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Millions tested after coronavirus cases rise in 3 Chinese cities – National

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Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across the country last week. As temperatures drop, large-scale measures are being enacted in the cities of Tianjin, Shanghai and Manzhouli, despite the low number …

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China testing imported food packaging for coronavirus, angering several countries – National

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Major food-producing countries are growing increasingly frustrated with China’s scrutiny of imported products and are calling on it to stop aggressive testing for the coronavirus, which some say is tantamount to a trade restriction. China says it has found the virus on the packaging of products from 20 countries …

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China fires 2 health officials after new coronavirus outbreak in northern city – National

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A hospital president and the director of the health commission in the northern Chinese city of Qingdao have been fired after China’s latest coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Thursday. A brief notice on the Qingdao city government’s official microblog Thursday said Health Commission Director Sui Zhenhua and Deng Kai, president …

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China to test 9 million people for coronavirus after new outbreak – National

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Chinese health authorities will test all nine million people in the eastern city of Qingdao for the coronavirus this week after nine cases linked to a hospital were found, the government announced Monday. The announcement broke a two-month streak with no virus transmissions reported within China, though China has …

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Chinese officials push use of emergency coronavirus vaccine despite concerns – National

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After the first shot, he had no reaction. But Kan Chai felt woozy following the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in China. “When I was driving on the road, I suddenly felt a bit dizzy, as if I was driving drunk,” the popular writer …

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China says WHO supported early use of coronavirus vaccine candidate outside of trials – National

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The World Health Organization supported China’s campaign to vaccinate certain people against coronavirus in July while clinical trials were still under way, a Chinese health official said on Friday, although some experts have expressed concern about the move. China launched its emergency programme in July, having communicated with the …

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Roy Green: How reliable are China’s COVID-19 numbers? – National

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According to the Worldometers website, coronavirus cases worldwide stood at 32.5 million on Friday morning. Deaths from COVID-19 were about 989,000 and there were about 7.5 million active cases, while about 24 million people were listed as recovered. The website also lists individual nations, detailing their COVID-19 case counts …

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Health minister continues defence of China’s handling of coronavirus case data – National

Health minister continues defence of China’s handling of coronavirus case data - National

Health Minister Patty Hajdu continues to defend the Chinese government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying all countries have difficulties calculating the extent of the virus spread. In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Hajdu was asked about her comments earlier in the year when she dismissed …

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China honours ‘heroes’ of coronavirus fight, ignoring criticism of pandemic origins – National

China honours ‘heroes’ of coronavirus fight, ignoring criticism of pandemic origins - National

President Xi Jinping honoured the “heroes” of China’s “people’s war” against COVID-19 at a ceremony on Tuesday, lauding the country’s resilience as well as the decisive role played in containment efforts by the ruling Communist Party. Defying charges from the United States and elsewhere that early failures enabled the …

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COVID-what? Water park in Wuhan, China packs in thousands of music fans – National

This photo taken on Aug. 15, 2020 shows people watching a performance as they cool off in a swimming pool in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province.

Thousands of people stood shoulder to shoulder at a water park in Wuhan over the weekend for a socially snug concert, less than a year after the novel coronavirus broke out in the Chinese city. Photos from the Playa Maya Water Park show Chinese tourists swimming and floating on dinghies …

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