North Korea reports first outbreak of COVID-19, orders lockdown as ‘most serious emergency’

North Korea declares ‘most serious national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state declined international vaccine offer No North Korean civilian would be vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first outbreak of COVID-19 on Thursday, calling it the “most serious national emergency” and ordering a … Read more

Shanghai factories sputter towards reopening as city aims to ease lockdown

SHANGHAI, April 18 (Reuters) – Automakers including Tesla (TSLA.O) began preparing on Monday to reopen its Shanghai factories as China’s most populous city ramps up efforts to return to normal after a nearly three-week COVID shutdown. Still, most workers will have to live on site, and it’s not immediately clear how factories will handle disrupted … Read more