China’s Wuxi tightens Covid-19 curbs as new clusters emerge

BEIJING (REUTERS) – Wuxi, a Chinese manufacturing hub, tightened its Covid-19 control measures on Sunday after reporting 31 new coronavirus cases, as the country continues battling clusters of the disease under a zero-Covid-19 policy. The city in the Yangtze Delta on China’s central coast halted operations at many public venues located underground, including shops and supermarkets. […]

Expert: France’s new COVID wave expected to peak end-July

People queue outside the Stade de France stadium, which has been converted into a temporary COVID-19 vaccination site, in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, April 6, 2021. (THOMAS SAMSON / POOL VIA AP) BRUSSELS / SAO PAULO / COPENHAGEN / OTTAWA / SAN SALVADOR / BELGRADE / ADDIS ABABA / WINDHOEK / PARIS – A new wave in France of COVID-19 infections fuelled by […]

Letter: EU chief can’t find texts with Pfizer head on vaccine deal

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the College of Commissioners at EU headquarters in Brussels, June 17, 2022. (GEERT VANDEN WIJNGAERT / AP) BRUSSELS / SAO PAULO / COPENHAGEN / OTTAWA / SAN SALVADOR / BELGRADE / ADDIS ABABA / WINDHOEK – European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen is no longer […]

Australian capital Canberra hit by new Covid-19 wave: Health authorities

CANBERRA (XINHUA) – Health authorities in Australia’s capital Canberra have warned of a new wave of coronavirus infections. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith revealed that modelling has indicated the territory is currently experiencing another wave of Covid-19 infections. “We are seeing those case numbers starting to increase and we expect that is […]

Beijing and Shanghai log zero Covid-19 cases after four months

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) – China’s two largest cities have contained Covid-19 following a bruising four-month fight that saw millions of residents locked in their homes, exhaustive testing and restrictions on daily life that impacted every facet of society and the economy. The capital and financial hub both recorded zero new locally-transmitted Covid infections for Monday (June […]