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Coronavirus updates: China's second worst-hit city bans residents from leaving home – live news

People who flout new order in Xiaogan city in central Hubei face detention for 10 days as global death toll reaches 1,775. Follow live news and latest updates 4.22am GMT Just a bit more on the new measures in the city of Xiaogan, that confine residents to their homes ... on Friday, the state media outlet, Xinhua, reported that all residents in the city would not be allowed to exit and re-enter their communities or residential areas. Today’s announcement appears to be a further escalation of ...
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The Coronavirus and the Chinese Communist Party, a Black Swan vs. the Red Dragon

HONG KONG—Entire economies are stalling in distant parts of the world because of what’s going on in China. In a matter of weeks, the novel coronavirus first sighted in the central Chinese city of Wuhan less than two months ago, when it is believed to have made the leap from animal hosts to humans, has traveled to many continents. And the outbreak has changed the world in ways nobody had foreseen. Coronavirus Keeps Spreading With New Cases in California and TexasThe vast, fast-spreading contagion...
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Beijing’s Deadly Mistakes on Coronavirus

HONG KONG—Entire economies are stalling in distant parts of the world because of what’s going on in China. In a matter of weeks, the novel coronavirus first sighted in the central Chinese city of Wuhan less than two months ago, when it is believed to have made the leap from animal hosts to humans, has traveled to many continents. And the outbreak has changed the world in ways nobody had foreseen. Coronavirus Keeps Spreading With New Cases in California and TexasThe vast, fast-spreading contagion...
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China: 116 new coronavirus deaths in Hubei

China's government health commission in Hubei province reported on Friday that the daily death toll from coronavirus rose by 116. The Hubei province health commission did not report the total number of deaths from the newly identified virus, which was 1,310 on Thursday. From Reuters: Of the new deaths, 88 occurred in the provincial capital of Wuhan, where the flu-like virus is believed to have originated late last year. A further 4,823 cases had been detected in Hubei, taking the total in the...
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China reports spike in virus cases with new diagnosis method

By YANAN WANG BEIJING  — China on Thursday reported 254 new deaths and a spike in virus cases of 15,152, after the hardest-hit province of Hubei applied a new classification system that broadens the scope of diagnoses for the outbreak, which has spread to more than 20 countries. Japan also reported its first death, a woman in her 80s who had been hospitalized since early February. Two other places outside mainland China — Hong Kong and the Philippines — have previously confirmed one death each. ...
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China Reports Over 15,000 Coronavirus Cases in Single Day Using New Diagnostic Guidelines

China reported 15,152 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, according to state broadcaster Xinhua, the largest jump in a single day and up significantly from the few thousand confirmed cases China typically reports daily. Chinese health authorities also reported 254 new deaths, the largest number in a single day…Read more...
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Xi Jinping finally appeared on the front lines of China's fight against the Wuhan coronavirus. Here's what that could mean for his response to the crisis.

Xi Jinping made his first physical appearance related to the fight against the deadly coronavirus that has killed more than 1,100 people. Messaging about appearance seemed to be tightly controlled and coordinated by the government-controlled media.  Xi emerged as tensions over the coronavirus and the government's response continued to boil, and could have been intended as a way to soothe tensions. He also appeared as growth in the number of cases appears to slow, suggesting he may have chosen ...
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Fall in new cases raises hope in virus outbreak in China

By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING — The number of new cases in China dropped for a second straight day in the virus outbreak that has infected about 45,000 people and killed more than 1,100, health officials said Wednesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping promised tax cuts and other aid to industry as the government tries to limit growing damage to the economy. The outbreak has become the latest political challenge for Xi and China’s ruling Communist Party. While most of the infections have been in China, i...
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Man threatens to torch himself after virus cancels birthday

