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Sept 28
China 
– Chinese mainland reports 31 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 13 locally transmitted
Outside China
– US State Department spokesperson tests positive for COVID-19
Sept 27
China
– Chinese mainland reports 35 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 13 locally transmitted (Read more)
– More than 2.2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Chinese mainland as of Sunday
Outside China
– COVID-19 drives up use of digital health to access cardiovascular care in Uganda
Sept 26
Outside China 
– US pushes on with COVID-19 vaccination plan as booster shot approved (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 29 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 9 locally transmitted (Read more)
Sept 25
China
– Chinese mainland reports 38 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 10 locally transmitted (Read more)
Outside China
Sept 24
China
– Chinese mainland reports 54 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 30 locally transmitted (Read more)
Outside China
– African countries acquire more than 181 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Read more)
– US CDC panel endorses Pfizer booster shot for elderly, high-risk people (Read more)
Sept 23
China
– Chinese mainland reports 43 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 28 locally transmitted (Read more)
Outside China
– A study indicates with 50 percent probability that the first COVID-19 infection in the US may have occurred between August and October 2019 (Read more)
Sept 22
China
– Chinese mainland reports 41 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 16 locally transmitted (Read more)
Outside China
– US COVID-19 deaths top 1918 flu estimates as vaccine, mask battles continue (Read more)
– Many Africans wary of COVID-19 vaccination amid ongoing misinformation: AU (Read more)
Sept 21
China 
– Chinese mainland reports 72 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 42 locally transmitted
Outside China 
– Singapore puts pause on reopening as cases surge (Read more)
– COVID-19 widening education gaps (Read more)
Sept 20
China
– Chinese mainland reports 49 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 28 locally transmitted
Outside China
– Health officials support FDA panel decision on booster shot as COVID-19 rages on in US
Sept 19
China
– More than 2.17 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in China as of Saturday, data from the National Health Commission showed Sunday
– Chinese mainland reports 66 new COVID-19 cases, with 43 locally transmitted.
Outside China
– Vaccine inequity mars global COVID-19 vaccination drive: Indian media (Read more)
Sept 18 
China
– Chinese mainland reports 46 new COVID-19 cases, with 31 locally transmitted (Read more)
Outside China
– US FDA panel recommends COVID-19 boosters for people 65 and older (Read more)
– American Samoa, a US territory in the Pacific, reported its first case of novel coronavirus on Friday (Read more)
– Indonesia to reopen Bali for int’l visitors in October
Sept 17
Outside China
– Italy makes Green Pass mandatory for all in job market (Read more)
– 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose boosts immunity tenfold: Israeli study
– Chile to allow entry of fully vaccinated foreigners from Oct 1
China
– Chinese mainland reports 84 new COVID-19 cases, with 62 locally transmitted (Read more)
– More than 2.16 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Thursday, data from the National Health Commission showed Friday
Sept 16
Outside China
– Bangladesh PM eyes 60 mln Chinese vaccines in next three months (Read more)
– Denmark announces ‘contingency strategy’ against COVID-19 after lifting restrictions (Read more)
– Vaccination efforts geared up in US as COVID-19 kills 1 in 500 Americans (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 80 new COVID-19 cases, with 49 locally-transmitted (Read more)
– More than 1 billion Chinese have completed full vaccination for COVID-19 (Read more)
Sept 15
China
– Chinese mainland reports 73 new COVID-19 cases, with 50 locally-transmitted (Read more)
– Nearly 2.16 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Tuesday, data from the National Health Commission shows
Outside China
– Only 2 pct of world’s COVID-19 vaccines administered in Africa: WHO (Read more)
– COVID-19 patients straining US medical resources (Read more)
– UK will offer third round of vaccines to 30 million (Read more)
Sept 14
China
– East China’s Fujian province reported 120 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 19 local asymptomatic carriers as of 6 pm Tuesday, said local authorities. (Read more)
– Chinese mainland reports 92 new COVID-19 cases, with 59 locally-transmitted (Read more)
– Over 2.15 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Monday, data from the National Health Commission showed Tuesday
Outside China
– WHO to help Africa monitor variants (Read more)
– US doubles down on vaccination efforts as Delta variant drives COVID-19 surge (Read more)
Sept 13
China
– Chinese mainland reports 49 new COVID-19 cases, with 22 locally-transmitted (Read more)
– Putian reports 32 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 32 local asymptomatic carriers, as of 4 pm Sunday; Delta variant likely (Read more)
