No direct evidence Covid-19 started in Wuhan lab, says US intelligence report
The intelligence agencies still could not rule out the possibility that the virus came from a laboratory, however, and have not been able to discover the origins of the pandemic.
Chinese Covid data from Wuhan market gives clues on origins, researchers say
The virus was first identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, with many suspecting a live animal market to be involved, before spreading round the world and killing nearly 7 million people to date.
Fireworks, flowers in Wuhan for Lunar New Year but grief lingers
While many stocked up Saturday on colourful blooms at the bustling flower market to welcome the Lunar New Year and enjoy the Spring Festival, others had a more sombre reason.
Thousands celebrate New Year in Wuhan amid China's Covid wave
Police used loudspeakers at a number of locations, blasting out a short message on a loop telling people not to gather, to which people appeared to take little or no notice.
China's Wuhan shuts some businesses, transport amid new Covid cases
China, heavily invested in its 'dynamic Covid zero' policy, relies on mass testing, quick restriction on business activity and people's movements and strict quarantine of cases to block nascent clusters from widening.
First Wuhan Covid case days later than initially reported, scientist says
Debate has raged among experts since the start of the pandemic almost two years ago over the origin of the virus.
Chinese journalist jailed over Covid reports ‘close to death’
Zhang Zhan, 38, a former lawyer, travelled to Wuhan in February 2020 to report on the chaos at the pandemic's epicentre, questioning authorities' handling of the outbreak in her smartphone videos.
US spy agencies say origins of Covid-19 may never be known
The Office of the US Director of National Intelligence says that a natural origin and a lab leak are both plausible hypotheses for how SARS-COV-2 first infected humans although it dismisses suggestions that it originated as a bioweapon.
British sportscar maker Lotus plans China sales expansion to take on Porsche
Lotus, which is owned by Chinese firm Geely and Malaysia's Etika Automotive, plans to begin production at its Wuhan factory next year, producing around 2,000 compact SUVs.
Biden says China still withholding ‘critical information’ on Covid origins
US intelligence has ruled out that the coronavirus was developed as a weapon, and most agencies assess with 'low confidence' it was not genetically engineered.
China rejects need for further WHO virus origins probe
China says calls for further data are motivated by politics instead of scientific inquiry.
WHO urges China to share raw data on early Covid cases
WHO also urges China to release information to address the controversial lab leak theory.