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At a highway checkpoint, police in protective gowns ordered a car entering Beijing to return to Hebei after the driver was unable to show proof of a negative coronavirus test.(REUTERS)

Chinese city of Langfang goes into lockdown amid new Covid-19 threat

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:10 PM IST
Langfang, southeast of Beijing, said its 4.9 million residents would be put under home quarantine for seven days and tested for the virus. Across the country, the number of new asymptomatic cases rose to 81 from 76 the previous day. China does not classify asymptomatic cases as confirmed infections.
A still from the documentary 76 Days showing medical workers limiting the number of patients admitted into a hospital during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China. (Credit: Courtesy 76 Days LLC)
A still from the documentary 76 Days showing medical workers limiting the number of patients admitted into a hospital during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China. (Credit: Courtesy 76 Days LLC)

TIFF documentary 76 Days gives unprecedented access into Wuhan’s Covid-19 story

Hindustan Times | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 08:48 AM IST
The 93-minute film, which has footage of the chaos and challenges faced within the Chinese city as the unknown virus wreaked havoc, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival or TIFF.
Universities, schools were shut indefinitely in Wuhan after the city was locked down on January 23 to contain the Covid-19 spread.(AFP)
Universities, schools were shut indefinitely in Wuhan after the city was locked down on January 23 to contain the Covid-19 spread.(AFP)

Covid-19 epicentre Wuhan opens colleges for first time since January

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 03:54 PM IST
International students, including hundreds from India, are still not allowed to return to Wuhan, the capital of the central Chinese Hubei province
FILE PHOTO: A foreign traveller wearing a mask walks past a departures information board at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing
FILE PHOTO: A foreign traveller wearing a mask walks past a departures information board at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing

China’s Hubei province to further lower Covid-19 emergency response level

Beijing | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Hubei, the original epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, has no confirmed cases over the past 24 days, the government said.
Hospitals in countries grappling with major coronavirus outbreaks have postponed most non-emergency procedures to avoid putting patients at risk, redeploying staff and resources to the virus response.(REUTERS)
Hospitals in countries grappling with major coronavirus outbreaks have postponed most non-emergency procedures to avoid putting patients at risk, redeploying staff and resources to the virus response.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus could cause 28 million cancelled surgeries globally: Study

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2020 08:01 PM IST
The study, published this week in the British Journal of Surgery, modelled the expected number of elective operations that would be put on hold in 190 countries during a 12-week peak of COVID-19 disruption.
The city of Wuhan in Hubei province reported five new cases on Monday, a day after it confirmed the first Covid-19 case since the first week of April.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
The city of Wuhan in Hubei province reported five new cases on Monday, a day after it confirmed the first Covid-19 case since the first week of April.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Cluster infection breaks out in China’s Wuhan, raises fears of second wave of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 06:46 PM IST
The new cases have triggered fear of a second wave of infections in China, which has been gradually easing to normalcy with risk-levels downgraded across the country in recent weeks.
People wearing face masks walk at a main shopping area, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, in Shanghai, China.(REUTERS)
People wearing face masks walk at a main shopping area, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, in Shanghai, China.(REUTERS)

Revisiting Hubei: How did Covid-19 events unfold in China?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 03:27 PM IST
China reported 14 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday. This included one new case from Wuhan where no new Covid-19 case was reported in over a month.
Early cases of Covid-19 were discovered among Wuhan residents in December.(REUTERS)
Early cases of Covid-19 were discovered among Wuhan residents in December.(REUTERS)

First pandemic epicentre Wuhan discharges its last Covid patient from hospital

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 04:35 PM IST
The novel coronavirus is believed to have originated in a wet seafood and meat market in Wuhan before spreading across China and then globally.
The ministry of health, the Indian Council of Medical Research, experts, and most significantly our health care providers are leading this fight from the front(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
The ministry of health, the Indian Council of Medical Research, experts, and most significantly our health care providers are leading this fight from the front(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Saving the lives of those most at risk from the pandemic | Opinion

By Ambrish Mithal
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 07:15 PM IST
Those who belong to the high-risk category need special care. Their blood sugar and blood pressure levels are monitored regularly. It is critical that they practise social isolation. If we take care of the more susceptible population, we can minimise the damage inflicted by the virus
Residents wearing face masks dance at an old residential community blocked by barriers in Wuhan, in China’ Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease outbreak, on April 5.(Reuters Photo)
Residents wearing face masks dance at an old residential community blocked by barriers in Wuhan, in China’ Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease outbreak, on April 5.(Reuters Photo)

Wuhan, once epicentre of Covid-19, gets ready for life after lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 07:46 AM IST
The mass quarantine imposed after the outbreak of Covid-19 will be officially lifted in Wuhan on Wednesday. People, however, move around cautiously, keeping their distance.
Passengers wearing face masks are seen at a subway station in China’ Shanghai after the city's emergency alert level for coronavirus disease Covid-19)was downgraded, on March 23.(Reuters Photo)
Passengers wearing face masks are seen at a subway station in China’ Shanghai after the city's emergency alert level for coronavirus disease Covid-19)was downgraded, on March 23.(Reuters Photo)

