Beijing Correspondent, China
Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.
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Authorities confirm that 1,716 health care workers have been infected with Covid-19, many of whom are thought to have been infected when there was not enough protective clothing.
Health of critically ill people treated with antibodies from recovered patients improved in tests, biotech company says.
Hubei’s new cases nearly 10 times more than day before, because previously infections were diagnosed only by test kits, of which there has been a shortage.
Studies show 83 per cent of clusters are in families – but Beijing city government moves people out of family isolation because self-monitoring is inadequate.
WHO scientists co-write letter saying sign of a coronavirus was not passed on for 17 days, as Chinese sign petition calling for protection of freedom of speech.
Medical sources in the city confirm rate of infection, but say they have been told not to release the full picture to the public.
100 deaths in a day for the first time, with all but five coming in the Hubei epicentre, as China’s chief planner warns against draconian limits on business.
China’s health authorities and the public have offered their condolences over the death of the doctor, whom police tried to silence in the early days of the outbreak.
Death toll in China rises to 636, with 3,143 new cases on Thursday.
Fever clinics are packed as those who fall ill are forced to queue for testing kits and the chance of a hospital bed, while others do what they can to stay active and healthy under lockdown.
Child in stable condition as case raises concern of transmission in the womb.
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology says 60 to 70 per cent of factories that make the needed medical goods have resumed production after the Lunar New Year break.
China’s economic planning agency is now in charge of supplying facial masks after shortages were reported among health workers responding to the coronavirus.
Health agency chief says social media companies have taken steps to limit misinformation.
The findings have prompted researchers to warn of possible faecel-oral transmission of the disease, in addition to transfer via respiratory droplets and contact.
Number of coronavirus fatalities rises to 361, with more than 17,000 confirmed cases.
With some factories shut down for Lunar New Year holiday, surgical masks, goggles and disinfectant wipes are in short supply.
Li visits patients and medical staff and says 2,000 more nurses will be sent in days.
Health commission says battling the epidemic is becoming more complicated as scientists discover virus is infectious even during its incubation period.
National disease control centre says new virus ‘is not Sars’, dismisses claims there has been a cover-up in the reporting of cases outside Wuhan.
Gui Chongyou tells state broadcaster that critics are like an ultra lightweight boxer trying to pick a fight with someone twice his size, who is then left with no choice but to respond
Man in Wuhan, 69, dies two weeks after being admitted to hospital, while Thai authorities report their second infected patient.
Airport in central China city introduces temperature checks for all passengers as concerns grow virus may be spreading overseas.
Weeks after seafood market in central China became ‘ground zero’, authorities are still unsure if human-to-human transmission has role in outbreak
Father, son and cousin who lived in the same house and ran a stall at the seafood market at the centre of outbreak among those hit, authorities say.
Woman, 61, the first confirmed case outside China, could have caught the virus in Wuhan at other markets, which she was understood to have visited.
Boy pushes child from danger before falling into hole, reports say.
New strain is found in 15 patients from Wuhan, but experts urge need for further investigation after some of the 59 people infected were traced to a seafood market.
It was a bid to sabotage the victim’s chances of landing plum public service role.
In viral video, onlookers shout as boy descends from block of flats in Sichuan with grandmother and uncle taking his weight.