26 Jan 2022
Two years ago, the Chinese city of Wuhan became the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic and its 11 million inhabitants were forced to stay home for 76 days. Today, not a single positive Covid-19 case has been reported in Wuhan for months and health rules there remain among the strictest in the country. Above all, authorities are focusing on their victory over the virus. According to the official version of events, the virus did not even originate in Wuhan but was imported from abroad. Our correspondents report.
14 May 2021
Last year, France Télévisions reporter Arnauld Miguet became the last remaining Western journalist in Wuhan, as the Chinese city experienced 133 days of the world's most restrictive Covid-19 lockdown. From the early rumours of a mysterious new virus, to the challenges of reporting in a ghost town, Miguet's new book "133 jours à Wuhan" offers a unique perspective on the early days of the global pandemic. He shared his experience with Haxie Meyers-Belkin.
13 Feb 2021
Wuhan residents enjoy festive lantern decorations in parks and light shows along the Yangtze River on the eve of Lunar New Year.
8 Feb 2021
Social media users have mourned the anniversary of the death of the Chinese doctor who first made the coronavirus public. Li Wenliang died after catching COVID-19 from a patient.
1 Feb 2021
Cylone Ana caused severe flooding across the Pacific island nation, forcing around 10,000 people to evacuate. The country's leader blamed climate change for the storm — the second to hit Fiji in as many months.
1 Feb 2021
The wholesale seafood center in Wuhan was shut down on December 31, 2019, after four cases of a mystery pneumonia were linked to the market. WHO experts believe the market is crucial to tracing the coronavirus origins.
29 Jan 2021
World Health Organization experts have begun their fact-finding mission on the origins of the global coronavirus pandemic. But it is not yet clear where they will be allowed to go and who they will get to talk to.
23 Jan 2021
A year since Wuhan entered the world's first coronavirus lockdown, clubbers in the Chinese city, some with cigarettes in hand and others wearing bunny ears, dance to pulsating beats at a nightclub called "Super Monkey".
12 Jan 2021
The anniversary of China confirming its first coronavirus death slips by unmarked in Wuhan as commuters move freely to work while parks and riverside promenades buzz with walkers in a city determined to banish its tag as the coronavirus ground zero.
29 Dec 2020
Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan has received a prison sentence for her reporting from Wuhan during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, according to her lawyer.
13 Dec 2020
One year after the coronavirus began spreading from Wuhan, some of those who lost family members are no nearer to closure. Zhong Hanneng still struggles to sleep or eat following the death of her son, while Liu Pei'en shut down his business and converted to Buddhism to try to make sense of his father's death.
11 Dec 2020
Wuhan's markets hit the headlines for being the epicenter of the coronavirus. Now, the city has bounced back to normal, with protective measures in place.