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Hutong Cat | Two years of pandemic control later, China faces a hard Covid test

  • As cities go back into lockdown, China's “Dynamic zero-Covid” strategy is being questioned on its efficacy. Here's why, with new and more transmissible variants, it may not work 
A man wearing a protective suit is seen on a street in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease.(Reuters)
A man wearing a protective suit is seen on a street in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease.(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 28, 2022 06:47 PM IST
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Fresh reports point to Wuhan market as origin of Covid-19 outbreak

  • While two reports trace the origin of the outbreak to the huge market in central China, the third report indicates that the coronavirus spilled from animals into humans at least “twice in November or December 2019”.
A man holding his bicycle with a school bag on it gets a throat swab during a mass Covid-19 test at a residential compound in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.(AP)
A man holding his bicycle with a school bag on it gets a throat swab during a mass Covid-19 test at a residential compound in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.(AP)
Published on Feb 28, 2022 04:14 AM IST
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NeoCov: Wuhan scientists warn of deadlier Covid variant. All you need to know

  • The latest type of Covid-19 is not a new variant but related to the Middle East respiratory syndrome that affected middle-eastern countries in 2012 and 2015.
Residents wearing masks to help protect from the coronavirus gather in line as they wait for a throat swab at a Covid-19 test site outside a residential housing block in Fengtai district in Beijing, China on Wednesday.(Representative image/AP)
Residents wearing masks to help protect from the coronavirus gather in line as they wait for a throat swab at a Covid-19 test site outside a residential housing block in Fengtai district in Beijing, China on Wednesday.(Representative image/AP)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 02:28 PM IST
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BySharmita Kar | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Two years, 5.5 million deaths later, Beijing stonewalls on virus origins

Fearing economic retaliation or plain threat, no country wants to take on China for being transparent on the origins of coronavirus and patient zero in Wuhan.
Wuhan Institute of Virology is suspected to the ground zero of the global pandemic.
Wuhan Institute of Virology is suspected to the ground zero of the global pandemic.
Published on Jan 10, 2022 11:47 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Canadian officer fears he was at Covid ‘Ground Zero’ in Oct 2019, demands probe

  • The Canadian military officer was reportedly among the athletes who fell sick after attending the World Military Games in Wuhan, the first epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak, in October 2019.
A man wearing a protective suit is seen on a street in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease.(Reuters Photo)
A man wearing a protective suit is seen on a street in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Jan 09, 2022 03:13 PM IST
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