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Coronavirus: Shanghai’s community infections return a day after formal lockdown exit, sending some areas back into quarantine

Coronavirus: Shanghai’s community infections return a day after formal lockdown exit, sending some areas...

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The return of community infections in Shanghai underscores the challenges of completely blocking out the Omicron variant in one of the most congested...
China tourism, consumption during Ching Ming Festival hit new low as Omicron sweeps nation

China tourism, consumption during Ching Ming Festival hit new low as Omicron sweeps nation

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China, busy fighting the Omicron variant, saw a very subdued Ching Ming Festival: tourism revenue was sharply down, and national tourist spots were...
Covid-19 sick leave, allowances and more: Hong Kong firms must show they value employees’ sacrifices

Covid-19 sick leave, allowances and more: Hong Kong firms must show they value employees’...

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To grant sick leave or not? Many employers are wrestling with that question during the fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and its...
Omicron: Chinese city of Qingdao reports Covid-19 outbreak among students

Omicron: Chinese city of Qingdao reports Covid-19 outbreak among students

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The eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao has reported 88 new coronavirus cases, all of them of the Omicron variant, fuelling China’s highest...
Coronavirus Hong Kong: patients forced to wait outside public hospitals ‘must be moved indoors’; city expecting 3,600 new cases

Coronavirus Hong Kong: patients forced to wait outside public hospitals ‘must be moved indoors’;...

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Covid-19 patients forced to spend hours outside in the cold while waiting for admission to already packed public hospitals should be moved indoors...
Europe heads towards new normal as final coronavirus curbs unwind

Europe heads towards new normal as final coronavirus curbs unwind

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Europe looks to be gradually leaving the pandemic behind, with Germany becoming the latest in the region to unwind restrictions that have disrupted...
How Hong Kong inflation data obscures the insight needed to help poorer families

How Hong Kong inflation data obscures the insight needed to help poorer families

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As if worries about Omicron were not enough, recent weeks have seen alarm bells ringing over inflation. Disruption of fresh vegetable supplies, as...
Sinovac Hong Kong executive says trials for Omicron jab may start this month, global distribution in May

Sinovac Hong Kong executive says trials for Omicron jab may start this month, global...

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Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech has revealed that it plans to begin clinical trials for a jab to treat the highly transmissible Omicron...
Omicron: growing fear among residents on locked-down Hong Kong estate of cross-infections in tower blocks

Omicron: growing fear among residents on locked-down Hong Kong estate of cross-infections in tower...

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Fears over Covid-19 cross-infections among thousands of residents locked down at an Omicron-hit public housing estate in Hong Kong have escalated, with experts...
9 seconds apart: how Omicron could have spread from 2 people to a Hong Kong kindergarten teacher in a tunnel

9 seconds apart: how Omicron could have spread from 2 people to a Hong...

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It could take just a brief encounter in an MTR station for the Omicron variant to transmit from one person to another, Hong...
Coronavirus: New Zealand says Omicron arrival imminent; Singaporean infected with 2 variants in 8 months

Coronavirus: New Zealand says Omicron arrival imminent; Singaporean infected with 2 variants in 8...

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New Zealand is bracing for the arrival of Omicron, with the highly infectious Covid-19 variant expected to breach the nation’s closed border at...
Chinese province takes on twin coronavirus fronts of Omicron and Delta

Chinese province takes on twin coronavirus fronts of Omicron and Delta

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Henan in central China has become the first province in the country to officially combat Omicron and Delta coronavirus variants at the same...
How dangerous is ‘flurona’ – a Covid-19 and flu double whammy – as Omicron spreads?

How dangerous is ‘flurona’ – a Covid-19 and flu double whammy – as Omicron...

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Israel recently reported its first case of a simultaneous Covid-19 and seasonal influenza infection, refreshing fears of a more such co-infections.While the case...
Israel finds fourth vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold; Violence at pandemic protests in Germany

Israel finds fourth vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold; Violence at pandemic protests in Germany

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A fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold a week after the shot is administered, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on...
Italy bans New Year events as coronavirus cases climb to pandemic record

Italy bans New Year events as coronavirus cases climb to pandemic record

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Italy has tightened restrictions to curb surging Covid-19 infections, including banning all public New Year’s Eve celebrations, as daily infections hit a record...
Omicron spread shows China got it right on Covid-19 strategy, top disease expert says

Omicron spread shows China got it right on Covid-19 strategy, top disease expert says

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Foreign nations should realise by now that China’s so-called over the top approach in handling the pandemic was the correct one, the country’s...
Omicron likely to enter China but expert confident zero-Covid strategy will block virus transmission

Omicron likely to enter China but expert confident zero-Covid strategy will block virus transmission

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A resident in Manzhouli, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, receives a nucleic acid test on November 29, 2021. China...
Coronavirus: more Omicron variant cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

Coronavirus: more Omicron variant cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

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Cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world on Sunday and many governments...
Omicron variant: in slap at China, US praises South Africa’s detection of new Covid strain

Omicron variant: in slap at China, US praises South Africa’s detection of new Covid...

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The United States praised South Africa Saturday for quickly identifying the new Covid strain called Omicron and sharing this information with the world...