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Sydney outbreak a 'national emergency' as cases spike

Asia Pacific Jul 23, 2021

Sydney outbreak a 'national emergency' as cases spike

Sydney's fast-growing coronavirus outbreak has become a "national emergency," state leaders said Friday, as Australia's largest city reported another record number of new infections. Admitting a monthlong lockdown had so far failed to stop a delta-variant outbreak, the state of New South Wales pleaded for ...

China opposes studying lab leak in any new virus origins probe

Asia Pacific Jul 22, 2021

China opposes studying lab leak in any new virus origins probe

China pushed back against the World Health Organization’s call for another probe into the coronavirus’s origins that includes examining whether it leaked from a lab, saying there’s no evidence for the theory and it defies common sense. The pathogen most likely arose in an animal, ...

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