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Alexandra Harney

Chinese vaccine could be ready by year-end, government body says

May 30 2020

HONG KONG A Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine could be ready for market as early as the end of this year, China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) said in a social media post.

China reports two coronavirus cases for May 2

May 02 2020

HONG KONG China reported two new coronavirus cases for May 2, up from one the day before, data from the country's national health authority showed on Sunday.

Test maker disputes claim of would-be U.S. seller of 'two-minute' coronavirus diagnostic

Apr 02 2020

BodySphere, which describes itself as a distributor of medical products needed to combat the coronavirus pandemic, has falsely claimed that it has access to a rapid diagnostic test made by Safecare Biotech in China for sale in the United States, the test manufacturer told Reuters.

China clamps down on coronavirus test kit exports after accuracy questioned

Apr 01 2020

BEIJING/HONG KONG Beijing is stepping up its oversight of exports of coronavirus test kits after several European countries complained about the accuracy of some Chinese-made tests.

China's coronavirus-induced supply chain woes fan concerns of possible drug shortages

Mar 11 2020

HONG KONG Chinese manufacturers and sellers of drug ingredients say logistical hurdles and labor shortages due to the coronavirus epidemic are delaying some production and shipments, adding to concerns about the potential for drug shortages globally as the virus spreads.

China's blood donations dry up as coronavirus outbreak quells giving

Feb 26 2020

HONG KONG The coronavirus epidemic is draining China’s reserves of a life-saving commodity: blood.

Virus shows plight of China's overstretched doctors

Feb 21 2020

HONG KONG The coronavirus epidemic has shined a spotlight on another simmering crisis in China's healthcare system: a critical shortage of doctors. | Video

Virus shows plight of China's overstretched doctors

Feb 21 2020

HONG KONG The coronavirus epidemic has shined a spotlight on another simmering crisis in China's healthcare system: a critical shortage of doctors.

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