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German scientist says 99.9% chance coronavirus leaked from Wuhan lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new study based on a year of research by a German physicist has concluded that the Wuhan coronavirus started with an accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). ...

WHO inspector's 'natural hosts' experimented on in Wuhan lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ferret-badgers and rabbits — "natural hosts" that a World Health Organization (WHO) inspector says could have been vectors for the first transmission of CO...

China considers new actions to lift flagging birthrate

BEIJING (AP) — China is considering additional measures to increase its flagging birthrate, more than four years after ending its controversial one-child policy. For decades, China ...

China holiday train travel down nearly 70% amid restrictions

BEIJING (AP) — Railway journeys in China during the usually frenetic Lunar New Year holiday travel rush are down by almost 70% amid calls for people to stay where they are to avoid a new outbreak of C...

Geneticist debunks China's frozen food theory on Covid origin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A geneticist investigating the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic has debunked China's claims that the outbreak may have started with frozen food. After carr...

The Latest: Schools, shops, salons are reopening in Austria

VIENNA — Schools, shops, hairdressing salons and museums are reopening in Austria after the country’s third lockdown, but concerns linger about infection rates and the spread of new coronavirus varian...

Asia Today: China sees most monthly infections since March

BEIJING (AP) — China recorded more than 2,000 new domestic cases of COVID-19 in January, the highest monthly total since the tail end of the initial outbreak in Wuhan in March of last year. ...

Asia Today: China's big holiday travel season light so far

BEIJING (AP) — Efforts to dissuade Chinese from traveling for Lunar New Year appeared to be working as Beijing’s main train station was largely quiet and estimates of passenger totals were smaller tha...

3 COVID tests required for Lunar New Year travelers in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese planning to return home to different provinces for the Lunar New Year holiday are required to test for the coronavirus three times as the country experiences a res...

The Latest: France's Sanofi to help make rival vaccine

PARIS — French drug maker Sanofi says it will help manufacture 125 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by rivals Pfizer and BioNTech, while its own vaccine candidate faces delays. ...

The Latest: China offers flight refunds to curb travel

BEIJING — Chinese airlines are offering refunded tickets as the coronavirus continues to spread in the country's northeast. The offer Tuesday from the government’s aviation authorit...

China tackles pandemic with mass construction once again

Beijing (AP) — A sprawling quarantine center is more than 4,000 rooms is being thrown up in northern China in response to a COVID-19 outbreak in Shijiazhuang, a city of more than 10 million people in ...

The Latest: New Zealand reports 1st community case in months

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported its first coronavirus case outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months, although there was no immediate evidence the virus was spreading...

Asia Today: New Zealand reports 1st community case in months

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has reported its first case of community transmission in more than two months, although there was no immediate evidence that the coronavirus was spreading. ...

Asia Today: Shanghai outbreak prompts 2 hospital lockdowns

BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China's best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases. Outpatient services have been suspended and Fuda...