Delta and Hawaiian AIrlines are working with the CDC to trace the path of a couple who were diagnosed with coronavirus after returning from Hawaii.
The conspiracy theory focuses on the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, a government lab near the meat market at the center of the outbreak.
Crises, particularly unexpected ones, can make or break a government as much as an individual.In 2019, China "celebrated" 70 years of Communist Party rule. China's economic growth was at the lowest it's been in three decades. And it faced the added political challenge of the Hong Kong protests, as well as the economic strain of an escalating trade war with the United States. Nevertheless, 2020 brought a more urgent challenge.The Chinese government's recent quarantine of 60 million people -- roughly the size of Italy -- is unprecedented. At the last count, China's death toll from COVID-19 -- also known as the coronavirus -- had reached 1,367, and the number of confirmed cases was 59,804....
HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - For the past two weeks China's police have been raiding houses, restaurants and makeshift markets across the country, arresting nearly 700 people for breaking the temporary ban on catching, selling or eating wild animals. The scale of the crackdown, which has netted almost 40,000 animals including squirrels, weasels and boars, suggests that China's taste for eating wildlife and using animal parts for medicinal purposes is not likely to disappear overnight, despite potential links to the new coronavirus. "I'd like to sell once the ban is lifted," said Gong Jian, who runs a wildlife store online and operates shops in China's autonomous Inner Mongolia region.
Canadian citizen Kristina Shramko has been filming YouTube videos insider her Wuhan loft. The quarantine has taken a mental toll on her, she said.