19 Jan 2021

China and WHO acted too slowly to contain Covid-19, says independent panel

China and the World Health Organization (WHO) failed to act accordingly in regards to the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an independent review panel. The panel, based in Switzerland, determined that China did not apply adequate public health measures when the virus was first detected in Wuhan. The

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14 Jan 2021

Two members of WHO team blocked from entering China over failed coronavirus antibody test

Two members of the WHO team sent to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic were blocked entry to China after failing a coronavirus antibody test. Since November 2020, people entering China must have a negative IgM antibody test and PCR test before they will be allowed into the country.

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06 Jan 2021

WHO team investigating virus origins denied entry to China

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one of their teams was denied entry into China to investigate the origins of the Covid-19 virus. Two members were already on their way to the country, and the WHO reported that the problem was a lack of visa clearances on behalf of

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29 Dec 2020

Nearly half a million people may have had Covid-19 in Wuhan, study shows. That’s almost 10 times the official figure

In Wuhan, the original epicenter of the Covid-19 virus and its location of origin, nearly half of a million people may have been infected. This is almost 10 times the official number of confirmed cases, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC conducted a

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28 Dec 2020

China Jails Citizen Journalist for Her Accounts of Covid-19 in Wuhan

Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old journalist, faces four years in prison due to her accounts of the Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan. A Chinese court found Zhan to be guilty of picking quarrels and provoking trouble after sustaining a 2.5 hour trial at the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court. Prosecutors accused

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18 Jun 2020

China Tightens Controls Over Beijing as Coronavirus Infections Spread

Over the past week, Chinese officials have canceled hundreds of flights in and out of Beijing and renewed the pandemic protocol of restricting movement and closing businesses and schools. The nation’s capital is experiencing a new wave of COVID-19 infections, the most recent of which occurring at a meat and

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26 May 2020

Wuhan performed 6.5 million coronavirus tests in just 9 days, state media reports

According to state media reports, the Chinese city of Wuhan administered more than 6.5 million COVID-19 tests in just 9 days in an attempt to prevent a second wave of infections in the original epicenter. The ambitious citywide testing initiative came just six days after six new cases were detected

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11 May 2020

Renewed outbreaks in South Korea, Germany and China show continued risk as more countries seek to reopen

A new cluster of COVID-19 cases has emerged in Seoul, South Korea, which has renewed fear of the second wave of infections in re-opening countries. South Korea was among the first countries to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak, however, after weeks of low infection rates, it had begun to loosen

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24 Apr 2020

Wuhan is on a slow path back to normality after 76-day coronavirus lockdown

Wuhan, China, the first city in the world to go into lockdown amid a rapidly spreading COVID-19 outbreak, has been struggling to return to normalcy after months of fear and anxiety. The end of the lockdown, which lasted 76 days, has left citizens worried about a second outbreak and businesses

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17 Apr 2020

Pandemic Makes U.S.-China Economic Breakup More Likely, U.S. Businesses in China Say

The coronavirus pandemic is creating concern that the US and Chinese economies will “decouple,” as COVID-19 disrupts supply chains and strains relations between the two countries. In March, 44% of 25 major US companies stated that decoupling would be impossible, compared to 66% in October. Therefore, enterprises have become increasingly

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