President Xi: China will stick with ‘zero-Covid’ strategy

News 03/19/22, 03:44

Speaking at a meeting of China's top leaders on March 17, Chinese President Xi Jinping said China would stick to its "zero COVID-19" policy. Voice of America news cited state broadcaster CCTV as saying that Xi said China should "continue to put people and life at the forefront, stick with scientific ...

China confirms 15,000 Covid cases, many officials fired

News 03/17/22, 16:41

On March 16, the People's Government of Yunnan Province reported that the total number of reported infectors in the local epidemic had exceeded 15,000, affecting 27 provinces, from March 1 to March 14. Domestic spreading cases caused by imported epidemics have increased significantly since the beginning of March, and the scope ...

California lifts school mask mandate

News 03/15/22, 22:24

Students no longer have to cover their noses and mouth across the Golden State. The California State Legislature removed a school mask mandate on March 14. The decision gives students and staff the choice of whether to wear a face mask on school grounds since the rule was imposed in mid-2021. Some ...

Former President Obama’s ‘scratchy’ throat diagnosed as coronavirus

News 03/15/22, 17:16

America's 44th president caught a highly contagious disease on March 13. Barack Obama confirmed he has the COVID-19 (CCP virus) disease. "I just tested positive for COVID," he said on Twitter. An itchy and irritated windpipe were Obama's only symptoms at the time of publication. "I have had a scratchy throat for a couple ...

GOP Sen. Rand Paul proposes eliminating Anthony Fauci’s role as NIAID director

News 03/15/22, 16:16

A Republican from Kentucky wants to strip the president's chief medical advisor of one of his titles. Sen. Rand Paul recently introduced an amendment that could potentially remove Anthony Fauci as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The senator proposes dividing NIAID into three separate national research ...

Ten high-ranking Chinese officials lose posts as Covid-19 cases reach peak

News 03/15/22, 03:10

According to The National Health Commission (NHC) 's report on Monday, Mar. 14, China claimed to have 1,337 locally transmitted cases, marking a fourfold increase from a week ago. CCTV, a state-run mouthpiece media, reported on Mar. 13 that the outbreak had exposed shortcomings and loopholes in epidemic prevention and control ...

Many schools in Chongqing closed due to COVID-19 outbreak

News 03/15/22, 03:08

The COVID-19 epidemic broke out in many provinces in mainland China, and now it also spreads to Chongqing (重庆) city. The majority were students of Chongqing City Management College (重庆城市管理职业学院学生), and the Chongqing campuses were later closed for management. According to CCTV news, Chongqing (重庆) city conducted a press briefing on ...

China’s daily new Covid-19 cases surge fourfold from a week ago

News 03/15/22, 01:57

The South China Morning Post citing data from the National Health Commission (NHC), reported 1,337 locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 in China on Monday, March 14, an increase of almost fourfold from a week ago. Due to the COVID fast-spreading situation, the China Development Forum, a high-level business conference in Beijing ...

China’s COVID-19 cases nearly double

News 03/11/22, 03:37

China's National Health Commission said on Thursday, March 10 that the Chinese mainland March 9 reported 402 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, which nearly doubled the daily count from a day earlier. The National Health Commission said in its daily report that the majority of Wednesday's local symptomatic infections were found in ...

New wave of Omicron spreads for at least three generations in Xi’an, China

News 03/09/22, 23:49

The Shaanxi 陕西 Provincial Epidemic Prevention and Control Press Conference announced on March 8, patients in this round of epidemic in Shaanxi Province who were infected with the BA.2 evolutionary branch of Omicron variant strain. The branch spreads faster and is more infectious, and the current round of the epidemic ...

Death rate from epidemic in Hong Kong tripled

News 03/08/22, 20:44

The fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong continues to advance on Monday, March 7. According to data by Worldometers, the death rates surged more than three-fold from February 28, climbing from 85 cases to 280 cases. On that day, the average death rate per 1 million people in ...

Shanghai: Many hospitals closed as epidemic spreads

News 03/05/22, 00:11

Shanghai has lately added several local confirmed cases, according to the official report released on March 3. The majority of the cases concentrated in the Putuo and Baoshan districts. As Chinese-language media Apollo reported on March 4, the Songjiang District was classified as a medium-risk area, with many hospitals announcing ...

Epidemic outbreak in Shenzhen, tens of thousands of people evacuated

News 03/02/22, 17:42

On Monday, Guangdong Province added 31 new confirmed COVID cases, including 23 in Shenzhen, seven in Dongguan, and one in Zhongshan, Sina reported. In addition, there were 25 new cases of indigenous asymptomatic infections, with five cases in Shenzhen and 20 cases in Dongguan. There are currently 786 cases in Guangdong's ...

China Post conducts nucleic acid test on all overseas mail amid COVID-19 outbreak

News 03/01/22, 18:24

State-owned China Post Group Corporation said they were nucleic acid testing overseas mail and parcels to prevent possible transmission of COVID-19 infections. Fifteen provinces and municipalities reported new Covid-19 cases, South China Morning Post reported on March 1. Tao Mu of China Post in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, told CCTV that mail ...