Shanghai residents go shopping for the first time in 2 months as restrictions ease

Shanghai residents go shopping for the first time in 2 months as restrictions ease

Some shoppers wore protective gowns, while others wore face shields and gloves. (file) Shanghai/Beijing: More Shanghai residents were given the freedom to go out to buy groceries for the first time in nearly two months on Thursday as authorities set out more plans for a complete exit from the city-wide COVID-19 lockdown. The commercial hub…

US casualties from Covid cross one million, says White House

US casualties from Covid cross one million, says White House

Joe Biden said it was “important” for Congress to fund resources such as tests, vaccines and treatments. Washington: The United States has passed the one million deaths from Covid, the White House said on Thursday, as cities such as New York attempt to turn the page on the pandemic despite threats of another surge. “Today,…

Half of Covid survivors have 1 symptom after 2 years of infection: Lancet

Half of Covid survivors have 1 symptom after 2 years of infection: Lancet

Lancet Respiratory Medicine has given long covid . studied on New Delhi: Two years after being infected with COVID-19, half of people hospitalized with the infection have at least one symptom, a follow-up study in the medical journal The Lancet said. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine said in a study that evidence suggests that a substantial…

Expiry of unused global vaccine stash adds to risk of new covid variants

Expiry of unused global vaccine stash adds to risk of new covid variants

Vaccine makers are idling production or facing shutdown as demand for shots plummets The world finds itself immersed in COVID-19 vaccines, but governments can’t get them up in arms fast enough, as hesitations and logistical constraints threaten to extend the pandemic indefinitely. Shots that were once a rarity are now piling up and running out,…

After 65 days in limbo, US finally says goodbye to China’s COVID-19 lockdown

After 65 days in limbo, US finally says goodbye to China’s COVID-19 lockdown

Dozens of Chinese cities declared complete or partial lockdowns to stamp out Omicron’s version. Shanghai: For the past 65 days Laura Hudson has been on a mission to leave China, navigating through all of its COVID restrictions to return to the United States. On Wednesday, she finally boarded an Air China plane at Beijing’s international…

World Health Organization says China’s zero-Covid strategy is untenable

World Health Organization says China’s zero-Covid strategy is untenable

The drastic measures have kept most of Shanghai’s 25 million people indoors for weeks. Geneva, Switzerland: The head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that China’s zero-Covid strategy to defeat the pandemic is not sustainable, adding that the WHO had told Beijing so. The drastic measures have kept most of Shanghai’s 25 million…

Apple supplier Quanta in Shanghai faces chaos due to COVID-19 lockdown: Report

Apple supplier Quanta in Shanghai faces chaos due to COVID-19 lockdown: Report

Quanta Shanghai Manufacturing City would seem like an ideal site to implement China’s “closed-loop” management system to contain the spread of COVID, which would have required employees to live and work on site in a safe bubble. Is. The complex, spread over land the size of 20 football fields, has factories, quarters for 40,000 workers,…

How China’s irrepressible zero-Covid policy is affecting its economy

How China’s irrepressible zero-Covid policy is affecting its economy

Large-scale testing alone could cost up to 2.3% of annual GDP (File) Beijing, China: Mass testing of China’s vast population could bring fresh misery to the economy, experts warned on Friday, after Beijing vowed to regain control of the narrative around a zero-Covid policy that has engulfed the country. Throttled Vikas and gave vent to…

Kovid killed about 15 million people worldwide in 2020-21: WHO

Kovid killed about 15 million people worldwide in 2020-21: WHO

According to WHO, 82% of Covid deaths were estimated to be of people above 60 years of age. (file) Geneva: The COVID-19 pandemic killed nearly 15 million people worldwide in 2020 and 2021, the WHO estimated on Thursday – nearly triple the number of deaths officially due to the disease. The World Health Organization’s long-awaited…