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‘Our last chance to determine Covid-19 origins’: WHO forms new scientific committee

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday its newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens may be “our last chance” to determine the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and urged China to provide data from early cases. The first human cases of COVID-19 were reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. […]

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China: Wuhan to test all 11 million residents after reporting 7 locally transmitted Covid-19 infections

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where coronavirus was first detected has begun testing its entire population, after a handful of positive coronavirus cases were detected. The city recorded seven locally transmitted cases, its first local infections in more than a year. China is currently seeing one of its biggest outbreaks in months, with 300 cases […]

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China locks down millions, imposes travel restrictions to curb fresh Covid-19 outbreak

A fresh Covid outbreak in China has spread to more locations, raising concerns over the country’s vulnerability to the highly contagious Delta variant. More than 300 cases have been detected within a span of 10 days. The government has imposed fresh travel restrictions and is testing millions. It is unclear how many in China are […]

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China witnesses worst Covid outbreak since Wuhan; Delta variant hits five provinces, thirteen cities

A Covid outbreak first discovered in the Chinese city of Nanjing has spread to five provinces and Beijing, with state media calling it the most extensive contagion after Wuhan. Almost 200 people have been infected since the virus was first detected at the city’s busy airport on 20 July. All flights from Nanjing airport will […]

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China rejects WHO plan to further investigate Covid-19 origin, assess Wuhan lab

China has rejected a fresh World Health Organization (WHO) plan to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. The WHO wants to audit laboratories in the area the virus was first identified. But Zeng Yixin, deputy health minister, said this showed “disrespect for common sense and arrogance toward science”. WHO experts said it was very […]

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WHO chief proposes further Covid-19 origin studies in China and lab audits

The World Health Organization has proposed second stage of an investigation into the origins of coronavirus. It should include further studies in China and lab “audits”. In a closed-door briefing to member states on Friday, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus proposed five priorities for the next phase of the investigation. They included “audits of relevant […]

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Covid-19 Origin: WHO team hunt for mystery Italian woman believed to be ‘patient zero’

The World Health Organization (WHO) led team studying the origins of Covid-19 have turned their attention to the case of a mystery Italian woman. The 25-year-old visited a Milan hospital complaining of a sore throat and skin lesions in November 2019 – a month before Covid-19 would be identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan. […]

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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 […]