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China lab says conspiracy theories hurting efforts to curb virus

20 Feb 2020

SHANGHAI An outbreak of disinformation in China and elsewhere has hurt global efforts to combat the new coronavirus, said a specialist infectious disease lab located at the epicentre of the epidemic -- and at the heart of a number of conspiracy theories.

China lab says conspiracy theories hurting efforts to curb virus

20 Feb 2020

SHANGHAI An outbreak of disinformation in China and elsewhere has hurt global efforts to combat the new coronavirus, said a specialist infectious disease lab located at the epicentre of the epidemic -- and at the heart of a number of conspiracy theories.

In coronavirus fight, Shanghai river town opts for caution

20 Feb 2020

SHANGHAI In Qibao, an old river town on the outskirts of Shanghai, officials have deployed more than 2,700 staff and volunteers to check temperatures and monitor traffic as they work to contain the coronavirus that has now killed more than 2,000 in China.

China's Hebei province sets up $7 billion financing vehicle to shore up local economy

20 Feb 2020

BEIJING The northern Chinese province of Hebei has established a special financing vehicle worth 50 billion yuan ($7.1 billion) to help get the local economy up and running again after being hit by coronavirus disruptions.

In coronavirus fight, Shanghai river town opts for caution

20 Feb 2020

SHANGHAI In Qibao, an old river town on the outskirts of Shanghai, officials have deployed more than 2,700 staff and volunteers to check temperatures and monitor traffic as they work to contain the coronavirus that has now killed more than 2,000 in China.

Hundreds of Americans flown home from cruise ship, 14 with coronavirus

17 Feb 2020

SHANGHAI/TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. More than 300 American cruise liner passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were flown home to military bases in the United States, after two weeks under quarantine off Japan. | Video

China's coronavirus epicenter boosts medical waste treatment as new cases spike

13 Feb 2020

BEIJING The Chinese province at the center of the coronavirus outbreak has almost doubled its medical waste handling capacity after media images of bags of garbage piling up uncovered in hospital yards raised public concerns over secondary infections. | Video

China's Hubei province sees surge in coronavirus deaths on switch to new methodology

13 Feb 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI The death toll in China's Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak leapt by a record 242 on Thursday to 1,310, with a sharp rise in confirmed cases after the adoption of new methodology for diagnosis, health officials said.

New party boss in China's Hubei pledges to contain virus

13 Feb 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI The new Communist Party chief of Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China, said on Thursday he would contain the virus but that the situation remained severe.

China's coronavirus epicentre boosts medical waste treatment as new cases spike

13 Feb 2020

BEIJING The Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak has almost doubled its medical waste handling capacity after media images of bags of garbage piling up uncovered in hospital yards raised public concerns over secondary infections.

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