As China begins dismantling ‘zero-COVID’ controls, virus fears are on the rise

Biggest easing of curbs since the start of the pandemic Cities are urging citizens to remain vigilant Analysts say China is ill-prepared for a major spike in business BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Dec. 8 (Reuters) – As many Chinese embraced new freedoms on Thursday after the country dropped key parts of its hardline zero-COVID regime, there was growing … Read more

China plans to ease COVID restrictions further as markets welcome a new course

New nationwide COVID rules from Wednesday – sources Shift follows large-scale demonstrations last month Yuan firms, global markets gather on China’s hopes HONG KONG/BEIJING, Dec. 5 (Reuters) – China will announce further easing of some of the world’s toughest COVID curbs as early as Wednesday, sources said, as investors cheered the prospect of a policy … Read more

COVID hits HIV detection in Europe, threatens eradication progress

LONDON, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – The number of people in Europe with undiagnosed HIV has risen as testing rates fell during the COVID-19 pandemic, jeopardizing a global goal to end the disease by 2030, according to a report. The joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and … Read more

Avian flu outbreak wipes out 50.54 million U.S. birds, a record

CHICAGO, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Avian flu has wiped out 50.54 million birds in the United States this year, making it the deadliest outbreak in the country’s history, data from the US Department of Agriculture showed on Thursday. The deaths of chickens, turkeys and other birds represent the worst animal health disaster in the US … Read more

Researchers test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

Nov 24 (Reuters) – An experimental vaccine provided broad protection against all 20 known subtypes of the influenza A and B virus in initial tests in mice and ferrets, potentially opening a path to a universal flu shot that could help future pandemics prevent, according to a US. study published on Thursday. The two-dose vaccine … Read more

China’s COVID infections hit a record as economic outlook worsens

China hit record high during the Shanghai outbreak in April Cabinet hints at reduction of reserve ratio requirement (RRR) Nomura cuts China’s GDP targets as lockdowns expand Chinese stocks fall, lagging rise in global stocks BEIJING, Nov 24 (Reuters) – China reported a record number of COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities across the country … Read more

Measles is now an imminent global threat due to a pandemic, the WHO and CDC say

Nov 23 (Reuters) – There is now an imminent threat of measles spreading in several regions worldwide as COVID-19 led to a steady decline in vaccination coverage and weakened surveillance of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US public The health agency reports this on Wednesday. Measles is one of the most … Read more

Foxconn’s huge iPhone factory in China rocked by new worker unrest

Images on the internet show hundreds of workers protesting Surveillance cameras and windows smashed by men with sticks Workers complain about unpaid wages and insufficient food Foxconn says it is working to prevent a recurrence of violence SHANGHAI/TAIPEI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Hundreds of workers took part in protests at Foxconn’s (2317.TW) flagship iPhone factory … Read more

China widens COVID sidewalks, Apple factory unrest adds to economic concerns

COVID restrictions are increasing as the number of cases increases iPhone factory unrest adds to economic concerns, highlights frustrations Analysts warn of potential for wider lockdowns BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Chinese cities imposed more curbs on Wednesday to curb rising coronavirus cases, heightening investor concerns about the economy as new unrest at the world’s … Read more

Beijing closes parks and museums as COVID cases rise in China

BEIJING, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Beijing closed parks, malls and museums on Tuesday as more Chinese cities resume massive testing for COVID-19 as China battles a spike in cases, raising concerns about its economy and raising hopes for a speedy recovery. post is tempered -coronavirus reopening. China reported 28,127 new local cases nationally on Monday, … Read more