Wuhan China - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Wuhan China


8 days in Wuhan, cut off from the world

Feb 11, 2020 - 2:09 PM

An Agence France-Presse team arrived in Wuhan the day the city was placed under lockdown, and over the next week captures remarkable images of shock and resignation, despair and bravery

EPICENTER. A staff member wearing a protective mask and suit works at a supermarket in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak of a novel coronavirus, in China's central Hubei province. Photo by STR/AFP

LOOK: DFA delivers relief goods to Filipinos in Wuhan

Feb 08, 2020 - 12:43 PM

(UPDATED) China's Wuhan City is currently on lockdown in an effort to quell the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus

RELIEF. As Wuhan City remains on lockdown, Filipino residents face travel restrictions limiting their movement. All photos from the Department of Foreign Affairs

Beyond coronavirus: Things to know about China's Wuhan City

Feb 02, 2020 - 7:52 PM

Wuhan City, the biggest in Hubei province, is the most populous in Central China. A major transportation hub, it is also where about 150 Filipinos live.

China flies citizens home to virus-hit Wuhan

Feb 01, 2020 - 2:58 PM

The move comes after more than 30 airlines worldwide announced they were halting or reducing flights to China amid the spread of the epidemic

A police officers and security guards stand outside the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market where the coronavirus was detected in Wuhan on January 24, 2020 - The death toll in China's viral outbreak has risen to 25, with the number of confirmed cases also leaping to 830, the national health commission said. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

Dead man lies on empty street at China's virus ground zero

Jan 31, 2020 - 11:26 AM

'It's terrible,' a woman at the scene says. 'These days many people have died.'

CORPSE. This photo taken on January 30, 2020 shows an official in a protective suit checking on an elderly man wearing a face mask who collapsed and died on a street near a hospital in Wuhan. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Australia to quarantine Wuhan evacuees on asylum-seeker island

Jan 29, 2020 - 10:27 AM

Christmas Island is known for its notorious immigration detention center used to detain asylum seekers attempting to reach Australia by boat

QUARANTINED. Passengers arrive at Sydney airport wearing masks after landing on January 25, 2020. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Japan confirms coronavirus in man who had not been to China

Jan 28, 2020 - 6:03 PM

(UPDATED) Health Minister Katsunobu Kato says the country had confirmed two new cases, bringing the total so far in Japan to 6

MORE MASKS. A customer buys face masks from a drugstore in Tokyo's Akihabara area on January 27, 2020. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

PH repatriating Filipinos in Wuhan, Hubei province who want to return home

Jan 28, 2020 - 4:03 PM

Filipinos who wish to stay in China should heed advisories from local health authorities and cooperate with efforts to quell the further spread of 2019-nCoV there, the Department of Health says

Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal implements strict precautionary measures against novel coronavirus (nCov) as they monitor arriving passengers from China using thermal scanners. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Millions quarantined as China scrambles to halt virus

Jan 28, 2020 - 3:02 PM

Here is a rundown of the measures taken so far in China in an unprecedented effort to stop a deadly coronavirus epidemic from spreading further

VIRUS CHECK. Security personnel wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which originated in the central city of Wuhan checks a passenger's temperature at the entrance of subway station in Beijing on January 28, 2020. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Chinese premier visits city at epicenter of virus

Jan 27, 2020 - 1:18 PM

Li Keqiang is the most senior Chinese leader to visit Wuhan since the city was struck by the outbreak of a deadly virus

LI KEQIANG. People's Republic of China State Council Premier Li Keqiang at the Malacañang Palace on November 15, 2017. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Anxious foreigners await rescue from China virus epicenter

Jan 27, 2020 - 10:08 AM

Foreigners say they are stranded at home, running out of food, and desperate to leave

TRAPPED. French residents in Wuhan speak during an interview with AFP about the possibility of being evacuated from Wuhan on January 26, 2020. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Boxing chair Pangilinan 'disappointed' in failed bid to host Olympic qualifiers

Jan 25, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Manny Pangilinan says he was disappointed the IOC Boxing Task Force rejected the Philippine offer to host the Olympic qualifiers

FAILED BID. Nesthy Petecio and other Filipino boxers are set to participate in the Olympic qualifiers that was moved to Jordan. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

China virus toll jumps to 25 dead with 830 confirmed cases – gov't

Jan 24, 2020 - 9:23 AM

The markedly higher numbers are released just hours after the World Health Organization stopped short of declaring the situation to be a global health emergency

DEATH TOLL. A man leaves the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where a man who died from a respiratory illness was confined, in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province, on January 12, 2020. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Boxing Olympic qualifiers in Wuhan cancelled as PH offers hosting

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, cancels several events including the 2020 Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic qualifying tournament

PREPARATIONS. Eumir Marcial is one of the Pinoy pugs who are vying for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Hong Kong reports first 'preliminary positive' case of new virus

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:02 PM

Health secretary Sophia Chan says the 39-year-old man was 'preliminarily positive,' but a final test result would only be known on January 23

MASKED UP. Young students wear face masks in the arrivals hall at Hong Kong's international airport on January 22, 2020, after China recently confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of the new SARS-like virus. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

WHO to hold emergency meeting as SARS-like virus spreads in Asia

Jan 20, 2020 - 11:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) An 89-year-old man has become the fourth person to die from the virus in China, authorities say Tuesday

MYSTERY VIRUS. A man leaves the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where a man who died from a respiratory illness was confined, in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province, on January 12, 2020. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

SARS-like virus spreads in China, reaches third Asian country

Jan 20, 2020 - 3:18 PM

A third person is confirmed to have died and 136 new cases are found over the weekend in Wuhan. Meanwhile, South Korea reports its first case.

OUTBREAK. A medical staff member walks outside the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected by a mysterious SARS-like virus are being treated, in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on January 18, 2020. Photo by AFP

Patients with mystery China virus could have infected family members

Jan 15, 2020 - 6:51 PM

No human-to-human transmission of the virus behind the Wuhan outbreak has been confirmed so far, but the health commission says the possibility 'cannot be excluded'

MYSTERY VIRUS. A man leaves the Wuhan Medical Treatment Centre, where a man who died from a respiratory illness was confined, in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province, on January 12, 2020. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

FIBA Asia Cup: Players to watch

Jul 15, 2014 - 9:00 AM

In this final installment of a four part series Rappler s Enzo Flojo lists the players to keep an eye on in the FIBA Asia Cup

(L to R) Liu Cheng, Paul Lee, and Zhou Qi all look to make their mark in the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup. Photos from fibaasia.net

Gilas Pilipinas cruises past Singapore

Jul 14, 2014 - 9:23 PM

Six players led by Paul Lee and Gary David score at least 7 points in the Philippines second win at the FIBA Asia Cup

MID-AIR CLASH. Kevin Alas (L) attacks the defense of Singapore's K. Goh. Photo from FIBAAsia.net

FIBA Asia Cup preview: Gilas Pilipinas

Jul 09, 2014 - 3:50 PM

Third of a four part series Rappler s Enzo Flojo dissects the Philippines roster for FIBA Asia Cup

FIBA Asia Cup preview: Jordan, Taiwan, and Singapore

Jul 08, 2014 - 2:39 PM

Second of a four part series Rappler s Enzo Flojo gives insights on Jordan Taiwan and Singapore ahead of the FIBA Asia Cup

FIBA Asia Cup preview: China, India, Indonesia, Iran, and Japan

Jul 03, 2014 - 6:06 PM

In this first of a four part series Rappler s Enzo Flojo gives a preview of the teams competing in the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup