China has made extraordinary progress in battling COVID-19 since the first major outbreak in Wuhan earlier this year.
While the disease is largely contained in China, the country is now responding to a minor outbreak in the city of Qingdao in east China’s Shandong Province. About nine million residents are being tested after a small number of positive cases were linked to a local hospital.
Meanwhile there’s good news for China’s economy with new figures from the IMF projecting growth for 2020.
- Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs commentator.
- Peter Chin-Hong is a professor of medicine and infectious disease.
- Dr. Richard Cheng is a doctor who has treated COVID-19 patients in Shanghai.
- Yan Liang is a Professor of Economics at Willamette University.
China has contained the pandemic at an early stage with its "high discipline and effective quarantine," says a Russian virologist pic.twitter.com/obPIOnoIjf
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) October 13, 2020
The Chinese city of Qingdao is testing all of its 9.5 million residents for the coronavirus after it recorded China's first locally transmitted cases in almost two months. https://t.co/UISjvhG9k6
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 12, 2020
Covid-19: Qingdao to test 9 million for coronavirus in 5 days https://t.co/JmBNeuTEmR
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 12, 2020