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International society calls for strengthened solidarity in fight against novel coronavirus epidemic

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International organizations, governments of various countries, experts, scholars, and media are calling for scientific approaches, rationality, and cooperation to cope with the current public...
Patients infected with the novel coronavirus are seen at a makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 5, 2020. The makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city began accepting patients Wednesday. The hospital can provide about 1,600 beds to infected patients. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

Chinese hospitals discharge over 10,000 recovered patients of coronavirus infection

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By Qiu Chaoyi A total of 10,844 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospitals after recovery by the end of Feb....
Experts of people’s hospital of Zigui county, Yichang, Hubei province, hold a teleconsultation to discuss the situation of a suspected case of novel coronavirus pneumonia in a health center of Lianghekou town, Zigui, Feb.7, 2020. (Photo by Wang Jiaman/People’s Daily Online)

Tests for Egypt’s only coronavirus case come negative

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A foreign national who was recently announced to be Egypt's first case with novel coronavirus has tested negative for the virus, the World Health...
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Iran reports first two COVID-19 cases

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Iran's Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed two cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, the semi-official Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA)...
Patients infected with the novel coronavirus are seen at a makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 5, 2020. The makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city began accepting patients Wednesday. The hospital can provide about 1,600 beds to infected patients. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

Ghana sets up call center to handle COVID-19 enquiries

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A hospital in Ghana has set up a call center with two dedicated lines as part of efforts to make information about the novel...
Patients infected with the novel coronavirus are seen at a makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 5, 2020. The makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city began accepting patients Wednesday. The hospital can provide about 1,600 beds to infected patients. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

Novel coronavirus can transmit via aerosol

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can be transmitted when someone was exposed to high concentrations of aerosol in a relatively closed environment for a long...
An ambulance drives on the street of Xiaogan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 15, 2020. Xiaogan witnessed a snowfall on Saturday as people around the city still fight in the battle against the novel coronavirus. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Life inside a virus-hit village under quarantine

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In the morning, villager Zhu Guoxin puts on a mask, braces against the wind and steps out of Xinhe Village for the first time...

Veterinary Unit excluded from animal products inspection at Tema Port

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The Veterinary Regulatory Unit at the Tema Port has been excluded from...
An ambulance drives on the street of Xiaogan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 15, 2020. Xiaogan witnessed a snowfall on Saturday as people around the city still fight in the battle against the novel coronavirus. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

New COVID-19 cases, deaths in China drop to encouraging thresholds

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The daily number of newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) reported across China Monday dropped to under 2,000 for the first...
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Cancer patients more susceptible to novel coronavirus infection

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Chinese medical researchers have discovered that patients with cancer are more susceptible to infection of the novel coronavirus, according to a recent research article...
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Beijing to build mask factory in 6 days

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Beijing will convert an industrial building into a new mask factory in six days to meet the surging demand amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The...
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Impact of coronavirus on world economy to be temporary

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by George Georgakopoulos The impact of the novel coronavirus epidemic on the global economy and trade will be temporary, experts have...
An ambulance drives on the street of Xiaogan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 15, 2020. Xiaogan witnessed a snowfall on Saturday as people around the city still fight in the battle against the novel coronavirus. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Hard-hit city bans residents going out to curb spread of coronavirus

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one of the cities that are hardest hit by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in central China's Hubei Province, has prohibited all urban residents from...
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Global experts, institutions disfavor imposing travel restrictions on China amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Global experts have argued against imposing travel restrictions on China during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), saying such measures are groundless,...
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Antimalarial drug confirmed effective on COVID-19

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Chinese experts, based on the result of clinical trials, have confirmed that Chloroquine Phosphate, an antimalarial drug, has a certain curative effect on the...
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Epidemic won’t change China’s economic momentum for growth

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By Hong Lefeng Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, China’s governments at various levels have issued a package of emergency measures, which have...
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Research and Innovation Forum on novel coronavirus held in Geneva

