China’s foreign ministry said on Saturday the United States needed to stop the “unreasonable suppression” of Chinese companies like Huawei, and a Chinese newspaper said the government was ready to retaliate against Washington. The Trump administration on Friday moved to block global chip supplies to blacklisted telecoms equipment company Huawei[…]
All member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) should support a proposed independent review into the coronavirus pandemic, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, further threatening strained ties with China. Australia has become one of Beijing’s most forceful critics over the handling of the spread of the[…]
Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged late last year, has revised sharply upwards its death toll from the disease, admitting people died at home and cases were missed as hospitals struggled to cope in the early days of the outbreak. The adjustment, detailed in a social[…]
South Africa has urged China to investigate reports that African nationals in the country have been subject to forced coronavirus testing, forced quarantine measures and other forms of ill-treatment. The International Relations Department says in a statement that as the chair of the African Union, South Africa is deeply concerned[…]
The Chinese city where the new coronavirus emerged ended its more-than two-month lockdown on Wednesday, even as a small northern city ordered restrictions on its residents amid concern about a second wave of infections. China sealed off Wuhan, a central city of 11 million people, on Jan. 23, a drastic[…]
Chinese health authorities began on Wednesday reporting on asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus as part of an effort to allay public fears that people could be spreading the virus without knowing they are infected with it.China, where the coronavirus emerged late last year, has managed to bring its outbreak under[…]
South Africa will not be building new hospitals to cope with possible increases in the number of Covid-19 cases of hospitalisation, as was the case in China and other parts of the world, but will be utilising existing facilities instead. Government has approved several possible new sites to be turned[…]
The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in the United States hit more than 104,000 early on Saturday, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 1,700, pushing the global death toll up to 27,360. Italy, meanwhile, announced 919 new deaths from the[…]
The world’s richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy on Thursday as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre Europe, with the number of deaths in Italy outstripping those in mainland China, where the virus originated. With over 242,000 infections and nearly 10,000 deaths, the epidemic has stunned[…]
Government has denied a media report that claims South African National Defence Force (SANDF) crew members are refusing to make the potentially dangerous journey to China to help in the repatriation of 184 South African citizens. On Friday, Mail & Guardian (M&G) reported that a senior official “intimately familiar with[…]
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