– Nearly 2.15 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Sunday, data from the National Health Commission showed Monday
Outside China
– China delivers more COVID-19 vaccines to Philippines (Read more)
– South Africa loosens COVID curbs as third wave eases (Read more)
– New York City schools reopen Monday (Read more)
– UK records another 29,173 coronavirus cases, with another 56 coronavirus-related deaths
Sept 12
Outside China
Mongolia reports first COVID-19 cases in animals (Read more)
China
Chinese mainland reports 46 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 20 locally transmitted (Read more
Over 2.14 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China (Read more)
Sept 11
Outside China
– COVID vaccines hold up against severe Delta: US data (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, with one locally-transmitted
Sept 10
Outside China
– Biden announces sweeping new vaccine mandates amid COVID-19 surge (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, all imported
Sept 9
Outside China
– The true number of US COVID-19 cases by the end of 2020 was likely more than 100 million, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University (Read more)
– Egypt races ahead in bid to become vaccine hub (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)
Sept 8
Outside China
– Biden to announce plan to fight variant (Read more)
– Romania, Bulgaria jab campaigns lag behind EU average
China
– Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, all imported
Sept 7
Outside China
– US COVID-19 cases surpass 40 mln — Johns Hopkins University
China
– Chinese mainland reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)
– More than 969 million Chinese have completed full vaccination for COVID-19 as of Sept 6 (Read more)
Sept 6
Outside China
– Africa pushes to improve vaccination rates via COVAX (Read more)
– Bitter days return as COVID-19 resurges with Delta variant in US (Read more)
– Compulsory vaccines for NHS staff may backfire (Read more)
China 
– Chinese mainland reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)
Sept 5
Outside China
– Sudanese health minister tests positive for COVID-19
China
– Chinese mainland reports 28 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)
– More than 2.1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Saturday, the National Health Commission said Sunday.
Sept 4
Outside China
– More kids hospitalized with COVID-19 in US due to Delta variant: CDC
China
– Chinese mainland reports 28 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted (Read more)
– Guangzhou reports one local asymptomatic COVID-19 case
Sept 3
Outside China
– US reels from COVID-19 impacts on travel, education and family
– Speed called for as vaccinations lag in Indonesia (Read more)
– China-donated medical supplies arrive in Baghdad to assist Iraq’s COVID-19 fight (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)
Sept 2
Outside China
– COVID-19 surge wearing US out in multiple sectors
– COVID-19 origins tracing should be conducted scientifically: Myanmarese media (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 28 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted (Read more)
Sept 1
Outside China
– Indoor-mask rules lead to 5-state probe in US (Read more)
– US should stop blaming China, adopt scientific attitude towards virus origins tracing: media (Read more)
– China’s COVID-19 vaccine boosts Cambodia’s inoculation drive (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)
Aug 31
Outside China
– Bangladeshi party leader rejects ‘fabricated’ US report on COVID-19 origins tracing (Read more)
– EU removes US from safe travel list due to COVID-19 surge (Read more)
– Record 98 pregnant women in Tokyo infected with COVID-19 in July: survey (Read more)
– Czech Republic to offer booster COVID-19 vaccine from September
China
– Chinese mainland reported 37 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)
Aug 30
Outside China
– Experts refute US intelligence community’s COVID-19 origins tracing report (Read more)
– Saudi students return to school after 17-month online education (Read more)
– Chinese COVID-19 vaccine V-01 enters phase-III clinical trial in the Philippines (Read more)
– Cuba receives medical supply donation from China as pandemic worsens (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 23 new confirmed cases, all imported (Read more)
Aug 29
China
– Chinese mainland reports 33 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)
– China clears all COVID-19 high-risk areas (Read more)
Aug 28
China
– Chinese mainland reports 21 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted (Read more)
– China’s Zhengzhou clears all COVID-19 medium-, high-risk areas (Read more)
Aug 27
China 
– Chinese mainland reports 32 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 2 locally transmitted
– Shanghai reports new COVID-19 case related to airport cluster (Read more)
– Over 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Chinese mainland
Outside China
– Australian PM advocates ‘live with the virus’ plan, but told not to treat COVID like the flu (Read more)
– US COVID-19 vaccine efficacy drops after Delta variant becomes predominant: CDC (Read more)
Aug 26
Outside China 
– NY governor says 12,000 more COVID-19 deaths than publicized reports (Read more)
