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The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, began in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. The first case of the virus was identified in December 2019 and was linked to a seafood market ... read more

China says Covid cases, deaths ‘trending downward’, current wave nearing end

The number of severe COVID cases and deaths was also trending downward, the officials said in a report that was dated last week.

China says Covid cases, deaths ‘trending downward’, current wave nearing end(Bloomberg)
China says Covid cases, deaths ‘trending downward’, current wave nearing end(Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 07:53 AM IST
Reuters |

After no Covid rules in place, China sees 74% surge in Lunar New Year trips

An estimated 226 million domestic trips were made by all means including flights during the holiday week, state broadcaster CCTV reported, citing government figures.

This photo taken on January 27 shows passengers arriving at Hankou railway station on the last day of the Lunar New Year holidays in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province.(AFP)
This photo taken on January 27 shows passengers arriving at Hankou railway station on the last day of the Lunar New Year holidays in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province.(AFP)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 09:02 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

France extends mandatory Covid tests for travellers from China till February 15

France on Saturday said it had extended until February 15 Covid tests for travellers arriving from China due to the "evolving situation".

Arriving travelers queue for Covid-19 tests at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, China, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. China has become isolated as the rest of the world lives with the virus, and frequent lockdowns, restrictions and mass testing efforts are disrupting the economy, despite moves to mitigate the blow in recent months. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Arriving travelers queue for Covid-19 tests at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, China, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. China has become isolated as the rest of the world lives with the virus, and frequent lockdowns, restrictions and mass testing efforts are disrupting the economy, despite moves to mitigate the blow in recent months. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 04:04 PM IST
AFP |

China zero-Covid policy harsher on Tibetans: Report

The "Zero COVID" policy of President Xi Jinping has been a great tool for repression. Lockdowns and similar measures greatly helped the regime to implement its gigantic and hyper-technological system of control and surveillance of its citizens, under the pretext of protecting their health.

The Chinese flag flies at a plaza near the Potala Palace in Lhasa in western China's Tibet Autonomous Region.(AP)
The Chinese flag flies at a plaza near the Potala Palace in Lhasa in western China's Tibet Autonomous Region.(AP)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 12:02 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

China’s most scenic destinations packed with tourists despite covid risks

The Spring Festival vacation saw a surge in tourists to China's most picturesque locations as Beijing's decision to abandon Covid Zero sparked a travel frenzy despite the nation's ongoing omicron outbreak.

Tourists walk along rows of shops in Chinatown in Singapore January 27, 2023. (REUTERS/Caroline Chia)
Tourists walk along rows of shops in Chinatown in Singapore January 27, 2023. (REUTERS/Caroline Chia)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 05:10 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri
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