Exclusive: Dir. of Wuhan Institute of Virology on COVID-19

The Wuhan Institute of Virology quickly found itself in the eye of the storm after COVID-19 engulfed the world. Over the past months, a blame game is going on, with conspiracy theories ranging from the virus “leaking” from the institute to China “concealing” crucial information, despite repeated claims from scientists that it’s originated from nature. CGTN talked to Wang Yanyi, an immunologist and director of the institute, to get her take on these rumors.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

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