• Global economy could shrink by 1% in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic:UN
  • German baker adds levity, sweetness to COVID-19 fight
  • Trump says not to issue national stay-at-home order
  • UK govt pressured to increase testing for COVID-19(Pressure on the British government to increase testing for the novel coronavirus grew on Wednesday when it was revealed a record daily high of 563 patients had died of the disease amid growing concern over the lack of protective equipment for healthcare workers.)


  • China continues to emphasize quality in medical exports
  • Auto production fully resumes in China
  • Top Expert offers insights on disease carriers
  • China brings 1457 back from abroad on 9 charter flights
  • Students to be brought back home from UK
  • 36 Chinese students abroad diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Chinese and Venezuelan experts gathered in Caracas Venezuela on Wednesday to assess diagnostic procedures to bolster Venezuela’s capacity to tackle the COVID-19 epidemic
  • Shanghai hospital addresses asymptomatic infection concerns
  • China requires airlines to keep 1 weekly intl route per nation
  • Drop-in international flights, diversions handled well, authority says.( China has so far seen a smooth operation while diverting international flights due to arrive in Beijing to other airports as their first port of entry, according to the country’s civil aviation authority)
  • Experts: Asymptomatic cases won’t lead to large-scale virus spread
  • Nation adds asymptomatic cases to total (The number of asymptomatic infections under medical observation as of Tuesday was 1367)
  • Tourism signs of recovery

Why is testing so important for fighting COVID-19?
(Efficient and timely virus testing is a crucial prerequisite for early identification, reporting, isolation, diagnosis, and treatment. Testing casts direct impact on the effectiveness of epidemic prevention and control. –It’s important to note that the information provided in this Series is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.)
President Xi Jinping’s trip to Zhejiang boosts confidence(President says China must foster new growth engines amid challenges of crisis)