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Tag: Wuhan

Nearly a million under lockdown in Wuhan after 4 Covid cases detected

Wuhan, a city of 12 million people, became popular across the world as the first place where scientists detected the Covid-19.

US professor claims Covid leaked from American lab, not from Wuhan
US professor claims Covid leaked from American lab, not from Wuhan

According to Sachs, who led a two-year probe into the pandemic's origins, he was "pretty convinced" the virus was the result of 'US lab biotechnology', Daily Mail reported.

Wuhan Scientists Warn Of New Coronavirus NeoCov's Potential Danger

According to scientists from the Wuhan University in China, NeoCov can penetrate human cells in the same way as SARS-CoV-2

Wuhan Scientists Were Studying Laos Bat Viral Samples Before Pandemic: Report
Wuhan Scientists Were Studying Laos Bat Viral Samples Before Pandemic: Report

Although the striking similarity between the two led to speculation that SARS-CoV-2 may have its origin in the Laos bat strain, but the distance of over 1,000 miles between the two countries shut the theory.

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Covid-19: Growing Evidence Supports Wuhan Lab-Leak Theory

Amid the clamour for an in-depth investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, an Indian scientist couple have supported the lab-leak theory.

Study Claims Covid-19 Not Natural, But Result Of Wuhan Lab-Leak

The coronavirus disease did not develop naturally, but was created by Chinese scientists in a Wuhan lab, who then tried to cover their tracks by reverse-engineering versions of the virus to make it look like it evolved naturally from bats, according to a breakthrough research conducted by a team of researchers.

Kerala Students Pursuing Medicine In China Stare At Uncertain Future Due To Entry Restriction
Kerala Students Pursuing Medicine In China Stare At Uncertain Future Due To Entry Restriction

Thiruvananthapuram: Around 10,000 students from Kerala, studying medicine and allied courses in China, are facing an uncertain future as the Chinese government is not allowing them back in the country to resume their studies. After the Covid pandemic struck Wuhan and other parts of China, several students had come back home and the first reported […]

WHO Experts Arrive In Wuhan To Probe Origins Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Beijing/Wuhan:  A team of World Health Organisation scientists arrived in Wuhan on Thursday to investigate the origins of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, which emerged from the central Chinese city in December 2019 before engulfing the entire world. The WHO experts arrived in Wuhan for the COVID-19 origin mission, Chinese official media reported. The team, reportedly […]

WHO To Investigate Covid-19 Origins In China's Wuhan

Geneva: A team of 10 international scientists will travel to the Chinese city of Wuhan next month to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. In the early days of the virus, it was traced to a so-called “wet market” in Wuhan, Hubei province, and it was […]

Wuhan Authorities Find Covid-19 On Imported Frozen Food

Wuhan: Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus is likely to have originated in December 2019, said that three imported frozen food packaging samples have tested positive for Covid-19. The municipal health commission said on Saturday that two samples were taken from frozen beef from Brazil in a refrigerated warehouse and […]

19 Indian Passengers Test COVID-19 Positive In VBM Flight To Wuhan
19 Indian Passengers Test COVID-19 Positive In VBM Flight To Wuhan

Beijing: Nineteen Indian passengers tested positive for COVID-19 in a recent flight from New Delhi to the Chinese city of Wuhan under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM), even as India on Monday announced plans to operate four more such flights to China beginning November 13. The October 30 flight, the sixth operated by India to […]

COVID-19: Coronavirus Was Made In Chinese Lab, Claims Whistleblower Virologist Li

New York: Chinese whistleblower virologist Li-Meng Yan who was forced to flee the country after raising questions about the origin of the novel coronavirus, has once again said the Covid-19 virus was developed in a Chinese lab, a claim that has earlier been denied by both Beijing and the World Health Organisation (WHO). In a […]

Doctor Accuses Wuhan Officials Of Covering-Up COVID-19 Outbreak

Beijing: 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 […]

China's Latest U-Turn, Says Covid-19 Virus Had 'Multiple Origins'

Beijing: In what seems to be an absolutely new theory, Chinese scientists have said that the novel coronavirus may not have its origin in the Wuhan seafood market, which allegedly caused the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic. People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, revealed on Wednesday that new evidence suggests ‘multiple origins of […]

China revises COVID-19 cases, deaths
Wuhan revises number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths

Wuhan: China’s coronavirus death toll mounted to 4,632 on Friday as the country revised figures in its epicentre Wuhan with 1,290 additional fatalities amid international criticism of under-reporting of COVID-19 data. The Wuhan municipal headquarters on Friday revised the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths due to the disease, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. […]

Coronavirus in bats affecting humans is rare: ICMR

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday said that coronavirus in bats affecting humans is a rare incident, maybe, once in a thousand years. Responding to a question asked by IANS at the daily media briefing of ministries about coronavirus pandemic, Head Scientist of ICMR Dr Raman Gangakhedkar said that the […]

COVID-19: $20 Trillion Lawsuit Filed Against China In US Over Coronavirus Pandemic

New Delhi/Washington: A lawsuit has been filed against China in US demanding $20 trillion compensation for the damages caused by Coronavirus pandemic. A Washington-based advocacy group and a Texas company have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Chinese government for COVID-19. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a conservative lawyer Larry Klayman, his advocacy […]

