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 […]

Japan braces for power crunch as heat rises with end of rainy season

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan scrambled on Monday (June 27) to avert a looming power crunch as temperatures climbed nationwide with authorities warning of higher than expected demand as the rainy season ended in the capital, Tokyo, at the earliest since record-keeping began.   Less than two weeks ahead of an election for the Upper House of Parliament, surging […]