Tag - Covid in China

Nasal vaccine gets go-ahead amid global Covid threat


New Delhi: Amid the global coronavirus surge, the nasal vaccine has got a go-ahead as India is stepping up the vaccination drive. The expert committee which approves vaccines has given a nod to the nasal vaccine. The big move came as Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Covid review meeting to assess preparedness. Nasal vaccine is a...

Covid to grip the world, kill millions in next 90 days: Epidemiologist


New York: 'After the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, China is experiencing a massive surge in coronavirus cases. Hospitals are completely overwhelmed in China,' reported Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health economist. The epidemiologist estimates that more than 60 per cent of China and 10 per cent of the earth's population are likely to be infected over...

Covid-hit Shanghai likely to reopen on June 1


New Delhi: China's financial hub Shanghai will reopen gradually and resume “normal life” from June 1 after stamping out its Covid-19 infections from 15 of its 16 districts, media reports said. At present, the number of people living in "closed management areas" has dropped to no more than 1 million, and the epidemic has been effectively...

‘China risks 1.6 mn deaths if zero-Covid policy continues’


New York: China might witness a 'tsunami' of Covid cases resulting in 16 lakh deaths if the country abandons its prolonged 'zero Covid policy', according to researchers at Shanghai’s Fudan University. The peer-reviewed study, published in the journal Nature, found that the level of immunity induced by China’s March vaccination campaign would be “insufficient" to prevent...

Taiwan calls China’s COVID lockdowns ‘cruel’


New York: China’s lockdowns to control the spread of COVID-19 are “cruel” and Taiwan will not follow suit, Premier Su Tseng-chang said. Having controlled the pandemic with tough border controls and quarantines, Taiwan has been dealing with a surge in domestic infections since the start of this year, with some 75,000 infections driven by...

Beijing to test 21 mn residents amid fresh Omicron outbreak


Beijing: Authorities in the Chinese capital have rolled out mass Covid testing for nearly 21 million residents in most of the city, as they race to contain a fresh outbreak of the Omicron variant in Beijing that has sparked panic buying amid fears of a Shanghai-style lockdown. After testing over 3.5 million on April 25, Beijing...

Shanghai lockdown: 26 mn people scramble to secure food


New Delhi: With supermarkets shut and deliveries restricted due to a strict Covid-19 lockdown, over 26 million residents in the major Chinese financial center of Shanghai continue to scramble to secure food. The government of the city, which is in the grips of its biggest-ever coronavirus outbreak, said on April 6 that it would not consider...

Shanghai starts China’s biggest lockdown since 2020


Beijing: Shanghai cranked up lockdown restrictions for people residing in the eastern half of the city, barring everyone from leaving their homes even to walk their dogs as local daily Covid-19 infections jumped to a record 4,477 on March 28. All residents in the Pudong District, home to many elite financial institutions and the Shanghai Stock...

China battles fresh Covid-19 outbreaks with mass testing


Beijing: China reported its highest daily number of local coronavirus cases in months as mass testing and contact tracing campaigns uncovered a trail of Delta variant infections. Health authorities reported 71 domestic cases on August 4, the highest since January, as China battles its largest outbreak in months by testing entire cities and locking down millions. The...