Wuhan

51 new COVID-19 infections reported from China, majority of them in Wuhan

Fifty one new COVID-19 infections have been reported from China, most of them in Wuhan. Forty of these were asymptomatic infections. Over six million tests have been conducted in Wuhan the last 10 days. The country’s National Health Commission (NHC) said that 11 new imported cases were reported on Sunday, including 10 in the Inner...

Under pressure, China agrees to comprehensive probe on COVID-19 & WHO’s response

The World Health Assembly on Tuesday agreed to an independent probe into the WHO’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak that has come under criticism from several countries, particularly the United States. It has asked the WHO director general Tedros Adhanom to have an “impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation” of the international response to the crisis,...
India joins 62 nations questioning WHO’s response to coronavirus pandemic

India joins 62 nations questioning WHO’s response to coronavirus pandemic

India is among 62 nations, including 27 European Union members, who have moved a draft resolution demanding evaluation of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) response towards the novel coronavirus pandemic. The European Union-led draft resolution on global COVID-19 response is set to be tabled at the upcoming World Health Assembly on Monday. The draft resolution...

US senator suggests enhancing military ties with India among 18 measures to counter China

A top US senator has unveiled an 18-point plan, including enhancing military ties with India, to hold the Chinese government accountable for its “lies, deception, and cover-ups” that led to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The prominent suggestions are moving manufacturing chain from China and deepening military-strategic ties with India, Vietnam, and Taiwan....

China reports 15 new cases, 11 of which are asymptomatic

China has reported 15 new covid19 cases, including 11 asymptomatic ones on Friday. With this, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has touched 82,933. Chinese media reported that four new confirmed cases were reported from Jilin province, all of which were locally transmitted. Among the new cases, 11 are asymptomatic infections. With...

If cases rise at this rate, Abad will soon be the next Wuhan in a week: Khedawala

Shahbaz Sheikh, Ahmedabad: Congress MLA Imran Khedawala has said that given the rise in Covid19 cases in Ahmedabad, the city is just a week or 10 days away from being the new Wuhan. Khedawala, who himself had been found positive for coronavirus and had been successfully treated for the disease said that the rate at...

Gujarat COVID-19 Deaths: Experts claim L-type strain of coronavirus behind high mortality

The high COVID-19 mortality rate in Gujarat could be due to the dominance of the L-type strain of coronavirus, found to have been more prevalent in Wuhan in China, where the outbreak started, experts said. The dominance of the more virulent L-type coronavirus strain as compared to the S-type one could be behind the high...

China adds 1,290 to its death tally for coronavirus epicentre Wuhan

China’s coronavirus epicentre Wuhan on Friday abruptly raised its death toll by 50 percent, saying many fatal cases were “mistakenly reported” or missed entirely in an admission that comes amid growing global doubts about Chinese transparency. The city government said in a social media posting that it had added 1,290 deaths to the tally in...

China’s coronavirus epicentre Wuhan ends lockdown after over two months

The Chinese city where the coronavirus emerged ended its more-than two-month lockdown on Wednesday, even as a small northern city ordered restrictions on its residents amid concern about a second wave of infections. China sealed off Wuhan, a central city of 11 million people, on Jan. 23, a drastic step that came to symbolise its...

China to lift lockdown in coronavirus epicentres Hubei, Wuhan

At a time when the world is facing the coronavirus crisis, China is all set to lift the travel curbs in Hubei province on Wednesday. It will also lift the three-month-long lockdown of its capital Wuhan on April 8, thereby lifting the mass quarantine in the city with a population of over 11 million as...

Stark reversal: China reports zero domestic cases of coronavirus

China on Thursday marked a major milestone in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic as it recorded zero domestic infections for the first time since the outbreak emerged, but a spike in imported cases threatened its progress. The stark reversal comes as nations across the world have shut down in a desperate effort to contain...

China closes makeshift hospital constructed in 10 days after coronavirus cases decline

A makeshift hospital which was constructed in flat 10 days to handle the coronavirus epidemic in Wuhan has been closed down by the Chinese authorities. The hospital was among the 16 structures constructed in a hurry to tackle the inflow of new cases. The news of the closure coincided with a sharp fall in the...