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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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Canada ranks 3rd of 50 countries for top ‘nation brand’: Ipsos – National

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Canada has been found to have the third-best “nation brand,” according to a newly released survey. The 2020 Anholt-Ipsos Nation Brands Index (NBI) found that for a second consecutive year, Canada ranked third out of 50 countries. This year, Canada placed behind both Germany and the United Kingdom. Read …

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North Korea claims dust from China carries coronavirus, warns people to stay inside – National

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North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors, saying seasonal yellow dust blowing in from China might carry the new coronavirus into the country. “As the new coronavirus infections continue to spread around the world, the need to deal with the yellow dust and take thorough measures has …

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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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Conservative MP dismisses China’s COVID-19 ‘excuse’ barring access to detained Canadians – National

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OTTAWA — China can no longer credibly use the “excuse” of COVID-19 to continue keeping Canadian diplomats from visiting Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, the Conservative foreign affairs critic says. Conservative MP Michael Chong also says this past week’s virtual consular visits to Kovrig and Spavor should have happened …

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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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China, 25 other countries call on Western nations to lift sanctions amid coronavirus – National

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China and 25 other nations countries on Monday called for the immediate lifting of sanctions by the United States and Western countries to ensure an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on behalf of the 26 countries at a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee, …

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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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