Gulf Times - China-Covid-19
Millions under virus lockdown as China battles Delta outbreak

Millions under virus lockdown as China battles Delta outbreak

Millions of people were confined to their homes in China Monday as the country tried to contain its largest coronavirus outbreak in months with mass testing and travel curbs.

China vaccine doses pass one billion mark

China vaccine doses pass one billion mark

The number of Covid-19 jabs administered in China has passed the one billion mark, health officials said Sunday, more than a third of the doses given worldwide.

Wuhan residents remember coronavirus 'whistleblower' doctor a year after his death

Wuhan residents remember coronavirus 'whistleblower' doctor a year after his death

A year after his death from Covid-19, residents in the Chinese city of Wuhan say they remain grateful to the "whistleblower" doctor who first sounded the alarm about the outbreak before it received official recognition.

Beijing launches mass virus tests as China's daily tally drops slightly

Beijing launches mass virus tests as China's daily tally drops slightly

Beijing launched mass Covid-19 testing in some areas on Friday, while Shanghai was testing all hospital staff as China battles its worst outbreak of the disease since March and families fret over reunion plans for the Lunar New Year amid new curbs.

EU criticises China for jailing citizen-journalist who reported on Covid-19

EU criticises China for jailing citizen-journalist who reported on Covid-19

The European Union on Tuesday criticised the jailing of a citizen-journalist in China who reported on the early outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic from Wuhan.

China tests 250,000 people for Covid after new cluster emerges

China tests 250,000 people for Covid after new cluster emerges

China has tested more than a quarter of a million people for the coronavirus after a handful of new cases were detected in the southern city of Chengdu.

Hundreds of flights cancelled as Shanghai tackles virus outbreak

Hundreds of flights cancelled as Shanghai tackles virus outbreak

Hundreds of flights at one of China's busiest airports were cancelled Tuesday as Shanghai raced to bring a local coronavirus outbreak under control.

China beefs up laws to handle epidemics, protect whistleblowers

China beefs up laws to handle epidemics, protect whistleblowers

China has passed a new law to improve its handling of disease outbreaks -- including protecting whistleblowers -- following a cascade of criticism over its coronavirus response and accusations of an early cover-up.

China's experimental Covid-19 vaccine appears safe

China's experimental Covid-19 vaccine appears safe

A Chinese experimental coronavirus vaccine being developed by the Institute of Medical Biology under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences was shown to be safe in an early stage clinical trial, researchers said.

China says to produce 610 million Covid-19 vaccine doses this year

China says to produce 610 million Covid-19 vaccine doses this year

China's Covid-19 vaccine development programme is in a "leading position" and Beijing is on track to produce over 600 million doses by the end of the year, officials said Friday.

Curtains rise in China cinemas as normality slowly returns

Curtains rise in China cinemas as normality slowly returns

Hundreds of cinemas reopened in scores of Chinese cities Monday after a six-month nationwide shutdown due to the coronavirus, highlighting its success in taming an epidemic still raging in parts of the world.

Beijing tests food, parcel couriers for coronavirus as city checks widen

Beijing tests food, parcel couriers for coronavirus as city checks widen

Officials in Beijing are carrying out nucleic acid tests on all food and parcel delivery personnel as they ramp up efforts to rein in an outbreak of the coronavirus in the Chinese capital, state-backed Beijing News reported