China Post conducts nucleic acid test on all overseas mail amid COVID-19 outbreak

News 03/01/22, 18:24

State-owned China Post Group Corporation said they were nucleic acid testing overseas mail and parcels to prevent possible transmission of COVID-19 infections. Fifteen provinces and municipalities reported new Covid-19 cases, South China Morning Post reported on March 1. Tao Mu of China Post in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, told CCTV that mail ...

Flights from China’s Binhai International Airport canceled due to COVID outbreak

News 03/01/22, 17:28

Flights departing from Binhai International Airport were canceled due to a Covid outbreak at Tianjin Airport. The epidemic continues in Tianjin, with one area of the Tianjin Free Trade Zone, Tianjin Airport Economic Area, adjusted to a high-risk area. In addition, all flights departing from Binhai International Airport were canceled. According to ...

White House drops mask mandate before Biden’s State of the Union address

News 03/01/22, 03:30

Joe Biden's administration stopped requiring fully vaccinated Americans to cover their nose and mouth inside the U.S. Capitol Complex. A mask mandate ended in time for the president's annual message to Congress. The White House confirmed masks would no longer be required just hours before the 2022 State of the Union address ...

Pharmaceutical drugs have polluted the world’s rivers, scientists warn in study

News 02/23/22, 03:45

According to a recent study conducted in the United Kingdom, high river pollution due to pharmaceuticals is a much greater danger to global health than previously assumed, The Guardian reported. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the largest ever conducted. With 127 researchers ...

China bans unauthorized lockdowns to support faltering services sector

News 02/20/22, 17:29

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) instructed all regional authorities not to impose unauthorized citywide or district-wide lockdowns. The regulation is to control the country's coronavirus policies and enhance the country's faltering service industry, Hong Kong media outlet SCMP reported. The NDRC instructed all regional authorities not to impose citywide ...

Hospitals and industrial parks in Suzhou closed due to pandemic

News 02/15/22, 20:10

The pandemic situation in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, has become more serious, and authorities asked citizens not to leave unless necessary. The whole staff of Suzhou Industrial Park and Wuzhong District are nucleic acid tested. Suzhou Children's Hospital and many other hospitals were closed for emergency treatment. The city's primary and ...

International athletes frustrated and helpless at Beijing Winter Olympics

News 02/13/22, 19:50

Natalia Maliszewska, a Polish speed skater, stated that she was unexpectedly released from quarantine the night before the preliminary round but was later recalled to a quarantine facility a few hours before the competition after testing positive. Maliszewska tweeted, "I have been living in fear for over a week, and these ...

California Plans Endemic Approach to COVID Response

News 02/11/22, 20:16

State health officials will unveil a new COVID-19 response strategy next week; California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, Feb. 9.  Several countries such as the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Denmark have lifted almost all pandemic restrictions while emphasizing that we have to learn to live with the virus, so they are ...

Pandemic situation in Guangxi is in stage of rapid rise

News 02/11/22, 00:26

According to China Daily, there were 72 new cases of COVID-19 in the Baise City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region outbreak on Feb. 8. It brought the total number of cases to 180 in just four days. Currently, this region is working to stop the pandemic from spreading and reduce the ...

Positive for COVID: Papua New Guinea Prime Minister shortens Beijing visit

News 02/09/22, 15:36

James Marape, Papua New Guinea's prime minister, tested positive for COVID-19 when he arrived in Beijing last week to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games and had to cut short his stay. The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister's Office stated on Facebook that James tested positive for Coronavirus ...