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China changes method of counting COVID-19 patients again

BEIJING: China said Thursday (Feb 20) it has again changed the method of counting patients with COVID-19 and will now include only those diagnosed by sophisticated laboratory testing. It is the second time in just eight days that the country has revised its criteria - a move that could muddle ...

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China cuts loan rate as it battles coronavirus impact

BEIJING: China on Thursday (Feb 20) announced it would cut interest rates in a bid to boost the economy, as it battles the economic fallout of the new coronavirus outbreak. The reduction in the loan prime rate (LPR) – one of the preferential rates commercial banks impose on their best customers ...

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China foreign minister to meet ASEAN peers at COVID-19 summit

VIENTIANE: China's foreign minister is set to meet his Southeast Asian peers in Laos on Thursday (Feb 20) for crisis talks over the coronavirus which has seeded panic and constricted economies dependent on the flow of goods and tourists. Wang Yi will hold talks with counterparts from the 10 ...

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China HIV patients risk running out of AIDS drugs in days: UNAIDS

BEIJING: HIV patients in China risk running out of life-saving AIDS drugs because quarantines and lockdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus disease outbreak mean they cannot replenish vital medicine stocks, United Nations AIDS agency said on Wednesday (Feb 19).  UNAIDS said it had surveyed ...

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