Major hospitals see decline in COVID-19 patients after break

Predicted spike in infections post-Spring Festival not seen at medical institutions Senior doctor Feng Ke (right), talks to a patient's relative at the emergency department of the Central Hospital of Ningxia Medical University in Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui autonomous region, on Tuesday. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) It is common for Chinese people to hope for […]

Virus: China grants conditional approval for 2 homegrown drugs

An elderly resident receives a shot of COVID-19 vaccine at home during a medical service for senior citizens in Dongcheng district of Beijing, capital of China, May 10, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BEIJING – China has conducted emergency reviews and granted conditional approval for two homegrown drugs for COVID-19 treatment, the National Medical Products Administration […]

Nation sees therapeutics success

Pharmacists check prescription information at a fever clinic in Minhang district of Shanghai on Jan 8. The small molecule drugs to treat COVID-19 had been put into use in community health centers in Shanghai to better play their roles in "early detection, early intervention and early diversion". (PHOTO / XINHUA) Domestically developed COVID-19 drug therapies […]

Sinopharm’s mRNA Omicron vaccine gets green light for trials

A staff member tests samples of the COVID-19 inactivated vaccine at a vaccine production plant of China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) in Beijing, Apr 11, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA) China National Biotec Group, a subsidiary of China National Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd (Sinopharm), announced on Friday that its biotech unit in Shanghai has received regulatory […]

Co-treatment essential for elderly

Authorities urge simultaneous handling of COVID, existing diseases to lower risks Patients receive treatment at the emergency department at Gansu Province Central Hospital in Lanzhou, Gansu province, on Monday. (PEI QIANG / FOR CHINA DAILY) Doctors have been simultaneously treating patients for COVID-19 infections and existing health conditions to minimize the risks of complications, according […]

Russia welcomes China’s optimization of COVID response

In this file photo taken on March 29, 2018, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova speaks to the media in Moscow. (YURI KADOBNOV / AFP) MOSCOW – Russia "positively assesses" China's decision to optimize its COVID-19 response policies, including those regarding cross-border movement of people and freight, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday. "We are […]

Senior official stresses orderly transition in handling COVID

National People's Congress deputy Liu Guozhong (center), who is also governor of Shaanxi province, answers reporters' questions during the ongoing session of the NPC on Thursday in Beijing. (XU JINGXING / CHINA DAILY) CHONGQING – A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) called for effectively coordinating the epidemic response with economic and […]

China urges science-based, proportionate COVID-19 curbs

This photo taken on April 4, 2018 shows the entrance to the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, capital of China. (LI HE / XINHUA) BEIJING – China believes that for all countries, COVID-19 response measures need to be science-based and proportionate without affecting regular people-to-people exchanges and cooperation, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday. […]