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'Covid was man-made virus', claims former Wuhan Lab Scientist in his new book 'The Truth About Wuhan'
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'Covid was man-made virus', claims former Wuhan Lab Scientist in his new book 'The Truth About Wuhan'

Huff reportedly alleges in his book that China's gain-of-function experiments were carried out with insufficient security, leading to a leak at the Wuhan lab

WATCH: Chinese citizens protest against Zero Covid policy, clash with police in Guangzhou
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WATCH: Chinese citizens protest against Zero Covid policy, clash with police in Guangzhou

Even as China is ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chinese government has chosen to deal with the crisis with a series of stringent methods, including a rather harsh lockdown, as part of its Zero Covid policy

China: Demonstrators attack police in Guangzhou as protests against Covid-19 lockdown escalate
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China: Demonstrators attack police in Guangzhou as protests against Covid-19 lockdown escalate

The violence in Guangzhou was a marked escalation from similar protests in Shanghai, Beijing and other Chinese cities over the weekend. The current wave of country wide protests in biggest wave of civil disobedience in China since Xi Jinping started his reign as president a decade ago

Twitter searches for China COVID-19 protests bombarded by spam, porn
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Twitter searches for China COVID-19 protests bombarded by spam, porn

For the past few days, searches in Chinese for major protest hotspots, including Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Guangzhou, show a nonstop stream of solicitations, images of scantily clad women in suggestive poses and seemingly random word and sentence fragments

Why are China’s COVID rules so strict?
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Why are China’s COVID rules so strict?

While most other nations saw the health and safety regulations as temporary until vaccines were widely available, however, China has stuck steadfastly to its strategy

US President Joe Biden monitors China COVID unrest as US rallies pop up
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US President Joe Biden monitors China COVID unrest as US rallies pop up

Discontent has been brewing for months in China over its harsh coronavirus control measures, with relentless testing, localised lockdowns and travel restrictions pushing many to the brink

Bharat Biotech’s Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine gets CDSCO approval
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Bharat Biotech’s Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine gets CDSCO approval

iNCOVACC is the world’s first Intranasal vaccine for COVID to receive approval for the primary 2-dose schedule, and heterologous booster dose

What is camel flu, a virus deadlier than COVID, that could strike Qatar amid FIFA World Cup 2022?
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What is camel flu, a virus deadlier than COVID, that could strike Qatar amid FIFA World Cup 2022?

As 1.2 million football enthusiasts gather in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022, the WHO has warned of a possible outbreak of camel flu, also known as the Middle East Respiratory System (MERS). Considered to be a deadlier cousin of COVID-19, it kills up to a third of those who get infected

China's COVID Conundrum: Why the virus is showing no signs of slowing down
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China's COVID Conundrum: Why the virus is showing no signs of slowing down

China reported 31,454 fresh coronavirus cases, as per the official data on Thursday. This is the highest daily figure since the virus was detected in Wuhan in 2019. Despite a strict zero-COVID policy, why has the country not been able to stop the surge?

Coronavirus erupts in China once more even as ‘Zero-COVID’ policy has already frayed tempers
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Coronavirus erupts in China once more even as ‘Zero-COVID’ policy has already frayed tempers

Case numbers have surged across China, with residents in Beijing worried that a record number of new infections will lead to lockdown measures similar to those seen earlier in the year in Shanghai, which lasted for months

COVID-19 infection may reactivate several latent viruses in body: Study
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COVID-19 infection may reactivate several latent viruses in body: Study

Severe, long-term fatigue, post-exertional malaise, pain and sleep problems are characteristic signs of the disease

'Soaring demand' of remdesivir, oxygen during second wave of COVID-19: MHA
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'Soaring demand' of remdesivir, oxygen during second wave of COVID-19: MHA

According to the annual report of the home ministry for 2021-22, during second wave of coronavirus in the country, it had coordinated with States and Union Territories and various stakeholders concerned for ensuring supply of medical oxygen for treatment of moderate to severe COVID-19 patients

Is China secretly developing a virus ‘deadlier’ than COVID-19 in a Pakistan laboratory?
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Is China secretly developing a virus ‘deadlier’ than COVID-19 in a Pakistan laboratory?

There could be a virus more fatal that COVID-19. China’s infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology is reportedly developing pathogens which can cause more contamination than coronavirus in a lab run by the Pakistan army in Rawalpindi

China: Rare apology by Chinese govt after public over child death due to Zero Covid policy
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China: Rare apology by Chinese govt after public over child death due to Zero Covid policy

The northwestern city of Lanzhou has been locked down for nearly a month under China's harsh zero-Covid policy, which has seen millions of people across the country confined to their homes and often complaining of poor conditions, food shortages and slow emergency responses

Coronavirus Pandemic: China's iPhone production declines as Covid-19 outbreak hits factory
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Coronavirus Pandemic: China's iPhone production declines as Covid-19 outbreak hits factory

Foxconn's factory at Zhengzhou is the world’s biggest assembly site for Apple smartphones. Hundreds of thousands of workers have been forcibly put into Covid-19 quarantine at the factory, shutting them off from the outside world for more than two weeks as the company struggles to overcome a coronavi

‘Jimmy Jimmy, Aaja Aaja’: Why Chinese are using Bollywood's 'Disco Dancer' hit number to protest amid COVID lockdown?
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‘Jimmy Jimmy, Aaja Aaja’: Why Chinese are using Bollywood's 'Disco Dancer' hit number to protest amid COVID lockdown?

Chinese citizens troubled by the strict Covid-19 restrictions of the Xi Jinping government are adopting a new method of protest. At present, a song from Mithun Chakraborty's film 'Disco Dancer' has become a huge hit in China

COVID-19: India records 1,334 new cases
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COVID-19: India records 1,334 new cases

The death toll has climbed to 5,28,977 with 16 fatalities, which include 12 deaths reconciled by Kerala, data updated by the ministry at 8 am stated

Why were 100 million Covishield vaccine doses destroyed in India?
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Why were 100 million Covishield vaccine doses destroyed in India?

Serum Institute of India’s Adar Poonawalla said 100 million doses of Covishield expired in September. According to the CEO, there is ‘no demand’ for booster shots as people are ‘fed up’ with COVID-19

New XBB COVID-19 strain in 4 Indian states: How wary should we be of this 'immunity-evasive' variant?
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New XBB COVID-19 strain in 4 Indian states: How wary should we be of this 'immunity-evasive' variant?

Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha and Tamil Nadu have reported XBB variant cases. A combination of Omicron's BA.2.75 and BJ.1 variants, it is 'more transmissible' and the ‘most immunity-evasive’ strain yet

Explained: What is Tele-MANAS, India’s 24×7 mental health service?
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Explained: What is Tele-MANAS, India’s 24×7 mental health service?

Centre’s Tele Mental Health Assistance and Networking Across States (Tele-MANAS) aims to make mental health assistance available round the clock, especially for people in remote or under-served areas