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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

Hong Kong bans all visitors from its airport for 14 days

Hong Kong bans all visitors from its airport for 14 days to curb surging imported cases of COVID-19 starting from Wednesday.
Source: Agencies | 2020/3/23 16:05:56

China to deny entry to foreign travelers furnishing false, incomplete info: customs officials

Foreign nationals who conceal information, furnish false information to border officials when entering China, will be denied entry as a punishment, said an official from China's General Administration of Customs (GAC), amid the country's persistent efforts at curbing imported COVID-19 cases from overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 16:02:56

Chinese doctors arrive in Cambodia to help fight COVID-19

A team of Chinese medical experts arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Monday to help the country fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/23 15:53:34

Murals under scrutiny after 5.0-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang

Archaeologists are checking the murals in a site of ancient Buddhist grottoes after a 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early Monday morning, with no casualties reported so far.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/23 15:18:31

Beijing reports 15 imported COVID-19 cases in 12 hrs

Beijing reported 15 newly confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from other countries from 0:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday, according to the municipal health commission.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/23 15:14:40

No evidence so far indicating relapsing COVID-19 patients are infectious: Hubei health authority

Health officials from hard-hit Hubei Province have said that people who retest positive from coronavirus after they have been cured and discharged from hospital will not be recorded as confirmed cases, and that the authorities haven't seen people-to-people transmission from those patients.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 14:26:34

Normal life gradually resumes in China

Chinese across the country are gradually returning to normal life amid a diminishing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Many provinces have announced full production recovery among industries and have relaxed restrictions on public destinations.
Source: | 2020/3/23 0:01:50

Trump Pandemic rages

US President Donald Trump has spared no efforts in scapegoating China for allowing the coronavirus to rampage in the US, using an old trick from his political playbook: giving derogatory nicknames to his opponents. But with his latest attempt - calling the coronavirus "Chinese virus" - Trump has run into a brick wall.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 16:18:40

Volunteers in vaccine trial voice confidence

China's first group of volunteers in Phase I clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine expressed confidence in its success, as researchers work tirelessly on a vaccine to combat the deadly virus which has so far killed more than 12,000 people across the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 22:03:40

China's anti-virus model urged as global solution by Chinese experts as confirmed COVID-19 cases expected to hit 1 million

As country after country of different development status, political systems and societal values fail to come up with a sound plan to stem the coronavirus pandemic, Chinese analysts on Sunday called on countries to put aside their political differences and swiftly and resolutely adopt China's model, which they believe the "only" proven successful model so far that could be replicated to halt the virus once and for all, so as to save millions of lives.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 20:33:40

Diverting international flights to neighboring airports to guard Beijing

Starting Monday, all international flights to Beijing must first divert to one of 12 Chinese cities before they are allowed to enter the capital, China's Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) said Sunday amid mounting headlines brought on by lengthy lines of arriving passengers in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 19:53:41

Digital health code for Hubei people ensures work resumption conducted in order

Hubei is promoting the digital health code to serve as a certificate for those returning to work or life in other parts of China. The country is also encouraging more provincial regions to recognize the Hubei health code.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 19:53:40

COVID-19 may reach another peak next spring: Chinese expert

The COVID-19 pandemic may reach a peak next spring after receding this summer; and it is expected to “travel” back and forth from the Southern and Northern hemispheres for the next one or two years, a top Chinese expert on infectious diseases said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 19:43:40