– WHO: Virus origins studies will move ahead without delay (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 26 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 3 locally transmitted
– Over 1.98 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Chinese mainland
– Yunnan reports 3 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases (Read more)
Aug 25
Outside China 
– UK documentary panned for COVID-19 distortions (Read more)
– Germany launches digital health pass (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 4 locally transmitted
– Two new local cases confirmed in Shanghai (Read more)
Aug 24
Outside China
– More US children landing in hospital with COVID-19 (Read more)
– ASEAN ambassador emphasizes cooperation in origins-tracing (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 35 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted
Aug 23
Outside China
– Philippine President Duterte thanks China for donating more COVID-19 vaccines amid surging infections (Read more)
– Scientists question evidence behind US COVID-19 booster shot drive (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports no new local cases (Read more)
– Beijing cleared of medium, high risk areas for COVID-19 (Read more)
Aug 22
China
– Chinese mainland reports 32 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 4 locally transmitted (Read more)
Aug 21
China
– Chinese mainland reports 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 4 locally transmitted
– 3 new COVID cases found in Shanghai on Saturday (Read more)
– Zhengzhou clears areas with high COVID-19 risk (Read more)
Outside China
– Packed US hospitals struggle with staff, bed shortages amid pandemic (Read more)
Aug 20 
China
– Chinese mainland reports 33 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 4 locally transmitted (Read more)
– Beijing lifts lockdowns of 2 communities (Read more)
Outside China
– Study finds evidence of novel coronavirus circulating in Italy in late summer 2019 (Read more)
– Tokyo reports over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases, with record high of 25,000 nationwide (Read more)
Aug 19
China
– Chinese mainland reports 46 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 5 locally transmitted (Read more)
– Nanjing downgrades all areas to low risk for virus (Read more)
– Over 1.9 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Chinese mainland
Outside China
– US OKs COVID booster to counter declining vaccine efficacy (Read more)
Aug 18
China 
– Chinese mainland reports 28 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 6 locally transmitted (Read more)
– In Jiangsu, six infections reported (Read more)
– Zhengzhou downgrades COVID-19 risk level in six areas (Read more)
Outside China
– US Texas Governor Greg Abbott tests positive for COVID-19 after fully vaccinated (Read more)
– UK records highest daily coronavirus-related death toll since March (Read more)
Aug 17 
China
– Chinese mainland reports 42 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 6 locally transmitted (Read more)
– Hubei reports 3 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases (Read more)
Outside China
– Japan to expand COVID-19 emergency in 7 more prefectures (Read more)
– Vaccine producer to combine novel coronavirus and flu vaccines in one shot (Read more)
Aug 16
– US daily COVID-19 cases could exceed 200,000 in coming weeks, warns NIH director (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 51 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 13 locally transmitted (Read more)
– Zero new local COVID-19 infections registered in Hubei for 2 days (Read more)
Aug 15
Outside China 
– US COVID-19 deaths almost double in 2 weeks, as fight over ban of school mask mandate goes on (Read more)
– Scholar says COVID-19 origin tracing should extend to multiple countries (Read more)
China 
– Chinese mainland reports 53 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 24 locally transmitted (Read more)
– China’s Henan reports 5 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases (Read more)
Aug 14
Outside China
– Iraq receives 3rd batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China (Read more)
– US authorizes third shot of COVID-19 vaccines for the immunocompromised (Read more)
– Sri Lanka makes vaccination cards mandatory to visit public places from Sept 15
China
– Chinese mainland reports 66 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 30 locally transmitted (Read more)
Aug 13
Outside China 
– Sinopharm leads delivery of COVID vaccines via COVAX (Read more)
– Britain’s monitored quarantine system being challenged in court (Read more)
China
– Chinese mainland reports 99 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 47 locally transmitted
– More than 770 million people in China have completed their vaccinations
Aug 12
China
– Chinese mainland reports 81 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 61 locally transmitted
– Officials in Guangzhou punished over COVID-19 (Read more)
Outside China 
– California mandates COVID vaccines for all teachers (Read more)
– Coronavirus cases on rise among US children (Read more)
Aug 11
China 
– Chinese mainland reports 111 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 83 locally transmitted (Read more)
– Port worker in E China’s Zhejiang tests positive for virus (Read more)
