Strong public health response in China slowed coronavirus transmission, study finds

Swift isolation and quarantine policies as well as city lockdowns imposed by the Chinese government in late January 2020 significantly decreased the transmission rate of COVID-19, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. Apart from these nationwide policies, public health measures implemented by provincial and local authorities since late January, such as mask wearing, social distancing, […]

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Mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan prompts fears crowding could lead to infection

As Wuhan, the Chinese city where the COVID-19 pandemic began, revs up a massive testing campaign, some residents crowding the test centers expressed concern on Saturday that the very act of getting tested could expose them to the coronavirus. Safety has become a hot topic on social media groups among the 11 million residents of Wuhan, people told Reuters as […]

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Trump administration limits visas for Chinese reporters as coronavirus tensions flare

The Trump administration is tightening visa guidelines for Chinese journalists in response to the treatment of U.S. journalists in China, as tensions flare between the two nations over the coronavirus. The Department of Homeland Security has issued new regulations, set to take effect Monday, that will limit visas for Chinese reporters to 90 days. There is a potential to extend […]

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China hid coronavirus’ severity to hoard supplies, DHS report says – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it, intelligence documents show. Chinese leaders “intentionally concealed the severity” of the pandemic from the world in early January, according to a four-page Department of Homeland Security intelligence […]

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Chinese lab denies it created coronavirus, but says ‘still no answers’ on origin

Claims that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan have no basis in fact, the head of the lab told Reuters, adding that there were still no conclusive answers as to where the disease started. Conspiracy theorists have claimed SARS-CoV-2, now responsible for more than 200,000 deaths worldwide, was synthesized by the Wuhan Institute […]

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Coronavirus-the family tree: the mystery of the origin of the pathogen

The Chinese metropolis of Wuhan is home to around eleven million people and is closely linked with the current Coronavirus, Sars-CoV-2. In Wuhan at the end of December, cases of a novel lung disease, the doctors later Covid-19 baptized accumulated. Since the first cases of illness were associated with a wild animal market in the metropolis, it is considered likely […]

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Wuhan adds 1,290 coronavirus deaths to its total count, citing overwhelmed hospitals

The central Chinese city of Wuhan has raised its number of COVID-19 fatalities by 1,290, with state media saying Friday the undercount had been due to the insufficient admission capabilities at overwhelmed medical facilities at the peak of the outbreak. Wuhan’s revised death toll of 3,869 is the most in China. Numbers of total cases in the city of 11 […]

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