China Covid

Chinese rural bank protestors fear data misuse as Covid health QR codes turn red

Customers of rural banks in Henan province who were trying to withdraw their deposits after reports of a bank run suspect authorities are restricting their movement using the Covid health code app.

published on : 17th June 2022

Beijing tightens Covid restrictions over 'ferocious' bar cluster

China's zero-Covid strategy is being stretched to the limit by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, as both Beijing and Shanghai have seen fresh clusters just days after lifting restrictions.

published on : 13th June 2022

Beijing delays school reopenings after new Covid outbreak

China is the last major economy still committed to a zero-Covid strategy, stamping out new cases with a combination of targeted lockdowns, mass testing and lengthy quarantines.

published on : 11th June 2022

Panic buying triggered in Shanghai as mass testing returns

The mass testing announcements sparked fears of a return to stringent, prolonged lockdown among the residents, many of whom had been confined to their homes for two months or more since March.

published on : 11th June 2022

China calls COVID 'lab leak' theory a lie after WHO report

The WHO’s stance in a report released Thursday is a sharp reversal of the U.N. health agency’s initial assessment of the pandemic’s origins.

published on : 10th June 2022

China fears Covid wind blows in from North Korea 

Chinese officials have urged the residents along the Yalu River separating the two countries to shut their windows.

published on : 10th June 2022

Shanghai to lock down and test 2.7 million as Covid fears linger

The city eased many restrictions last week, after confining most of its 25 million residents to their homes since March as China battled its worst Covid outbreak in two years.

published on : 9th June 2022

Dragon boat race, festive atmosphere return in south China

China recorded just 74 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and restrictions have been eased in cities which had been under strict lockdown for more than two months.

published on : 3rd June 2022

Thousands of Covid-negative Beijing residents sent to quarantine

China's strategy to achieve zero Covid cases includes strict border closures, lengthy quarantines, mass testing and rapid, targeted lockdowns.

published on : 21st May 2022

Covid curbs push China off global sporting map

The Olympic-sized Asian Games became the latest and biggest casualty on Friday as organisers decided to delay the multisports extravaganza due to a severe outbreak of Covid-19.

published on : 8th May 2022

Asian Games postponed amid COVID surge: Chinese media

The Games were scheduled to take place from September 10-25 in the capital of Zhejiang province, about 175 kilometres southwest of Shanghai.

published on : 6th May 2022

Millions in Beijing urged to work from home to fight Covid

Chinese authorities have stuck to their zero-Covid policy of lockdowns and mass testing, entire neighbourhoods in the capital are sealed over a handful of infections.

published on : 5th May 2022

'No choice': Shanghai residents sent out of city to quarantine during Covid crackdown

Hundreds of thousands of virus-positive people have been taken to makeshift facilities as China does not allow them to quarantine at home.

published on : 2nd May 2022

More Beijing classes go online in tightening of virus rules

China moved most students in the sprawling Chaoyang district to online learning, with exceptions for middle and high school students who are preparing to take crucial exams.

published on : 28th April 2022

COVID-19: China's health system faces multiple challenges as Omicron hits

One of the last countries sticking to a zero-COVID strategy, China aims to stamp out every infection with strict lockdowns and by sending all cases to secure facilities.

published on : 12th April 2022
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