PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:11 PM IST
He further said that there is "good reason to believe" that an outbreak of a "flu-like illness" had occurred among the scientists in the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in the fall of 2019.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:13 PM IST
A team of experts sent by the UN health agency returned from China’s Wuhan earlier this month after a four-week trip to investigate the origin of the novel coronavirus.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 04:38 PM IST
Covid-19 origin tracing has been contentious, with China trying to fight off criticism of any mishandling of the pandemic and stepping up efforts to recast the virus narrative. Both the US and UK have called for China to make available raw data relating to the Covid-19 outbreak.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 03:54 PM IST
The White House on Saturday said it has "deep concerns" about the way the findings of the World Health Organisation's Covid-19 report were communicated.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 05:11 PM IST
Shopkeeper Wu Xiuhong said daily sales at her store selling nuts have halved this year from their usual figure of 40,000 yuan ($6,200) ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 07:15 PM IST
WHO expert Peter Ben Embarek said the team's work in Wuhan had uncovered new information but had not dramatically changed their picture of the outbreak.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 06:50 PM IST
WHO expert Peter Ben Embarek told a press briefing that the team probed four hypotheses around the transmission of coronavirus to the human population.
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 05:29 PM IST
Wannian, head of the China team, at a press conference, adding that there was "not enough evidence" to determine if the virus had spread in the city prior to that.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist at a hospital in the city, became one of the most visible figures in the early days of the outbreak in Wuhan when he tried to sound the alarm about its appearance, but was reprimanded by police for "spreading rumours."
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 06:49 PM IST
The origin of the coronavirus has become highly politicised following accusations, especially by the United States, that China was not transparent in its early handling of the outbreak. Beijing has pushed the idea that the virus originated elsewhere.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 06:00 PM IST
The team on Thursday spent around two hours meetings with managers and residents at the Jiangxinyuan community administrative center in Wuhan's Hanyang District.
By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing/london
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 02:07 AM IST
Scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) research on some of the deadliest pathogens found in the world including the bat-hosted coronavirus
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:55 AM IST
The World Health Organization experts visited an animal disease centre in the Chinese city of Wuhan as part of their investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 06:27 PM IST
- Team member Peter Daszak, a zoologist with the EcoHealth Alliance, said “excellent facilities, very informative meeting” from an open window as the group left the center in minivans. He also tweeted that they had met with staff in charge of livestock health in Hubei province and toured laboratories.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 03:22 PM IST
The logo of the American group is a stylized "W". Reports of the T-shirt order circulating on China's Twitter-like Weibo described it as depicting a bat, without mentioning Wu-Tang Clan.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 12:34 AM IST
A World Health Organization team visited the Huanan food market in Wuhan as part of its fieldwork in a politically sensitive mission to investigate the origins of the pandemic.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 07:12 AM IST
Members of the group arrived at Huanan seafood market - which has been sealed since January last year - driving into its barricaded premises as guards quickly blocked others from entering, according to AFP journalists at the scene.
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2021 05:41 PM IST
The emergence of the new variants has further complicated the fight against the coronavirus, which first emerged in late 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan before unleashing death and economic devastation around the world.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 10:05 AM IST
The mission has become politically charged, as China seeks to avoid blame for alleged missteps in its early response to the outbreak.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 02:06 AM IST
US CDC reportedly sees over 434 cases of the new Covid strain that was found in UK
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 11:02 AM IST
- Jinyantan Hospital was one of the city’s first to deal with patients in early 2020 suffering from a then-unknown virus and is a key part of the epidemiological history of the disease. The experts visited another early site of the outbreak, the Hubei Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 07:13 AM IST
The WHO team members and Chinese officials earlier had their first in-person meetings at a hotel ahead of field visits in and around the central city of Wuhan in the coming days.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:57 PM IST
"It's imperative that we get to the bottom of the early days of the pandemic in China, and we've been supportive of an international investigation that we feel should be robust and clear," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:12 PM IST
China has staunchly defended its response, possibly out of concern over the reputational or even financial costs are being lacking.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:31 AM IST
- Scores of relatives have banded together online in a shared quest for accountability from Wuhan officials who they blame for mishandling the outbreak that tore through the city one year ago.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:58 AM IST
Zhu, a 44-year-old smelter at the city’s state-run iron and steel works, is well outside the mainstream in China. He is a hardboiled government critic, an on-and-off demonstrator, a supporter of the Hong Kong democracy movement.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:09 AM IST
A year ago Saturday, Wuhan shocked the world by ordering 11 million anxious citizens be confined at home, beginning a traumatic 76-day lockdown that underscored the growing threat of a then-mysterious pathogen emanating from the city.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:54 PM IST
Following is a timeline of key events since the first cases of the virus were detected in the city of 11 million residents in Hubei province.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:29 PM IST
A timeline of key events since the first cases of the virus were detected in the city of 11 million residents in Hubei province
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 05:16 PM IST
The Wuhan Institute of Virology maintains an extensive archive of genetic sequences of bat coronaviruses built in the wake of the 2003 SARS pandemic. WHO team members would hope for access to lab logbooks and data, both junior and senior researchers and safety protocols.