A new study by American researchers, released on Thursday, suggests the deadly coronavirus may have already reached Los Angeles by late December, actively circulating in the area months before the first definitive cases in the United States were identified.
China has been pooling efforts to ensure the basic needs of its impoverished and vulnerable population as COVID-19 has worsened their living standards, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs Monday.
AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine for the novel coronavirus, developed along with the University of Oxford, has shown an average efficiency of 70 percentage in protecting against the virus in two study segments.
Evidence has shown that human's immune system could maintain its protection mechanism against a second infection of the COVID-19 virus for as long as eight months, easing previous concern that people could lose the immunity in just a few months.
The local COVID-19 case discovered on November 9 who worked at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai and his colleague who was confirmed the next day in Anhui Province were infected with a virus strain similar to that from North America.
A circuit breaker system should be established for import of frozen food to minimize risks of entry of the novel coronavirus from overseas, said Zhang Boli, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Amid surging COVID-19 cases and an incompetent response by the government, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, a leading U.S. hospital in handling dangerous and unusual diseases, has been nearly overwhelmed.
The number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Sunday reached a new high in over three months, prompting the HKSAR government to roll out more stringent measures to curb further spreading of the virus.
China's National Health Commission said Monday that it received reports of 11 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Sunday, including two domestically transmitted and nine imported cases.
Cross-border logistics and cold chains will be a focal point in preventing a rebound of the COVID-19 pandemic in China this winter, experts said after some of the scattering of recent cases reported in several cities were related to those matters.
The National Health Commission has released a guideline on the COVID-19 prevention and control work at blood donation stations to ensure the safety of health workers and donors as well as secure blood supplies in autumn and winter.
A worker disinfects packaged cold-chain food to be exhibited at the third China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Oct 29. The expo concluded on Tuesday.Altogether 91 close contacts of the couple confirmed on Friday, 213 close contacts of their close contacts, and 15,415 individuals related to the couple, all tested negative for COVID-19 except the 29-year-old cargo worker.
The statewide positivity rate excluding these focus areas was 2.49 percent, up from 2.15 percent on Thursday, he said."By making these tough decisions and practicing the safe behaviors we know help stop the spread, we will get through this as one unified, loving state," he added.
The bureau of commerce in central China's Hubei Province announced Friday that the 30,000 sheep, which Mongolia donated, will be distributed to nationwide medical workers who have assisted in the province's fight against COVID-19.
The World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge has described lockdowns as "avoidable" if the usage rate of face mask reaches 95 percent and the other health measures are abided by in an evaluation of measures being used to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the region.
The COVID-19 test positivity rate in the focus areas under New York state's micro-cluster strategy, where the pandemic has been the most severe in the state, was 4.11 percent on Wednesday, down from 4.73 percent one day earlier, tweeted Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday.
Japan reported 2,208 new daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday, renewing a record number of daily infections for a second consecutive day, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities.
The Japanese capital of Tokyo reported 534 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, renewing a record number of daily infections and exceeding the 500-mark for the first time, as the local government raised its virus alert by one notch to the highest level.
A Chinese inactivated COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been proved safe and tolerable and can induce a quick immune response, according to the findings from early and mid-stage clinical trials published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Stringent monitoring of cold-chain food imports and the fine-tuning of lockdown and testing strategies are China's latest weapons in the battle against COVID-19 as the country braces for possible outbreaks this winter.
The announcement that a second vaccine has proven effective in fighting the novel coronavirus in the U.S. is a welcome development as the country deals with a raging pandemic, but there are major concerns about vaccine distribution.
Five Chinese COVID-19 vaccine candidates are in Phase III clinical trials in foreign countries including the United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Pakistan and Peru, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday.
Two recovered novel coronavirus patients in Yanbian Korean autonomous prefecture in Northeast China's Jilin province tested positive for the virus on Monday, local epidemic prevention and control headquarters said on Wednesday.
Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, is making all-out efforts ranging from upgrading fever clinics to expanding epidemiological investigation forces to cope with any possible COVID-19 outbreaks during the winter.
Authorities of Kashgar Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region decided to downgrade Shufu county to a low-risk area for COVID-19 starting from Wednesday, local health authorities said.
China's National Health Commission said Wednesday that it received reports of eight newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Tuesday, including one that was domestically transmitted and seven imported.
The almost 9-month-long COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the tourism industry of New York City, one of the world's most popular destinations, and the influx of tourists will not fully rebound for at least four years, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.
In France where the total number of COVID-19 cases passed the two-million mark on Tuesday, authorities noted a positive downward trend of daily new infections while urging a high level of vigilance to maintain the good momentum.
Authorities of Kashgar Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region decided to downgrade Shufu County to a low-risk area for COVID-19 starting from Wednesday, local health authorities said.
With biotech company Moderna on Monday becoming the second U.S. drugmaker after Pfizer to announce strong data from clinical trials for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, some Americans could be immunized as soon as the second half of December.
China's economic recovery is expected to increase its pace and offer stronger support for the world economy in the coming months, as indicated by rebounding domestic demand in October, officials and experts said on Monday.
U.S. California State Governor Gavin Newsom Monday announced a series of "emergency brake" measures to contain the fast surge of COVID-19 in the state, which was "simply without precedent in California's pandemic history."
Companies in Beijing have donated 7.16 billion yuan ($1.09 billion) in total for the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic so far, taking the top spot among all the municipalities and provinces in China.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 11 million on Sunday as states across the country moved to adopt new restrictions to curb the virus which is surging at a daily record speed.
The coronavirus may have been circulating in Italy since September 2019, three months before it first emerged in China, according to a study released Sunday by the National Cancer Institute (INT) in Milan.
