Wuhan

  • Doctor accuses Wuhan officials of COVID-19 cover-up
    Beijing, July 27 (IANS): A doctor, who diagnosed early coronavirus cases in China, has said that he believes local officials in Wuhan, where the virus originated last December, covered up the scale of the initial outbreak, a media report said on Monday. Professor Kwok-Yung Yuen, who helped to investigate in Wuhan, told the BBC that physical evidence was destroyed and the response to clinical findings was slow. "When we went to the Huanan supermarket, of course, there was not
  • Six months after 'viral pneumonia', Wuhan returning to normal, with masks
    WUHAN, China/BEIJING, June 30 (Reuters): Six months after the World Health Organization learned of "viral pneumonia" cases that would become the COVID-19 pandemic, life in Wuhan, the city where it emerged, is returning to normal, although masks remain ubiquitous and emotional scars linger.   A city of 11 million, Wuhan was locked down for two months starting in late January in a draconian measure that helped stamp out the virus at its initial epicentre. Hubei
  • Coronavirus may have spread in Wuhan in August, Harvard research shows, but China dismissive
    LONDON, June 9 (Reuters): The coronavirus might have been spreading in China as early as August last year, according to Harvard Medical School research based on satellite images of hospital travel patterns and search engine data, but China dismissed the report as "ridiculous".   The research used satellite imagery of hospital parking lots in Wuhan - where the disease was first identified in late 2019 - and data for symptom-related queries on search engines for
  • Explainer: Are asymptomatic COVID-19 patients safe or silent carriers?
    BEIJING, June 3 (Reuters): China said 300 symptomless carriers of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the epicentre of the pandemic, had not been found to be infectious, in a bid to reassure people as countries ease restrictions. But some experts say asymptomatic infections are common, presenting a huge challenge in the control of the disease.   WHAT IS ASYMPTOMATIC AND PRE-SYMPTOMATIC? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines asymptomatic cases as those who don&
  • China's Wuhan finds no new COVID cases, 300 asymptomatics in tests
    BEIJING, June 2 (Reuters): The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus outbreak first emerged, found no new cases of COVID-19 and 300 asymptomatic carriers after testing most of its 11 million residents, city officials said on Tuesday.   Authorities launched the ambitious, city-wide testing campaign on May 14, and reached 9.9 million people, after a cluster of new cases raised fears of a second wave of infections.   But they found no new cases of C
  • Trump cutting U.S. ties with World Health Organization over virus
    WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS, June 1 (Reuters): The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, accusing the U.N. agency of becoming a puppet of China.   The move to quit the Geneva-based body, which the United States formally joined in 1948, comes amid growing tensions between Washington and Beijing over the coronavirus outbreak. The virus f
  • Trump cutting U.S. ties with World Health Organization over virus
    WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS, June 1 (Reuters): The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, accusing the U.N. agency of becoming a puppet of China.   The move to quit the Geneva-based body, which the United States formally joined in 1948, comes amid growing tensions between Washington and Beijing over the coronavirus outbreak. The virus f