Chinese travellers rush to take advantage of reopening
Travellers crossing between Hong Kong and mainland China, however, are still required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48 hours.
China suspends social media accounts of COVID policy critics
The social and economic costs eventually prompted rare street protests in Beijing and other cities, possibly influencing the party's decision to swiftly ease the strictest measures.
Entry restrictions in some countries targeting China lack scientific basis: Beijing
Australia and Canada this week joined a growing list of countries requiring travellers from China to take a COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight, as China battles a nationwide outbreak.
Chinese jubilant, plan trips abroad as inbound Covid quarantine set to end
Chinese social media users reacted with joy to the end of restrictions that have kept the country largely closed off to the outside world since March 2020.
China to drop travel tracing as it relaxes 'zero-COVID' policy
Xi's government is still officially committed to stopping virus transmission, the last major country to try.
Covid-19 restrictions lifted in Assembly
Covid restrictions have been lifted from Odisha Assembly after two and a half years. The House will function normally during the winter session.
China Covid curbs disrupt production at world's biggest iPhone factory
There were signs of further tightening in Beijing, with the capital's Universal Resort theme park saying on Wednesday that it had "closed temporarily... to implement epidemic control requirements".
No shore leave: Sailors stuck on ships, Covid protocols keeps kin at bay
A sailor from Bulk Carrier MV Maithili said the ship recently reached the Chennai Port but the crew were not allowed to leave.
‘Land where past, future saunter hand in hand’
The pandemic had been tough on everyone. It destroyed plans and put a brake on celebrations, especially among the newlyweds.
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.
Too early to do away with COVID face masks, but onus on public: Experts
The Maharashtra and Delhi governments recently decided to ease the restriction on the compulsory wearing of face masks in public.
Poland abolishing practically all COVID-19 restrictions
People will no longer be required to wear masks in indoor public spaces starting Monday, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said.
France lifts COVID-19 rules on unvaccinated, mask-wearing
The move had been announced earlier this month by the French government based on assessments of the improving situation in hospitals and following weeks of a steady decline in infections.
China plans to permit limited number of foreign students to return to rejoin studies: Official
Sri Lanka and several other countries have been pressing China to permit their students to return to Beijing to join the classes.
Odisha unlocks, but some curbs on festivals stay
All activities such as social, religious, political, sports gatherings, exhibitions and trade fairs have been allowed in compliance to Covid protocols.
COVID-19 impact: Australian Grand Prix F1 race called off
The 2020 Australian GP at the Albert Park street circuit in Melbourne last March was called off at the last minute at the start of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.
Telangana ends lockdown as Covid cases drop
The number of Covid cases was dropped considerably and the positive rate too was very low in the state, the Cabinet noted.
Umesh Pal kidnapping case: Gangster-neta Atiq Ahmed held guilty, his brother acquitted
Chardham Yatra: VIP pilgrims will have to pay Rs 300 for darshan at Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham.
Those involved in corruption coming on one platform: PM Modi attacks Opposition parties
Namibian cheetah’s death at Kuno National Park gets political colour in Madhya Pradesh
BSF shoots at three drones on Indo-Pak border, recovers 10 kg heroin