irresponsible officials in Central China's Hubei Province, epicenter of the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, have been punished for dereliction of duty amid rising public fury over some local officials' inefficiency and misconducts in handling public health emergencies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 23:58:44

Drop of new suspected cases sparks optimism

Positive signs that have emerged lately from the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak have prompted some public health experts to predict that the inflection point for the epidemic may be seen in the near future after new suspected cases fell for a second straight day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 21:53:59

China using AI to battle coronavirus

China plans to take full advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) to shore up weak links in technology-assisted efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to the country's industry watchdog.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 20:18:44

Increased mask production, imports help ease supply shortage

China has been increasing its face mask production capacity and importing protective gear in an attempt to soften the medical supply shortages since the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 19:18:46

Residents support community lockdown in coronavirus fight

An increasing number of residential communities across China are locked down to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, which citizens have largely hailed despite the inconveniences caused.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 19:03:45

China's commerce ministry urges expansion of imports to tackle coronavirus

The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) put up a notice on Tuesday calling for expanded imports of medical goods and necessities of life to tackle the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/4 23:00:31

SE Asia restrains on virus measures

Southeast Asian countries have taken a more restrained and reasonable approach toward the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China, in stark contrast to some Western countries that might have been motivated by ideological bias.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/4 21:43:03

Shanghai citizens volunteer in mask production to combat coronavirus outbreak

27-year-old Zhou Wenjia, hearing-impaired, has been on the go all day to enroll volunteers for a mask production firm located in Songjiang district of Shanghai. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, face masks have emerged as a basic necessity among the public.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/4 19:27:39

Mask production full speed ahead

Recently, 30-year-old Beijinger Jia has been rushing to place a face mask order (each person can purchase a maximum of 10 pieces) each morning for his family on a smartphone supermarket app.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 22:58:40

Wuhan manufacturing brakes

The outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan, a major manufacturing hub in Central China's Hubei Province, could inflict a slew of effects on various high-tech and heavy industries where Wuhan plays a pivotal role, such as semiconductor, panel and auto sectors, industry insiders said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 21:43:40

Foreign firms remain confident

Foreign enterprises in China, while busy adjusting short-term business plans amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, have stressed their confidence in the world's second-largest economy, noting that the virus and temporary difficulties will not change their long-term investment strategies in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 20:48:40

Gilead Sciences says remdesivir not yet approved to treat coronavirus

US-based biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences confirmed on Monday that the drug remdesivir is still in research and development, and that it hasn't yet won approval to treat any disease.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 17:13:43

Renowned epidemiologist Walter Lipkin lauds China's transparent and professional approach against coronavirus outbreak

On January 29, internationally acclaimed epidemiologist Walter Ian Lipkin of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health flew to China amid the coronavirus break. He is here 17 years since the SARS epidemic to fight against the coronavirus outbreak. As the world's first scientist who used molecular methods to diagnose pathogenic bacteria, Lipkin trained several medical staff members in China during the SARS epidemic. As the latest examination techniques of coronavirus are similar to those of SARS, these professionals are playing an important role in the identification.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 12:19:15

Channels try to dispel rumors

In the face of the resolute battle against the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak, many internet platforms have launched a special channel in real time to dispel rumors which triggered irrational behavior by some Chinese internet users.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/2 23:53:40

US immoral to attack China's fight against virus

The pandemic will finally pass. Many people badmouthed China during SARS 17 years ago, but what happened after? Nobody should underestimate China's ability to fight a public health crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/2 22:37:56

AI, 5G help fight coronavirus epidemic in China

As China continues to battle an outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus, some of the cutting-edge technologies from artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G came in handy in the nationwide fight to contain the virus-caused crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/2 20:49:07

Virus crisis chills private firms

The thriving private economy of Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, is facing a chill, as the city, dubbed as the cradle of China's private entrepreneurship, is grappling with the rapid outbreak of the coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/2 19:13:40

China advises canceling Feb. 2 special marriage registration service

The Ministry of Civil Affairs has advised canceling marriage registration service on Feb. 2 due to the spreading novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/1 13:08:21

Novel coronavirus in numbers: Number of deaths by day

Novel coronavirus in numbers: number of deaths by day
Source: | 2020/1/30 18:39:00

Novel coronavirus in numbers: Number of new confirmed cases by day

Novel coronavirus in numbers: number of new confirmed cases by day
Source: | 2020/1/30 18:34:33

Big data plays notable part in containing coronavirus

Emerging technologies such as big data are seen as having played a notable part in preventing and containing the spread of the novel coronavirus which has raged across China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/30 23:28:42

