Friday, May 27, 2022

Wuhan

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.

Pakar WHO akui usaha kenal pasti punca awal Covid temui jalan buntu

Saintis ingatkan peluang untuk mengetahui asal usul pandemik Covid-19 semakin tertutup.

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'.

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