• Ford, GE to produce 50,000 ventilators in 100 days
  • Australia adds virus hospital beds by 34000
  • S.Korea to begin new school year online from April 9
  • UK unveils plan to fly home stranded Britons


  • Xi vows aid for smaller businesses
  • Gaokao pushed back a month due to outbreak
  • 18 firefighters,1 guide die in blaze (A forest fire that flared up in Xichang, Sichuan province, on Monday afternoon, killed 18 firefighters and a local guide, the city reported)
  • The first stage clinical trial for the vaccine was started in Wuhan on March 16 after authorities approved. It has been proceeding smoothly, and its results will be published in April
  • Pork imports to China surge 69% Jan-Feb
  • SOEs to produce 70-ton mask material per day( As 20 new assembly lines introduced by centrally-administrated State-owned enterprises, including Sinopec and National Petroleum Corp, have been put into operation, the daily output of melt-blown nonwovens-an essential raw material for medical masks-is expected to hit 70 tons in April)