New swine flu with pandemic potential identified by China researchers

Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study in the US science journal PNAS, although experts said there is no imminent threat. Named G4, it is Read More …

China halts salmon imports over possible link to Beijing outbreak as consumers leap to conclusions

China has halted imports from European salmon suppliers amid fears they may be linked to a coronavirus outbreak at a Beijing market , although experts say the fish itself is unlikely to carry the disease. State-run newspapers reported that the Read More …

Beijing reimposes lockdown measures after new Covid-19 outbreak

Parts of Beijing have reimposed lockdown measures after a cluster of locally transmitted coronavirus cases emerged nearly two months after the Chinese capital appeared to have stamped out the virus. The outbreak, linked to a major wholesale food market, raised Read More …

Hong Kong police arrest 2 people on suspicion of making explosives

A 16-year-old teenager and a 52-year-old woman were arrested on Monday in Hong Kong on suspicion of making or possession of explosives, police said. Chow Cheung-yau, superintendent of the Hong Kong police’s Narcotics Bureau, told a press conference that the Read More …

Coronavirus: China’s plan to test everyone in Wuhan

China has been carrying out an ambitious plan to test everyone in Wuhan, the city where the Covid-19 pandemic began, following the emergence of a cluster of new infections. The authorities had pledged to test the city’s inhabitants over a Read More …