China’s Shenzhen city bans eating of cats, dogs

Beijing: Shenzhen has become the first Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dogs and cats, a move that comes after the coronavirus outbreak was linked to wildlife meat, prompting authorities to ban the trade and eating of wild animals, a media report said on Thursday. The new law will come into force […]

Chinese ‘wet markets’ selling bats, dogs start reopening: Report

Beijing: Despite concerns that “wet markets” selling live animals like cats, dogs and bats, among others, helped spread the novel coronavirus, these markets have started reopening in several regions in China, said a media report. While bats are believed to be the primary source of the novel coronavirus, researchers believe that an intermediate host might […]

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Live Coronavirus found in spit and poop even after recovery

Beijing: In an alarming find, Chinese doctors have recovered live coronavirus in spit and human excreta in samples from recovering COVID-19 patients.The study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, found that some patients had positive, real-time fluorescence polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results for SARS-CoV-2 in the sputum or faeces after the pharyngeal […]

Over 98% of China’s major industrial firms resume work

Beijing: China’s manufacturing sector has steadily advanced production resumption, with 98.6 per cent of major industrial firms resuming work amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on Monday. Around 89.9 per cent of employees in industrial companies with an annual revenue of more than 20 million yuan ($2 million) […]

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China reports no new domestic COVID-19 case for 2nd day

Beijing: China reported no new domestically transmitted novel coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day on Friday, marking a major turning point in the global battle against the COVID-19 outbreak. China’s National Health Commission said it received reports of 39 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Thursday, all of which were imported […]