China COVID-19 toll hits 3,012 as Wuhan continues strict measures

Beijing: The overall death toll in China due to the novel coronavirus increased to 3,012 with a total of 80,409 confirmed cases on Thursday, even as the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak in the mainland, has continued strict measures in an effort to curb the virus from spreading any further. Wuhan party […]

'China Delaying Permission To India To Send Flight Carrying Relief Materials To Wuhan'

New Delhi: China is delaying grant of clearance to India’s proposal to send an Indian Air Force flight to carry relief material for people affected by coronavirus in the neighbouring country and bring back Indians from its city of Wuhan, official sources said Saturday. India was to send a C-17 military transport aircraft to Wuhan, […]

Death Toll In China's Coronavirus Jumps To 2,236; Confirmed Cases Cross 75,400

Beijing: The death toll in China’s novel coronavirus has gone up to 2,236 with 118 more deaths reported, mostly from the hard-hit Hubei province, while the overall confirmed infection cases have climbed to 75,465, Chinese health officials said on Friday. The number of deaths is higher than the previous day when 114 people died of […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: Odisha Scientist Who Returned From China Days Before Outbreak, Narrates Experience

Jeypore: While the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak in China is keeping the world in tenterhooks, a scientist from Odisha and his wife residing in China had a safe escape from the deadly virus just days before the outbreak. As per reports, Manas Baxi, a native of Baxi Sahi in Jeypore of Koraput district is a […]

Death Toll From Coronavirus In China Surges Past 2,000

Beijing: The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in China crossed the 2,000-mark on Wednesday with the death of 136 more people, while the overall confirmed cases climbed to 74,185, authorities said. The National Health Commission said in its daily report that 2,004 people had died of the disease known as COVID-19. NHC said 1,749 […]

China Coronavirus Death Toll Rises To 1770; Total Cases Climb To Over 70,500

Beijing: China reported 105 new deaths due to the new coronavirus on Monday, pushing the overall death toll to 1,770, as officials announced stringent measures such as closing non-essential public venues and traffic restrictions to control the epidemic in the worst-hit Hubei province. The National Health Commission said 2,048 new cases of the virus have […]

Death Toll In Coronavirus In China Climbs To 1,665

Beijing: The death toll from China’s coronavirus epidemic has climbed to 1,665 after 142 more people died, mostly in the worst-hit Hubei Province, and the confirmed cases jumped to 68,500, officials said on Sunday, as top WHO experts scramble to assist Beijing to contain the virus spread. China’sNational Health Commission confirmed 2,009 new cases across […]

India Airlifts 323 More Citizens, 7 Maldivians From China's Virus-Hit Wuhan

Beijing/Wuhan: India on Sunday airlifted a second batch of 323 stranded Indians and seven Maldivian citizens from China’s coronavirus-hit Wuhan city, taking the total number of people evacuated to 654, Indian officials said. Air India’s jumbo B747 made two flights to Wuhan city – the ground zero of the coronavirus epidemic that has killed more […]

Another flight to evacuate Indians from coronavirus-hit Wuhan to leave Delhi on Saturday: AI

New Delhi: Air India said another special flight to evacuate Indians from coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China would depart from the Delhi airport on Saturday afternoon, hours after the first flight with 324 passengers landed in the Indian capital . Wuhan is the epicentre of novel coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more than 200 persons in […]

Air India brings back 324 Indians stranded in Wuhan

New Delhi: National carrier Air India’s special flight operated to the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, to evacuate Indians stranded there, landed at the IGI airport here on Saturday. Accordingly, the flight ferried back 324 Indian nationals. The airline said that the special flight landed at Delhi airport at […]

103 Novel Coronavirus-Infected Patients Cured In Wuhan

Beijing: A total of 103 patients infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been cured and discharged from hospitals in Wuhan city, central China’s Hubei Province, a local official has said. There were 2,639 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection in Wuhan by the end of Thursday, Zhou Xianwang, mayor of Wuhan, told a […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: With 5 Doctors On Board, Air India's B747 Plane Departs From Delhi To Wuhan

New Delhi: Air India’s 423-seater jumbo B747 plane took off from the Delhi airport for Wuhan at around 1.20 pm on Friday to evacuate Indian nationals as China deals with the novel coronavirus outbreak, officials said. There are five doctors from the Health Ministry and one paramedical staff on board, they said, adding that around 400 […]

Air India Jumbo Plane Ready For Evacuation Of Indians From Wuhan

Mumbai: Flag carrier Air India has kept one of its 423-seater jumbo plane ready in Mumbai for the evacuation of Indian citizens from Wuhan province in China in the wake of Cornovirus outbreak in the East Asian country, an official source said on Tuesday. The airline is awaiting necessary approvals from the ministries of External […]

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Indian Students In Wuhan Safe

New Delhi/Beijing: All the Indian students stranded in Wuhan, the city which has been placed under lockdown due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in central China, are safe and healthy. Official sources told IANS that though over 500 Indian students study in Wuhan city’s medical colleges and universities, but most of them […]