Coronavirus: Chinese whistleblower doctor honoured on anniversary of his death

The message was tucked into a bouquet of chrysanthemums left by a mourner at the back of Wuhan Central Hospital to honor a Chinese whistleblower doctor who died from the … Read More

WHO team visits food market in Wuhan, China to search for coronavirus clues

A World Health Organization team looking into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday visited the food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan that was linked to many … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto doctor reflects on Canada’s 1st COVID-19 case, one year later

It was Jan. 23, 2020, when a 56-year-old man, who had just arrived back in the Toronto area from Wuhan, China, became Canada’s first case of COVID-19 — though the … Read More

Wuhan, China returns to normal as world continues to battle coronavirus pandemic

A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, bringing the bustling central Chinese industrial and transport centre to a … Read More

City of Wuhan tests 10 million people for coronavirus, finds few new cases

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected late last year, has tested nearly 10 million people in an unprecedented 19-day campaign to check an entire city. … Read More

Wuhan lab head says claims coronavirus leaked from facility are ‘pure fabrication’

Claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese city are a “pure fabrication,” the institute’s director … Read More

Officials in Wuhan to test all residents for COVID-19 after new infections found

Authorities in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began were moving forward Wednesday with efforts to test all 11 million residents for the virus within 10 days after a … Read More

Canada not drawing ‘firm conclusions’ on theory virus escaped from China lab: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is not drawing “firm conclusions” on allegations that the novel coronavirus — which has now caused devastation worldwide — came from a lab in … Read More

All coronavirus patients in Wuhan have been discharged from hospital, China says

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the global coronavirus pandemic began, now has no remaining cases in its hospitals, a health official told reporters on Sunday. The novel coronavirus is … Read More

New coronavirus symptoms include headaches, loss of taste and smell

Shortness of breath, a fever and a dry cough. Those were some of the symptoms first associated with COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. But as more people … Read More

Wuhan, China’s coronavirus epicentre, ends 76-day lockdown

After 11 weeks of lockdown, the first train departed Wednesday morning from a re-opened Wuhan, the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, as residents once again were allowed to travel … Read More

City at centre of China’s coronavirus outbreak gradually reopens after lockdown

Shopkeepers in the city at the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that … Read More

Can the new coronavirus live on coats, shoes? Experts weigh in

Medical professionals say handwashing and social distancing are some of the best ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. But can the … Read More

China to end lockdown in most of Hubei as domestic coronavirus cases drop

Chinese authorities said Tuesday they will end a two-month lockdown of most of coronavirus-hit Hubei province at midnight, as domestic cases of the virus continue to subside. People with a … Read More

Clearing the air: Carbon emissions down amid coronavirus outbreak

The novel coronavirus has brought the world to a screeching halt, and the environment is benefitting in a big way. In an attempt to decrease the rapid spread of COVID-19, … Read More

Queen Elizabeth II posts message about coronavirus: ‘My family and I stand ready to play our part’

Queen Elizabeth II issued a statement Thursday about the novel coronavirus, offering a reminder of the “vitally important part” every person plays in slowing the spread of COVID-19. “As (Prince) … Read More

Prince Albert II of Monaco tests positive for new coronavirus

Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the palace confirmed Thursday. Albert, 62, appeared to be the first head of state who has publicly said … Read More

Dolphins return to Italy’s coast amid coronavirus lockdown: ‘Nature just hit the reset button’

Amid the bad news following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, some things happen to be looking up in Italy. Wildlife that typically kept away from the Italian coast … Read More

Siblings put on porch concert for elderly neighbour in COVID-19 isolation

In these trying times during the novel coronavirus outbreak, a little bit of music goes a long way. As many around the world self-isolate to protect themselves and others against … Read More

Track, isolate, communicate: Here’s how coronavirus strategies vary worldwide

Singapore, a tiny city-state of less than 6 million people, had one of the earliest and biggest clusters of cases of the coronavirus in early February, before it began its … Read More

Oregon police tell citizens to stop calling 911 ‘just because you ran out of toilet paper’

No, a lack of toilet paper during the novel coronavirus outbreak is not a police matter. A police department in Oregon has had to remind local residents that toilet paper … Read More

Starving monkey ‘gangs’ brawl in Thailand as coronavirus keeps tourists away

Monkey “gangs” have taken to the streets of Thailand to brawl over food as the novel coronavirus has kept tourism at bay. Shocking video footage shared to Facebook show swaths … Read More

Coronavirus at the salon: Should you cancel hair, nail and wax appointments?

As the number of cases of the new coronavirus in Canada continues to rise, public health officials are warning Canadians to stay home as much as possible to prevent the … Read More

Coronavirus: World hunkers down as businesses, borders close

With borders slamming shut, schools and businesses closing and increasingly drastic restrictions on movement in place, tens of millions of people were hunkered down Tuesday, heeding government calls to isolate … Read More

‘I was appalled’: Talking to people who ignore coronavirus advisories

Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, health experts are urging all people to practise social distancing or self-isolation depending on travel and health history. Social distancing includes remaining out of congregate … Read More

As coronavirus spreads, is it still safe to use food delivery services?

In an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, many Canadians are at home for the foreseeable future. During this time, is … Read More

What kind of bum wiper are you? Coronavirus may change that

You’ve probably seen the headlines: novel coronavirus panic has people lining their homes with every bit of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and canned food they can acquire. People have shared … Read More

Penguins go on ‘field trip’ after U.S. aquarium shuts down during coronavirus pandemic

Penguins at a Chicago aquarium are passing the time during the COVID-19 pandemic by visiting their other animal friends. Typically, the Shedd Aquarium’s penguins are the ones being peered at … Read More

Coronavirus: Asia urges vigilance as countries work to limit spread of COVID-19

As millions of people in Europe, the United States and beyond began holing up at home, stocking up on supplies and keeping a wary eye on how close they get … Read More

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