A man in southwest China doused himself with petrol and tied firecrackers around his waist because authorities cancelled his birthday banquet as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus. The Chongqing resident, a 59-year-old surnamed Wang, had planned to hold a banquet with 10 tables late last month, state news agency Xinhua reported Wednesday. Hundreds of millions of people across China face restrictions and interruptions to their lives due to efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak...
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Pangolins Are Suspected as a Potential Coronavirus Host

The world’s most trafficked mammal may be involved in the Wuhan outbreak, but the evidence is far from clear.
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Coronavirus: 'When Fury Overcomes Fear,' a 'Viral Alarm' by Xu Zhangrun

This essay on the Wuhan coronavirus by Xu Zhangrun, translated from the original Chinese and annotated by Geremie R. Barmé on Chinafile.com, is absolutely amazing. I'm grateful it is now available for English-speaking audiences. "rage against this injustice; let your lives burn with a flame of decency." Tsinghua professor Xu Zhangrun's passionate essay on the coronavirus epidemic is out in English, translated by Geremie Barmé. https://t.co/CNNyI6BzRr @chinaheritage — Chris Buckley 储百亮 (...
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Scientists question work suggesting pangolin coronavirus link

LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Independent scientists questioned research on Friday that suggested that the outbreak of coronavirus disease spreading from China might have passed from bats to humans through the illegal traffic of pangolins. South China Agricultural University, which said it had led the research, said on its website that the "discovery will be of great significance for the prevention and control of the origin (of the new virus)". China's official Xinhua news agency reported that ...
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Xi says China has achieved 'positive' virus control results

China has achieved "positive" results in its prevention and control efforts in fighting the new coronavirus, President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia's King Salman by telephone, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. The two discussed "efforts to combat and control the novel coronavirus epidemic", the report said. China has declared a "people's war" on the virus and the whole nation is working as one to combat it, Xi said.
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Baby tests positive for China virus just 30 hours after birth

A baby in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus just 30 hours after being born, Chinese state media reported Wednesday. The official Xinhua news agency reported Monday that a baby born last week to an infected mother had tested negative. The disease is believed to have emerged in December in a Wuhan market that sold wild animals, and spread rapidly as people travelled for the Lunar New Year holiday in January.
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China says downward pressure on economy increasing, must stabilize agri sector - Xinhua

China said it was important to stabilize the agriculture sector as downward pressure on its economy was increasing and risks both home and abroad were rising, state-run agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.
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China tells domestic airlines not to cut international routes

China's civil aviation authority has urged domestic carriers to continue flying international routes, except to countries with travel bans over a virus epidemic, as they weigh cuts in response to demand, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday.
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Chinese woman detained for hiding virus contact history - Xinhua

A 36-year-old woman in China's northern municipality of Tianjin was detained by police on Monday after "deliberately concealing" her contact with someone from a coronavirus-stricken area, according to Xinhua news agency. According to the report, the woman surnamed Liu had hurt virus prevention and control work through her actions and local public security authorities took her in for "administrative detention". The death toll in China from the newly identified virus, which emerged in Wuhan, cap...
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Herbal remedies for the coronavirus spark debate in China

A claim by Chinese scientists that a liquid made with honeysuckle and flowering plants could help fight the deadly coronavirus has sparked frenzied buying of the traditional medicine, but doubts quickly emerged. The rush came after influential state media outlet Xinhua reported Friday that the esteemed Chinese Academy of Sciences had found the concoction "can inhibit" the virus. It quickly sold out both online and at brick-and-mortar stores, but responses to the remedy's supposed efficacy have...
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Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 80 as U.S. Prepares to Evacuate Americans From Wuhan

(BEIJING) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans aboard a charter flight. China’s health minister said the country was entering a “crucial stage” as “it seems like the ability of the virus to spread is getting stronger.” Ma Xiaowei declined to estimate how long it would take to bring the s...
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China orders public holiday extended to curb epidemic

