China health commission official says controls starting to rein in virus
SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - The measures China has adopted to rein in the spread of the coronavirus are starting to have an impact, said Mr Mi Feng, a spokesman at the National Health Commission, on Sunday (Feb 16).. Read more at straitstimes.com.
China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said on Sunday it will invest 230 million yuan (S$45.8 million) in makeshift hospitals in the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak.The NDRC released news of the investment on its official website.
Coronavirus: WHO says joint China mission to start virus investigations this weekendGENEVA (REUTERS) - A World Health Organisation-led joint mission with China will start its outbreak investigation work this weekend and will focus on how the new coronavirus is spreading and the severity of the disease, the WHO's director said on Friday (Feb 14).. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Coronavirus: Senior China diplomat Wang Yi concedes challenge of virus, slams 'overreaction'BERLIN (REUTERS) - A top Chinese official acknowledged on Friday (Feb 14) that coronavirus is a deep challenge to the country, but defended Beijing's management of the epidemic while lashing out at the 'overreaction' of other countries.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Covid-19 outbreak: Orders on e-commerce sites from China delayed, retailers there unresponsiveSINGAPORE — Customers who placed orders for parcels from China after the middle of January can expect delays due to the Covid-19 outbreak and extended Chinese New Year break in China, e-commerce companies told TODAY on Friday (Feb 14).
Coronavirus: Taiwan says China 'stalling' over repatriation flightsTAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan on Friday (Feb 14) accused China of dragging its feet over the evacuation of citizens stranded in the midst of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the latest spat between the two neighbours.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Big love: Thai elephants, students send Valentines to virus-hit ChinaSome 3,000 students gathered on Friday in Thailand's Ayutthaya province to send Valentine's Day well-wishes to China, which is facing an ongoing coronavirus epidemic. 'China keep fighting,' students and teachers of Jirasat Wittaya School chanted, as they stood with a pair of elephants
Coronavirus: China must fix problems exposed during outbreak, says Xi JinpingBEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday (Feb 14) the ruling Communist Party must fix various problems, loopholes and weaknesses exposed during the current outbreak of the coronavirus, state television reported.. Read more at straitstimes.com.