State-owned drug maker says ‘hundreds of thousands’ of boxes of molnupiravir have arrived and more are being imported.
Focus shifts to preventing serious complications, improving treatment and monitoring future variants as Omicron infections peak earlier than projected, especially in rural areas.
A new control plan will also allow local authorities to curb gatherings and order workplaces and schools to go online.
The authorities also say they will continue to target counterfeiters, smugglers and price gougers after shortages of medicines resulted in soaring prices.
Diarrhoea is not a particular symptom of Covid-19 caused by the XBB variant, health experts have said in urging people not to stockpile drugs.
Chen Erzhen, a member of the city’s expert advisory panel, says millions more have been infected compared with last year’s outbreak.
Merrymakers, many freshly recovered from Covid-19, join official countdowns or hold their own in rapturous return to zero-Covid ways.
The government announced a series of measures to boost supplies ahead of next month’s Lunar New Year travel surge.
Amid global concerns about a lack of transparency as coronavirus infections surge in China, the World Health Organization calls on the country to share specific and timely information.
Prominent anchor Zhu Jun announces he will resume work at CCTV four years after sexual harassment allegations by former intern went viral.
Amid health scares and scarcity, Chinese are scouring the internet for oximeters and oxygen generators.
Paracetamol and ibuprofen top items in packages bound for China, but delays and non-deliveries add to anxiety.
Worries are mounting of rapidly spreading Covid infections ahead of the country’s annual 40-day travel period.
Public scepticism over China’s official virus death toll; high-profile deaths include renowned designer, former footballer and opera singer.
Bars, gyms and other indoor venues can reopen and travel is resuming as city authorities urge a return to normal life.
Number of deaths reported smaller than expected ‘but consistent with the very low rate of PCR testing’, expert says.
Last month, Chongqing reported over 80,000 infections, now authorities say PCR testing is not needed to enter most public places.
Macau has lifted restrictions on vaccinations for short-stay visitors and is offering the BioNTech shot for a fee .
The hotel targeted by Islamic State on Monday is known as the ‘go-to’ place for the many business visitors from China to Afghanistan.
As China’s response to Covid-19 shifts, more people are coming forward to share their experiences with infection and urge others to stay calm.
Retailers could face fines of up to US$706,000 as prices of traditional Chinese medicine Lianhua Qingwen soar fourfold in less than a month.
Ties have been tested in recent years over Tokyo’s tilt to key ally the United States, and a tendency to side with Taiwan on cross-strait issues.