China easing Wuhan lockdown, fight continues against imported Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2020 02:35 PM IST
No new confirmed case of Covid-19 was reported Sunday in Wuhan, marking the fifth day in a row of zero report.
The study found that women were more susceptible to SARS (the male to female ratio was seen at 0.52: 1), while in the initial stages of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, the ratio was seen at 1.3: 1. (HT PHOTO)
The study found that women were more susceptible to SARS (the male to female ratio was seen at 0.52: 1), while in the initial stages of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, the ratio was seen at 1.3: 1. (HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 affects males more, 2003 Sars predominant in females: Study

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 05:07 AM IST
The SARS outbreak was the first to be caused by a mutant strain of the coronavirus, the Sars-CoV virus, which is related to the Sars-Cov-2 virus that is the reason for the current Covid-19 epidemic.
Chinese health authorities on Saturday said 3070 people had died from the coronavirus outbreak(AFP)
Chinese health authorities on Saturday said 3070 people had died from the coronavirus outbreak(AFP)

New daily cases of coronavirus in China fall below 100 in several weeks, death toll now 3070

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 03:15 PM IST
The epidemic is showing signs of stabilising in China, especially outside the worst-hit Hubei provinces as it rages globally.
Residents line up to collect vegetables at a residential area in China’s Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak.(Reuters Photo)
Residents line up to collect vegetables at a residential area in China’s Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak.(Reuters Photo)

Indian student who came back from coronavirus epicentre Wuhan describes the ‘ghost town’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Ashish Kurme, an MBBS student, said Wuhan residents were following precautions since December, but life started changing from January.
File photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures near a heart shape sign and the slogan "Race against time, Fight the Virus" during an inspection of the center for disease control and prevention of Chaoyang District in Beijing.(AP)
File photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures near a heart shape sign and the slogan "Race against time, Fight the Virus" during an inspection of the center for disease control and prevention of Chaoyang District in Beijing.(AP)

As coronavirus spreads rapidly, a word of caution from China President

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 02:21 PM IST
Xi’s word of caution comes in the backdrop of the outbreak seemingly slowing on the Chinese mainland even as it rapidly spreads globally.
Fan spends her non-working hours in quarantined isolation – away from her husband and daughter in Wuhan and her critically ill mother in another locked-down city in Hubei province in central China.(Dr. Fan Hong)
Fan spends her non-working hours in quarantined isolation – away from her husband and daughter in Wuhan and her critically ill mother in another locked-down city in Hubei province in central China.(Dr. Fan Hong)

Chinese doctor’s intense 21 days at coronavirus clinic treating over 200 patients

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 07:10 PM IST
For over a month now, Fan spends her non-working hours in quarantined isolation – away from her husband and daughter in Wuhan and her critically ill mother in another locked-down city in Hubei province in central China.
People shelter against the rain with umbrellas as they walk along the Rialto bridge on a rainy day in Venice, on Sunday. In northern Italy, the virus Covid-19 is taking a deep social toll, curtailing the usual opportunities to meet.(AP Photo)
People shelter against the rain with umbrellas as they walk along the Rialto bridge on a rainy day in Venice, on Sunday. In northern Italy, the virus Covid-19 is taking a deep social toll, curtailing the usual opportunities to meet.(AP Photo)

More than 2900 dead as China gears up for ‘imported’ Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 12:09 PM IST
An “imported” case of coronavirus from Italy was reported from east Zhejiang province, the latest after Beijing, Guangdong and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak stood at 2788 in China with 44 new deaths reported until early Friday(AFP)
The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak stood at 2788 in China with 44 new deaths reported until early Friday(AFP)

Coronavirus death toll in China now 2788, 9 new cases outside epicentre Hubei

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Among the deaths, 41 were in the worst-hit central Chinese Hubei province, two in Beijing and one in the remote Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), the national health commission (NHC) said Friday morning.
After a delay of almost a week, an Indian military aircraft departed for China on Wednesday to deliver 15 tonnes of medical assistance and to evacuate some 100 Indians from Wuhan(Hindustan Times)
After a delay of almost a week, an Indian military aircraft departed for China on Wednesday to deliver 15 tonnes of medical assistance and to evacuate some 100 Indians from Wuhan(Hindustan Times)

IAF relief flight leaves for coronavirus-hit Wuhan, to evacuate Indians

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 06:53 PM IST
Last week, India and China had exchanged in a terse exchange over clearance for the Indian Air Force’s C-17 Globemaster aircraft to fly to Wuhan, with New Delhi saying permission was being deliberately held up. The Chinese side had dismissed the charge.
The coronavirus outbreak has killed 2666 people and infected nearly 77800 people in China(AP)
The coronavirus outbreak has killed 2666 people and infected nearly 77800 people in China(AP)

