At least 12 people were killed and over 100 injured in the blast in a residential neighborhood in the Hubei province city of Shiyan.
The WHO mission to China to uncover the origins of Covid-19 has failed to identify the source of a pandemic which has swept across the world, but the team has ruled out the Wuhan lab-leak theory propagated by former US President Donald Trump.
Senior school students are back at 121 institutions in China's Wuhan –– considered the Covid-19 pandemic's ground zero –– where they face a new normal: socially distanced classrooms and thermal scanners.
The number of global coronavirus deaths has surpassed 237,000 with more than 3.3 million infections. Here are updates for May 1, 2020.
China has tried to use the crisis to build influence but is also accused of spreading disinformation and financially benefitting from the virus, while the US has also been criticised for its inept response to Covid-19.
Top legislature will start its key annual session on May 22, more than two months later than originally planned due to fallout from coronavirus outbreak, official news agency Xinhua says.
Yes, Covid-19 originates in China, but it’s globalisation that took the virus on a world tour.
The strict social distancing measures, including a near 11-week travel ban, appear to have paid off, and life is slowly getting back to normal in Wuhan, even as the virus devastates Europe and the US.
Wuhan residents are enjoying a renewed sense of freedom after 76 days of lockdown following the emergence and outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Mainland China announced 36 new cases in the country after it managed to take the spread of pandemic under control with strict measures. China also reported the daily asymptomatic cases for the very first time.
As China is looking to lift restrictions in Wuhan and the surrounding Hubei province, critics who dispute the government's official coronavirus statistics worry that a second wave of infections may be around the corner.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, again pleads for help in dealing with onslaught, attributes cluster to city's role as a gateway to international travellers and sheer density of its population.
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