Tag: china lockdown

China denies blocking passports to control COVID-19

China denied rumors that passport issuance had been stopped and residence cards had been invalidated. Beijing: China’s immigration authority is still providing services for essential trips outside the country, saying it today refuted rumors that passport issuance had been stopped and residency cards were being invalidated for overseas stays. The National Immigration Administration (NIA) said […]

Shanghai to curb covid in a phased manner despite increase in cases

China Covid cases: Shanghai categorizes residential units into three risk categories to maintain normalcy Shanghai: Authorities in China’s financial hub Shanghai will begin easing lockdowns in some areas from Monday, despite reporting a record more than 25,000 new COVID-19 infections, as they reopen the city after more than two weeks. Let’s try. City official Gu […]

China reports 20,000 daily COVID cases, highest since pandemic’s start

China’s “zero-Covid” strategy has come under considerable pressure as cases continue to rise. Beijing: China reported more than 20,000 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest daily tally given since the start of the pandemic, despite Shanghai being in lockdown at the heart of the virus’ surge. As cases rise, the country’s “zero-Covid” strategy has come […]