Coronavirus outbreak death toll reaches 2666 in China as new cases fall, global figures cross 80,000 mark

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 05:10 PM IST
China’s national health commission (NHC) on Tuesday said more than 500 new cases and over 70 deaths were reported until midnight before.
Chinese President Xi Jinping held an unprecedented meeting of the ruling Communist Party of China’s (CPC) top leadership including all members of the powerful seven-member CPC politburo’s standing committee.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Chinese President Xi Jinping held an unprecedented meeting of the ruling Communist Party of China’s (CPC) top leadership including all members of the powerful seven-member CPC politburo’s standing committee.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Coronavirus outbreak ‘largest public health crisis’ since founding of China: Xi Jinping

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2020 08:46 PM IST
The coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak has killed over 2,400 people, infected more than 77,000 and slowed down the world’s second largest economy in barely weeks since its severity was acknowledged and containment measures were implemented by Beijing in the third week of January.
Aamir Khan in a screengrab from the video message.
Aamir Khan in a screengrab from the video message.

Aamir Khan urges Chinese fans to take precautions, follow government instructions amid coronavirus outbreak. Watch video message

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 08:03 PM IST
Actor Aamir Khan has shared a message for his Chinese fans on Weibo, urging them to take precautions and offering condolences to those that have lost loved ones.
The World Health Organization warned Friday that the window to stem the deadly coronavirus outbreak was shrinking(AP)
The World Health Organization warned Friday that the window to stem the deadly coronavirus outbreak was shrinking(AP)

WHO says window of opportunity to stem coronavirus ‘narrowing’ as cases soar

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 05:51 PM IST
The warning came as Italy moved to close public spaces in ten towns, in a move with echoes of China’s lockdown of entire cities in the province at the centre of the outbreak.
The deadly coronavirus, which has brought the world’s second largest economy to a standstill, has not yet peaked, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned the ruling Communist party officials(AP)
The deadly coronavirus, which has brought the world’s second largest economy to a standstill, has not yet peaked, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned the ruling Communist party officials(AP)

Xi warns coronavirus yet to peak amidst its spread to Chinese prisons; Death toll over 2,200

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 11:47 PM IST
The death toll has gone up to 2,236 while the overall confirmed infection cases have climbed to 75,567, the country’s health officials said amidst mounting concern over its spread to prisons in different provinces.
The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) does not appear to be as deadly as other coronaviruses, including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome(REUTERS)
The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) does not appear to be as deadly as other coronaviruses, including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome(REUTERS)

Covid-19 not as deadly as Sars, Mers: WHO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 12:31 AM IST
The death rate of the Covid-19 virus in mainland China is 2.3%, shows the study of people diagnosed with the virus in China since the infection began in December.
The researchers noted that the virus is highly contagious.(REUTERS)
The researchers noted that the virus is highly contagious.(REUTERS)

Old patients with existing conditions most prone to die from Covid-19: Study

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 07:51 PM IST
The study noted that fatality rate was about 50 per cent for cases categorised as critical.
At least 11,741 are severely ill from the infection, which was first reported in Hubei’s capital city, Wuhan, in December.((Reuters image))
At least 11,741 are severely ill from the infection, which was first reported in Hubei’s capital city, Wuhan, in December.((Reuters image))

News updates from Hindustan Times: Coronavirus death toll crosses 1,800, new study says 3,000 medics infected and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 08:57 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
At least 11,741 are severely ill from the infection, which was first reported in Hubei’s capital city, Wuhan, in December.(Reuters image)
At least 11,741 are severely ill from the infection, which was first reported in Hubei’s capital city, Wuhan, in December.(Reuters image)

Coronavirus death toll crosses 1,800, new study says 3,000 medics infected

Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 02:45 PM IST
China’s cumulative death toll is 1870 whereas more than 72500 people have been infected.
The Finance Ministry will hold a meeting on Tuesday to assess the impact of coronavirus outbreak(PTI)
The Finance Ministry will hold a meeting on Tuesday to assess the impact of coronavirus outbreak(PTI)

Nirmala Sitharaman to assess impact of coronavirus outbreak on trade

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 08:38 PM IST
The death toll from China’s coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic climbed to 1,665 on Saturday after 142 more people died, mostly in the worst-hit Hubei Province, and the confirmed cases jumped to 68,500.
A Nepal Airlines special aircraft Airbus A-330 aircraft departed on Saturday afternoon from Kathmandu for Wuhan city in China’s Hubei province(REUTERS)
A Nepal Airlines special aircraft Airbus A-330 aircraft departed on Saturday afternoon from Kathmandu for Wuhan city in China’s Hubei province(REUTERS)

Nepal sends domestic carrier to evacuate citizens from China’s coronavirus-hit city Wuhan

Kathmandu | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 08:38 PM IST
The special flight flew for Wuhan at 4 p.m. (local time), nearly two hours late than previously announced time of 2:15 p.m. (local time).
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