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In picture - A medical staff takes a swab from a woman at Qingdao. Representational image.(AP)

Mainland China reports 19 new covid-19 cases

Shanghai | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 10:54 AM IST
All of the new infections were imported, the National Health Commission said in a statement.
The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas.(Reuters image)
The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas.(Reuters image)

China reports 21 new Covid-19 cases versus 14 a day earlier

Beijing | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 05:55 AM IST
The number of new asymptomatic cases, who are not classified by China as confirmed Covid-19 patients, fell to 14 from 26 a day earlier.
China reported 34 new asymptomatic patients, up from 23 a day earlier.(HT Photo)
China reported 34 new asymptomatic patients, up from 23 a day earlier.(HT Photo)

China reports 22 coronavirus cases, sixth day without local transmission

Beijing | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2020 07:39 AM IST
All 22 new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, marking the sixth straight day with no new locally transmitted infections.
People wearing face masks walk past an office and commercial complex in Beijing's Central Business District (CBD).(REUTERS)
People wearing face masks walk past an office and commercial complex in Beijing's Central Business District (CBD).(REUTERS)

China reports 61 fresh Covid-19 cases

Beijing | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2020 08:25 AM IST
China reported 44 new asymptomatic patients, down from 68 a day earlier.
The floodwaters have inundated towns across southern and central China and prompted emergency workers to shore-up embankments and dig channels to release overflow.(AP Photo)
The floodwaters have inundated towns across southern and central China and prompted emergency workers to shore-up embankments and dig channels to release overflow.(AP Photo)

China reports 141 dead or missing in flooding since June

Beijing | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 11:22 AM IST
Virtually all of mainland China has been affected, excluding vast far western areas such as Tibet and Xinjiang, according to Vice Minister of Emergency Management Zheng Guoguang.
China reported seven new asymptomatic patients, up from four a day earlier.(via REUTERS)
China reported seven new asymptomatic patients, up from four a day earlier.(via REUTERS)

China reports eight new coronavirus cases in mainland

Beijing | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2020 07:12 AM IST
As of Saturday, mainland China had 83,553 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. China’s death toll from the Covid-19 remained 4,634, unchanged since Mid-May.
China also reported two new asymptomatic patients, down from three a day earlier.(REUTERS)
China also reported two new asymptomatic patients, down from three a day earlier.(REUTERS)

China reports three new coronavirus cases in mainland on July 1

Shanghai | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 05:59 AM IST
As of July 1, mainland China had a total of 83,537 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said. China’s death toll from the coronavirus remained at 4,634.
The guidelines stipulate that residents with respiratory infections should avoid going to public places and if they do under unavoidable circumstances, they must wear masks.(via REUTERS)
The guidelines stipulate that residents with respiratory infections should avoid going to public places and if they do under unavoidable circumstances, they must wear masks.(via REUTERS)

Beijing issues new Covid-19 guidelines as fresh cases inch close to 300

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 05:42 PM IST
From June 11 to 26, Beijing, a city of more than 20 million, has reported 297 confirmed locally transmitted cases after not reporting any case for nearly two months.
Twenty-two domestically transmitted cases were reported in Beijing and one in Hebei Province, the NHC said.(AP)
Twenty-two domestically transmitted cases were reported in Beijing and one in Hebei Province, the NHC said.(AP)

China reports 34 new coronavirus cases; submits virus genome sequence to WHO

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2020 12:16 PM IST
The National Health Commission (NHC) said 34 new cases, including seven asymptomatic infections of the Covid-19 were reported in the country.
The more specific concerns about the potential threats to journalists also come amid longer-standing concerns about the ability of media workers to operate freely in Hong Kong.(Reuters)
The more specific concerns about the potential threats to journalists also come amid longer-standing concerns about the ability of media workers to operate freely in Hong Kong.(Reuters)

