Lunar New Year

Most small firms in China yet to reopen after coronavirus outbreak

Some industries have since resumed operations but only around three in 10 small and medium-sized enterprises were back to work, industry ministry spokesman Tian Yulong said Monday.

published on : 24th February 2020

Paris cancels Lunar New Year parade after coronavirus outbreak in China

On Friday, France's health ministry said three people who had recently travelled to China were confirmed to have contracted the virus -- the first cases in Europe.

published on : 26th January 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Panic grips China, 41 million lives affected as 13 cities shut down

The WHO said China faced a national emergency but stopped short of making a declaration that would have prompted greater global cooperation, including possible trade and travel restrictions.

published on : 24th January 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Beijing cancels large-scale Lunar New Year events

The city government said it would call off events including temple fairs -- which have attracted massive crowds of tourists in past years -- urging citizens "to strengthen prevention and support".

published on : 23rd January 2020

Seven dead, 13 injured in China fireworks factory explosion

Such accidents in fireworks factories are common, especially in the runup to the Lunar New Year, which this year falls on January 25.

published on : 6th December 2019