Wuhan: News

19 Jul 2023


Chinese province deletes COVID-19 mortality data: Report

China's Zhejiang province has deleted mortality data that showed the impact of the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions last year on its death toll, reported the Financial Times.

28 Jun 2023


'Bioweapon': Wuhan researcher claims China created COVID-19 to infect humans 

In a shocking development, a researcher from the Wuhan Institute of Virology revealed that China purposely created the COVID-19 virus to infect humans, according to ANI.

China military, Wuhan institute involved in creation of COVID-19: Report

Investigators from the United States (US) have claimed the COVID-19 outbreak likely originated in China from a lab leak during a covert project to pursue bioweapons jointly run by the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Chinese military, The Sunday Times reported.

China accuses WHO of defaming it over COVID-19 data demands

China's top public health official has reportedly accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of defamation after its Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Beijing should have shared genetic information about COVID-19 much earlier.

07 Apr 2023


Chinese scientists publish data on COVID-19 origins after three years

Three years after repeated calls from the World Health Organization (WHO) and researchers across the world, scientists from China have published the data collected in 2020 during the beginning of the pandemic, which sheds light on the origin of COVID-19.

WHO lambasts China for allegedly hiding data on COVID-19's origin

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday rebuked China for allegedly hiding scientific research that might reveal the origin of COVID-19, according to the news outlet The New York Times (NYT).

11 Mar 2023


US legislators unanimously vote to declassify intelligence on COVID-19 origins

The United States (US) House of Representatives on Friday voted unanimously to declassify information on possible links between the COVID-19 pandemic and the Wuhan Institute of Virology, China, reported AP.

05 Dec 2022


COVID man-made, leaked: US-based scientist who worked at Wuhan lab

In yet another sensational revelation, British tabloid The Sun quoted a US-based scientist saying that COVID-19 is a man-made virus and it was leaked from a government-run facility in China's Wuhan, where he worked.

28 Nov 2022


Anti-lockdown protests intensify across China as demonstrators, police clash

As China is struggling to contain rising COVID-19 cases which are breaking records with every passing day, anti-lockdown protests are said to be growing in the country's major cities with reports of clashes.

24 Nov 2022


China records highest daily COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

Despite strict restrictions, China on Wednesday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases since the outbreak in the country in December 2019, Agence France-Presse reported.

10 Mar 2022


COVID-19 cases in China nearly double in one day

Mainland China has seen a dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 cases within 24 hours.

20 Nov 2021


First known COVID-19 case was vendor at Wuhan market: Study

The first confirmed case of symptomatic COVID-19 can be traced to a female seafood vendor at an animal market in China's Wuhan.

03 Aug 2021


China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID-19 outbreak spreads

Chinese authorities announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan on Tuesday as an unusually wide series of COVID-19 outbreaks reached the city where coronavirus was first detected in late 2019.

Coronavirus: China rejects WHO proposal to probe lab leak theory

In its strongest pushback against the "lab leak" theory concerning coronavirus' origins, China has rejected a proposal by the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate the matter.

09 Jul 2021


COVID-19 likely of natural origin, not leaked from lab: Study

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, most likely spread from an animal source to humans and did not leak from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, according to a review of existing scientific evidence by a global team of scientists.

25 Jun 2021


COVID-19 emerged in China around October 2019, not December: Study

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out across the globe, scientists have been trying to find the origins of SARS-CoV-2—the novel coronavirus that causes the deadly disease—to understand when and where the spread actually began.

08 Jun 2021

Donald Trump

US study gives further credence to Wuhan Lab leak theory

After US President Joe Biden revealed that the intelligence community is now exploring the lab-leak hypothesis, a US government national laboratory has backed the theory postulating SARS-CoV-2 virus leaking from the virology labs in Wuhan, according to The Wall Street Journal report.

24 May 2021


Did COVID-19 escape from Wuhan Lab? New report suggests so

Three researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China fell sick and sought hospital care in November 2019, weeks before the country officially revealed the outbreak of COVID-19, the Wall Street Journal reported citing a previously undisclosed US intelligence report.

No indication of coronavirus in Wuhan before December 2019: WHO

A team of World Health Organization (WHO) probing the origins of coronavirus in Wuhan, China, said on Tuesday that it didn't find any indication of the virus at the epicenter before December 2019.

