Shanghai Extends Lockdown After Covid-19 Virus Outbreak ‘Extremely Grim’

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According to a city official, the situation in China’s largest metropolis of Shanghai remains “extremely grim” amid an ongoing lockdown that has forced around 26 million people to remain at home. Chinese state media quoted Gu Honghui, the director of Shanghai’s epidemic control working group, as saying that the outbreak was “still at a high […]

Travel Restrictions in Shanghai Due To Doubling Of Covid-19 Cases in China

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On Sunday (March 13), Shanghai ordered its residents to avoid all but essential travel inside or outside the city and halted long-distance bus service as the coronavirus outbreak spread across the metropolis and across a large portion of mainland China. In China, there are still fewer Covid-19 cases than in most other countries, but the […]

Omicron BA.2 Sub-Variant Is Dominant In South Africa

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According to Africa’s top public health body, the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron is now the dominant variant of Covid-19 in South Africa, and it has been found in multiple other countries in the continent. “We have data from South Africa that the BA.2 variant has now become prevalent in South Africa,” said John Nkengasong, director […]

US Covid-19 Cases Numbers 8 Million In One Week

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In the past week, there have been more cases of Covid-19 in the Americas than ever before. The highly contagious Omicron variant appears to be the predominant strain in the Americas, according to the Pan American Health Organization. In the past week, there were over 8 million new cases, which is 32% more than the […]

Travelers Stranded By China’s Flight Cancellations


China has suspended dozens of flights between China and the United States due to passengers testing positive for Covid-19 on arrival, making booking a flight back even in February almost impossible As of the last flight cancellations, international capacity to and from China was just 2 percent of pre-Covid levels due to the country’s strict […]

UAE Reports 2,792 New Covid-19 Cases And 1,166 Recoveries Today

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According to the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, there were 2,792 cases of Covid-19 coronavirus on Tuesday, with 1,166 recovering and three dying. The new cases were discovered through 487,749 more tests. The total number of active cases is 46,452. In UAE as of January 18, there are 811,029 cases, while there are 762,379 […]

Thailand Plans To Introduce A Tourist Tax In April

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Thailand plans to charge foreign tourists 300 baht (about $9) from April in order to develop attractions and cover accident insurance costs for those unable to pay. Travel to Thailand, one of Asia’s most popular destinations, has been severely impacted by a pandemic-induced decline in tourism, which saw about 200,000 people visit last year, compared […]

The Canadian Province Of Quebec Says No Vaccination, Pay Taxes

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In a move likely to spark a debate about individual rights and social responsibilities, Quebec, Canada’s second-most populous province, intends to force adults who refuse to get vaccinations against Covid-19 to pay a “health contribution.” At a Tuesday press briefing, Premier Francois Legault said that this policy proposal, whose details are still being finalized, would […]

Covid-19 Omicron – New Round Of Mass Testing Begins In Tianjin, China

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China’s Tianjin city started a new round of Covid-19 testing on Wednesday among its 14 million residents to combat the spread of Omicron. However, some analysts feel the upcoming restrictions could slow China’s economic growth. There were 33 confirmed coronavirus infections in Tianjin on Tuesday, up from 10 a day earlier, according to national data. […]

China Locks Down Anyang in Henan It’s Second City Amid Omicron Threat

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A day after detecting Omicron in Henan province, China locked down a city of five million people, its second lockdown in as many months, symbolizing the nation’s commitment to eliminating Covid as two highly transmissible variants circulate. On Monday, authorities in the city of Anyang ordered residents not to leave their homes and banned their […]