WHO expects more cases of monkeypox to emerge globally

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases cross 100 in Europe

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – The World Health … Read more

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases cross 100 in Europe

Cases in nine European countries, North America, Australia Cause still unclear WHO holds emergency meeting to discuss cases Germany says biggest outbreak ever in Europe LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization was holding an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the recent outbreak of monkeypox, a viral infection more common to west … Read more

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases cross 100 in Europe

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases cross 100 in Europe

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Rare outbreak of viral disease outside Africa Cases … Read more

Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shut by COVID, Beijing battles on

Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shut by COVID, Beijing battles on

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

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

North Korea reports more deaths, says taking 'swift measures' against COVID outbreak

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

Kids later than sooner. South Korean women freeze eggs as child-rearing costs surge

Kids later than sooner.  South Korean women freeze eggs as child-rearing costs surge

SEOUL, May 13 (Reuters) – In South Korea, fewer women are having children and those who do are in no rush. The sky-high costs of housing and education make financial security a must. Social mores also dictates the need to be married. Lim Eun-young, a 34-year-old public servant, says she is not ready to start … Read more

North Korea reports first COVID-19 death after 350,000 sickened with fever

North Korea reports first COVID-19 death after 350,000 sickened with fever

SEOUL, May 13 (Reuters) – At least one person confirmed to have COVID-19 has died in North Korea and millions of thousands have shown fever symptoms, state media said on Friday, offering hints at the potentially dire scale of country’s first confirmed outbreak of the pandemic. About 187,800 people are being treated in isolation after … Read more

At mercy of zealous residential committees, Shanghai’s locked-down vent frustration

At mercy of zealous residential committees, Shanghai's locked-down vent frustration

SHANGHAI, May 12 (Reuters) – Last week, Elizabeth Liu and her husband were excited about the prospect of leaving their Shanghai residential compound for the first time in over a month. All but one building in the compound had just been reclassified as low risk after 14 days of no COVID cases. “My husband put … Read more

N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in “gravest emergency”

N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in "gravest emergency"

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

Dropping zero-COVID policy in China without safeguards risks 1.5m lives – study

Dropping zero-COVID policy in China without safeguards risks 1.5m lives - study

A delivery worker standing on a scooter looks over barriers in a closed residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Safeguards include boosting vaccinations, access to care ‘Zero-COVID’ stance vital to beating virus -China advisers … Read more