Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shuttered by COVID, Beijing fights back

Shopping malls and stores in Shanghai will gradually resume in-store operations Some districts in Beijing extend work-from-home guidance Shanghai lockdown frustrates and infuriates residents The brakes have rattled global supply chains SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 15 (Reuters) – Shanghai will gradually start reopening businesses such as shopping malls and hair salons in China’s financial and manufacturing hub … Read more

North Korea reports more deaths, says taking ‘swift action’ against COVID outbreak

SEOUL, May 15 (Reuters) – North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country entered its fourth day of nationwide lockdown aimed at halting the first confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 in the impoverished country. North Korea’s admission on Thursday that it is battling an ‘explosive’ COVID-19 outbreak has raised … Read more

Symptoms persist for two years for some; inflammatory protein models may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit by US Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois, States United States, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Join now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

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

Explanation: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses from Pfizer Inc. (PFE.N) The COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid has been made available in pharmacies across the United States as the Biden administration works to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported that COVID-19 symptoms return … Read more

Abandoning zero-COVID policy in China without safeguards puts 1.5 million lives at risk – study

A delivery man standing on a scooter looks over barriers in a closed residential area during the lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Aly song Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Safeguards include strengthening vaccinations, access to health care “Zero-COVID” stance key to defeating virus … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Tesla halts most production at Shanghai factory, sales plummet in April

Chinese-made Tesla Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at the carmaker’s factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Plant will produce less than 200 cars on Tuesday – memo Factory halted work due to supply issues – sources China’s COVID policies … Read more

‘Go home!’ Shanghai and Beijing, hit by COVID, ask residents to avoid social contact

Shanghai tightens restrictions on residents Beijing closes more compounds, roads and parks Both cities are grappling with the worst outbreaks since the outbreak began SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 9 (Reuters) – China’s two biggest cities tightened COVID-19 restrictions on their residents on Monday, sparking further frustration and even questions about the legality of its uncompromising fight against … Read more

Setback for Shanghai’s COVID battle; Beijing focuses on mass testing

Shanghai reports 58 new cases outside quarantine areas Beijing tests millions Epidemic poses biggest test yet for Xi’s ‘zero-COVID’ strategy SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 2 (Reuters) – China’s commercial capital, Shanghai, took a heavy blow on Monday as authorities reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 outside lockdown areas, while Beijing continued to test millions of people during … Read more

As Beijing tightens COVID restrictions, hard-hit Shanghai sees signs of life

Beijing’s COVID outbreak enters 10th day Shanghai reports 2nd day of zero cases outside quarantine areas Shanghai begins easing restrictions in some areas BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 1 (Reuters) – China’s capital Beijing tightened COVID restrictions on Sunday as it battles an outbreak, while Shanghai let more of its 25 million residents venture into the light and … Read more