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Joe Biden orders fresh probe on Covid-19 origins as lab leak theory gains traction

US President Joe Biden ordered intelligence agencies to investigate the emergence of Covid-19, amid growing controversy about the virus’s origins and report to him within 90 days. President Biden said he had asked for a report on the origins of Covid-19, “including whether it emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a […]

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US intelligence report claims researchers at Wuhan lab fell ill, sought hospital care before Covid-19 disclosure

A US intelligence report found that several researchers at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill in November 2019 and had to be hospitalized, a new detail about the severity of their symptoms that could fuel further debate about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. A State Department fact sheet released by the Trump administration […]

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Chinese-American civil rights group sue Donald Trump for calling Covid ‘China virus’

Former United States President Donald Trump is being sued by a Chinese American civil rights group over his use of the terms “Chinese virus”, “Wuhan virus” and “Kung Flu virus” during the coronavirus pandemic. According to court documents, the Chinese Americans Civil Rights Coalition, a nonprofit organisation based in New York, filed the lawsuit against […]

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Indian Covid-19 variant spreads 2.6 times faster than the original Wuhan strain

The Indian Covid variant that has now spread to over 44 countries could spread up to 60 percent faster than the UK variant, a scientist has claimed. Professor Tom Wenseleers, a biologist and biostatistician at the KU Leuven university in Belgium, said he had analysed how the two strains compared and found the Indian variant […]

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Wuhan throws massive Strawberry Music Festival as the world battles mutant COVID strains

Thousands of people attended the Wuhan Strawberry Music Festival over the weekend. The festival was making a return in Wuhan after it was forced to be online only last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. A representative for the organisers said that numbers were being restricted this year, adding that around 11,000 people were there on […]

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Further investigation needed to rule out China lab leak theory: WHO chief

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said further investigation is needed to conclusively rule out that Covid-19 emerged from a laboratory in China. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that although a lab leak was the least likely cause, more research was needed. The US and other countries have criticised China for failing to […]

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Coronavirus ‘unlikely’ to have leaked from Wuhan lab: WHO team investigating Covid-19 origins

The World Health Organization (WHO) team visiting Wuhan to investigate the origins of Covid-19 have dismissed a theory that the virus came from a laboratory. Peter Ben Embarek, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) mission, said it was “extremely unlikely” that the virus leaked from a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan. […]

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WHO team visit Wuhan hospital where first coronavirus patients were treated

The World Health Organization (WHO) team embarked upon its first full day investigating the origins of Covid in China. The 13-member visiting team travelled to the Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine on Friday, where doctor Zhang Jixian as the first to report ‘an unknown pneumonia’ in an elderly couple in late […]

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WHO team probing COVID in Wuhan complete mandatory 14-day quarantine

The World Health Organization (WHO) team came out of their mandatory quarantine to start an on ground investigation into the origins of coronavirus in the city of Wuhan. The scientists will investigate people from research institutes, hospitals and the seafood market linked to the initial outbreak. The group of 13 experts arrived in Wuhan on […]

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Wuhan lab scientists were ‘bitten by bats, sprayed with bat blood and pee’

Scientists of the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China, where the first cases of Covid-19 originated, in a video, had revealed been bitten by bats who may have been infected. While the SARS-Cov-2 virus or Covid-19 emerged in Wuhan in end 2019, the video is dated much earlier, from 2017. The video, which is […]

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China honors ‘Bat Woman’ of controversial Wuhan bio lab

China honoured a virologist of a controversial Wuhan-based bio-lab, which was at the centre of COVID-19 storm, as a WHO team arrived at the Chinese city to probe the origins of the coronavirus. Shi Zhengli from the Wuhan Institute of Virology who has earned the moniker of ”Bat Woman” for her passionate research into bats […]

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China quarantines World Health Organization team visiting Wuhan for two weeks

China quarantined the World Health Organization team that arrived on Thursday in China’s Wuhan city to investigate the origins of COVID-19 for two weeks. The 15 member team tested negative for the disease prior to leaving their home countries, and underwent further testing while in transit in Singapore. However, two members tested positive for coronavirus […]