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Test workers examine citizens for covid-19 virus nucleic acid, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, May 15, 2020.

Photos show how Wuhan tested 6.5 million people for the coronavirus in 9 days, while the US has tested only 14 million people in 4 months

On May 11, the Chinese city of Wuhan ordered all 11 million of its residents to be tested for the novel coronavirus after six new cases were reported.

A month after Wuhan’s 76-day lockdown ended, stores in the wedding industry are still struggling to stay open

Stores in the wedding industry are confronting a tough reality in Wuhan: Even with the lockdown lifted, business has crawled to a halt.
A researcher with a bat.

Scientists found an even closer match between the new coronavirus and a virus in bats — more evidence that it jumped naturally, like other virus...

A growing number of genetic studies suggest the new coronavirus spilled over naturally from bats to humans, rather than leaking from a Chinese lab.
Health workers in protective gear at a housing compound in Hong Kong in February 2020.

Hong Kong is testing hundreds of families after finding 2 new cases after 23 days of no local infections. It’s a strategy many countries are usi...

Hong Kong is testing more than 800 households after finding two new local cases. It shows the role testing has in stopping new outbreaks.
Firefighters disinfect the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport on April 3, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

The US probably had the coronavirus in December, but was too busy watching China to notice

While the US remained laser-focused on spotting the virus in China, it was already busy doing laps around the globe.
Public-health researchers work in their laboratory at an airport in Qingdao, Shandong province, August 11, 2014.

A US researcher who worked with a Wuhan virology lab gives 4 reasons why a coronavirus leak would be extremely unlikely

A fringe theory posits that the coronavirus accidentally leaked from a Wuhan lab. But a US researcher says there's no evidence for that.
A doctor being disinfected by his colleague at a quarantine zone in Wuhan on January 3 2020.

Wuhan abruptly increased its coronavirus death toll to 50% higher than previously reported

Local officials in Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus began, blamed the discrepancy on past underreporting from an overwhelmed medical system.
A laboratory technician working with samples from people to be tested for the coronavirus at "Fire Eye" laboratory in Wuhan, China.

An unsubstantiated theory suggests the coronavirus accidentally leaked from a Chinese lab — here are the facts

The coronavirus probably did not jump from animals to people at a wet market in Wuhan as initially thought. But there's no evidence of a lab leak.
Staff members move barriers in front of a railway station of Wuhan on the first day inbound train services resumed, March 28, 2020.

‘Diary of a closed city’: A Chinese author chronicled her life in Wuhan, where the first coronavirus cases were detected

"If authors have any responsibilities in the face of disaster, the greatest of them is to bear witness," she said in an interview with The Times.
In Wuhan, roads, train stations, and the city's airport have now resumed operations for cautious travelers.

Wuhan ended its 76-day coronavirus lockdown last week — here’s how Wuhan residents are reacting

The people of Wuhan, China, have mixed feelings about the reopening of their city, which was put under lockdown in January.