Tag Archives: China

Coronavirus: First death outside China reported in Philippines

A man has died of the coronavirus in the Philippines, the first confirmed fatality outside China. The patient was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan, in Hubei province, where the virus was first detected. He appeared to have been infected before arriving in the Philippines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. More than 300 people… Read More »

Two Aussies in China have coronavirus

Two Australians in China have been infected with coronavirus, Health Minister Greg Hunt has confirmed. Mr Hunt told reporters they are being treated and are not seeking consular assistance at this stage. They were in Guangdong province, not Hubei province where the majority of cases have been located. It follows confirmation of seven cases of… Read More »

China bans historical dramas ahead of important anniversary

BEIJING – China’s television regulator has banned “entertainment-driven” historical dramas, it said in a notice on Thursday, the latest clampdown on media in a sensitive year for the ruling Communist Party. The regulator said the ban also applied to so-called idol dramas, which are centered on a celebrity, and it instead called on broadcasters to… Read More »

China detects African swine fever in pigs transported to Liaoning: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) – China detected African swine fever virus in live pigs being transported to the northeastern Liaoning province, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday, underlining the challenge facing Beijing in its bid to control the contagious disease. Three trucks carrying a total of 205 pigs from provinces was stopped within the jurisdiction… Read More »