China's customs agency has stepped up efforts to prevent the novel coronavirus from being imported via cold-chain food with actions including broader communication with authorities in more than 100 countries.
The Uzbek government has recently told media that the country will carry out a phase-3 trial of a China-developed vaccine for COVID-19, which makes the vaccine China's fifth candidate to enter late-stage human tests overseas.
The United States reported an all-time high of nearly 200,000 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, setting a new record for the fifth time in a week, data updated Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show.
WHO chief said Friday that the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that there is "an urgent need" for a globally agreed system for sharing pathogen materials and clinical samples, to facilitate rapid development of medical countermeasures as global public goods.
China's civil aviation regulator announced on Friday the suspension for one week of the Bangladeshi US-Bangla Airlines Dhaka-Guangzhou flight and the Himalaya Airlines Kathmandu-Chongqing flight after several passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on recent flights.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) on Wednesday authorized the resumption of clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac, developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical producer Sinovac Biotech.
Two Chinese COVID-19 vaccine candidates undergoing third-stage clinical trials in parts of West Asia, North Africa and South America have won support and recognition from high-ranking foreign officials as the trials draw to a close.
The Danish government backtracked Tuesday on an order to farmers to kill 15 million minks infected with the novel coronavirus after realizing that it has no legal authority to mandate the culling of the country's entire mink population.
The United States reported 143,408 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, a record daily increase since the onset of the pandemic in the country, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday.
Over 920,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest data of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association.
The United States has set new world records in COVID-19 key metrics as daily case count topped at an all-time high of over 134,000, and hospitalizations reached more than 65,000, according to data updated Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Qingdao in Shandong province has cleared all its domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases, as all previous coronavirus patients were cured and discharged from hospital, the local health authority said on Thursday.
HKSAR government decided on Wednesday to launch the "Return2hk" travel scheme which allows Hong Kong residents returning from neighboring Guangdong Province or the Macao SAR to be exempted from a 14-day quarantine on meeting certain requirements since Nov. 23.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for American drugmaker Eli Lilly's monoclonal antibody therapy to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients.
Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Tuesday that from Nov. 17, the country will require more inbound travelers to take COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure.
American drugmaker Pfizer and German pharmaceutical firm BioNTech will request Brazil's emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine the two firms are jointly developing, Edson Moreira, the coordinator of the trials in the South American country.
China's National Health Commission said Tuesday that it received reports of 22 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Monday, including one that was domestically transmitted and 21 imported cases.
American drugmaker Pfizer and German pharmaceutical company BioNTech announced on Monday data analysis shows their COVID-19 vaccine candidate is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection.
China is doubling down on efforts to stem the transmission of the novel coronavirus through imported cold products, requiring thorough disinfection of such shipments before they come into contact with domestic workers.
The resumed session of the 73rd World Health Assembly opened on Monday to address some of the most pressing global health issues and emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic that had claimed over 1.25 million lives and infected more than 50 million people worldwide.
Experts have expressed worries that the United States is ill-prepared for the incoming cold season and holidays when the COVID-19 pandemic could spiral into its deadliest phase, according to media reports.
Servers package food at a table at a pop up restaurant set up in Times Square for 'Taste of Times Square Week' during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York, Oct 23, 2020.
China is now requiring imported cold chain food to be thoroughly disinfected before going to market, after live coronavirus was detected on the outer packaging of imported cold chain food in three cities in two days, leading to growing public concerns.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday that China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries should strengthen their confidence and solidarity in making joint efforts to inject more positive energy into regional stability and prosperity.
A man from Anxin county has been placed in centralized quarantine in neighboring Tianjin for medical observation after he came in contact with a batch of imported beltfish, the outer packaging of which was found positive for COVID-19
In a recently-published study, Chinese and German researchers have suggested that Shufeng Jiedu capsules, a patented herbal drug composed of eight medicinal plants, might be "a promising herbal therapy for moderate COVID-19."
9 (Xinhua) -- China's National Health Commission said Monday that it received reports of 33 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Sunday, including one that was domestically transmitted and 32 imported.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported a record-high average daily increase of COVID-19 cases at nearly 100,000, a new milestone since the onset of the pandemic in the country.
China's National Health Commission said Monday that it received reports of 33 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Sunday, including one that was domestically transmitted and 32 imported.
Tianjin launched emergency prevention action on Sunday after the city's disease control and prevention center confirmed a new COVID-19 case, but authorities said that the case is not likely to stir an outbreak in the city.
If there's one thing Australians love more than sunshine, it's a party, and with COVID-19 cases largely under control the lead up to summer has become increasingly jam-packed with events for Aussies to kick back and enjoy.
The World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge, on Saturday calmed concerns that the so-called "cluster 5" mutation of mink-related coronavirus found in Denmark might affect vaccine development.
Temporary suspension of entry into China for foreign nationals in relevant countries is reasonable and consistent with international customary practices due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Thursday.
A factory in Zhanmin town of Shufu, Kashi prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region is very likely the starting point of the latest outbreak in the region according to an epidemiological survey showing the virus has been found in warehouses and washrooms in the factory, local health authority said at a press conference Thursday night.
Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Thursday expressed hope for more financial and anti-COVID-19 support for the region as she continues her visit to Beijing.
Thailand's Ministry of Public Health said on Thursday that the country's first group of travelers since the COVID-19 border shutdown will begin to venture outdoors as they have completed a 14-day mandatory quarantine in Bangkok.
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region reported six new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 15 asymptomatic cases between the end of Wednesday and 9 p.m. on Thursday, according to a press conference held by the regional government.
China's top drug regulator has recently approved two antigen tests for COVID-19 that can produce results within 20 minutes, aimed at expediting management of suspected cases of the virus and boosting supplies of testing kits.