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.
China mass testing shows virus cases at 6-month high
Mass testing and contact tracing campaigns have uncovered a trail of Delta variant infections.
Wuhan to test ‘all residents’ as Covid returns
The central Chinese city has reported its first local infections in more than a year.
US investigation ‘proves’ Covid-19 leaked from Wuhan lab
The report cites 'ample evidence' that the lab – aided by US experts and Chinese and US government funds – was working to modify coronaviruses to infect humans.
China says WHO plan to audit labs in Covid origins probe ‘arrogant’
Beijing's vice health minister says the plan shows 'disrespect' and 'arrogance towards science'.