Tag Archives: China

China spat may be threatening Canada’s bid to get early access to leading COVID-19 vaccine: experts

Article content continued Last month, the company’s co-founder said it was in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to conduct Phase 3 trials, which determine whether the vaccine actually protects people against COVID-19 infection. Back in Canada, “we are continuing to wait for the vaccine,” said Scott Halperin, the Dalhousie scientist heading Canada’s… Read More »

Coronavirus latest news: US overtakes China with most confirmed cases

By Sam Wong , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool New York has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemicMarcus Santos/ZUMA Wire/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus updates as of 5.30PM on 27 March US overtakes China with highest number of casesThe US now has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases of any country with… Read More »

China reports 19 new virus cases

Mainland China had 19 new cases of coronavirus infections on Monday down from 40 cases a day earlier. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in mainland China so far to 80,754, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday. The death toll from the outbreak in China reached 3,136 as of the end of… Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: South Korea reports 376 new cases, China reports 573 more

This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. Total confirmed cases: More than 85,000 Total deaths: At least 2,941 10:40 am: American Airlines suspends flights to Milan American Airlines suspended operations to and from Milan, effective until April 25. The carrier cited a reduction in demand… Read More »

Toronto-area doctors urge all travellers from China to voluntarily enter two-week quarantine

A group of 23 Chinese-Canadian doctors have signed an open letter urging that everyone returning from China enter a voluntary, 14-day quarantine, a surprising counterpoint to the softer approach espoused by public-health officials. Dr. Stanley Zheng, the Toronto family physician who drafted the missive, went further in an interview Wednesday. He said he believes “unequivocally”… Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: China reports 648 new cases, infections in South Korea spike

This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. 10:50 am: Hong Kong passengers on Diamond Princess cruise ship arrive home A third chartered plane evacuating Hong Kong residents from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship off Japan arrived home on Sunday morning, according to a South… Read More »