Tag: Hubei Province (China)

On the Coronavirus, God and the Chinese Communist Party

CHICAGO — My mother believes that God and the Chinese Communist Party will defeat the novel coronavirus. “Pray for Wuhan. Pray for China,” she urges me, referring to the capital of Hubei Province, where the outbreak started. It is early February, a week and some since Wuhan was placed under lockdown. My mother lives in […]

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China to Ease Coronavirus Lockdown on Hubei 2 Months After Imposing It

HONG KONG — The Chinese province of Hubei, where the coronavirus first emerged, will on Wednesday begin allowing most of its 60 million residents to leave after nearly two months of lockdown, in a sign of the government’s confidence that its tough measures have worked to control the outbreak. Wuhan, the provincial capital and the city […]

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China Hits a Coronavirus Milestone: No New Local Infections

China on Thursday reported no new local infections for the first time since the coronavirus crisis began three months ago, reaching a milestone in its battle with the deadly outbreak that has upended daily life and economic activity around the world. As governments in Italy, the United States and elsewhere grapple with the pandemic, China […]

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Trump Defends Using ‘Chinese Virus’ Label, Ignoring Growing Criticism

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday defended his increasingly frequent practice of calling the coronavirus the “Chinese Virus,” ignoring a growing chorus of criticism that it is racist and anti-Chinese. “It’s not racist at all,” Mr. Trump said, explaining his rationale. “It comes from China, that’s why.” But the term has angered Chinese officials and […]

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China Spins Tale That the U.S. Army Started the Coronavirus Epidemic

BEIJING — China is pushing a new theory about the origins of the coronavirus: It is an American disease that might have been introduced by members of the United States Army who visited Wuhan in October. There is not a shred of evidence to support that, but the notion received an official endorsement from China’s […]

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They’ve Contained the Coronavirus. Here’s How.

HONG KONG — While the spread of Covid-19 is picking up speed in Europe and the United States, among other regions, the outbreaks in some countries in Asia seem to be under control. The epidemic in China appears to be slowing down after an explosion in cases followed by weeks of draconian control measures. And […]

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China’s Leader Tours Center of Coronavirus Epidemic, Signaling Confidence

China’s powerful leader, Xi Jinping, toured the city at the center of a now global epidemic on Tuesday for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak began, hoping to demonstrate that his government was containing a crisis that tarnished his image at home and abroad. Wearing a blue mask, Mr. Xi stopped short of declaring […]

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China May Be Beating the Coronavirus, at a Painful Cost

BEIJING — As the new coronavirus races around the world, tanking markets, cutting off global travel and suspending school for hundreds of millions of children, governments are desperate for ways to contain it. China, the place where it first appeared, says it has the answers. To the surprise of some, the country that concealed and […]

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In Coronavirus Fight, China Gives Citizens a Color Code, With Red Flags

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To Protect Global Health, Work With China

HONG KONG — China is making headway in the battle against the Covid-19 epidemic. The daily number of new confirmed cases is declining nationwide, including in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, and other cities in the province of Hubei. Suspected infections are being diagnosed more quickly. As of Thursday, out of about 78,800 confirmed […]

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Most Coronavirus Cases Are Mild. That’s Good and Bad News.

HONG KONG — As a dangerous new coronavirus has ravaged China and spread throughout the rest of the world, the outbreak’s toll has sown fear and anxiety. Nearly 3,000 deaths. More than 81,000 cases. Six continents infected. But government officials and medical experts, in their warnings about the epidemic, have also sounded a note of […]

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Shaved Heads, Adult Diapers: Life as a Nurse in the Coronavirus Outbreak

Zhang Wendan and her family were celebrating the Lunar New Year when the 27-year-old nurse got a notice from the hospital: report back to work and join the battle to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Ms. Zhang lives in Huanggang, in Hubei Province, where the virus originated. Two days earlier officials had sealed off her city […]

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C.D.C. Officials Warn of Coronavirus Outbreaks in the U.S.

The coronavirus almost certainly will begin spreading in communities in the United States, and Americans should begin preparations now, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. “It’s not so much of a question of if this will happen anymore but rather more of a question of exactly when this will […]

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Health Officials Warn of Coronavirus Outbreaks in the U.S.

The coronavirus almost certainly will begin spreading in communities in the United States, and Americans should begin preparations now, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. “It’s not so much of a question of if this will happen anymore but rather more of a question of exactly when this will […]

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Hong Kong Says It Will Begin Evacuating Residents From Wuhan

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong government, which has faced growing demands to evacuate its residents from mainland China after one died of the coronavirus, said on Monday that it would begin bringing people back from Hubei Province, the center of the outbreak. Thousands of Hong Kong residents have been unable to return after much […]

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Is the Coronavirus Outbreak a Pandemic Yet?

ImageA Christian church service in Seoul on Sunday. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Korea jumped in recent days.Credit…Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters On Tuesday, Feb. 18, no coronavirus cases had been reported in Iran. On Sunday, the government announced 43 cases and eight deaths. Some 152 cases (and at least three deaths) were confirmed in […]

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Coronavirus Lockdowns Torment an Army of Poor Migrant Workers in China

Clutching a gray plastic suitcase filled with most of his belongings — a blanket, a toothbrush, a pair of white sneakers and a comb — Wang Sheng goes from factory to factory in southern China begging for a job. The answer is always no. Mr. Wang, 49, used to be able to find work in […]

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Coronavirus Cases in the United States Reach 34, and More Are Expected

At least 34 people in the United States are infected with the new coronavirus spreading from China, federal health officials said on Friday. Thirteen of the infections were diagnosed in travelers who fell ill after returning from overseas, and 21 in people “repatriated” by the State Department. More infections are expected among the people who […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: A Surge of New Cases in South Korea

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA patient suspected of having  contracted the virus being brought to a hospital in Daegu, South Korea.Credit…Kim Jong-Un/Yonhap, via Associated Press South Korea said on Friday that the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection rose to 156, a near tripling over three days. Among the 52 new cases […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: China Changes Diagnosis Criteria, Resulting in Confusion

Here’s what you need to know: ImageDoctors who have recovered from the Covid-19 coronavirus infection donating plasma in Wuhan, China, on Tuesday.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images China again alters the methodology for counting coronavirus cases, as death toll rises to 2,118. For the second time in a week, China on Thursday changed its criteria for […]

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In Coronavirus Fight, China Sidelines an Ally: Its Own People

Hospitals in Wuhan and surrounding Hubei Province have been making urgent pleas to the Chinese people for three weeks as the new coronavirus ripples through the country: Send more protective gear. Supplies are close — and yet frustratingly out of reach. Medical supplies donated to the Red Cross Society of China’s Wuhan branch sit unused […]

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We’re Reading the Coronavirus Numbers Wrong

Numbers have a certain mystique: They seem precise, exact, sometimes even beyond doubt. But outside the field of pure mathematics, that reputation rarely is deserved. And when it comes to the coronavirus epidemic, buying into it can be downright dangerous. Naturally, everyone wants to know how deadly COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Disease Roughly 20 Times Deadlier Than Seasonal Flu

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe isolation ward of the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, China, on Sunday.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The new virus is deadlier than the one that causes the flu. An analysis of 44,672 coronavirus patients in China whose diagnoses were confirmed by laboratory testing has found that 1,023 […]

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