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 ...

As COVID-19 cases spiked, Beijing conducted a series of nucleic acid tests

News 01/26/22, 17:59

Less than two weeks before the opening of the Winter Olympics, as new cases of COVID-19 emerge, Beijing authorities have imposed new containment measures in hopes of containing the latest outbreak. The National Health and Medical Commission reported on Jan. 23 that nine cases of local infectious diseases were found in ...

US sees highest COVID-19 deaths in almost a year

News 01/26/22, 01:38

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United States surged to the highest level in about 11 months. Forbes citing data from Johns Hopkins University, reported that the seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 deaths hit 2,188 on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, up 23% from a week earlier.  That figure marked the highest ...

Dr. Fauci is ‘confident’ Omicron virus will peak in February

News 01/24/22, 03:24

The president's chief medical advisor said that a contagious disease variant is likely to hit its highest point within weeks. Anthony Fauci is as "confident as you can be" the Omicron coronavirus (Chinese Communist Party or CCP virus) will plateau in most parts of the United States during mid-February 2022. "Things are ...

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 ...

As COVID-19 cases rise, schools prepare to return from vacation.

News 01/03/22, 21:23

Newark Superintendent Roger León wrote in a notice to parents before the break, "Change is the only thing in this fight." He announced Thursday that students would be learning remotely for at least the first two weeks of the new year. The virus continues, León said, "to be a brutal, ...

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 ...

Expert warns China’s ‘zero-COVID’ policy has no effect on Omicron

China 12/28/21, 19:52

Tulio de Oliveira, a scientist who was among the first to warn of the worldwide spread of the Omicron variant, said that China's zero-Covid measure would not work. The new warning came on Dec. 25 after the rigor in epidemic prevention in Xi'an city, Shaanxi province, China, is estimated to be close to the ...

CDC cuts COVID quarantine period to 5 days amid staff shortages

U.S. 12/27/21, 21:42

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday, Dec. 27, updated its isolation guidance for COVID-19 infected patients in which it shortens the recommended quarantine period by half. The new guidance calls for five days of isolation instead of ten days as before, followed by five days of wearing a mask ...

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 ...

CNN closes offices to most workers as COVID-19 cases rise

New York 12/22/21, 03:23

According to an internal message sent to CNN staff, the network will close its offices to most of its employees due to COVID-19 cases increase. The network, part of the WarnerMedia division of AT&T Inc (T.N), said on Saturday, Dec. 18, that the request is in place for all non-essential personnel. "We ...

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