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All overseas travelers to Beijing to be quarantined, tested for COVID-19

From Wednesday, all people entering Beijing from overseas will be quarantined at designated facilities and will be tested for COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 9:43:30

Italy expects 210,000 COVID-19 infections by mid-April: research team

Italy is likely to see 210,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) infections by mid-April, said a research team at China's Tsinghua University, emphasizing the country's infection rate could taper later than the date if it doesn't improve quarantine measures, or continues to neglect patients and suspected carriers.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/24 3:38:59

'Zero growth' not 'risk-free'

It would be medically normal to see setbacks and report new cases of infection in Wuhan and Hubei Province, which have recorded zero new infections for five consecutive days, experts said, and encouraged the public to tolerate such case instead of blindly pursuing a quick elimination of new cases which may put too much pressure on local officials.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 22:33:41

US virus cases to surpass China in April: experts

The COVID-19 epidemic in the US is worsening sharply as the federal government approved major disaster declarations for New York, California and Washington states, and the situation in Washington DC worsened, with local police shutting down streets to stop mass gatherings.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 23:48:40

Loopholes may lead to China's 2nd wave of viral outbreaks

Loopholes in screening processes at customs and inadequate quarantine measures upon entry into Chinese cities as well as a high proportion of asymptomatic cases are making a second wave of novel coronavirus outbreak highly likely, even inevitable, as the global pandemic continues to worsen. After a new local transmitted case in southern China was reported - the first of its kind exposing loopholes in prevention work in some Chinese cities, the central government's leading work department came up with a new strategy on Monday for preventing imported cases as well as a possible rebound, in spite of domestic transmission being tamed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 23:43:40

Bureaucracy can kill like a virus: official

Ye Qing, a deputy director of the Statistics Bureau of Central China's Hubei Province, has been recording the stories in Wuhan for 60 consecutive days since the city began to lock down on January 23.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 23:38:40

Teenager detained after trying to break through COVID-19 checkpoint

A 15-year-old teenager in East China's Shandong Province was detained after he beat a checkpoint employee death, after he attempted to break through the checkpoint for COVID-19 prevention.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 23:03:40

Scientific channel suspends updates after being criticized for posting incomplete Chinese map

The producer of a Chinese scientific program apologized on Monday for not including the island of Taiwan in its previous program on YouTube, in response to netizens' mounting criticism that the program did so to butter up foreign viewers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 22:48:40

China shares TCM treatment to COVID-19 with foreign countries

China is sharing the experience of using traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the treatment of COVID-19 patients with foreign countries, such as Italy, as clinical observation shows that TCM has been effective on 90 percent of more than 74,000 Chinese COVID-19 patients whose treatment involved TCM.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 22:43:40

Asymptomatic woman tests positive for COVID19

A woman who came back from the UK and went through Beijing customs with no symptoms was confirmed as having COVID-19 three days later in East China's Shandong Province. It sparked worries about the "cunning" virus as well as about loopholes in screening that could pose a danger despite efforts to control imported cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 22:03:40

HK extends travel ban to all non-locals amid pandemic

Hong Kong will ban all non-local residents from entering the city through flights and suspend transit services at the airport starting Wednesday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Monday, which analysts believe to be the "strictest-ever" measure to deal with the mounting pressure of COVID-19 in the city as an international hub with a prosperous service sector.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 21:28:40

Chinese returning home to quarantine receive warm welcome

Taking a provisional flight, which is probably the first large-scale assistance from China to its nationals in Europe, 125 people living in areas hit hardest by the coronavirous outbreak in Italy came back home and are currently quarantined in a hotel in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 0:13:40

Xi'an builds testing center at airport after international arrivals diverted from Beijing

Xi'an in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province has built a nucleic acid testing center that can process 3,000 passengers a day at its airport amid pressure brought by imported COVID-19 cases, after it was designated to receive international flights destined for Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 20:58:40

Experts warn of domino effect of Olympics delay

Chinese observers warned of the complex procedures and domino effects from the possible postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games scheduled for July as Tokyo Olympics organizers indicated such a possibility after Canadian and Australian Olympic committees said they would pull athletes out of the Games if they push through as scheduled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 20:45:18

International flight to Beijing finds 10 symptomatic passengers

A flight from France to Beijing on Sunday was found to be carrying 10 passengers who showed fever and respiratory symptoms when it landed at an airport in Tianjin, the city designated as a first entry point for international flights destined for Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 20:01:07

Hong Kong police to seek 36 people contravening quarantine orders

The Hong Kong police have intercepted five people and will place 36 others on the wanted list for contravening quarantine orders during compulsory quarantine, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/23 19:53:29

Asymptomatic cases dangerous, could transmit virus: expert

Countries and regions that are still at the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic are urged to beware of "silent virus carriers" and expand screening on those who have close contact with the infected despite they have no symptoms. Chinese experts cautioned on Monday that asymptomatic patients are also contagious and could have contributed to the pandemic spreads.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 19:48:40

Shanghai guidelines on Dos and Don'ts as the city downgrades emergency response level for COVID19

Amid the prevailing prevention and control measures, here are some official Dos and Don'ts on adjusting to the “new normal.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 19:28:40

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