Chinese authorities have ordered the extension of a public holiday in an effort to contain an epidemic that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000 worldwide, state-run media reported. A working group chaired by Premier Li Keqiang to tackle the outbreak decided on Sunday "to reduce population flows" by extending the Spring Festival holiday which had been scheduled to end on January 30, state news agency Xinhua said. "The meeting stressed that the country is at a crucial time in the prev...
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China Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 56 Deaths as U.S. Prepares Wuhan Evacuation

(BEIJING) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China on Sunday with 56 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight. China’s health minister said the country was entering a “crucial stage” as “it seems like the ability of the virus to spread is getting stronger.” Ma Xiaowei declined to estimate how long it would take to ...
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Coronavirus outbreak: death toll rises to 56 as Canada confirms first case – updates

Authorities in China say infections have risen to more than 1,600 while Canada becomes the latest country to report a case of the virus. Follow all the latest developments here Scientists race to disover how Wuhan victims were infected 2.12am GMT Chinese president Xi Jinping says his country faces a “grave situation” in tackling the escalating coronavirus crisis. He has called for a greater centralisation of containment efforts, and increasing government control.“Life is of paramount importa...
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China facing 'grave situation' as Wuhan virus deaths increase, Xi says

China's President Xi Jinping said the nation faces a “grave situation” as the number of deaths in the Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak jumped to 42 on Saturday. Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations also began Saturday, and fears of a pandemic have put a pall on celebrations. President Xi held a politburo meeting on Saturday on ways to fight the “accelerating” outbreak, reported Chinese state television. From Reuters on Saturday, January 25: As of 8 p.m. local time (1200 GMT) on Saturday, ...
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Wuhan Bans Cars While Hong Kong Closes Schools as Coronavirus Spreads

(BEIJING) — The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, already on lockdown, banned most vehicle use downtown and Hong Kong said it would close schools for two weeks as authorities scrambled Saturday to stop the spread of an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government will raise its response level to emergency, the highest one, and close primary and secondary schools for two more weeks on top of next week’s Lunar New Year holiday....
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Xi Jinping Calls Situation Grave as China Scrambles to Contain Coronavirus

(BEIJING) — China’s leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak’s epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to contain an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41. President Xi Jinping’s remarks, reported by state broadcaster CCTV, came at a meeting of Communist Party leaders convened on Lunar New Year — the country’s biggest holiday whose celebrations have been muted — and underlined the gover...
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Death toll in China from Wuhan virus now 41, with 1,000+ infected globally, 2 cases in U.S.

China confirmed an additional 15 deaths on Friday from the so-called Wuhan virus, officially known as Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. Wuhan, the Chinese city of 11 million where the outbreak sparked, is in virtual lockdown. Around the world, 1,000 people are now confirmed infected with the new virus. Health authorities are working to prevent a global pandemic. EARLIER TODAY: Second U.S. case of Wuhan coronavirus 2019-nCoV confirmed by CDC First electron microscopic images of the novel coron...
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China's 500-Meter FAST Radio Telescope Is Now Operational

China's Five-hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) -- the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope -- is now operational. The telescope was completed in 2016 -- 20 years after it was first proposed -- but has been undergoing testing and commissioning since then. Phys.Org reports: FAST's nickname is Tianyan, which means "Eye of the Sky" or "Eye of Heaven." It's built in a natural depression in Guizhou, Southwest China. Among other things, its scientific goals are to study pu...
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China confirms human-to-human transmission of coronavirus

Authorities on alert ahead of lunar new year holiday as 139 new cases of strain detectedChina’s National Health Commission has confirmed human-to-human transmission of a mysterious Sars-like virus that has spread across the country and fuelled anxiety about the prospect of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for lunar new year celebrations.Zhong Nanshan, a respiratory expert and head of the health commission team investigating the outbreak, confirmed that two cases of infection in Chin...
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Chinese courts to strictly crack down on economic crimes: Xinhua

Chinese courts will strictly crack down on economic crimes including insider trading, market manipulation and illegal fundraising, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.
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