Shanghai sends older adults into quarantine camps, causes public outrage

News 04/22/22, 23:43

China's leading official in the anti-Covid response, Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, has stated that officials will send anyone infected with Covid-19 and their close contacts to quarantine centers. That means even the elderly with underlying health issues will spend 14 days in isolation sites on their own. CNN reported on April ...

Beijing unlikely to join global COVID-19 Summit: Experts

News 04/22/22, 23:41

The White House announced that the U.S., along with Germany, Indonesia, Belize, and Senegal, will co-host the second COVID-19 Global Summit on May 12. The event aims to end the pandemic and prepare for future health threats. So far, China hasn't confirmed its attendance. The White House said, "the emergence and ...

Cities in China remain on lockdown, people suffer

News 04/21/22, 23:37

While China's largest financial city remains on lockdown, many places on the mainland are under strict control. Apart from Shanghai, Dongxing city in Guangxi has been sealed for more than 50 days since February 24. The city enters a state of home isolation. Compared with other regions, the outbreak in Dongxing city ...

Shanghai people create noise to demand supplies, refuse nucleic acid tests

News 04/21/22, 23:29

Public resistance has increased in the face of non-stop covid controls and blockades. On April 18, a video on the internet shows residents from many districts banging gongs and drums to ask for supplies. The majority of residents of several communities in Shanghai collectively refused nucleic acid testing. Some people said that ...

Tangshan, Hebei’s residents scramble for supplies as Omicron spreads

News 04/21/22, 22:37

Tangshan City, Hebei Province, Mainland China, was shut down on April 18 after 76 local infections in two days, and the Tangshan government acted swiftly to close the city. The virus causing chaos is Omicron BA.2, the current epidemic virus strain. Tangshan city, Hebei province, consisting of two cities and one ...

Shanghai isolates negative-tested newborns under one-month old

News 04/21/22, 22:13

Newborn babies under one-month-old in Shanghai are being forcibly taken to quarantine cabins, regardless of whether the isolation points have suitable conditions for their physical recovery. Apollo News, citing a post on an online help platform, reported on April 18 that they were residents of Lane 44, Xiangyang North Road. The ...

Philippine Ambassador to China dies while in quarantine for COVID-19

News 04/20/22, 22:32

On April 19, the Philippine Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that the country's ambassador to China, Jose Santiago "Chito" Sta. Romana died at the age of 74 during quarantine in Huangshan City, Anhui Province. No specific cause of death is mentioned. The Philippine embassy in China coordinates with Beijing authorities ...

China to persist with its ‘Zero Covid’ policy, China health officials

News 04/20/22, 22:30

China's top health officials said the country would hold on to its Covid Zero approach, even as the second-largest economy is struggling with lockdowns, quarantine, and testing rules. The country's top health advisers stated that this is necessary to fight back against the virus and secure long-term economic development. For example, Wu ...

Extended lockdown questioned after multiple suicides across Mainland China

News 04/20/22, 04:06

One of the world’s most significant human rights abusers vowed to keep confining tens of millions of people to their homes despite a rising number of intentional deaths. A Beijing leader refuses to remove coronavirus (Chinese Communist Party or CCP virus) restrictions altogether, even though many citizens have already taken their ...

Foreign Chambers raise concerns with China over COVID control policy

News 04/19/22, 23:13

Eight foreign trade groups from Europe, Germany, Japan, South Korea, U.K. Chambers, AmCham China, AmCham Shanghai, and the U.S.-China Business Council met with Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao on Monday, April 18. As Bloomberg reported, the representatives discussed with Wang the economic impact of China's zero-Covid policy. Jens Hildebrandt, executive director of ...

Shanghai government sets’ zero covid’ target on April 20

News 04/18/22, 23:30

Chinese officials set April 20 as the turning point of "zero-COVID at the community level" in Shanghai, allowing the city to ease its lockdown, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on April 17. The move came after Shanghai implemented its citywide lockdown in early April. Under the zero-COVID policy, people ...

Shanghai official raises voice against state’s anti-epidemic strategy

News 04/18/22, 23:25

Yang Hai is a Minhang District People's Congress representative. On April 15, he publicly boycotted the state's mass testing plan. Yang Hai wrote that since March 13, all residents of the Pingyang Liucun community had undergone 13 nucleic acid tests and nine antigen tests. He noticed that the more they ...

Discord among neighbors escalates in locked-down Shanghai

News 04/18/22, 23:23

Frustration is building up strong as Shanghai residents start contending with each other on another day of lockdown. This time, while access to food and medicine remain scarce, tension rises toward Covid-positive residents. As Reuters reported, a woman was upset because she was forced into the city's quarantine center after a ...