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Chinese social media tributes mark anniversary of whistleblower doctor's death

Wuhan - Thousands of Chinese social media users paid tribute to Li Wenliang on Saturday, marking the one year anniversary of the death of the doctor who first blew the whistle on the coronavirus outbreak.

Wuhan virus cases may be 10 times higher than reported: China health study

Bejing - The number of coronavirus cases in the Chinese city where the pathogen was first detected may have been 10 times higher than official figures suggest, according to a study by health authorities in Wuhan.About 4.

Inspired by Mao, Wuhan river swimmers 'reborn' after virus lockdown

Wuhan - Standing beside a large picture of Mao Zedong, Shen Peihua recalls the moment she resumed her daily swim in the Yangtze River in Wuhan after the Chinese city's long coronavirus lockdown."I felt so happy, it was like being reborn," the 68-year-old said....

Rebound and reflection in Wuhan as virus claims million lives

Wuhan - As the coronavirus claimed its millionth life, people in Wuhan expressed sadness Monday at the continuing global impact of the pandemic -- more than nine months after it emerged in the central Chinese city.

Coronavirus epicentre Wuhan re-opens for international flights

Beijing - China's Wuhan, ground zero for the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe, has re-opened for international flights, ending an eight-month moratorium since the deadly disease first emerged.

China tries to flip the pandemic script, starring a 'reborn' Wuhan

Wuhan - China is recasting Wuhan as a heroic coronavirus victim and trying to throw doubt on the pandemic's origin story as it aims to seize the narrative at a time of growing global distrust of Beijing.

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

Bejing - 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 months.Nearly 1.

China partygoers cram into Wuhan water park

Bejing - Thousands of partygoers packed out a water park over the weekend in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged late last year, keen to party as the city edges back to normal life.

Shadow of coronavirus slowly lifts from epicentre Wuhan

Wuhan - Fans dancing at an electronic music festival, long lines at breakfast stands, gridlocked traffic -- the scenes in coronavirus ground zero Wuhan these days would have been unthinkable in January.

Fresh test for Wuhan as cluster sparks mass virus screening

Wuhan - Nervous residents of China's pandemic epicentre of Wuhan queued up across the city to be tested for the novel coronavirus on Thursday after a new cluster of cases sparked a mass screening campaign.

Wuhan to test entire population after new virus cluster: state media

Wuhan - Wuhan plans to conduct coronavirus tests on the Chinese city's entire population after new cases emerged for the first time in weeks in the cradle of the global pandemic, state media reported Tuesday.

Students in China's virus centre Wuhan return to school

Bejing - Chinese youngsters in the global virus epicentre of Wuhan filed back to class on Wednesday, wearing masks and walking in single file past thermal scanners.

Flickers of joy in China's virus ground zero mask deep fears

Wuhan - A bride in a long white gown poses by Wuhan's East Lake with her groom, face masks off momentarily as a photographer snaps pre-wedding photos.

Epicenter of COVID-19, Wuhan, China raises death toll by 50%

Wuhan - The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus originated last year, has raised its official Covid-19 death toll by 50 percent, adding 1,290 fatalities.

Wuhan virus lockdown over, but lingering fears slow recovery

Wuhan - Hairstylist "Ah Ping" is back in business now that Wuhan's coronavirus lockdown has been lifted, but his salon has no customers, only empty chairs and lingering fears over a contagion that continues to haunt the city.

Light at tunnel's end: Wuhan's cautious reawakening

Wuhan - Cars are back on city streets and shoppers are strolling in malls again as life slowly returns to Wuhan. But the cradle of the global coronavirus pandemic remains under the shadow of the contagion.

'I feel nothing': virus-stricken Wuhan buries its dead

Wuhan - As China's coronavirus epicentre Wuhan awakens from its long nightmare, formerly locked-down citizens are beginning to reemerge, but for many, their first outdoor act in more than two months is grim: burying loved ones.

China's virus strategy: a model for the world?

Bejing - The head of the World Health Organization believes China's battle with the coronavirus offers a beacon of hope, but others question whether Beijing's strategy can be followed by other countries -- particularly Western democracies.

Virus-hit Wuhan waits for barriers to come down

Wuhan - A network of makeshift barriers has kept residents walled in their neighbourhoods for weeks in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eight days in Wuhan, cut off from the world

Wuhan - For eight days, an AFP team lived and worked at the centre of a global health emergency, witnessing how life in the Chinese city of Wuhan was turned upside down as it was cut off from the world.

Specialized virus hospital in China built in only 10 days

Wuhan - The first patients arrived Monday at a 1,000-bed hospital built in 10 days as part of China’s sweeping efforts to fight a new virus that is causing global alarm.

Op-Ed: Coronavirus update — Finally some good news, but many worries

Beijing - Hidden on Xinhua, the first and so far only bit of good news about coronavirus appears in a single line in an article – 38 people who had recovered have been discharged. It gives a little hope in a bleak overall picture.

'End of the world': Wuhan residents react to quarantine

Wuhan - Wuhan residents called for help and shared worries of food shortages Thursday, with streets in the virus-hit central Chinese city left deserted after it was put on lockdown.

Masks, disinfectants in low supply as China virus spreads

Bejing - Pharmacies in Beijing and Shanghai were running low on surgical masks and disinfectants Wednesday as a deadly new SARS-like virus spread ahead of the busy Lunar New Year travel period.
 

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