China’s security law threatens Hong Kong journalists, says media watchdog

By Bloomberg | posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 01:00 PM IST
Reporters Without Borders said Beijing’s move to bypass Hong Kong’s legislature and force new laws banning terrorism, secession, subversion and foreign interference could result in journalists facing the same type of intimidation and criminal prosecution that they encounter in mainland China.
The number of confirmed cases in the mainland now stands at 82,947 and the death toll at 4,634.(AFP)
The number of confirmed cases in the mainland now stands at 82,947 and the death toll at 4,634.(AFP)

China reports five new coronavirus cases, adviser says risk of second wave remains

Beijing | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Two of the five confirmed cases were so-called imported infections, while three were locally transmitted in northeastern Chinese city of Jilin.
By Friday, the province had reported a total of 121 locally transmitted confirmed cases, including one death and 92 who had been discharged from hospital after recovery, official news agency Xinhua reported.(AFP)
By Friday, the province had reported a total of 121 locally transmitted confirmed cases, including one death and 92 who had been discharged from hospital after recovery, official news agency Xinhua reported.(AFP)

Covid-hit Chinese city in ‘wartime control mode’, 8,000 quarantined: Reports

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 07:16 PM IST
Shulan, a city in northeast China’s Jilin province is under epidemic “wartime control mode” after an infected laundrywoman spread the virus to 11 others, as local authorities raised the epidemic risk level from low to medium on Friday.
On Monday, Wuhan, capital of Hubei, reported its first cluster of infections since a lockdown on the city was lifted a month ago.(REUTERS)
On Monday, Wuhan, capital of Hubei, reported its first cluster of infections since a lockdown on the city was lifted a month ago.(REUTERS)

China calls for coronavirus vigilance, warns against complacency

Beijing | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 03:58 PM IST
In the past two weeks, new cases have been reported in seven provinces, including Hubei, the original epicentre of the outbreak late last year.
Between January 15 and March 3, seven versions of Covid-19 case definition were issued by the NHC.(AP)
Between January 15 and March 3, seven versions of Covid-19 case definition were issued by the NHC.(AP)

China Covid-19 toll could have been four times more, says new study in Lancet

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2020 06:43 PM IST
Mainland China’s national health commission (NHC) had reported 55508 cases of Covid-19 on February 20 but research by the University of Hong Kong’s School of Public Health said the actual number could have been four times if a definition of the disease used later could have been applied throughout.
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.
With the pandemic raging outside China, imported cases are a concern but there is unlikely to be a second wave of the epidemic, which has killed 3213 and sickened as many as 80860 persons in Chin(AFP)
With the pandemic raging outside China, imported cases are a concern but there is unlikely to be a second wave of the epidemic, which has killed 3213 and sickened as many as 80860 persons in Chin(AFP)

No proof that weather will impact coronavirus survival, says Chinese expert

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 06:57 PM IST
Mainland China saw an overall drop in new infections on Sunday but major cities such as Beijing and Shanghai continued to wrestle with – and tighten restriction against -- cases involving infected travelers arriving from abroad.
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.
US scientists announced Wednesday they had created the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the novel coronavirus(REUTERS)
US scientists announced Wednesday they had created the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the novel coronavirus(REUTERS)

Scientists announce ‘breakthrough’ atomic map of coronavirus

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 12:02 AM IST
It came as the death toll from the COVID-19 virus jumped past 2,000, almost all of them in mainland China where 74,185 cases of infection have been confirmed since it first emerged in late December.
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.
Customers wearing face masks shop inside a supermarket, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China(REUTERS)
Customers wearing face masks shop inside a supermarket, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China(REUTERS)

WHO chief says coronavirus still an emergency for China

Munich | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2020 08:22 PM IST
Tedros told the Munich Security Conference in Germany he was encouraged by actions China had taken to slow the spread of virus but was still concerned about the increasing number of cases.
China reported 108 new coronavirus deaths on the mainland on February 10(Bloomberg)
China reported 108 new coronavirus deaths on the mainland on February 10(Bloomberg)

