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Officials punished as China logs highest daily virus cases since July

Transport services were cut off to a city of 11 million people near Beijing on Thursday as local officials were reprimanded for a COVID-19 outbreak that pushed China's new infections to the highest single-day tally since ...

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Wuhan exodus sparks virus hope despite mounting death toll

Thousands of relieved citizens streamed out of China's Wuhan city on Wednesday after authorities lifted months of lockdown at the coronavirus epicentre, offering some hope to the world despite record deaths in Europe and ...

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History mustn't repeat itself with COVID-19

As the issue of repatriation of foreign nationals from China grabs the headlines in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent in the wake of the spread of COVID-19, there are some important lessons that can still be drawn ...

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China fears mount over virus cases from outside

A month of containment measures to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus in China seems to be working, but the rise of overseas cases means the country is now facing a fresh challenge—keeping it out.

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Chinese travellers unfazed as SARS-like virus spreads

An outbreak of a mysterious virus has not deterred millions of people in China from packing into crowded trains as they head home for the Lunar New Year—but some are donning masks as a precaution.