China covid cases

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

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

Xi praises China's virus handling as Shanghai prepares 130,000 Covid beds

The city reported more than 21,000 new infections on Friday, the vast majority asymptomatic.

published on : 8th April 2022

China locks down southern city of Baise as omicron variant surges

Even traffic lights switched to red to remind drivers to stay home.

published on : 8th February 2022

Beijing's Olympic bubble makes a slightly surreal experience

China requires electronic confirmation of the health status of those participating in or covering the Games and shunts them into a closed loop bubble upon arrival.

published on : 27th January 2022

China's 'zero case' policy is under stress due to sudden spike of COVID-19 cases

The rising number of cases ahead of New Year's Eve is a cause of concern as China is poised to hold the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in a few weeks' time.

published on : 30th December 2021

Beijing confirms strict 'closed loop' for Winter Olympics

A strict Olympic bubble has long been on the books, but Beijing has now made it official in keeping with its zero-tolerance approach to the pandemic.

published on : 27th October 2021

China COVID-19 outbreak: Gansu province closes tourist sites following virus cases

The National Health Commission said 35 new cases of local transmission had been detected over the past 24 hours, four of them in Gansu.

published on : 25th October 2021

China logs highest single-day locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases since July

The National Health Commission (NMC) said in its daily report that the country reported 108 locally-transmitted cases, 35 imported and 38 asymptomatic infections on Monday.

published on : 10th August 2021

China COVID-19 outbreak: Delta variant wreaks havoc, spreads to 18 provinces

At least 27 cities in 18 provinces reported more than 300 confirmed cases in recent days, including Beijing, Jiangsu and Sichuan, state-run Global Times reported on Sunday.

published on : 1st August 2021