Worst floods in years hit China, 33 rivers flowing at levels highest in history

[ad_1] China on Monday issued flood alerts for 433 rivers in the country as torrential rain continued to wreak havoc in eastern, central and southern provinces, killing at least 141, rendering millions homeless and further battering a shrunk economy trying to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. At least 141 persons are missing or dead, dozens […]

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Coronavirus pandemic is going to get worse and worse and worse’: WHO chief

[ad_1] The United States was grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world on Monday, as Florida shattered the national record for a state’s largest single-day increase in new confirmed cases and the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic is worsening globally and that “there will be no return to the old normal […]

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US President Donald Trump rules out phase 2 trade deal with China

[ad_1] US President Donald Trump has for the time being ruled out a second phase trade deal with China, saying the relationship between the two countries has been severely damaged with Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak. “The relationship with China has been severely damaged. I don’t think about it now,” Trump told reporters on […]

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China allows WHO to trace coronavirus’ origin, rebukes US exit move from UN body

[ad_1] China on Wednesday criticised the Trump administration-led US’ move of withdrawal from the World Health Organisation (WHO), while agreeing to allow a team from the top health agency to visit the country to trace the origins of the coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. The US […]

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Timeline: How the global coronavirus pandemic unfolded

[ad_1] Here are some key developments as the novel coronavirus spread around the world: December 31, 2019: China alerts the World Health Organization of 27 cases of “viral pneumonia” in the central city of Wuhan. Authorities shut down a wet market in Wuhan the next day, after discovering some patients were vendors or dealers. Jan. […]

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“Ridiculous”: China On Harvard Research Suggesting Virus Spread In August

[ad_1] Wuhan was the original epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in China (Reuters) London: The coronavirus might have been spreading in China as early as August last year, according to Harvard Medical School research based on satellite images of hospital travel patterns and search engine data, but China dismissed the report as “ridiculous”. The […]

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China defends fight against coronavirus, says US was informed on January 4

[ad_1] China on Sunday defended its actions on fighting the coronavirus outbreak in a lengthy white paper which said Beijing “wasted no time” in sharing information on the virus with the WHO and that the Chinese Centre for Disease Control informed its US counterpart about the unknown virus as early as January 4. The coronavirus […]

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Beijing signals control over coronavirus, will lower emergency response level

[ad_1] Beijing will lower its emergency response to the coronavirus epidemic from the second level to the third from Saturday, a local official announced Friday, in yet another signal that the outbreak is well under control in China while it rages as a pandemic globally. The local government spokesperson Xu Hejian said Beijing had not […]

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China’s Wuhan tests nearly 10 million people for Covid-19, finds only 300 infections

[ad_1] China tested almost 10 million people for coronavirus in just over two weeks in Wuhan, the city where the pandemic began, officials said Tuesday, reporting only a few hundred positive cases. Chinese authorities claim to have largely brought the virus under control but Wuhan officials — wary of a second wave — launched the […]

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