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Tuesday, July 05, 2022



‘He goes where the fire is’: A virus hunter in the Wuhan market

March 22, 2022 10:11 am

For years, Edward Holmes worried about animal markets causing a pandemic — now he finds himself at the center of the debate over the origins of the coronavirus.

New research points to Wuhan market as pandemic origin

February 27, 2022 11:08 am

Together, they represent a significant salvo in the debate over the beginnings of a pandemic that has killed nearly 6 million people globally and sickened more than 400 million.

Wuhan lab leak more likely origin of Covid-19, UK Parliament panel told

December 16, 2021 12:18 pm

Asked by the panel about the probability of a lab leak as the origin of the pandemic, gene specialist Dr Alina Chan said a lab origin is more likely than natural origin at this point.

US intel doesn't expect to determine origins of Covid-19

October 30, 2021 8:58 am

Allegations that China launched the virus as a bioweapon were dismissed because their proponents "do not have direct access to the Wuhan Institute of Virology," are making scientifically invalid claims or are accused of spreading disinformation, the report said.

After months as a Covid success story, China tries to tame Delta

August 05, 2021 12:24 pm

The country of 1.4 billion people had eradicated the virus so quickly that it was one of the first in the world to open up in spring last year.

China's Wuhan to test all 12 million residents after Delta variant found

August 03, 2021 4:43 pm

Wuhan, which gave the world its first glimpses of lockdowns and mass testing, had reported no local coronavirus cases since mid-May last year but on Monday, authorities confirmed three new cases of the Delta variant.

Virus on rise in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing

July 26, 2021 9:21 am

China has recorded 87,228 total cases since the initial outbreak in the central city of Wuhan in late 2019, with 741 currently in treatment.

India Patient Zero gets Covid again, had not got vaccinated

July 14, 2021 7:27 am

It was on January 30 last year that the government confirmed the woman as being the first case of Covid-19 in the country. She was among a group of medical students who had left the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, in the last week of January.

Fauci calls on China to release medical records of Wuhan lab workers: report

June 04, 2021 11:35 am

The origin of the COVID-19 virus is hotly contested, with US intelligence agencies still examining reports that researchers at a Chinese virology laboratory in Wuhan were seriously ill in 2019 a month before the first COVID-19 cases were reported.

Explained: Where did the Covid-19 virus come from?

June 10, 2021 1:22 pm

The theory that SARS-CoV-2 originated from a Wuhan lab is now being taken more seriously, with Biden ordering a probe and India weighing in. A look at what is understood so far, and what is speculated.


China's Wuhan begins to lift its coronavirus lockdown

March 31, 2020 6:51 pm

Wuhan accounts for about 60% of China’s coronavirus cases, but they have fallen sharply in recent weeks, a sign that the measures are working. The last confirmed locally transmitted case of the virus in Wuhan was on Monday.