China granted WHO team full access in Wuhan

A member of the World Health Organization expert team investigating the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan said that the Chinese side has granted full access to all sites and personnel the team had requested access to.

WHO team visits Wuhan research lab

World Health Organization investigators, on Wednesday, visited a research center in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus.

30 Jan 2021


WHO team visits Wuhan hospital that had early virus patients

A World Health Organization team visited a hospital on Friday where China says the first COVID-19 patients were treated more than a year ago as part of the experts' long-awaited fact-finding mission on the origins of COVID-19.

WHO team to begin face-to-face meetings with Chinese experts

World Health Organization experts will begin face-to-face meetings with their Chinese counterparts on Friday in the central city of Wuhan at the start of the team's long-awaited fact-finding mission into the origins of the coronavirus.

23 Sep 2020


Mumbai: In four frontline warriors, coronavirus-reinfection becomes more severe

The coronavirus re-infection turned out to be more severe in four frontline warriors in Mumbai, implying that nothing can offer much protection against the fatal disease, TOI reported today citing details from medical journal The Lancet.

Coronavirus: Chinese virologist 'has evidence' that China created SARS-CoV-2

A Chinese virologist has alleged that China manufactured the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which is responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

China shifting narrative from coronavirus origins to Wuhan's "success story"

As criticism against China on the global forum mounts, the country is working tirelessly to highlight its success against the coronavirus pandemic, rather than addressing questions about the disease's origins.

09 Jun 2020


Satellite imagery of Wuhan suggests coronavirus started spreading in August

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has wreaked havoc all over the globe, may have actually started much earlier than currently thought.

We have 3 live coronaviruses; none match SARS-CoV-2: Wuhan lab

Claims made by the United States that SARS-CoV-2 originated from a Wuhan lab are "pure fabrication," said the lab's director.

08 May 2020


China: Fundraiser for monument to remember COVID-19 victims allegedly censored

Since the coronavirus outbreak started in China late last year, the nation has been accused of silencing reports on the crisis.

01 May 2020

Donald Trump

Trump says he's seen evidence coronavirus originated from Chinese lab

Upping his attack on Beijing on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said he had seen evidence that the coronavirus originated from a lab in China. He fell short of providing details of the evidence he had seen.

Nobel-winning virologist says coronavirus was created in Wuhan's lab

Luc Antoine Montagnier, the French virologist who had won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine, has claimed the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is man-made.

Wuhan lab intern accidentally leaked novel coronavirus, says US media

As the question of the origins of the novel coronavirus remains unanswered, reports claimed that the virus may have leaked from a laboratory in China's Wuhan city.

China adds 1,290 deaths to Wuhan's tally; admits past miscalculations

China, which has faced accusations of under-reporting cases during the coronavirus pandemic, has now admitted to some errors made in the past.

08 Apr 2020


China celebrates re-opening of coronavirus' epicenter Wuhan, while world suffers

An industrial hub of China, Wuhan, where coronavirus originated from in December 2019, re-opened after 76 days on Wednesday, an event that was marked by light shows.

20 Mar 2020

Xi Jinping

How China acted against whistleblowers who spoke against coronavirus handling

China, the home to coronavirus, wants to hijack the narrative surrounding the deadly disease, that has killed over 8,000 globally and infected over 2 lakh. President Xi Jinping wants the world to believe his regime had control of the situation.

How Singapore tackled coronavirus and set an example for countries

In Italy, the rise in deaths due to coronavirus breached 30% in a single day on Wednesday and the national tally has surged to 1,016.

27 Feb 2020

Air India

Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

An Indian Air Force aircraft on Thursday evacuated 112 people from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

18 Feb 2020

Liu He

Coronavirus: Wuhan hospital director dies as death toll crosses 1,800

The head of a hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan died on Tuesday after being infected with the novel coronavirus.

18 Feb 2020


Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease

Adding to the growing threat of a coronavirus outbreak, a false cure is being circulated on the messaging app WhatsApp.

14 Feb 2020


One family's tragedy as Chinese authorities fail to contain coronavirus

Two weeks ago, brothers Wang Xiangkai and Wang Xiangyou arrived at a hotel converted into a temporary coronavirus quarantine facility in Wuhan.

Coronavirus death toll crosses 1,000; WHO team arrives in China

The fast-spreading 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has claimed over 1,000 lives, Chinese authorities confirmed on Tuesday.

