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The outbreak of Covid-19 was linked to a wildlife market in central China prompting renewed calls for enforcement of laws against the trade and consumption of exotic species. In this file picture from 2020, snakes and other items seized by the Anti-Poaching Special Squad from a store suspected of selling trafficked wildlife are seen in Anji city in eastern China's Zhejiang Province.(AP)

China's thriving wildlife trade could've led to Covid-19 pandemic

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 05:11 AM IST
Scientists tracing the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic believe they’ve identified a possible transmission source: China’s thriving wildlife trade.
Beijing on Friday sharply criticised the United States for warning American citizens to avoid China.(Reuters image)
Beijing on Friday sharply criticised the United States for warning American citizens to avoid China.(Reuters image)

China slams US for travel warning over Coronavirus

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 10:35 PM IST
The US State Department has raised its warning alert to the highest level, telling Americans to avoid China.
A couple wear masks to prevent contracting coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea.(REUTERS)
A couple wear masks to prevent contracting coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea.(REUTERS)

Wuhan Coronavirus: No hot meals, blankets, magazines as airlines step up fight on virus

Bangkok | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 12:30 PM IST
Wuhan Coronavirus: Passengers on some flights to China will have to make do without hot meals, blankets and newspapers, as airlines step up measures to protect crew and travellers from a new virus that has killed more than 130 in the country.
Wuhan Coronavirus: Passengers wearing face masks arrive at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.(AP)
Wuhan Coronavirus: Passengers wearing face masks arrive at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.(AP)

Decoding Coronavirus: Awareness and precautions are key

Hindustan Times | By Dr KK Aggarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 04:18 PM IST
Wuhan Coronavirus: Akin to a normal flu, it can spread during the incubation period and before the onset of symptoms.
Wuhan Coronavirus : Masked health professionals check the driver of vehicle at a screening checkpoint on a highway toll station on the outskirts of Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)
Wuhan Coronavirus : Masked health professionals check the driver of vehicle at a screening checkpoint on a highway toll station on the outskirts of Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)

5 deadly viruses that the world faced in the last few years

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 02:07 PM IST
Wuhan Coronavirus has so far claimed 106 lives in China and an increasing number of confirmed cases are being reported each day.
Wuhan Coronavirus: Masked health professionals and police officers stand at a screening checkpoint on a highway toll station on the outskirts of Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)
Wuhan Coronavirus: Masked health professionals and police officers stand at a screening checkpoint on a highway toll station on the outskirts of Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)

What led to the outbreak of the Wuhan Coronavirus

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 01:47 PM IST
The situation has triggered panic but the World Health Organization (WHO) has not yet declared the novel Wuhan Coronavirus to be a public health emergency.
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