Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021

Wuhan (China)

Amid Multiple Covid Outbreaks, China Orders Mass Testing In Wuhan

Aug 03, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The current outbreaks, while still in the hundreds of cases in total, have spread much more widely than previous ones, reaching multiple provinces and cities including the capital, Beijing.

Leading Scientists From UK, US Call For Fuller Probe Into Covid-19 Wuhan Lab Leak Theory

May 14, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The experts said knowing how COVID-19 emerged is critical for informing global strategies to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks.

Did Coronavirus Leak From A Chinese Lab? Here’s What WHO Has To Say

A World Health Organisation (WHO) that visited China to probe the origins of coronavirus has said that most probably the virus jumped to humans via an intermediary species.

Transparent Investigation: China Grants WHO Team Full Access In Wuhan

Feb 06, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The team has now concluded site visits and will spend the next few days trolling through data and consulting with Chinese experts before presenting a summary of their findings

Covid Fact-Finding Mission: WHO Experts Visit Wuhan Hospital That Admitted First Batch Of Virus Patients

The WHO team has requested the Chinese officials to provide it with ‘detailed underlying data’ and it plans to speak with early responders and some of the first Covid-19 patients in Wuhan

29 January, 2021

WHO Team To Begin Face-To-Face Meetings With Chinese Counterparts In Wuhan

Associated Press (AP)

WHO said that its team plans to visit hospitals, seafoood markets, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and labs at facilities like the Wuhan Center for Disease Control.

25 January, 2021

Mass Construction Begins As China Braces For Surge In Covid Cases

Associated Press (AP)

Last year, two hospitals, Huoshenshan and Leishenshan, were built within days to treat Covid-19 patients in the city of Wuhan

14 January, 2021

EXPLAINED: What WHO Team In Wuhan Is Looking For


The search for the origins of Covid-19 is likely to be a years-long effort that could help prevent future pandemics.

18 October, 2020

Living Coronavirus Found On Frozen Food Packaging In China


CDC has detected, isolated the living virus on the outer packaging in Qingdao. In July, China suspended imports of frozen shrimp after the deadly virus was found on packages and the inner wall of a container.

09 October, 2020

China Claims COVID-19 Broke Out Globally, It Only Reported And Acted On It First


Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying's comments came in response to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's allegations of a cover-up by the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC).

10 September, 2020

More Cats May Be Contracting Covid Than Believed, Reveals Study


The study shows cats are fighting off the virus with naturally developed antibodies, however, they could be at risk of reinfection.


09 June, 2020

Harvard Research Shows Coronavirus May Have Spread In Wuhan in August: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

The Harvard Medical School research analysed the satellite imagery of hospital parking lots in Wuhan. Also, it studied the data for symptom-related queries on search engines for things such as 'cough' and 'diarrhoea'.

05 June, 2020

China's Wuhan, Once Epicentre Of Coronavirus, Discharges Last Three COVID-19 Patients


As of Thursday, the overall confirmed cases in China were 83,027, including 66 patients who were still being treated, and 78,327 people who had been discharged after recovery.

05 June, 2020

China's Wuhan Discharges Last 3 Covid-19 Patients From Hospital


As of Wednesday, Wuhan had 245 people with asymptomatic symptoms were under quarantine.

26 April, 2020

COVID-19 Cases In Wuhan Hospitals Drop To Zero For The First Time: Official


The last patient in Wuhan was cured on Friday, reducing the number of coronavirus patients in the city to zero.

19 April, 2020

Wuhan Football Team Make Emotional Return To Coronavirus Ground Zero


Zall endured a turbulent 104 days on the road, including being stranded in Spain, because Wuhan was sealed off in January when the coronavirus killed and infected thousands in China

11 April, 2020

Many Who Died Of Coronavirus May Have Had Delayed Ventilator Support, Says Study


The research assessed data obtained from 21 hospitals in Wuhan, China of the demographic, comorbidity, and respiratory support provided to 168 patients who died of COVID-19 between January 21 to 30.


26 March, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Raises Serious Questions About China's Conduct

Lt Gen (retd) Subrata Saha

Coronavirus pandemic is, beyond reasonable doubt, an outcome of criminal negligence on the part of Chinese authorities, writes Lt Gen (retd) Subrata Saha

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Governor of Uttarakhand, Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd) in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

Surya Kiran fighters of Indian Air Force flypast over the city as part of the celebrations of the golden jubilee of victory over Pakistan during Bangladesh war in 1971, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Farmers block railway tracks as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's 'Rail Roko' protest demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Oct. 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, in...

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, right, and his wife Kyoko Jaishankar sign a guestbook during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.

AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo

Policemen carry an activist of Congress party's youth wing during a protest against recent killings of civilians in Kashmir, in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


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Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

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Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

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Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

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