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World Apr 17Nations struggle to count virus toll
China has announced that the coronavirus death toll Wuhan was nearly 50% higher than previously reported. The revision highlights just how seriously current figures may be understating the true toll of the pandemic around the globe.
Health Apr 14China moves to block new virus flare-up on Russian border
China is facing a new coronavirus flare-up along its remote northern border with Russia, far from the epicenter of Wuhan, where it has all but declared victory in the battle against the pandemic.
World Apr 01How accurate are China’s virus numbers?
Intentional or not, there is reason to believe that more people in China died of COVID-19 than the official tally, which stood at 3,312 at the end of Tuesday. The same applies to the 81,554 confirmed cases, now exceeded by…
World Mar 19On COVID-19, Wuhan offers hope as Italy nears stark death toll
The Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new homegrown infections, but Italy appeared set to surpass China's death toll from the virus.
Politics Mar 17China to expel American reporters after U.S. curbs its media
China announced that it will revoke the media credentials of all American journalists at three major U.S. news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country.
Health Mar 13Asia scrambles to prevent virus from coming back
China, South Korea and Japan announced expanded border controls this week that mimic many of the bans and restrictions placed on China in the early days of the outbreak.
Health Feb 20New Chinese virus cases decline, but tracking method revised again
Another 114 people reportedly died from the new illness, COVID-19, as health inspectors went door-to-door to attempt to find every infected person in the worst-hit city of Wuhan.
World Feb 14Virus infects more than 1,700 health workers in China, 6 die
The health commission is “highly concerned about this issue" and has issued guidelines for the prevention and control of infection within medical institutions, he said.
Health Feb 06Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm about the novel coronavirus dies
Dr. Li Wenliang, 34, was reportedly reprimanded for "spreading rumors" in late December. Meanwhile, a newborn discovered infected 36 hours after birth has become the youngest known patient.
Health Feb 06Novel coronavirus deaths top 560
China on Thursday finished building a second new hospital to isolate and treat patients of a virus that has killed more than 560 people.