10 Feb 2020


Chinese citizen journalist 'forcibly quarantined' after reporting on coronavirus

As the calls for greater transparency grew wider in China amid a coronavirus outbreak, a Chinese citizen journalist is said to have gone missing.

Coronavirus kills over 800; death toll surpasses SARS

The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak has surpassed global fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic.

07 Feb 2020


Chinese doctor, who tried to warn others about coronavirus, dies

A Wuhan doctor, who was the first to person to raise alarm over a novel coronavirus, has died, Wuhan Central Hospital confirmed on Friday.

06 Feb 2020


Is China under-reporting coronavirus cases, deaths amid outbreak?

The official tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus surged past 28,000 on Thursday, while the death toll reached 563 in China.

04 Feb 2020


Coronavirus outbreak: Third case in 5-days, Kerala declares state calamity

After a third person tested positive for the coronavirus, Kerala declared epidemic as a "state calamity" on Monday.

Coronavirus: China constructs 1000-bed emergency hospital in just 8 days

For over a month, China has been struggling to contain an outbreak of the fast-spreading 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

03 Feb 2020


Stocks plummet as markets reopen in China amid coronavirus outbreak

Stocks in China plummeted as trading resumed on Monday amid a worsening outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Coronavirus: 324 Indians evacuated from China; 6 left behind

Early Saturday morning, a special Air India flight flew 324 Indians to Delhi from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

31 Jan 2020

Air India

Air India flight to bring back 400 Indians from China

India will soon bring back around 400 Indians from China's Wuhan, which has been reeling under a deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Wuhan coronavirus outbreak declared 'global health emergency' by WHO

The World Health Organization on Thursday declared the ongoing coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.

30 Jan 2020

North America

10-year-old boy who had coronavirus 'without symptoms' raises fears

Amid a global coronavirus outbreak, the case of a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with the viral infection in China has raised fears about how easily the disease can spread.

30 Jan 2020


First case of coronavirus reported in India, patient in Kerala

The first case of coronavirus was reported from India's Kerala on Thursday. The virus, that has killed nearly 170 in China, has infected a student who returned from Wuhan University said officials.

30 Jan 2020


India shares evacuation forms with citizens stuck in China: Report

As the deadly coronavirus infection spread to all provinces and regions of China, the Indian embassy in Beijing has prepared to evacuate Indians stuck in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.

29 Jan 2020


Here's how you can protect yourself from coronavirus infection

Over the past month, a deadly coronavirus infection has spread from the Chinese city of Wuhan to over a dozen countries around the world.

28 Jan 2020


Now, you can track Coronavirus online: Here's how

The outbreak of Coronavirus 2019-nCoV in China and different parts of the world has raised major alarms from governments and health institutions.

Coronavirus: Government monitoring well-being of Indian students stuck in China

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Sunday said that the Indian embassy in Beijing is "constantly checking" on the Indian students still stuck in China, where a coronavirus outbreak has exploded over the past month.

24 Jan 2020


China desperately tries to contain coronavirus, cancels New Year celebrations

China is struggling to stop a deadly virus from causing more damage than it already has. The coronavirus that broke out in Wuhan has claimed 25 lives so far and has affected over 800.

Chinese city, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, placed on lockdown

The city of Wuhan in central China has been placed on lockdown since the outbreak of a new coronavirus.

22 Jan 2020

South Korea

All you need to know about the deadly coronavirus outbreak

Over the past month, an infectious virus, never seen in humans before, has infected hundreds of people across many nations.

12 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Chennai Connect marks new chapter for India-Sino relationship, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today met for the last day of ongoing informal summit, at Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort & Spa in Kovalam, Tamil Nadu.

11 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Xi Jinping lands in Chennai for informal summit with Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has landed in Chennai for the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will stay in India till Saturday, October 12.

09 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India on October 11-12

Putting an end to days of suspense, New Delhi on Wednesday announced that Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting India on October 11 and 12 for the second informal summit.

28 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi-Xi talks enter final day: Here's what's going on

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping began their final and most "informal" round of talks on Saturday in Wuhan.

24 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi-Xi summit will look at big picture of Sino-Indian ties

The summit between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan from April 27-28 will mostly be one-on-one where they will devote most of the time to discuss big picture of Sino-Indian relations rather than specific issues, an official said.