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Chinese vice premier stresses employment via online platforms

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua called for all-out efforts to make full use of online platforms to boost employment as the novel coronavirus outbreak has dampened the country's job market.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/26 7:21:16

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

Restrictions lifted; normalcy yearned

There is no other time like this to make people yearn for normal life, as the first bullet train carrying Hubei passengers to Beijing since travel restrictions were eased, arrived at Beijing West Railway Station at 5:50pm on Wednesday.
Source: | 2020/3/26 3:11:49

Diverting capital's flights 'key to deter second outbreak'

Diverting international flights bound for Beijing to 12 other airports to guard the capital city against imported COVID-19 cases is a reasonable move and key part of the national virus prevention strategy, which is essential to avoid a second outbreak, experts say.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 23:53:40

Warm homecoming, epidemic free

For the first time in more than two months, the city of Beijing on Wednesday received a group of more than 800 people who had been stranded in Hubei Province due to the novel coronavirus lockdown of the province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 23:48:40

Beijing raises number of 'high-risk' countries and regions to 25

Beijing raised the number of countries and regions considered to be at high risk of imported COVID-19 infection to 25, including the US and Italy and newly listed Australia, Singapore, Japan and China's Hong Kong, as China's capital now takes preventing and controlling the imported cases as a priority.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 23:40:46

Textile companies in China see decline in international orders as COVID19 rages globally

“It will be a tough year for the textile industry,” Hu Qinhua, owner of Shaoxing Hongyutong textile company told the Global Times Wednesday. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages overseas, some textile companies in China are suffering a continuing economic loss on foreign trades following the impact of the domestic outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 22:10:28

China sends third group of medical experts to Italy

A team of 14 medical experts from east China's Fujian Province departed on a chartered flight to Italy on Wednesday morning to aid the European country's fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/25 17:12:19

Wuhan to resume commercial passenger flights from April 8 excluding international flights and flights to and from Beijing

Wuhan airport will resume flight services starting from April 8, but flights to overseas destinations and Beijing will continue to remain suspended: local authority
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 17:06:58

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

Railway services begin to resume in Hubei

Trains will start arriving and departing in Hubei starting on Wednesday except in the 17 stations in the provincial capital Wuhan, according to China Railway Wuhan Group Co., Ltd.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/25 13:59:45

Chinese worker's death from hantavirus sparks concerns over new outbreak amid COVID-19 pandemic

Unlike COVID-19, hantavirus is not mainly transmitted through the respiratory system, but a patient's excreta and blood can be contagious, virologists said, after a Chinese worker died of the hantavirus on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 12:14:59

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

Infection by imported cases spurs tightening

The emergence of domestic COVID-19 patients in China who were infected by people returning from overseas has promoted public calls to give all international arrivals mandatory 14-day quarantine terms in designated sites, as the current policy of allowing them to take home quarantine has shown apparent deficiencies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 0:38:41

Restaurant manager detained for hanging banner celebrating COVID-19 spreading in US and Japan

The manager of a porridge restaurant was detained by police after hanging a banner celebrating the COVID-19 epidemic spreading in the US and Japan, causing a wave of public anger online.
Source: | 2020/3/25 0:27:06

Beijing continues to upgrade strictest measures against virus importation

The city of Beijing is going full throttle in the race against imported coronavirus cases to defend the epidemic fight results by upgrading quarantine measures on every international arrival to the city and lashing policy violators with legal punishments including entry-deny.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 23:13:33

Asymptomatic COVID19 infections will not cause spread in China: Chinese CDC

Experts from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Chinese CDC) said asymptomatic COVID-19 infections will not cause further spreading, although the duration of its virus detoxification is longer than that of SARS.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 23:01:33

'A pity' national expert team failed to see Hubei officials at start of epidemic: CDC epidemiologist

It is a pity that the high-level expert team sent by National Health Commission did not have a chance to talk to the local chief leaders during its stay in Wuhan, Hubei Province, in January, a top epidemiologist in the team said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 22:56:16