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China: Wuhan lab created '10,000-times stronger than usual’ coronavirus strains, says scientist

Wuhan: A Wuhan-based lab in China created coronavirus strains that were up to 10,000-times stronger than usual, media reports said on Saturday.

Investigation finds 26 out of the 27 Lancet scientists debunking that Covid leaked from a Chinese lab have links to Wuhan

Wuhan: A new investigation has revealed that 26 scientists, who wrote a letter in The Lancet medical journal dismissing the possibility that Covid-19 originated from a Wuhan lab,  have links to its Chinese researchers, their colleagues or its benefactors.

WHO supremo Tedros urges China to to be more cooperative in finding the origin of COVID-19

Geneva: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has asked China to be more cooperative with the WHO's second phase of the investigation into the origins of Covid-19.

More transparency needed in investigating coronavirus origins: WHO Director-General Tedros

London/UNI: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on China to cooperate on the ongoing investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus.

Study claims COVID-19 was created in Chinese labs

Beijing: A study has revealed that Chinese scientists created COVID-19 in a Wuhan lab and then even attempted to cover their tracks by reverse-engineering versions of the virus to make it look like it evolved naturally from bats.

COVID-19 origins report inconclusive: We must ‘leave no stone unturned’: WHO chief

New York: The report from a team of international scientists assembled by the World Health Organization (WHO) to examine how COVID-19 first spread to humans was published on Tuesday, and was described by the UN health agency’s chief as a welcome start, but far from conclusive.

Matt Pottinger says China attempted to cover up the coronavirus in the early days

Beijing: Former US deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger has said China had attempted to cover up the coronavirus in the early days of the crisis.

Coronavirus origin: WHO Wuhan mission now finds possible signs of wider original outbreak in 2019

Wuhan:Investigators from the World Health Organization (WHO), who are trying to find the possible origin of the COVID-19 virus outbreak in China, have discovered signs the outbreak was much wider in Wuhan in December 2019 than previously thought, reports CNN.

COVID-19 ‘extremely unlikely’ to have come from a lab, experts say

New York: The virus that causes COVID-19 probably jumped from animals to humans and is “extremely unlikely” to have come from a laboratory, the head of an international team investigating the origins of the disease said on Tuesday.

Huanan market may not be 1st place where COVID-19 outbreak started in Wuhan: Expert

Moscow/Sputnik: The Huanan seafood market may not be the first place where the coronavirus outbreak started in China's Wuhan, as the earliest case in China is not indeed associated with this market, Liang Wannian, a Chinese expert from Tsinghua University, said on Tuesday.

Consecutive drop in new COVID-19 cases ‘encouraging news’: WHO

New York: The number of new COVID-19 cases globally has fallen for the third week in a row, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Monday, though urging countries not to let up efforts to defeat the disease.

WHO expert team visits Wuhan hospital involved in treating first COVID-19 cases

Moscow/Sputnik: The international team of the World Health Organization (WHO), tasked with investigating the origins of COVID-19, has visited a hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the first COVID-19 patients were treated, WHO team member and virologist Marion Koopmans said on Saturday.

Health experts arrive in Wuhan to investigate COVID-19 origins

New York: Members of an international team studying the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19 arrived in Wuhan, China, on Thursday, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced during an expert meeting on the disease.

No evidence to back China’s claim of simultaneous coronanvirus outbreak across several nations: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday rejected China's claim that the COVID-19 pandemic broke out simultaneously in several countries last year.

COVID-19 comes from Wuhan lab: Chinese virologist claims

A Chinese virologist has claimed that she has scientific proof that the COVID-19 virus originated from a Wuhan laboratory.