China ‘promoting flimsy theories that Covid-19 originated outside the country’

China ‘promoting flimsy theories that Covid-19 originated outside the country’ as WHO experts begin their investigation in Wuhan WHO experts begin their investigation in Wuhan into the pandemic’s source State-run media leapt on report that a woman from Milan with symptoms in 2019 Beijing leaders have made repeated attempts to divert blame for the pandemic … Read more China ‘promoting flimsy theories that Covid-19 originated outside the country’

Year-long hunt for Chinese lab researcher thwarted by ‘state cover-up’

A year-long hunt by The Mail on Sunday and Western intelligence officials for a Chinese lab researcher believed to be the world’s first Covid-19 patient has been thwarted by a suspected state cover-up. Huang Yanling, who worked at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, was named as Patient Zero in online reports that were widely shared … Read more Year-long hunt for Chinese lab researcher thwarted by ‘state cover-up’

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: The world needs to know exactly what happened in Wuhan

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: The world needs to know exactly what happened in Wuhan By Mail On Sunday Comment For The Mail On Sunday Published: 00:00 GMT, 17 January 2021 | Updated: 00:09 GMT, 17 January 2021 The mystery of Wuhan – did the Covid-19 outbreak originate in a state laboratory there? – has now … Read more MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: The world needs to know exactly what happened in Wuhan

IAN BIRRELL: It’ll be an unforgivable insult to the dead if the world lets China bury the truth 

It has taken 14 months since a sinister new disease emerged in Wuhan for the global health body responsible for protecting the world to be allowed into the Chinese city to investigate the origins of the pandemic. The belated arrival last week of a team from the World Health Organisation (WHO) follows persistent stonewalling from Beijing … Read more IAN BIRRELL: It’ll be an unforgivable insult to the dead if the world lets China bury the truth 

More than 4,800 boxes of ice cream are found to be contaminated with Covid in China

More than 4,800 boxes of ice cream are found to be contaminated with Covid in China as anti-epidemic authorities scramble to contact people who could be affected Three samples of locally produced ice cream were found to be contaminated  Health officials in Tianjin municipality are tracing those in contact with boxes 1,662 company employees have been … Read more More than 4,800 boxes of ice cream are found to be contaminated with Covid in China

COVID-19: Rich people are up to 54 PER CENT more likely to follow social distancing rules

Richest people are 54 PER CENT more likely to follow social distancing rules than those earning £10,000 a year or less, study finds US experts surveyed more than 1,000 adults about their pandemic behaviours The higher your income, the more likely you are to take protective measures These included wearing face masks, social distancing and … Read more COVID-19: Rich people are up to 54 PER CENT more likely to follow social distancing rules

Family of Brit teacher, 56, forced to pay £500 a DAY to keep him fed and washed in Chinese hospital

Family of British teacher, 56, who is being forced to pay £500 a DAY just to keep him fed and washed in Chinese hospital where he caught severe lung infection launch desperate £90,000 funding bid to fly him home EXCLUSIVE: Mark Poole from Burnley moved to China to teach students English But the 56-year-old was … Read more Family of Brit teacher, 56, forced to pay £500 a DAY to keep him fed and washed in Chinese hospital

Sheldon Adelson’s coffin lands in Israel, is greeted by Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of Jerusalem burial

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and mega-donor to US President Donald Trump, who died on Tuesday aged 87 after a long illness, has been buried in Jerusalem.  The casino mogul’s coffin was greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Adelson’s wife Miriam on Thursday night, and was buried on Friday. The billionaire mogul and power broker, who built a … Read more Sheldon Adelson’s coffin lands in Israel, is greeted by Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of Jerusalem burial

China releases footage of its troops conducting live-fire drill near Taiwan

Her trip cancelled in the final days of the Trump administration, US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft instead met virtually Wednesday night with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and told her: ‘The United States will always stand with Taiwan.’ And though she’ll leave office with the president next week, Craft said she still hopes … Read more China releases footage of its troops conducting live-fire drill near Taiwan

Coronavirus: China races to build massive quarantine camp in Hebei to curb surging infections 

Workers in China‘s new coronavirus ground zero are rushing to build a huge quarantine centre containing 3,000 isolation units to tackle a surge of COVID-19 infections. More than 600 workers and over 100 machines are working 24 hours non-stop in sub-zero temperatures, aiming to complete the majority of the isolation camp within three days, authorities have … Read more Coronavirus: China races to build massive quarantine camp in Hebei to curb surging infections