Zero – COVID policy: Lockdown of 23 cities affects China’s GDP

News 04/10/22, 00:11

23 cities, including Shanghai city, Zhengzhou city, Henan province, Shizong County, Yunnan province, have implemented a complete or partial lockdown this week that affects China's GDP. According to Reuters, on April 8, Shanghai city announced 21,000 new cases, while the number of cases during the outbreak surpassed 130,000. The city's nearly 25 ...

Shanghai cases rise, Guangzhou proposes citywide COVID testing

News 04/09/22, 23:45

According to Bloomberg, Shanghai’s 25 million residents remain under lockdown amid a new COVID-19 surge. At the same time, Guangzhou proposed citywide COVID testing plans in a bid to curb the Omicron variant outbreak. China reported 25,701 new cases on April 8, of which more than 23,600 cases were from Shanghai. ...

Poor conditions at Shanghai quarantine facilities

News 04/08/22, 23:22

As Shanghai moves to screen through all COVID-positive and close contact citizens, complaints are also mounting at its Nanhui isolation site, where residents of such profiles are centrally put together. Zhimin Liu (pseudonym) told the Epoch Times Chinese, “There was no food, no drinking water, and no hot water. If you’re ...

China’s services sector shrinks sharply amid COVID-19 surge

News 04/08/22, 23:12

According to Caixin, China's services sector activity fell at the steepest pace in two years in March. The Caixin Services Purchasing Managers' Index (Services PMI) released on April 6 recorded 42.0 in March, a sharp drop of 8.2 percentage points from February and the lowest since the first COVID-19 pandemic started ...

Shanghai lockdown: China-based US Marines ask for food

News 04/08/22, 00:12

In a private consulate message group's posts on WeChat, a US consulate staff in Shanghai on Tuesday, April 5, appealed to colleagues to provide them with some food.The US Marines ran out of fresh food because of a strict coronavirus lockdown from authorities.Reuter reported that the staff said in the ...

US Embassy concerned about China’s anti-COVID measures

News 04/07/22, 23:55

According to the South China Morning Post, the United States embassy in Beijing said in a statement to American citizens on April 6 that ambassador Nicholas Burns and other diplomats in China were raising concerns with Chinese officials "directly" about its COVID-19 control measures. These measures include "residential quarantines, mass testing, ...

Separate children to prevent outbreaks, Shanghai causes public outrage

News 04/05/22, 01:51

Photos and videos of children held in separate quarantines in Shanghai hospitals went viral on the internet on April 1, provoking widespread anger. A series of hospital cribs, each containing many young children, seemed to be placed in the hallway of the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center in the city's Jinshan ...

Shanghai lockdown: France presents 6 special requests for European citizens

News 04/05/22, 01:48

On behalf of the European Union member states, the Consulate General of France in Shanghai recently sent a letter to the Shanghai Municipal Government on March 31, listing six requirements to draw attention to. The letter was also published on social media Weibo and Twitter. After a strict lockdown was implemented ...

Shanghai port and logistics chain affected by strict COVID controls

News 04/05/22, 01:36

On April 2, a screenshot of many ships parked outside Shanghai Port widely circulated on the Internet, raising public concerns about the port's operation. According to Caixin, Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) said that the news and the screenshot about severe delays and more than 300 ships waiting for loading and ...

China reports 1,405 new COVID cases

News 04/05/22, 01:21

On April 3, China reported 1,405 confirmed coronavirus cases, compared with 1,506 a day earlier. Asymptomatic cases do not count as confirmed cases. China’s National Health Commission said, among the new cases, 1,366 were locally transmitted, versus 1,455 a day earlier. According to Xinhua News Agency, the number of new asymptomatic cases ...

China: new Omicron sub-variant found in Dalian

News 04/05/22, 00:03

China has recently disclosed two novel omicron sub-variants that do not match any existing sequences. According to Bloomberg, over the weekend, Dalian city detected another infection with an omicron sub-variant derived from BA.2. According to Chinese media Sohu, on April 1, Chinese authorities found that the virus gene sequence of a new ...

GOP Rep Gaetz rejects capping insulin prices, urges Americans to lose weight

News 04/04/22, 15:01

A Republican from Florida thinks chronic disease patients are better off losing weight than receiving fixed price medicine. Rep. Matt Gaetz refused to support the Democrat-led House Resolution 6833, which caps insulin prices at $35 a month. He warned the drug only offers temporary relief to a long-term medical condition. "Arbitrary price ...