China on Sunday issued a white paper on the country's battle against COVID-19.
The ICGEB in Trieste, Italy has received a consignment of protective masks from its Chinese partners in Beijing and Taizhou, for distribution to the local health authorities.
Israel is refueling China's fight against the novel coronavirus
The Israeli government once again implemented national short-term curfew messures, demanding people to stay at home as much as possible.
Chinese students in Russia performed Lion Dance at the Chinese embassy in Russia to celebrate the 2020 Lunar New Year.
Brazilian researchers have discovered one of the causes of severe COVID-19 in diabetic patients. Laboratory experiments showed that the higher level of blood sugar in these patients is captured by monocytes, a type of defense cell, and serves as a source of additional energy for the coronavirus to replicate more than in a healthy organism. In response to the increased viral load, the monocytes release large amounts of pro-inflammatory cytokines with several effects including lung cell death.
According to the latest news from Science and Technology Daily (April 14th), two COVID-19 inactivated vaccines were just approved for a phase I & II combined clinical trial by the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) of China, making them the first batch in this category. The two vaccines were developed respectively by Wuhan Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd of Sinopharm and Sinovac Research & Development Co., Ltd together with research institutes.