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China cancels Mount Everest climbs, citing fears of importing COVID-19 cases from Nepal

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

China has canceled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world’s highest peak because of fears of importing COVID-19 cases from neighbouring Nepal, state media reported. The closure was confirmed in a notice Friday from China’s General Administration of Sport, the official Xinhua News Agency said. …

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COVID-19 origins still need exploring, lab leak theory can’t be dismissed: scientists

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The origin of the novel coronavirus is still unclear and the theory that it was caused by a laboratory leak needs to be taken seriously until there is a rigorous data-led investigation that proves it wrong, a group of leading scientists said. COVID-19, which emerged in China in late …

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Coronavirus: WHO team visits research lab in Wuhan, China – National

Coronavirus: WHO team visits research lab in Wuhan, China - National

World Health Organization investigators on Wednesday visited a research center in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus. The WHO team’s visit to the Wuhan Institute of Virology is a highlight of their mission to gather data and …

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

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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 early infections. The team members visited the Huanan Seafood Market for about an hour in the afternoon, and one …

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WHO team to meet with China experts in Wuhan to begin virus origins mission – National

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World Health Organization experts are to begin face-to-face meetings with their Chinese counterparts Friday in the central city of Wuhan at the start of the team’s long-awaited fact-finding mission into the origins of the coronavirus. Those meetings should be followed by the first field visits in and around the …

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WHO team to research COVID-19 origins in Wuhan. Here’s what we know – National

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After a two-week quarantine, the real work can begin. Maybe. A World Health Organization team of researchers emerged from their hotel Thursday for the first time since their arrival in the central Chinese city of Wuhan to start searching for clues into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read …

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Son of coronavirus victim demands to meet WHO expert team in Wuhan, China – National

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A relative of a coronavirus victim in China is demanding to meet a visiting World Health Organization expert team, saying it should speak with affected families who allege they are being muffled by the Chinese government. China approved the visit by researchers under the auspices of the U.N. agency …

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

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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 illness wasn’t yet called that, and it would take the medical team a few days to confirm it was …

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

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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 virtual standstill almost overnight. It would last 76 days. Early Saturday morning, however, residents of the city where the …

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One year ago, Quebec public health started preparing for arrival of coronavirus – Montreal

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One year ago on Jan. 22, 2020, Quebec’s public health director held his first news conference on the new coronavirus that appeared in China. Dr. Horacio Arruda assured Quebecers that the province’s health network was prepared to intervene quickly if ever a case of coronavirus was detected in Quebec. …

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