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Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 21:15:00

Toughest time for Germany in COVID-19 battle has not arrived

As Germany has maintained a substantially lower death rate from COVID-19 than other European countries, especially Italy, some have asserted the country has seen remarkable success in its efforts to contain the coronavirus, although experts caution that the worst may yet be to come.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 23:58:40

Wuhan achieves milestone as malls reopen, but to cold shoulder

Commercial businesses in Wuhan, the hardest-hit city in China by COVID-19, partly reopened on Monday after more than two months of suspension, signaling a milestone in the country's hard fight against the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 22:53:40

Flight collects students stranded in Ethiopia

About 200 overseas Chinese students finally took a designated flight with the Chinese Embassy's help to return to their homeland after being stuck at a transfer point in Ethiopia for two nights, as many international flights to China were cancelled due to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 22:38:41

Venues shut again for safety

Many businesses in the recreational industry such as in Shanghai and Chengdu that recently resumed operations have had to suspend business again to enhance prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, according to local authorities and institutes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 21:28:41

Should China stand by idly as other countries fight COVID-19?: FM spokesperson

When asked if China intends to manipulate other countries' public opinions by providing assistance to those hit by COVID-19, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying asked, do those asking the question hope China stands by idly while remaining indifferent in the face of the pandemic?
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 21:16:50

Pandemic to hit US families harder

The coronavirus pandemic will hit US families in a much harsher way than Chinese households, although many Chinese families will also encounter financial difficulties as a result of the knock-on effects, such as slashed personal income, analysts say.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 20:43:40

Shipping ventures are facing heavy coronavirus perils

Maersk, the world's leading container shipping company, on Monday confirmed five crew members aboard the Gjertrud Maersk container ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, casting shadows over the possible impact on China's shipping industry amid the growing pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 19:48:40

Hubei airports see passenger rebound, but air carriers face load burden

Airports in Central China's Hubei Province, the worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, resumed business as of Sunday, but the task of improving load factors remains a challenge ahead for air carriers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 19:18:40

Yuan to stay basically stable against the dollar despite export pressure in Q2

The yuan is expected to remain at 6.8-7.2 per US dollar during the second quarter this year as economic activity picks up, despite the pressure of the coronavirus pandemic on China's exports, analysts told the Global Times on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 19:13:40

March PMI seen at 40-45 points: Chinese analysts

The manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI), a closely watched gauge of China's factory activity, is likely to come in at 40 to 45 points in March because of a plunge in export orders, analysts predicted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 18:58:40

Beijing students start online classes on April 13, other cities mull school schedules

Students in Beijing including those from high schools and primary schools will start lessons online for this semester from April 13, the Beijing education department said Monday, as education departments in multiple Chinese cities map out the beginning of the first semester in 2020 due to the improvement of the epidemic situation in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 17:43:41

China's ventilator firms gain 20,000-plus overseas orders

Chinese firms making invasive ventilator have received more than 20,000 orders from abroad and more are expected to follow. More than 1,700 ventilators have been delivered.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 17:33:40

Schools in Chinese cities gradually open, universities remain closed

Schools in multiple Chinese cities are arranging for students to take classes on weekends to make up for lessons missed due to the two-month-long COVID-19 epidemic after Spring Festival, as education departments map out the beginning of the first semester in 2020 amid the improving epidemic situation in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 16:21:46

GT chief editor Hu Xijin gets likes on Weibo for support to US, UK people fighting COVID-19 pandemic

Calls from Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times, in a series of posts on his personal social media accounts to support the people and healthcare workers in many Western countries including the US, the UK, Spain and Italy in their fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic have gained widespread support from the Chinese netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 16:08:20

Infectivity of asymptomatic patients nearly same as the confirmed: studies

A woman in Central China's Henan Province was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on Saturday after coming into contact with an asymptomatic patient, sounding a further alarm for the public about the infectivity of asymptomatic cases when Chinese cities are embracing work resumption.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 21:48:40

Confident Wuhan reopens

Chinese experts and local citizens have shown confidence in Wuhan's reopening since Saturday due to strict prevention and control systems launched in the city after it was put under lockdown in January.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 21:28:40

Scientists worldwide search for coronavirus origin

As scientists worldwide work around the clock on tracking the mysterious origin of the COVID-19 pathogen, Chinese experts warned against following the example of some US politicians who have hyped the question for political purposes and interrupted the investigation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 21:23:40