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China calls COVID 'lab leak' theory a lie after WHO report

Jun. 10, 2022 06:17 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday attacked the theory that the coronavirus pandemic may have originated as a leak from a Chinese laboratory as a politically motivated lie, after the World Health Organization recommended in its strongest terms yet that a deeper probe is needed into whether a lab...

WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study

Jun. 09, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Over two years after the coronavirus was first detected in China, and after at least 6.3 million deaths have been counted worldwide from the pandemic, the World Health Organization is recommending in its strongest terms yet that a deeper probe is required into whether a lab accident...

Shanghai reports first deaths in current COVID-19 outbreak

Apr. 18, 2022 04:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai authorities on Monday reported the first COVID-19 deaths in the latest outbreak in China’s most populous and wealthiest city. All three people who died were elderly, had underlying diseases such as diabetes and hypertension and had not been vaccinated...

Shanghai hospital pays the price for China's COVID response

Apr. 09, 2022 07:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A series of deaths at a hospital for elderly patients in Shanghai is underscoring the dangerous consequences of China's stubborn pursuit of a zero-COVID approach amid an escalating outbreak in the city of 26 million people. Multiple patients have died at the Shanghai...

Shanghai lockdown triggers complaints as COVID cases rise

Apr. 03, 2022 05:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — COVID-19 cases in China’s largest city of Shanghai are still rising with millions isolated at home under a sweeping lockdown, as the draconian “zero tolerance” approach to the pandemic increasingly draws complaints from residents fed up with the restrictions. ...

Hong Kong urges testing, Shanghai struggles under lockdown

Apr. 02, 2022 05:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong authorities on Saturday asked the entire population of more than 7.4 million people to voluntarily test themselves for COVID-19 at home for three days in a row starting next week. The announcement by Chief Executive Carrie Lam came as the southern Chinese...

China reopens 1 city as Shanghai lockdown enters 2nd phase

Mar. 31, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of eastern Shanghai hoping to emerge from a four-day lockdown got some bad news Thursday night: Some will be confined to their homes for at least 10 more days. It was the latest wrinkle in the lockdown of China's largest city as it struggles to eliminate an...

Shanghai starts China's biggest COVID-19 lockdown in 2 years

Mar. 28, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China began its most extensive coronavirus lockdown in two years Monday to conduct mass testing and control a growing outbreak in Shanghai as questions are raised about the economic toll of the nation's “zero-COVID” strategy. Shanghai, China's financial capital...