China to repatriate citizens from Iran over coronavirus

China is sending a charter plane to repatriate citizens from the Iranian city of Qom, the first of several flights planned by Beijing. It comes as the outbreak is easing in China. But cases are mounting abroad, including in neighbouring South Korea and Japan. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing. – Subscribe to our … Read more China to repatriate citizens from Iran over coronavirus

China says more than half of coronavirus patients cured

The United States has raised travel warnings after recording its first coronavirus death in Washington state. Thailand and Australia have also reported their first fatalities. In China, 573 new infections have been recorded but health authorities insist they are getting on top of the outbreak. They say more than 50 percent of patients have been … Read more China says more than half of coronavirus patients cured

Coronavirus lockdown in China raises mental health concerns

Strict regulations to control the spread of coronavirus in China are taking a toll on mental health as people are confined to their homes for weeks. Health professionals say millions are struggling to cope with anxiety and fears over the future. Those under lockdown in Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus, are particularly at risk. … Read more Coronavirus lockdown in China raises mental health concerns

China delays biggest political event over coronavirus

China is delaying its biggest political event of the year, the National People’s Congress, because of the coronavirus epidemic. The gathering of thousands of communist party officials usually takes place at the beginning of March. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu has this report from Beijing. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more China delays biggest political event over coronavirus

Coronavirus epidemic: Wuhan residents ordered to remain indoors

It’s been nearly four weeks since Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, sealed off its borders. Stricter measures have been now imposed by the Chinese government, which is determined to control the crisis that has brought the country to a standstill. Millions have been forbidden to leave their homes – a food and … Read more Coronavirus epidemic: Wuhan residents ordered to remain indoors

Movement restrictions in and out of China ‘helping contain’ virus

Russia says it will stop Chinese citizens from entering the country, in an effort to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The move comes as China’s government maintains a close focus on fighting the virus in Hubei province. But staff and resources are short, and restrictions on movement are being tightened. Al Jazeera’s Katrina … Read more Movement restrictions in and out of China ‘helping contain’ virus

Facial recognition: Concerns over China’s widespread surveillance

China is deploying its mass surveillance system in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. As millions return to major cities and resume work, they will be subject to unprecedented monitoring. New facial recognition and temperature scanning technology have been installed in public transport systems. The government says it is being used to … Read more Facial recognition: Concerns over China’s widespread surveillance

China: Millions of people quarantined to check coronavirus spread

Millions of people have been ordered to stay at home as the Chinese government tries to stop the spread of the virus. Journalists are restricted from travelling there, but Al Jazeera obtained exclusive pictures from one of the residents trapped there. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing, China. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more China: Millions of people quarantined to check coronavirus spread

Coronavirus: China’s once bustling cities come to a standstill

China has announced 97 more deaths from coronavirus. That brings the total number of dead to at least 1,115 people, with more than 44,000 others infected. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing on how efforts to contain the outbreak have brought parts of the country to a standstill. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Coronavirus: China’s once bustling cities come to a standstill

China coronavirus death toll exceeds 1,000, officials sacked

The number of people killed by the coronavirus outbreak has now passed one thousand. On Tuesday, Chinese officials announced another 109 deaths, the biggest single-day jump since the outbreak began in December. The government has also fired officials in Wuhan for their handling of the epidemic. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing, China. – … Read more China coronavirus death toll exceeds 1,000, officials sacked

Holiday ends but workers stay home as China battles coronavirus

Beijing, China – After authorities extended the Lunar New Year holiday by 10 days in an attempt to contain the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 900 people and infected more than 40,000, most provinces in China ended the official holiday on Monday. However, amid concerns of a potential uptick in cases as … Read more Holiday ends but workers stay home as China battles coronavirus

China death toll passes that of SARS outbreak

The death toll in mainland China from the new coronavirus has surged to 811, the National Health Commission said on Sunday, as deaths in China surpassed those recorded during the 2002-2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak. In China, a total of 37,198 infections have been confirmed, most of which are in Hubei province and … Read more China death toll passes that of SARS outbreak

China: Covering the Coronavirus Contagion | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: The coronavirus outbreak in China – a public health disaster and a messaging nightmare. Also on the show, the saga of Hong Kong’s kidnapped bookseller. Covering the Coronavirus Contagion On January 23, Chinese authorities shut down the city of Wuhan. In short order, 17 more cities were quarantined, affecting … Read more China: Covering the Coronavirus Contagion | The Listening Post (Full)

China confirms spread of coronavirus, surge in new infections

The spread of a new and potentially deadly virus appears to be accelerating in Asia. South Korea has become the latest country to confirm its first case of a new coronavirus that has originated in China. Patient numbers have tripled and three people have died since it was first detected in the Chinese city of … Read more China confirms spread of coronavirus, surge in new infections

Sceptics cast doubts on first phase of US-China trade deal

The initial trade deal signed by the United States and China helps to defuse an 18-month dispute between the world’s two largest economies, but leaves many points of contention unresolved, analysts and industry leaders say. They remain sceptical that the US-China trade relationship is on the mend as the deal fails to fully eliminate tariffs … Read more Sceptics cast doubts on first phase of US-China trade deal