China steps up efforts to contain deadly virus at community level

China stepped up efforts to prevent the fatal coronavirus from further spreading by coming up with guidelines for prevention and deploying community healthcare staff, which is expected to play a major role in enhancing prevention work, the national health authority said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/29 16:15:28

China publishes open letter for senior citizens following coronavirus outbreak

The China National Committee on Ageing (CNCA) Wednesday issued an open letter addressing the country's senior citizens during the challenging phase of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/29 14:57:35

Shanghai's designated hospital for novel coronavirus

Located in Jinshan District, Shanghai, the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center is the designated hospital for patients with the novel coronavirus in Shanghai. A cordon has been set up in front of the building and security personnel constantly conduct patrols. Global Times reporter observed medical staff wearing protective suits walking around the corridors. At least 40 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in Shanghai as of January 26.
Source: | 2020/1/26 19:29:53

China starts research on vaccine for novel coronavirus

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

Wuhan opens emergency passage for suspected coronavirus patient sent back from Istanbul

Wuhan has opened an emergency entry passage for a suspected coronavirus patient, who was sent back from Istanbul on a chartered plane.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/26 13:39:41

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

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

Chinese mask makers cancel holidays to meet demand spikes in battle against coronavirus

Chinese medical firms have been all out during the holidays to ensure a stable mask supply in support of the country's efforts to combat the the novel coronavirus-related pneumonia, which has caused more than 40 deaths in China as of Saturday.
Source: | 2020/1/26 1:39:49

Medical workers from Guangdong leave for Wuhan to provide medical aid

Photo taken on Jan. 24, 2020 shows a medical aid team of Nanfang Hospital leaving for Wuhan in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province. On the Chinese Lunar New Year's Eve, 128 medical workers from Guangdong left for Wuhan, the center of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, to provide medical aid. (Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 16:50:49

Palace Museum, Great Wall, Shanghai Disneyland closed over virus concern

The Palace Museum, Juyongguan section of Great Wall, and Shanghai Disneyland shut its doors today, the first day of Spring Festival, due to concerns over the novel coronavirus.
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/25 16:06:48

Medical staff write supportive messages, names on hazmat suits

A group of medical staff wearing hazmat suits with their names on their backs hit Chinese social media.
Source: People's Daily | 2020/1/25 11:53:43

Wuhan establishes headquarters for pneumonia control

Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, has established headquarters for the control and treatment of the pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 14:20:58

Nation's economy won't take a hit from novel virus: experts

As the entire country - from China's central government to local authorities to the broad public - is scrambling to contain an epidemic as the infections of a novel coronavirus have surged, experts said that sectors such as tourism, transportation and consumption might be hit significantly. In particular, they have forecast at least 0.1 percent dent to Wuhan's 2020 GDP for economic losses during the Chinese Lunar Spring Festival holidays which starts on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/21 20:23:40

Novel coronavirus-related pneumonia to disturb capital market in short term: analysts

The spreading Novel coronavirus-related pneumonia has been dominating headlines and has impacted China's capital markets ahead of the Spring Festival holidays. Analysts predict that fluctuations in the market will be short-term and investors should focus on value investing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/21 19:13:40

15 medical staff in Wuhan get infected with new coronavirus

Fifteen medical workers in central Chinese city of Wuhan have been diagnosed with pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), plus one suspected case, the municipal health commission reported early Tuesday morning.
Source: | 2020/1/21 2:31:35

Vigilance needed on Novel coronavirus-related pneumonia

With the Spring Festival approaching, we have to strengthen our vigilance and be confident in the government agencies and medical institutions that are striving to safeguard the safety of the Chinese public and prevent the holidays from being ruined by the new disease.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 21:28:40

Novel coronavirus-related pneumonia: China confirms 4 new cases, 2 deaths

As of Friday, four more people have been diagnosed with the new type of coronavirus, which has caused the recent pneumonia outbreak in the central China's city of Wuhan, the local health commission announced on Saturday.
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/18 15:02:54

Thailand patient recovering from novel virus

A Chinese traveler to Thailand confirmed infected with the new coronavirus, which was first discovered in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, is recovering from the illness, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 0:37:17

First death reported in Novel coronavirus-related pneumonia outbreak

Local health authority in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, reported on Saturday that the viral pneumonia outbreak, caused by a new kind of coronavirus, claimed the first life while seven continue to ail in severe condition.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/11 11:19:19

8 patients with unnamed pneumonia in Wuhan discharged from hospital

JUSTIN: Eight patients who have been infected with unnamed pneumonia in Wuhan were discharged from hospital: reports
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 20:41:37

Viral pneumonia cases rise to 44 in Wuhan

The number of people suffering from an unknown form of viral pneumonia has increased from 27 to 44 in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, the city health authority said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/3 20:08:23