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Medical workers in protective suits attend to Covid-19 patients at the ICU of a designated hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.(REUTERS/ FILE)

Detained citizen journalist in China faces jail for reporting on Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:38 AM IST
Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer, was detained in May while covering stories on the Covid-19 pandemic and taken to Shanghai
File image of IPL Trophy.(IPL)
File image of IPL Trophy.(IPL)

Nearly 60 percent fans believe IPL might still happen this year: Survey

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 07:24 PM IST
Back home the IPL, which was scheduled to start on March 29, was pushed back until April 15 before the organisers decided to postpone it indefinitely considering the unprecedented health crisis.
Australia on Sunday added to growing pressure on China over its handling of the novel coronavirus
Australia on Sunday added to growing pressure on China over its handling of the novel coronavirus

Australia demands coronavirus enquiry, adding to pressure on China

MELBOURNE | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 01:44 PM IST
The coronavirus is believed to have emerged in a market selling wildlife in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.
Sheikh Hasina has postponed her two-day official visit to Japan over the global outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus(REUTERS)
Sheikh Hasina has postponed her two-day official visit to Japan over the global outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus(REUTERS)

Bangladesh PM postpones visit to Japan over coronavirus outbreak

Dhaka | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2020 03:44 PM IST
Earlier this week, Bangladesh postponed the March 17 grand inaugural ceremony of the birth centenary celebrations of its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman after three coronavirus cases were detected in the country.
The people of the city of Wuhan and the province of Hubei are the worst affected by the epidemic. (Image used for representation).(REUTERS PHOTO.)
The people of the city of Wuhan and the province of Hubei are the worst affected by the epidemic. (Image used for representation).(REUTERS PHOTO.)

India to send medical supplies to China to help in tackling coronavirus

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Misri, in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of the Indian embassy in China, expressed his solidarity with Chinese people and the government in the fight against the epidemic.
Parineeti Chopra is taking precautions, amid the coronavirus scare.
Parineeti Chopra is taking precautions, amid the coronavirus scare.

Parineeti Chopra wears mask, asks fans to ‘stay safe’ amid coronavirus scare. See pics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Parineeti Chopra took to her Instagram account to share pictures of her wearing a mask and said that the coronavirus outbreak was unfortunate.
A worker uses a thermometer to check the temperature of a customer as she enters a Starbucks shop as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China.(REUTERS)
A worker uses a thermometer to check the temperature of a customer as she enters a Starbucks shop as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus misinformation is incubating all over social media

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 04:10 PM IST
The new coronavirus roiling financial markets and prompting travel bans is taking on a life of its own on the internet, once again putting U.S.-based social media companies on the defensive about their efforts to curb the spread of false or dangerous information.
Customers leave with boxes of newly purchased protective masks at a Bonjour Holdings Ltd. store in Hong Kong, China.(Bloomberg)
Customers leave with boxes of newly purchased protective masks at a Bonjour Holdings Ltd. store in Hong Kong, China.(Bloomberg)

UK delays evacuation flight from coronavirus epicentre in China

London | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 01:19 PM IST
Britain had planned to fly back its citizens to a Royal Air Force base but the flight is now unlikely to take off on Thursday.
A drug store in Beijing will be fined 3 million yuan ($434,530) for hiking the price of face masks by almost six times the online price(REUTERS)
A drug store in Beijing will be fined 3 million yuan ($434,530) for hiking the price of face masks by almost six times the online price(REUTERS)

Beijing drug store fined $434,530 for hiking price of masks amid coronavirus outbreak

Beijing | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 08:43 AM IST
Jimin Kangtai raised the price of 3M brand masks to 850 yuan per box, while the price of the same type of masks sold online was 143 yuan per box, state television said.
China has confirmed 1,287 cases of patients infected with the new coronavirus.(Reuters image)
China has confirmed 1,287 cases of patients infected with the new coronavirus.(Reuters image)

Coronavirus claims 41 lives in China, 1,287 cases confirmed

Beijing | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 06:31 AM IST
The virus originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei late last year.
Passengers cross the security check at the departure hall of the high speed train station in Hong Kong.(AP)
Passengers cross the security check at the departure hall of the high speed train station in Hong Kong.(AP)

China’s Huanggang locked down over virus; Ezhou stops trains

Beijing | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Health authorities in the city of around 7.5 million, which borders the central city of Wuhan where the outbreak is centered, said they would suspend public bus and railway operations from midnight
While most of the Indian students left for home in the second week of this month after completion of the exams, others remained in the city to complete their academic work.(Bloomberg)
While most of the Indian students left for home in the second week of this month after completion of the exams, others remained in the city to complete their academic work.(Bloomberg)

Indian students in China’s Wuhan in anxious wait as coronavirus turns virulent

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The bustling central Chinese city of about 11.5 million people with beautiful parks and lakes has overnight turned into a city of nightmare as nine people died and over 440 people admitted to hospitals with quarantine facilities.
India on Friday began thermal screening of passengers returning from China at three international airports — Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata(Hindustan Times)
India on Friday began thermal screening of passengers returning from China at three international airports — Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata(Hindustan Times)

International airports on high alert for China virus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 02:50 AM IST
Thailand detected its second case of the coronavirus on Friday. The latest patient was from China’s central city of Wuhan, which has reported 41 cases of pneumonia potentially linked to the new type of virus.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar (centre), along with foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale (left) and MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, addresses the media in New Delhi on Tuesday.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar (centre), along with foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale (left) and MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, addresses the media in New Delhi on Tuesday.

India, China need to find equilibrium: Jaishankar

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 11:51 PM IST
The second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping would be “just as warm” as their first such meeting in the Chinese city of Wuhan last year, Jaishankar told a news conference that laid out foreign policy achievements in the first 100 days of the Modi government.
The India-China relationship is important for both countries and the leadership of the two sides had reached consensus on ensuring that ties “continue to move in a healthy and stable direction”, Luo said.(HT Photo)
The India-China relationship is important for both countries and the leadership of the two sides had reached consensus on ensuring that ties “continue to move in a healthy and stable direction”, Luo said.(HT Photo)

Ties with India to stabilise: Chinese envoy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 11:58 PM IST
Luo, who has been promoted as vice minister in the foreign ministry responsible for Asia, is expected to leave India at the end of the month.
Akane Yamaguchi of Japan(AFP)
Akane Yamaguchi of Japan(AFP)

Akane Yamaguchi races to Japan’s first Asia women’s title

Shanghai | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 03:26 PM IST
The third seed, a silver medallist two years ago, comfortably defeated fifth-seeded He 21-19, 21-9 in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
National Flag of China and India at Vijay Chowk on Rajpath.(HT File Photo)
National Flag of China and India at Vijay Chowk on Rajpath.(HT File Photo)

India, China to resume military drills after one year gap

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2018 01:36 PM IST
Each side will send 100 troops to take part in the 7th India and China joint military exercises - ‘Hand in Hand’ - which will focus on counter-terrorism operations, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Col Ren Guoqiang said last month.
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