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The Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, China, ‘an early and major epicentre of Sars-CoV-2 infection’. Photograph: Getty Images

Covid-19 emerged naturally and is not is the product of an accidental leak from a Chinese laboratory, according to a team of internationally-regarded(...)

The first vaccinations under the trial will take place this month, with up to 240 children receiving the vaccine.  Photograph: Jens Schlueter/AFP via Getty.

More than 108 million cases of Covid-19 have been recorded worldwide with more than 2.3 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkin(...)

Peter Ben Embarek, head of the WHO mission to Wuhan, at a press conference on Tuesday. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

The virus which causes Covid-19 is “extremely unlikely” to have entered the human population as a result of a laboratory-related incident, global heal(...)

Investigative team members of the World Health Organisation visit Huanan seafood market in Wuhan on January 31st, 2021 in Wuhan, China. Photograph:  Getty Images

A team of experts led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) investigating the origins of Covid-19 visited Huanan market on Sunday, the now-shuttered (...)

People visit an exhibition about Chinas fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus at a convention centre in Wuhan  that was previously a makeshift hospital for coronavirus patients. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

Boxes of imported steaks arriving at the Baishazhou wholesale market in Wuhan go through an elaborate ritual before being placed in the freezers that (...)

A clinic doctor collects sample for coronavirus testing from motorcyclist at a Covid-19 screening facility at Clinic Ajwa near a mural depicting medical frontlines in Shah Alam, Selangor state, Malaysia, on Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo/Vincent Thian

Officials have learned a lot since last winter when a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown origin was reported in China Maria van Kerkhove was (...)

A woman searching for her young daughter and husband on top of the ruins of a destroyed school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, in  2008. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

When the Chinese Communist Party wants to massage a narrative into a shape of its liking it can go to startling lengths. We see it today and we saw it(...)

epa08356906 Workers wearing protective face masks walk at Leishenshan Hospital, in Wuhan, China. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

China is cracking down on publication of academic research about the origins of coronavirus, in what is likely to be part of a wider attempt to contro(...)

Workers wearing protective suit walk next to Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan on March 30th. Photograph:   Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

The Huanan seafood wholesale market in central Wuhan was the kind of place where people often catch colds. Vendors started setting up as early as 3am,(...)

Workers in protective suits walk next to Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak is believed to have begun. Photograph:  Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Shenzhen has become the first mainland Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat, following a move by Beijing to prohibit the w(...)

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