The State Council inter-departmental task force for COVID-19 response has dispatched a work team to south China's Guangdong Province to guide the region's efforts in curbing local COVID-19 breakout, a spokesperson said on Monday.
China is working on the next-generation COVID-19 vaccines against emerging variants found in the world since the techniques of producing inactivated COVID-19 vaccines are highly adaptable to these variants, said Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention expert Shao Yiming in an interview with CCTV broadcast on Sunday.
COVID-19-related deaths among Uruguayan adults aged 18-70 who have been fully vaccinated with Chinese company Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine for 14 days fell by 97 percent, according to a preliminary report.
The international community must come together to empower the current global governance system and increase investment in healthcare systems in a fairer and more equitable manner, to revitalize the pandemic-hit global economy as soon as possible, according to business and financial leaders.
China will work toward an economic system that prioritizes green, low-carbon and circular growth, and will promote the across-the-board green transformation of its social and economic development in a bid to deliver on its climate response pledged, Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday.
As gun sales in the United States continued climbing amid the COVID-19 pandemic and protests, about a fifth of all Americans who bought guns last year were first-time gun owners, and they were less likely than usual to be male and white.
Yuen Kwok-yung, government adviser and professor of the University of Hong Kong, said on Saturday that after reviewing some recent COVID-19 confirmed cases, it is believed that the fourth wave of the epidemic in Hong Kong has ended.
All 413 members of the eighth Chinese peacekeeping force to Mali have been awarded the United Nations Peace Medal of Honor, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to peacekeeping operations.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday reiterated its call for a "de-politicized environment" for the study on COVID-19 virus origins, as the whole process of the study is being "poisoned by politics."
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Friday lauded China's efforts in stepping up vaccination abroad and at 4px東莞集運倉, stressing that pandemic policy is now the best economic policy.
There is no place for "unsubstantiated rumor, or conspiracy theories often fueled for political purposes" when it comes to COVID-19 origin tracing, said Dr Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome Trust, a charitable foundation, and a renowned medical researcher.
The rate of serious adverse effects from China's COVID-19 vaccines are extremely low and the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated on Friday.
China's Foreign Ministry on Friday said the U.S. should invite World Health Organization (WHO) experts to look into two mysterious illnesses that occurred in the U.S. in 2019 instead of questioning the WHO's report on COVID-19 origin tracing.
Around 200 Chinese nationals who hold short-term tourist visas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have applied to receive free Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine under China's "Spring Sprout" program as of Thursday.
California, the most populous U.S. state, announced Thursday a decision to offer 116.5 million U.S. dollars in prize money to stimulate residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as it prepares to fully reopen on June 15.
Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) announced that no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded on Thursday, marking the first time the financial hub reports zero daily coronavirus infection since mid-October last year.
Two local branches of the Red Cross Society of China in Fujian Province are willing to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Kinmen and Matsu, two islands attached to Taiwan, to battle the recent resurgence in infections, relevant officials said Thursday.
Two inactivated vaccines developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm have shown to be safe and effective against COVID-19 in phase-3 human trials, according to a study published this week in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
Researchers at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology have found a new branch in the family tree of bat coronaviruses and the result cannot support the COVID-19 lab leak theory, the South China Morning Post has reported.
A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Wednesday said that two mainland entities had expressed their willingness to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan to help the island cope with a spike in local infections.
Delegates from countries such as Egypt, Mexico, Niger and Gabon on Tuesday highlighted China's support in their fight against COVID-19 at the ongoing virtual World Health Assembly, the highest decision-making body of the World Health Organization.
Russia confirmed 7,884 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the lowest daily rise since May 6, taking the nationwide tally to 5,017,795, the official monitoring and response center said Tuesday.
The mandatory quarantine period for inbound travelers to Japan who have visited India, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka within 14 days of arrival will be extended from six to 10 days, the Japanese government said Tuesday.
The Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) has reported one new imported COVID-19 case late on Monday, bringing the SAR's total number of confirmed cases to 51, according to the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center of Macao.
Guangdong province will be facing heavy pressure in the coming months to prevent and control imported COVID-19 cases after mutated strains were recently detected in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, medical experts said.
At least 25 states reported that more than half of their adult population had been fully vaccinated as of Sunday, according to the latest data published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A 75-year-old woman confirmed with COVID-19 in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Friday had contracted a mutated strain that had come from India, medical experts found after clinical studies and gene sequencing.
China stands ready to continue supporting Bangladesh in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday in a phone conversation with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen.
Months into the United States' inoculation campaign, Black Americans' COVID-19 vaccination rates are still lagging behind, while Hispanics are closing the gap and Native Americans show the highest rates overall, latest federal data has shown.
The recent COVID-19 cases in Anhui and Liaoning provinces have contracted the virus via individuals or articles from abroad, said the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) Thursday.
Research shows that China's inactivated vaccines are effective against the variant of the COVID-19 virus first found in India, said Shao Yiming, expert for the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The global trade recovery from the COVID-19 crisis hit a record high in the first quarter of 2021, up 10 percent year-over-year, and China is expected to be one of the main drivers of the growth, said a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Wednesday.
Several cities across China have recently started offering residents a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in addition to the two-dose inactivated vaccines that were already widely used in the country's vaccination drive.
The Philippines received an additional batch of the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccines purchased from China on Thursday morning as the country is ramping up vaccination efforts amid a continuous surge of COVID-19 infections.
The Democratic Progressive Party authorities in Taiwan have been urged to remove political obstacles to the importation of COVID-19 vaccines from the Chinese mainland after the island was struck by a severe novel coronavirus outbreak recently.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday both reiterated their commitment that the postponed Olympic Games will be held as scheduled in a safe way.
A new vaccination study conducted by Thailand's Chulalongkorn University has found that China's Sinovac vaccine has extremely high efficacy in boosting immune responses against COVID-19, according to media reports.
Vice-Premier Han Zheng attends the Summit on the Financing of African Economies via video link in Beijing, on May 18, 2021.Vice-Premier Han Zheng reiterated on Tuesday China's commitment to help African nations relieve their debt burden and continue with COVID-19 vaccine aid to the continent.
Ben Sasse, a U.S. senator from Nebraska, suggested in The Wall Street Journal the American government should expand global vaccine assistance and set a goal of vaccinating more than one billion people around the world by Thanksgiving, claiming it is "a genuine once-in-a-generation opportunity to show the world what U.S. leadership looks like.”
The first batch of anti-pandemic materials donated by the Red Cross Society of China to Nepal began to be shipped to its capital Kathmandu on Wednesday morning, in an effort to boost the country's fight against the rapid spread of COVID-19 infections in recent days.
The coronavirus vaccines authorized in the United States are effective at combating the strain that is currently ravaging India, U.S. infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci told a White House briefing on Tuesday.