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

At the mercy of zealous residential committees, the frustration of Shanghai’s locked vents

SHANGHAI, May 12 (Reuters) – Elizabeth Liu and her husband were elated last week to leave their residential complex in Shanghai for the first time in more than a month. All but one of the buildings in the compound had just been reclassified as low risk after 14 days with no COVID cases. “My husband … 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

Shanghai tightens lockdown to achieve zero COVID goal by end of May

SHANGHAI, May 8 (Reuters) – Shanghai is tightening its already strict COVID-19 lockdown in a new effort to eliminate infections outside quarantine zones in China’s biggest city by the end of the month, officials said. people close to the file. Curbs will likely vary across the city’s 16 districts as some have already hit the … Read more

‘Stop asking why’: Shanghai tightens COVID lockdown, Beijing continues testing

Shanghai tightens lockdown, restrictions last until end of May Millions in Beijing take new round of COVID tests Many Chinese cities expected to adopt routine mass testing SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 8 (Reuters) – Authorities in Shanghai have tightened the citywide COVID lockdown they imposed more than a month ago, extending until the end of May an … 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