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By Zhang Penghui The Research and Innovation Forum on novel coronavirus was convened in Geneva, Switzerland on Feb. 11 and 12. Co-organized by the World Health...
Aerial panoramic photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows the interior of a cultural building complex dubbed "Wuhan Livingroom", which is being converted into a hospital to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. Wuhan plans to convert three existing venues, including a gymnasium and an exhibition center, into hospitals to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the headquarters for the epidemic control said late Monday. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

Foreign Volunteers join China’s battle against NCP

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By Qi Xijia, Global Times Donning a blue vest, shielded with face mask, and gloves, Bethany Sootheran is a little busy these days. Though overwhelmed...
Experts of people’s hospital of Zigui county, Yichang, Hubei province, hold a teleconsultation to discuss the situation of a suspected case of novel coronavirus pneumonia in a health center of Lianghekou town, Zigui, Feb.7, 2020. (Photo by Wang Jiaman/People’s Daily Online)

New technologies help China fight c epidemic

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By Li Zhen New technologies have significantly helped China’s nationwide efforts to fight pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Thanks to new technologies, citizens in...
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Why the West is overreacting to coronavirus

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By Md Enamul Hassan There is a saying that faults are thick where love is thin. This proverb holds fully true when it comes to...
Medical staff record information of a patient at “fangcang” hospital in a cultural building complex dubbed “Wuhan Livingroom”, Feb. 9. (Photo by Li Han, People’s Daily)

Wuhan steps up efforts to treat all novel coronavirus patients

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Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei province and epicenter of the novel coronavirus epidemic, is making all efforts to leave no patient unattended. Since Feb....
It takes only 10 days to complete the construction of the Huoshenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital in Wuhan to battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak. Photos by Xiao Yijiu, Xinhua News Agency

Kenya lauds China’s efforts to contain novel coronavirus

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Kenya on Thursday praised the Chinese government for its relentless efforts to contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The Kenyan government...

Ghanaian students in Wuhan, Hubei to get sufficient food and medical support

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Dr Zhou Yuehan, the Spokesman of the Chinese Embassy in Ghana, says the Chinese Government has made provisions to get foreign students including; Ghanaians...
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Coronavirus epidemic touchstone for resilient China-Africa friendship

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by Xinhua writer Wang Hongjiang The world's fight against the raging novel coronavirus epidemic has become a touchstone for the resilient friendship...
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Surveillance high at Aflao Border against coronavirus

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Port Health officials at the Ghana-Togo Border at Aflao have increased surveillance at the border towards early detection of any case of coronavirus into...
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WHO says vaccines against novel coronavirus 18 months away, pushes global research

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday announced a new name of the deadly novel coronavirus disease and said the vaccines to the novel...
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American author defies bias on China’s coronavirus fight

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Mario Cavolo, an Italian American living in China, felt compelled to balance the negative narratives surrounding how China handled the novel coronavirus outbreak, and...

WHO details tips on how to wear surgical mask

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has offered the following advice on when and how to use a surgical mask properly amid the novel coronavirus...
A patient, previously infected with the novel coronavirus, is discharged on Feb. 6 from the Second People’s Hospital in Fuyang, east China’s Anhui province. Four patients were discharged from the hospital on the same day, marking the second batch cured by the hospital. Photo by Dai Wenxue/ People’s Daily Online

Group of 77 and UN support China’s efforts in coronavirus battle

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By Yang Jun The Group of 77 and the United Nations expressed their full support to China’s fight against the novel coronavirus last week...
IMF China Executive Director Jin Zhongxia thanked Giorgieva’s support for China during the coronavirus outbreak and presented her with calligraphy artwork that read, "Spring comes back to Earth.” (Photo: IMF)

Global assistance and solidarity affirms China’s battle against the coronavirus

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By Hu Yuwei, Leng Shumei and Liu Xin As China fights against the novel coronavirus epidemic, which broke out in Wuhan of Central China’s Hubei...