COVID-19: North Korea's death toll rises to 56 amid nationwide lockdown

COVID-19: North Korea’s death toll rises to 56 amid nationwide lockdown

Human rights in North Korea may take a devastating hit, as Pyongyang introduces new COVID-19 measures to contain an outbreak. The United Nations has warned that the restrictions, which include isolating people, could prevent residents from meeting their basic needs.…

China postpones Asian Games 2022 to tackle growing COVID-19 outbreak

China postpones Asian Games 2022 to tackle growing COVID-19 outbreak

A growing COVID-19 outbreak in China and harsh restrictions have prompted officials to postpone the Asian Games. The exact dates will be announced later, but should be held sometime in 2023. The Asian Games was to have hosted over 11,000…

COVID-19: Guangzhou cancels hundreds of flights after just one suspected case

COVID-19: Guangzhou cancels hundreds of flights after just one suspected case

COVID-19 outbreaks are sweeping across China. Guangzhou has called for mass testing and cancelled hundreds of flights after detecting just one infection. In Beijing, authorities have closed off schools, residential areas and offices. The city reported more than 50 new…

China rules out easing COVID restrictions as Shanghai reports first deaths in latest outbreak

China rules out easing COVID restrictions as Shanghai reports first deaths in latest outbreak

Shanghai is under pressure to deliver on China’s zero-COVID strategy, even as the financial hub looks to reportedly ease its strict coronavirus curbs soon. However, the country’s top health official Ma Xiaowei has pledged the toughest measures yet to contain…

COVID-19: Shanghai government admits it was not prepared for latest outbreak

COVID-19: Shanghai government admits it was not prepared for latest outbreak

Authorities in Shanghai have admitted they were not prepared to handle the city’s latest COVID-19 outbreak, as criticism mounts over lockdowns that caught residents off guard. Officials concede they have handled the situation poorly and could have done more to…

COVID-19: China reports steep jump in daily infections

COVID-19: China reports steep jump in daily infections

China’s latest COVID-19 outbreak – its worst since the start of the pandemic – shows no signs of easing. The country posted a steep jump in daily infections to about 3,500. That is more than double the numbers reported on…

Hong Kong receives first shipment of COVID-19 supplies from China

Hong Kong receives first shipment of COVID-19 supplies from China

The first shipment of COVID-19 supplies has arrived in Hong Kong from China, as the city scrambles to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak. They include mobile testing vehicles and a team of epidemiologists. The aid comes at a critical juncture…

COVID-19: China to help Hong Kong fight surge with facilities, staff and test kits

COVID-19: China to help Hong Kong fight surge with facilities, staff and test kits

Beijing is expected to help Hong Kong implement tough new measures, as the city battles its largest COVID-19 outbreak yet. Officials from both sides will meet in Shenzhen on Feb 12. Talks are expected to focus on setting up a…