Coronavirus death toll in China crosses 1,000

Shanghai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 06:38 AM IST
There were 2,478 new confirmed cases on the mainland on Feb. 10, down from 3,062 on the previous day, bringing the total to 42,638.
Coming up with any vaccine typically takes years, and involves a lengthy process of testing on animals, clinical trials on humans and regulatory approvals.(REUTERS)
Coming up with any vaccine typically takes years, and involves a lengthy process of testing on animals, clinical trials on humans and regulatory approvals.(REUTERS)

Scientists race to develop vaccine for new coronavirus

Singapore | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 03:39 PM IST
The new virus has spread rapidly since emerging late last year in China, killing more than 800 people in the mainland and infecting over 37,000. Cases have been reported in two dozen other countries.
Harsh Vardhan Shringla also noted that this year marked an important milestone as India and China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.(PTI)
Harsh Vardhan Shringla also noted that this year marked an important milestone as India and China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.(PTI)

For foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, it is neighbourhood first

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Since PM Narendra Modi took office in 2014, the government has focused on cementing and improving ties with its neighbours.
Passengers wear face masks as they arrive to the Lo Wu MTR station, before the closing of the Lo Wu border following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China on February 3, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Passengers wear face masks as they arrive to the Lo Wu MTR station, before the closing of the Lo Wu border following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China on February 3, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

After mainland China, US airlines suspend Hong Kong flights amid coronavirus scare

Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 11:11 AM IST
Dozens of major airlines have stopped flying to the Chinese mainland in a bid to slow the spread of the virus, which has been detected among a small number of people in more than 20 countries.
France is preparing to airlift hundreds of its citizens from the Chinese city at the centre of a deadly coronavirus outbreak(via REUTERS)
France is preparing to airlift hundreds of its citizens from the Chinese city at the centre of a deadly coronavirus outbreak(via REUTERS)

‘I’m more useful here’: French doctor stays put in virus-hit Wuhan

Wuhan (China) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 06:33 AM IST
Philippe Klein is head of the International SOS Hospital in Wuhan, the first city to be locked down by Chinese authorities as they battle the spread of the virus.
Google said on Wednesday it is temporarily shutting down all its offices in China due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in the country(REUTERS)
Google said on Wednesday it is temporarily shutting down all its offices in China due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in the country(REUTERS)

Google temporarily shutting down all China offices amid coronavirus outbreak

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 06:41 AM IST
Google’s offices in mainland China, where the company’s services are not available, focus on sales and engineering for its advertising business.
Festive lights decorate the Burberry store on New Bond Street as shoppers do Christmas shopping in central London, Britain.(Reuters)
Festive lights decorate the Burberry store on New Bond Street as shoppers do Christmas shopping in central London, Britain.(Reuters)

Burberry weathers Hong Kong slump by selling more in mainland China

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 02:45 PM IST
Burberry, famed for its trenchcoats and check scarves, said its sales in Hong Kong halved in the 13 weeks to Dec. 28, its third quarter, as large scale demonstrations in the territory since June have deterred visitors from mainland China.
An anti-government demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest march in Hong Kong, October 20.(REUTERS)
An anti-government demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest march in Hong Kong, October 20.(REUTERS)

Hong Kong extradition bill withdrawn, but protests unlikely to end

Hong Kong | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 01:09 PM IST
The rallying cry of the protesters, who have trashed public buildings in the Chinese-ruled city, set street fires and thrown petrol bombs at police, has been “five demands, not one less”, meaning the withdrawal of the bill make no difference.
(Dior Official/Instagram)
(Dior Official/Instagram)

Dior apologises to China over map excluding Taiwan

Bloomberg | By Jinshan Hong
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 11:44 AM IST
Dior said in the Weibo statement that it is “deeply sorry for the incident where the wrong description and wrong explanation were made by human resources staff in the campus event.”
It was well-known that there was no difference between his individual faith and social objectives. The Noakhali episode is a living example of this(Photo: National Gandhi Museum)
It was well-known that there was no difference between his individual faith and social objectives. The Noakhali episode is a living example of this(Photo: National Gandhi Museum)

The man who can never be killed, who will live on

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Gandhi’s embrace of mass politics, ability to weave faith and social objectives, and tolerance set him apart
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