– More than 1.8 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Chinese mainland
Outside China
– US losing more international students and revenue (Read more)
Aug 10
China
– Chinese mainland reports 143 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 108 locally transmitted (Read more)
–  Jiangsu sees spread of COVID-19 (Read more)
Outside China
– Delta variant pushes US cases, hospitalizations to 6-month high (Read more)
– France begins enforcing a health pass in cafes, restaurants and trains (Read more)
Aug 9
China
– Chinese mainland reports 125 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 94 locally transmitted (Read more)
– Yangzhou reports 38 new local COVID-19 cases (Read more)
– Henan leader: Extinguish virus by month’s end (Read more)
– Central China’s Zhangjiajie launches 2nd round of all-inclusive nucleic acid testing
Outside China
– US hospitals see surging patients as COVID-19 cases top 100,000 per day (Read more)
Aug 8
China
– Chinese mainland reports 96 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 81 locally transmitted (Read more)
– Hubei reports 6 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases
Outside China
– Biden pushes harder for masks, vaccines amid surge of US COVID-19 cases (Read more)
Aug 7 
China 
– Chinese mainland reports 107 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 75 locally transmitted (Read more)
Outside China
– Biden urges unvaccinated Americans to get a jab to avoid ‘needless toll’ (Read more)
Aug 6
China 
– Chinese mainland reports 124 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 80 locally transmitted (Read more)
– Yangzhou in East China’s Jiangsu province reports 58 new local COVID-19 cases (Read more)
– Hubei reports 6 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases (Read more)
– Zhengzhou further steps up epidemic prevention, control (Read more)
– All international freight charter flights taking off and landing at Haikou Meilan International Airport in Hainan province have been suspended (Read more)
Outside China
– Global COVID-19 cases reported to WHO top 200 mln (Read more)
– US COVID-19 cases reach six-month high, Florida grapples with surge (Read more)
– EU travel map sees more red, orange zones as global COVID-19 cases top 200 mln (Read more)
Aug 5
China
– Chinese mainland reports 85 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 62 locally transmitted (Read more)
– China’s State Council joint COVID-19 prevention and control mechanism team has sent 20 working groups to key port cities to aid anti-virus efforts (Read more)
Outside China
– WHO call for halt on booster vaccines till late September (Read more)
– Global COVID-19 cases surpass 200 mln: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)
– US COVID-19 cases could double to 200,000 cases a day in fall: Fauci (Read more)
Aug 4
China
– Chinese mainland reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, with 71 locally transmitted (Read more)
– Jiangsu reports 35 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases (Read more)
– Airline companies are offering a free ticket return policy to discourage extraneous travel as COVID-19 cases have recently emerged in some cities (Read more)
– Delta variant spreads in Hubei, Hunan provinces (Read more)
– More than 1.7 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Chinese mainland (Read more)
Outside China
– US on similar trajectory to Delta variant outbreak in UK earlier this year: Fauci (Read more)
– COVID-19 Delta variant grips Europe but low hospitalization rates offer hope (Read more)
– Argentina begins COVID-19 vaccination in adolescents aged 12 to 17 (Read more)
Aug 3 
China 
– Chinese mainland reports 90 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 61 locally transmitted (Read more)
– Jiangsu reports 45 new COVID-19 cases (Read more)
– Shanghai reports first COVID-19 case in six months (Read more)
– Beijing inbound train services suspended from 23 COVID-19 risk areas (Read more)
– Yangzhou’s ‘patient zero’ under investigation for violating protocols (Read more)
– Wuhan launches citywide COVID testing campaign (Read more)
Outside China
– Global current account balances widened by COVID-19 pandemic: IMF
– US senator Graham tests positive for COVID-19 after fully vaccinated
– Ireland to include 12- to 15-year-olds in COVID-19 vaccination program
Aug 2
China
– Shanghai reports COVID-19 case in cargo worker at Pudong airport (Read more)
– Beijing reports another new local infection (Read more)
– Chinese mainland reports 98 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 55 locally transmitted (Read more)
– Zhengzhou begins mass COVID testing (Read more)
– Recent virus mainly Delta variant in Henan (Read more)
– Jiangsu reports 40 new confirmed cases (Read more)
– Seven new locally transmitted cases reported in Wuhan (Read more)
Outside China
– COVID-19 origin probe must be in right direction (Read more)
– Swiss scientist says Chinese lab leak theory political in nature (Read more)
– Fauci foresees more virus ‘pain’ but not lockdowns (Read more)
Aug 1
China
– Chinese mainland reports 75 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 53 locally transmitted (Read more)
Outside China
– US reports highest daily COVID-19 cases since February
– Over 72% of adults in Ireland fully vaccinated against COVID-19: PM
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