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Opinion: If global leaders can't agree on the origin of Covid then what hope for future crises?
As global superpowers continue their war of words over the origin of Covid, Seána Glennon says the lack of cooperation doesn’t bode well for the future.
US report concludes with 'low confidence' that Covid-19 'likely' originated from Wuhan lab
The classified report was delivered to senior figures on the US’s House and Senate Intelligence committees last month.
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China rejects need for further WHO coronavirus origins probe
Pressure is mounting on Beijing to consider a fresh investigation.
Wuhan to test 'all residents' as Covid-19 returns
The city has reported its first local infections in more than a year.
Chinese scientist at centre of virus controversy denies lab-leak theory
Dr Shi Zhengli, of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, is an expert in bat coronaviruses.
China under pressure after WHO chief says 'further investigation' needed into lab leak theory
“Let me say clearly that as far as WHO is concerned all hypotheses remain on the table,” Tedros Ghebreyesus said.
Wuhan study finds 40% of people with Covid were protected against future infection for at least nine months
The study in The Lancet said that mass vaccination programmes will be needed to reach herd immunity.
WHO mission says theory that Covid-19 leaked from a lab is 'extremely unlikely'
Experts believe the disease — which has gone on to kill more than 2.3 million people worldwide — originated in bats.
Chinese whistleblower doctor honoured on anniversary of his death
Dr Wenliang was one of eight whistleblowers who spoke about a Sars-like virus on social media last year.
WHO team visits virus lab in Wuhan as part of Covid-19 probe
The lab is at the heart of a controversial and unproven theory that it could have been the source of the first coronavirus outbreak.
WHO team visits animal disease centre in Wuhan
The team members were wearing full protective gear during the visit.
WHO team visits Wuhan seafood market in search of coronavirus clues
The Huanan Seafood Market was the site of a December 2019 outbreak of the virus.
WHO team visits second Wuhan hospital that had early Covid-19 patients
Scientists plan to visit hospitals and markets like the Huanan Seafood Market that was linked to many of the first cases.
WHO team to start Covid-19 probe in Wuhan as world watches
Washington has called for a “robust and clear” investigation.
Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over Wuhan Covid-19 reporting
Zhang Zhan, a former lawyer, was sentenced at a brief hearing in a Shanghai court.
Wuhan next-of-kin accuse China of blocking Covid-19 lawsuits
Families accuse the Wuhan and Hubei governments of concealing the outbreak when it first emerged late last year.
Handful of Covid-19 cases found as Wuhan tests 10 million residents
The city found no infections among 1,174 close contacts of the people who tested positive.
Medical journal refutes Trump claim it published reports about earlier spread of Covid-19 in China
The Lancet described the allegations made by Trump in a letter to the WHO as “serious and damaging”.
Wuhan plans to test entire population of 11 million following new Covid-19 cluster
Wuhan reported the first cluster of new infections since the city re-opened after a 76-day lockdown on 8 April.
Early suspicions on pangolins and a laboratory, but scientists still convinced bats and animal market played key role in Covid-19
“The market had an animal there that amplified the virus and gave it to a lot of people, because of the first 48 cases, 26 were associated with the market. That rings alarm bells.”
Trump's Secretary of State claims there's 'enormous evidence' that coronavirus originated in Wuhan lab
Mike Pompeo told ABC that China must be held “accountable” for the global pandemic.
Aggressive public health measures halted the spread of Covid-19 in China, study shows
Scientists also warned there is a substantial risk of the virus being reintroduced from abroad.
Thousands of people leave Wuhan after the months-long lockdown was lifted
Wuhan, in Hubei province, was the source of the global coronavirus outbreak.
Thousands start to leave Wuhan in China as ban lifted on outbound travel
Yesterday, China reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since January.
China to end travel restrictions in province where Covid-19 first emerged
From midnight tonight, healthy residents will be permitted to travel outside the province.
China reports zero new domestic coronavirus cases for first time
Wuhan and its 11 million people were placed under strict quarantine to keep the number of cases down.
Japan closes schools across the country to stop spread of Covid-19
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he has asked schools to remain closed until spring holidays begin in late March.
Hospital director at epicentre of coronavirus epidemic in China dies of the virus
More than 72,000 people have been infected with the virus, also known as Covid-19.
UK government declares coronavirus a 'serious and imminent threat to public health'
Under new measures announce today the UK Department of Health said people can be forcibly quarantined.
An Post suspends all mail to China as coronavirus outbreak spreads
There have been no cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland.
Coronavirus: First death reported outside China as overall death toll rises above 300
The outbreak has been declared an international public health emergency.
Coronavirus: Around 12,000 cases of infection as death toll rises to 259
The UK Foreign Office said that it was withdrawing its staff members based in China.
Three Irish citizens evacuated from Wuhan begin fortnight in UK quarantine
There have been two confirmed cases of the novel virus in the UK so far.
Trinity students advised to cancel study trip to China amid coronavirus fears
A number of colleges have issued advice to their students.
Coronavirus latest: Japan, EU, US and South Korea to evacuate citizens from Wuhan
All cases had involved people who had been in or near Wuhan, but Japan and Germany have now reported human-to-human cases.
Death toll from coronavirus rises to 80, with over 2,700 confirmed cases
China’s health minister warned that the virus seems to be spreading more easily.
Wuhan mayor expecting thousands more cases of coronavirus to be confirmed
The US consulate also announced it will evacuate personnel on a charter flight back to the US.
Coronavirus death toll rises to 56 as US consulate prepares evacuation from Wuhan
Cases have been found in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the US, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France, Australia and Canada.
Flights and trains from Chinese city of Wuhan suspended to halt virus spread
Residents of Wuhan have been told not to leave the city without a special reason
First case of new coronavirus on US soil after man returns from China
The man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to Wuhan in central China.