China fires 2 health officials after new coronavirus outbreak in northern city

A hospital president and the director of the health commission in the northern Chinese city of Qingdao have been fired after China’s latest coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Thursday. A brief … Read More

Chinese officials push use of emergency coronavirus vaccine despite concerns

After the first shot, he had no reaction. But Kan Chai felt woozy following the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in China. “When I was … Read More

China says WHO supported early use of coronavirus vaccine candidate outside of trials

The World Health Organization supported China’s campaign to vaccinate certain people against coronavirus in July while clinical trials were still under way, a Chinese health official said on Friday, although … Read More

China honours ‘heroes’ of coronavirus fight, ignoring criticism of pandemic origins

President Xi Jinping honoured the “heroes” of China’s “people’s war” against COVID-19 at a ceremony on Tuesday, lauding the country’s resilience as well as the decisive role played in containment … Read More

China company boasts employees helped ‘pre-test’ potential coronavirus vaccine

In the global race to make a coronavirus vaccine, a state-owned Chinese company is boasting that its employees, including top executives, received experimental shots even before the government approved testing … Read More

Hong Kong to impose strict social distancing measures after spike in COVID-19 cases

Hong Kong will impose strict new social distancing measures from midnight Tuesday, the most stringent in the Asian financial hub since the coronavirus broke out, as authorities warn the risk … Read More

China’s CanSino in talks for large-scale trial of potential coronavirus vaccine overseas

Chinese vaccine developer CanSino Biologics is in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, its co-founder said on … Read More

Trump’s ‘strong wall’ to guard against coronavirus outbreak in China had holes: records

U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic — a “strong wall” … Read More

South Korea’s capital eyes stronger restrictions as coronavirus cases climb

South Korea has reported 42 new infections of COVID-19 as infections steadily climb in the greater capital area, forcing authorities to consider stronger social restrictions. The figures announced by the … Read More

Coronavirus: Italy sees drop in deaths as cases in China stabilize

China has extended COVID-19 tests to newly reopened salons amid a drop in cases, while South Korea continues to face new infections after it eased social distancing rules to lift … Read More

Germany cautions coronavirus pandemic far from over as economies restart

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, as regional outbreaks gave rise to fears of a second wave. Two of the largest U.S. … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. cases rise to highest level in 2 months as China tames new outbreak

BEIJING ⁠— New coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surged to their highest level in two months and are now back to where they were at the peak of the … Read More

Coronavirus: China tames new outbreak as cases surge in India, U.S.

China appears to have tamed a new outbreak of the coronavirus in Beijing, once again demonstrating its ability to quickly mobilize vast resources by testing nearly 2.5 million people in … Read More

Coronavirus cases surge as countries continue to ease lockdowns

The number of global coronavirus cases continued to surge Tuesday in many large countries that have been lifting lockdowns, including the U.S., even as new infections stabilized or dropped in … Read More

Surge of coronavirus cases across the U.S. raise fears that progress is slipping

Alarming surges in coronavirus cases across the South and West raised fears Monday that the outbreak is spiraling out of control and that hard-won progress against the scourge is slipping … Read More

Coronavirus cases surge in India, U.S. but slow in China and Korea

The world saw the largest daily increases yet in coronavirus cases, with infections soaring in India’s rural villages after migrant workers fled major cities. India’s coronavirus caseload climbed by nearly … Read More

Coronavirus cases top 1 million in Brazil as Beijing sees drop in new infections

China‘s capital recorded a further drop in coronavirus cases amid tightened containment measures, while Brazil surpassed 1 million confirmed infections, second only to the United States. Europe, in contrast, continues … Read More

Coronavirus: Beijing cancels flights as new COVID-19 outbreak raises concerns

More than 60 per cent of commercial flights in and out of Beijing have been cancelled as the Chinese capital raised its alert level Wednesday against a new coronavirus outbreak … Read More

Beijing expands lockdown to third neighbourhood as new coronavirus cases top 100

Chinese authorities locked down a third neighborhood in Beijing on Tuesday as they rushed to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 100 people … Read More

Outbreak of coronavirus cases in Beijing sparks return of tough measures

Beijing reported its second consecutive day of record new numbers of COVID-19 cases on Monday, adding urgency to efforts to rein in a sudden resurgence of the coronavirus in the … Read More

Beijing in ‘wartime emergency’ after new coronavirus cases linked to local market

A district of Beijing was on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus infections centered around a major wholesale market sparked … Read More

China sees first locally spread case of novel coronavirus in weeks

China reported the first local transmission of the novel coronavirus in Beijing in weeks on Friday after the capital has been gradually reopening during a sharp decline in new cases. … Read More

China frustrated WHO by delaying coronavirus info, despite public praise: sources

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic … Read More

Trudeau says using minister’s WeChat group to fund lawsuit against journalist was ‘unacceptable’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is “unacceptable” that someone used a community WeChat group run on behalf of one of his cabinet ministers to crowdsource a lawsuit against a … Read More

Wuhan lab head says claims coronavirus leaked from facility are ‘pure fabrication’

Claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese city are a “pure fabrication,” the institute’s director … Read More

Coronavirus: China reports zero cases as virus surges in India, Latin America

New coronavirus cases in China fell to zero on Saturday for the first time but surged in India and overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America — both in countries lax about … Read More

China omits GDP goal for first time ever to help save coronavirus-ravaged economy

China omitted a 2020 economic growth target for the first time and pledged government support for the economy in Premier Li Keqiang’s work report on Friday, launching the country’s annual … Read More

China supports ‘inclusive review’ of coronavirus response while pointing finger at U.S.

