Covid restrictions

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.

published on : 8th January 2023

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.

published on : 7th January 2023

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.

published on : 3rd January 2023

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.

published on : 27th December 2022

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.

published on : 12th December 2022

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.

published on : 22nd November 2022

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".

published on : 28th October 2022

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.

published on : 10th July 2022

‘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.

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

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.

published on : 1st April 2022

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.

published on : 24th March 2022

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.

published on : 15th March 2022

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.

published on : 15th March 2022

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.

published on : 1st March 2022

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.

published on : 6th July 2021

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. 

published on : 19th June 2021