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1 million residents in Wuhan, China put into lockdown over 4 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

  • The central Chinese city of Wuhan has mandated one of its districts with one million residents into a lockdown after four asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 were found.
  • Local authorities of the Jiangxia district announced a 3-day “temporary restriction” starting Wednesday after the COVID cases were detected in Wuhan, which studies have pointed to being the origin of the initial COVID-19 outbreak.
  • This is the first time the city has imposed a shutdown since January 2020, when the provincial capital held a 76-day lockdown after the virus was first found.
  • Large gatherings, dining-in, most public transportation and some entertainment venues will be banned.
  • When President Xi Jinping visited the city last month, he declared that the country would sacrifice some of its economic development to remain Covid zero.

The central Chinese city of Wuhan has mandated one of its districts with 1 million residents into a lockdown after four asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 were found. 

Local authorities of the Jiangxia district announced a three-day “temporary restriction” starting Wednesday after the COVID cases were detected in Wuhan, which studies point to being the origin of the initial COVID-19 outbreak.

New research supports Wuhan live animal market as origin of pandemic

Wuhan COVID-19 origin
  • A pair of studies that was released on Saturday is shedding new light on COVID-19’s zoonotic origins.
  • One of the studies mapped the earliest known cases of the disease and zeroed in on a wet market in Wuhan, which has long been reported as the epicenter of the initial COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The other study analyzed SARS-CoV-2’s genomic diversity and determined the occurrences of at least two separate transmissions from animals to humans.
  • The new studies, which were co-authored by a group of international scientists, undermine the lab leak theory, which claims that SARS-CoV-2 was created in a laboratory in Wuhan.

A pair of studies released over the weekend allegedly provides new evidence in support of the theory that COVID-19 originated in a wet market in Wuhan, China, in late 2019.

The studies, which have yet to be peer-reviewed or published in any scientific journals, were co-authored by scientists from the U.S., the U.K., South Korea, Singapore, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Canada, Belgium and Australia, as per The Guardian.

‘I’m sorry if people felt offended’: Canadian premier draws outrage over ‘bat soup out of Wuhan’ comment

Jason Kenney Bat Soup

A Canadian premier has been accused of racism after referencing “bat soup” while talking about COVID-19 late last month.

Jason Kenney, who has served as Alberta’s premier since 2019, made the controversial remark during a year-end interview with Postmedia, in which he addressed the uncertainty of coronavirus variants.

‘Delta Omicron Epsilon’: Billionaire banker Rich Handler makes derogatory ‘Wuhan’ reference on Instagram

Rich Handler
  • Rich Handler, billionaire CEO of the investment bank Jeffries Financial Group, referenced the variants of COVID in a public Instagram story last Thursday.
  • “Delta Omicron Epsilon is the National Honor Society for Economics Majors, not the three towns next to Wuhan,” he wrote.
  • Handler tested positive for COVID in Dec. 2021, shortly after requesting staff stay home and work remotely due to the Omicron variant.

In a public Instagram Story posted on Thursday, Jeffries Financial Group CEO Rich Handler made a joke referring to “Wuhan” and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Handler, who became a billionaire in 2021, has a notable social media presence, as noted by Bloomberg in a recent profile that referred to his “offbeat Instagrams.” His official profile has about 30,000 followers. 

Wuhan University Unveils Plasma Jet Prototype That Could Eventually Replace Jet Fuel

China could now be laying the groundwork for the development of plasma jets, giving the world a peek into the future of sustainable air travel.

In a paper published last week, researchers at the Institute of Technological Sciences at Wuhan University — one of the country’s most prestigious universities with a “Double First Class” status — announced that they had developed a prototype of a plasma jet device, using electricity to run its engine.

100-Year-Old Man Beats Coronavirus With Plasma Donation, China Claims

A 100-year-old man from Wuhan, China where the virus outbreak is believed to have started, was recently discharged from the hospital after being cleared of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The man is now considered the oldest person to ever be cured of the virus after he was released from the branch of Hubei’s Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital at the Optics Valley in Wuhan on Saturday, according to state-run news Xinhua. The previous record-holder was a 98-year-old woman who beat the virus at Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital in Wuhan.