Authorties in Shanghai have vowed punishment for Covid-19 lockdown violators as the country continues to pursue a strict "zero-Covid" approach aimed at eliminating transmission chains.
The country's strategy remains unchanged, however, with national health official Liang Wannian saying the "dynamic clearance" policy was still Shanghai's "best option".
China has sent more than 10,000 health workers from around the country to aid the city, including 2,000 from the military, and is mass testing residents, some of whom have been locked down for weeks.
China now facing its worst outbreak since late 2019, officials have vowed to double down on the zero-tolerance strategy to contain the current surge.
A new study says most early symptomatic cases were linked to Huanan market, providing strong evidence of a live-animal market origin of the pandemic.
Chinese authorities have been racing to contain virus infections via mass testing of residents and targeted lockdowns.
China has dismissed the WHO proposal to further investigate the lab leak theory, which was deemed ‘extremely unlikely’ in its previous report but has since gained traction.
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The US medical chief Anthony Fauci has called for releasing the data of the first suspected Covid-19 cases from China to find out the origin of the coronavirus.
Both Wuhan and Suzhou were hit by separate tornadoes that wreaked havoc across the central and eastern parts of the country.
The WHO-commissioned report “Covid-19: Make it the Last Pandemic” argues the global alarm system needs overhauling to prevent a similar catastrophe.
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