Not all lockdowns are equal

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 08/27/2021

Over a year and a half since the surreal news of Wuhan, China being quarantined due to the coronavirus outbreak, a common response to COVID-19 continues to be the imposition of a “lockdown,” that is, a set…

A year after Wuhan lockdown, China reports small rise in Covid-19 cases

Reuters 01/23/2021

 SHANGHAI – China on Saturday reported a slight increase in new cases of Covid-19 as it marks the anniversary of the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, in the city of Wuhan where the disease emerged in late 2019.…

A year after first death in China, coronavirus source still a puzzle

Agence France Presse 01/10/2021

WUHAN — It is the world’s most pressing scientific puzzle, but experts warn there may never be conclusive answers over the source of the coronavirus, after an investigative effort marked from the start by disarray, Chinese secrecy…

Modernity and its enemies

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 09/13/2020

In those crucial days in mid-December last year — when the first cases of the novel coronavirus began appearing in Wuhan, China — the protocol followed by the hospital authorities required them to immediately report the matter…

Wuhan, Ground Zero for coronavirus epidemic, re-opens all schools

AFP 09/02/2020

Beijing, China — Students in face masks returned to class Tuesday in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, as the city opened schools and kindergartens for the first time in seven…

New Wuhan coronavirus infections show ‘silent carriers’ remain biggest problem

05/13/2020

BEIJING — Six new Covid-19 cases, all of whom were local transmissions, have surfaced in Wuhan barely two weeks after the city in central China declared that the last of its patients had been discharged from hospital. Local health…

Wuhan reports new coronavirus infections

AFP 05/11/2020

BEIJING — China reported a second day of new cases of coronavirus in Wuhan on Monday after a month without new infections at the pandemic’s global epicenter, offering a stark warning of the dangers of a fresh…

Why China?

Jobers Bersales 04/23/2020

  Much as U.S. president Donald Trump wants to prove that COVID-19 came from a laboratory in China, the answer may yet turn out differently. No doubt, everyone is probably wondering now why most if not all…

China’s Wuhan raises virus death toll by 1,290, up 50%

Agence France Presse 04/17/2020

WUHAN, China — China’s coronavirus ground-zero city of 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…

Masked crowds fill streets, trains after Wuhan lockdown ends

04/08/2020

WUHAN, China (AP) — After more than two months indoors, Wuhan resident Tong Zhengkun was one of millions of people enjoying a renewed sense of freedom when the Chinese city’s 76-day coronavirus lockdown was lifted Wednesday. “I…

Wuhan to lift travel restrictions on April 8

03/24/2020

BEIJING — Wuhan will open travel to outside the city on April 8, with other parts of Hubei province ending their lockdown on Wednesday, according to a government announcement. The provincial government said on Tuesday areas other…

Effect explosion and the coronavirus

Randy David 03/09/2020

Less than two months after Chinese authorities acknowledged the emergence of an infectious outbreak from an unknown coronavirus in the city of Wuhan in central China, the world is witnessing an explosion of effects never before seen…

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