The Chinese government would be open to some sort of review of the coronavirus pandemic, according to its ambassador to Canada. But Cong Peiwu says that would need to be … Read More

Mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan prompts fears crowding could lead to infection

As Wuhan, the Chinese city where the COVID-19 pandemic began, revs up a massive testing campaign, some residents crowding the test centers expressed concern on Saturday that the very act … Read More

‘China is a victim’ of coronavirus disinformation, Chinese ambassador to Canada says

China‘s ambassador to Canada is insisting his country is being victimized by a campaign of disinformation about its role in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The claim, however, comes … Read More

‘China is a victim’ of coronavirus disinformation, its ambassador insists

China‘s ambassador to Canada is insisting his country is being victimized by a campaign of disinformation about its role in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The claim, however, comes … Read More

Kenney slams China’s handling of COVID-19, calls for ‘great reckoning’ for country’s role

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 13, 2020 6:01 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is … Read More

Trudeau says world has questions ‘particularly’ for China on COVID-19 origin

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be questions “particularly” for China about how the coronavirus pandemic began and its handling of the early days of the crisis. His comments … Read More

China seeks to make widespread coronavirus testing new normal, but gaps remain

Beijing resident Wang Yukun was happy to comply in April when the construction firm he works for told him he’d need to take a test for the novel coronavirus before … Read More

Coronavirus: China, South Korea see spike in new cases of COVID-19

Both China and South Korea reported new spikes in coronavirus cases on Sunday, setting off fresh concerns in countries where local outbreaks had been in dramatic decline. Former U.S. President … Read More

Coronavirus: South Korea, China slowly resume public events as new infections drop

China and South Korea, which had early, intense outbreaks of the coronavirus, together reported only four new infections Tuesday and were slowly resuming public events after months of containment efforts. … Read More

Chinese government report warns of armed confrontation with U.S. over coronavirus outbreak

An internal Chinese report warns that Beijing faces a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that could tip relations with the United States into confrontation, … Read More

Chinese lab denies it created coronavirus, but says ‘still no answers’ on origin

Claims that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan have no basis in fact, the head of the lab told Reuters, adding that there … Read More

NATO must confront coronavirus disinformation, supply chain threats: Stoltenberg

The coronavirus pandemic is driving home the need for members of the NATO security alliance to work together to counter disinformation and shore up supply chains among the alliance. In … Read More

All coronavirus patients in Wuhan have been discharged from hospital, China says

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the global coronavirus pandemic began, now has no remaining cases in its hospitals, a health official told reporters on Sunday. The novel coronavirus is … Read More

Freeland won’t say if Canada has seen U.S. intel flagging Chinese coronavirus data

Can Chinese coronavirus data be trusted? That is the question emerging again and again in headlines around the world as repeated U.S. government leaks cast doubts on the official case … Read More

Wuhan, China’s coronavirus epicentre, ends 76-day lockdown

After 11 weeks of lockdown, the first train departed Wednesday morning from a re-opened Wuhan, the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, as residents once again were allowed to travel … Read More

City at centre of China’s coronavirus outbreak gradually reopens after lockdown

Shopkeepers in the city at the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that … Read More

China reports first locally transmitted coronavirus case in 3 days, clampdown on flights

Mainland China reported its first locally transmitted coronavirus case in three days and 54 new imported cases, as Beijing ordered airlines to sharply cut international flights, for fear travelers could … Read More

China reports 67 new coronavirus cases, all from international travel

Mainland China reported a second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus infections as the epicenter of the epidemic Hubei province opened its borders, but imported cases rose as Beijing … Read More

New York testing COVID-19 survivors’ blood as boost for the infected

New York believes they may have found the golden ticket to fighting the novel coronavirus, and it’s in the plasma of recovered patients. The state is hoping to fight the … Read More

Local infections are down but China continues to see imported coronavirus cases rise

China on Sunday reported 46 new cases of coronavirus, the fourth straight day with an increase, with all but one of those cases imported from overseas, according to the country’s … Read More

China’s imported coronavirus cases jump again as students, expats flock home

China reported a new record rise in imported coronavirus cases on Friday as expatriates returned home from the United States and Europe, sparking fears of a second wave of infections … Read More

Air pollution plummeted in China due to coronavirus. It’s starting to go up again

When China enforced strict lockdowns and factory closures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus earlier this year, the rate of air pollution over the country went down significantly, … Read More

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