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

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