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Roxanne Liu

For first time since July, China reports no new local COVID-19 cases

Aug 23 2021

BEIJING China reported no new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 on Monday for the first time since July, a sign the current outbreak may be waning amid Beijing's 'zero-tolerance' stance and tough anti-virus measures across the country.

China reports smallest number of new local COVID cases since July

Aug 13 2021

BEIJING China on Friday reported declining numbers of new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases for the third consecutive day, a tentative sign that the latest month-long outbreak may be waning.

Peru study finds Sinopharm COVID vaccine 50.4% effective against infections

Aug 13 2021

LIMA/BEIJING A two-dose COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinopharm was 50.4% effective in preventing infections in health workers in Peru when it was seeing a surge in cases fuelled by virus variants, and booster shots can be considered, a study found.

China's COVID outbreak hitting services sector, travel, hospitality

Aug 11 2021

BEIJING (Reuters) -China's tighter social restrictions to fight its latest COVID-19 outbreak, now in its fourth week and involving more than a dozen cities, are hitting the services sector especially travel and hospitality in the world's second-largest economy.

China sees highest daily figure of COVID-19 patients in current outbreak

Aug 06 2021

BEIJING China reported on Friday its highest daily count of new COVID-19 patients in an outbreak that began in late July, fuelled by a surge in locally transmitted infections.

China reports most new COVID-19 cases since January amid Delta surge

Aug 04 2021

BEIJING China reported on Wednesday the most new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since January as some cities stepped up restrictions, cut flights and increased testing to get to grips with an outbreak driven mainly by the Delta variant.

Delta variant bears down on China just as its economy loses steam

Aug 02 2021

BEIJING The Delta variant poses new risks for the world's second-biggest economy as it spreads from the coast to China's inland cities and presents fresh challenges to authorities who have for months managed to avert any widespread outbreak of the coronavirus.

China's Dongguan is latest southern city to be hit by COVID-19

Jun 21 2021

BEIJING (Reuters) -The manufacturing hub of Dongguan in China's most populous province Guangdong launched mass coronavirus testing on Monday and cordoned off communities, after the city detected its first infections of a flare-up in the province.

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