Battle against COVID-19
EDITOR'S NOTE

Under President Xi Jinping's leadership, China has taken unprecedented measures to contain the outbreak of novel coronavirus epidemic, pooling national medical personnel and supplies to the hardest hit regions, building new hospitals, extending the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, postponing the opening dates for schools and businesses, and imposing travel restrictions. When the whole nation stands together, with scientific prevention and cures, and precise policies, this epidemic can surely be overcome.

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China approves emergency usage of COVID-19 vaccines, official says

A Chinese health official Saturday confirmed the country authorized emergency usage of COVID-19 vaccines developed by some select domestic companies on July 22.

COVID-19 vaccine ready by December, two shots to cost less than $144: Sinopharm chief

Inactivated COVID-19 vaccine candidates developed by a Chinese pharmaceutical company are likely to be on the market by the end of December, at a price of less than 1,000 yuan (144 U.S. dollars) for two shots.

Xi Jinping calls on medical workers to give priority to people's lives

Chinese President Xi Jinping has hailed contributions made by medical workers in the country's fight against the COVID-19 outbreak and called on them to continue to give priority to the people and their lives.

Coronavirus pandemic now driven by younger adults: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it was concerned that the novel coronavirus spread was being driven by people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, many of whom were unaware they were infected, posing a danger to vulnerable groups.

China donates medical equipment to Syria's children hospital

The Chinese embassy has donated medical equipment to the University Children Hospital in the Syrian capital Damascus.

Chinese medics assist Azerbaijan to combat COVID-19 pandemic

A team of Chinese medical experts is racing against time to assist Azerbaijan in its fight against the coronavirus.

China grants 1st COVID-19 vaccine patent to domestic candidate

Chinese authorities have granted the first invention patent to a domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which experts said demonstrates the vaccine's originality and creativity, and would enhance the international market's trust in Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccines.

Third phase of international clinical trials underway for China's COVID-19 vaccine

The third phase of international clinical trials is underway for a recombinant COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese researchers, CCTV reported on Wednesday.

Russia first to register vaccine against COVID-19: Putin

Russia has registered the world's first vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 20 mln: Johns Hopkins University

With 5,085,821 cases and 163,370 fatalities, the United States has suffered the most from the pandemic, accounting for a quarter of the global caseload.

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