Chinese tourist hot spot Sanya imposes Covid-19 lockdown, shuts public transport

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) – The southern Chinese beach holiday city of Sanya imposed a lockdown on Saturday (Aug 6) and shut its public transport system to try to stop a Covid-19 outbreak during its peak tourist season. Authorities announced the curbs would start at 6am (2200 GMT), saying the Covid-19 situation was “very severe” and people’s […]

After Shanghai lockdown, new career in Singapore gives Canadian teacher hope

SINGAPORE – During the recent Covid-19 lockdown in Shanghai, Canadian teacher Jonathan Garcia, 37, would always check on how his fourth-grade students were doing before they started their daily online class. “It was ridiculous how some of my students weren’t getting any food but their parents were doctors or lawyers or engineers,” he told The […]