China offering coupons, free eggs as incentive for population to get COVID-19 vaccine

China’s success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its inoculation campaign by offering incentives … Read More

Coronavirus: Chinese whistleblower doctor honoured on anniversary of his death

The message was tucked into a bouquet of chrysanthemums left by a mourner at the back of Wuhan Central Hospital to honor a Chinese whistleblower doctor who died from the … Read More

A year after Wuhan coronavirus lockdown, trauma and anger toward China remain

Walking through Wuhan today, it might be hard to believe it was once ground zero for the novel coronavirus pandemic. One year after the Chinese city of 11 million was … Read More

China builds new hospital in 5 days to fight surge in coronavirus cases

China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in five days to fight a surge in infections in a city south of Beijing, state media reported. The … Read More

WHO experts tasked with investigating coronavirus origins land in China

A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about … Read More

China says it will not charge people for getting vaccinated against coronavirus

China will provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge once they become available to the general public, government authorities said on Saturday. National Health Commission official Zheng Zhongwei said that while … Read More

China approves 1st homegrown coronavirus vaccine for general use

China authorized its first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine for general use Thursday, adding another shot that could see wide use in poorer countries as the virus surges back around the globe. … Read More

China gives conditional approval to coronavirus vaccine made by Sinopharm

By Staff The Associated Press Posted December 30, 2020 10:33 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ China has given conditional approval … Read More

Chinese developer says coronavirus vaccine 79% effective, lower than earlier data

A vaccine developed by a unit of China National Biotec Group (CNBG) is 79.34% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 and the company is seeking regulatory approval for general public … Read More

UAE says Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine 86% effective, but few details on data

The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday a Chinese coronavirus vaccine tested in the federation of sheikhdoms is 86% effective, in a statement that provided few details but marked the first … Read More

China readies for large-scale coronavirus vaccine rollout

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Provincial governments across China are placing orders for experimental, domestically made coronavirus vaccines, though health officials have yet to say how well they work or how they … Read More

China testing imported food packaging for coronavirus, angering several countries

Major food-producing countries are growing increasingly frustrated with China’s scrutiny of imported products and are calling on it to stop aggressive testing for the coronavirus, which some say is tantamount … Read More

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

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

China sees new coronavirus cases go down following outbreak in Beijing

China reported a further decline in newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, with 13 cases. Eleven were in Beijing, where mass testing has been carried out following an … 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

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

Coronavirus: Outbreak in Beijing shows need to be prepared as countries reopen

China moved swiftly Monday to try to control a new outbreak of the coronavirus after 36 more cases were confirmed in Beijing. People were lined up at hospitals and other … Read More

China reports 57 new coronavirus cases, its highest daily figure since mid-April

By Staff Reuters Posted June 13, 2020 9:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ China reported 57 new confirmed COVID-19 cases … 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 won’t respond to pleas to ease tension after call for coronavirus probe: Australia

Australia said on Monday China remains unresponsive to its weeks-long pleas to ease tensions between the two trading partners that escalated after Canberra called for an international enquiry into the … 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

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

As new coronavirus cases remain low, China reopens schools, domestic flights

China on Sunday reported five new cases of the coronavirus, as the commercial hub of Shanghai announced the restart of some classes and airlines revive flights. Of the new cases, … 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 tests millions within weeks as cases rise a month after last reported death

Wuhan, the original epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in China, has tested over 3 million residents for the pathogen since April, and will now focus its testing efforts on … Read More

China tests millions within days as cases rise a month after last reported death

China‘s Wuhan said on Friday it has tested over 3 million of its 11 million citizens for the coronavirus, as it seeks to test all residents after a cluster of … 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

Trump administration limits visas for Chinese reporters as coronavirus tensions flare

The Trump administration is tightening visa guidelines for Chinese journalists in response to the treatment of U.S. journalists in China, as tensions flare between the two nations over the coronavirus. … 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

Wuhan adds 1,290 coronavirus deaths to its total count, citing overwhelmed hospitals

The central Chinese city of Wuhan has raised its number of COVID-19 fatalities by 1,290, with state media saying Friday the undercount had been due to the insufficient admission capabilities … Read More

China’s new coronavirus cases highest in nearly six weeks, many from overseas

China reported the highest number of new daily coronavirus cases in nearly six weeks, driven by a rise in infected travelers arriving from overseas and underscoring challenges Beijing faces in … 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

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

China to end lockdown in most of Hubei as domestic coronavirus cases drop

Chinese authorities said Tuesday they will end a two-month lockdown of most of coronavirus-hit Hubei province at midnight, as domestic cases of the virus continue to subside. People with a … 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

Could there be a second wave of coronavirus? Experts say it’s possible but unclear

Chinese scientists and health experts involved in the country’s fight against the coronavirus believe the worst is now over, downplaying warnings that the disease could become seasonal or that a … Read More

Track, isolate, communicate: Here’s how coronavirus strategies vary worldwide

Singapore, a tiny city-state of less than 6 million people, had one of the earliest and biggest clusters of cases of the coronavirus in early February, before it began its … Read More

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