COVID-19: Hong Kong sees 8674 new cases, 24 more deaths

Insights 02/24/22, 14:44

COVID-19 rampages another day in Hong Kong on Feb. 23, with 8674 new instances reported and 24 additional fatalities. Chuang Shuk-kwan, from the Centre for Health Protection, said there were 30 new patients of Delta variant, 5,428 were infected with Omicron, and 7,990 of the patients were locally transmitted. More than 300 ...

Epidemic heats up in mainland China and affects technology companies

Insights 02/18/22, 20:26

The epidemic continues to heat up in mainland China. The outbreak in Suzhou has spread to Changshu city, where technology companies have been the hardest hit, with Samsung Electronics-related factories shutting down production as a result, and another case where all five members of the family have been diagnosed. Meanwhile, ...

Hong Kong’s COVID outbreak spreads to China’s Chenzhou city

Insights 02/17/22, 11:45

Covid outbreak in Hong Kong is out of control and has spread to Chenzhou City, Hunan Province, Chinese media Apollo reported on Feb. 15. The local government informed that two people returning from Hong Kong were diagnosed with the disease and the city of Chenzhou is now in emergency mode. Chenzhou ...

Ocasio-Cortez tests positive for COVID-19, urges others to get booster

U.S. 01/10/22, 12:03

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has tested positive for COVID-19 though she has got a booster shot in the fall, according to her office’s statement released on Sunday night, Jan. 9. “Representative Ocasio-Cortez has received a positive test result for COVID-19. She is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home,” the statement read. “The ...

Omicron case surge changes daily life across US

News 01/02/22, 17:26

The increase in COVID-19 cases affects people's lives all around the U.S. Experts warn of a COVID-19 rise in the U.S. as the Omicron form explodes at an unprecedented rate. As of Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, according to the most recent data from Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 386,000 new ...

European countries to lock down Christmas amid Omicron outbreaks

News 12/22/21, 04:37

European countries are set to shut down Christmas due to the rise of the Omicron variant. Countries across Europe are making unprecedented efforts to combat a new wave of COVID-19 infections triggered by Omicron's highly transmissible version. From Sunday, Dec. 19, all schools, universities, non-essential shops, pubs, and restaurants in Holland will ...

Biden to warn winter of death as Omicron variant races through US

U.S. 12/20/21, 14:58

President Joe Biden is expected to issue a warning of a winter of "severe illness" this week as the United States is seeing a spike in COVID-19 infections, (caused by the CCP or Chinese Communist Party) virus, which drives the number of deaths under Biden to surpass those fatalities under former ...

COVID-19 strikes China’s key production hubs

China 12/20/21, 04:28

Zhejiang, the major industrial and export hub in Eastern China, has been rattled by COVID-19.Official data by the province reviewed 173 locally transmitted cases between Dec. 6 and Dec. 12. Reuters noted that just in October, the province reported only one case. Three of its cities where the cases emerged, Ningbo, ...

French PM: Omicron variant is ‘spreading at lightning speed’

News 12/19/21, 15:54

French Prime Minister warned that Omicron is "spreading at lightning speed." On Friday, Dec. 17, Jean Castex spoke just hours before France placed stringent travel restrictions on persons arriving from the United Kingdom. He added that the Omicron variant is expected to become widespread in France in early 2022. France closed its ...

First case of Omicron variant reported in US, patient has mild symptoms

U.S. 12/02/21, 01:36

A case of Omicron was detected in Northern California, becoming the first U.S. victim infected with the new variant of coronavirus. During a press briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 1, White House chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci said the patient had returned South Africa to San Francisco on Nov. 22. Fauci revealed that ...

Austria to lockdown all the unvaccinated only

Europe 11/15/21, 02:33

Austria will counter a new record COVID-19 surge by placing millions of unvaccinated citizens under lockdown, its government announced Sunday, Nov. 14. “We are not taking this step lightly, but unfortunately it is necessary,” Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said, per the BBC. The measurement is set to go into effect as soon as ...

The far-reaching impact of the global energy crisis

Enviroment 10/10/21, 05:47

The sudden energy crisis strains supply networks and geopolitics as the global economy recovers from the COVID-19 outbreak. A particularly severe winter in Europe depleted the continent's energy supplies, as well as a series of hurricanes that shut down Gulf oil refineries, deteriorating relations between China and Australia, and less wind ...

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