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Beijing: A government scientist has estimated that around eight among 10 students in China are suffering from COVID-19. more
Xi Jinping worries about spread of COVID-19 to countryside

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he is worried about the spread of the COVID-19 infection to the countryside.

COVID-19: China ‘making enormous progress’ to get every older adult vaccinated

New York: China is “making enormous progress and effort” to get every older adult vaccinated against COVID-19, the UN health agency said on Friday, while also cautioning that ...

China witnessed 400 million deaths due to COVID-19: Reports

Beijing: Chinese hospitals are currently flooded with dead bodies and crematoriums are witnessing log queues as the country is continuing to witness a surge in COVID-19 infection, media r ...

COVID-19: China blocks South Korea and Japan visas

Beijing: Chinese authorities have stopped issuing short-term visas to individuals from South Korea and Japan in retaliation for Covid restrictions imposed on Chinese travellers.

WHO continues to urge China to share more data amid COVID-19 surge

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the COVID-19 surge in China, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday, in his first virtual briefing ...

France introducing mandatory Covid-19 testing for people flying in from China

Paris: Beginning next month, all plane passengers traveling from China to France will be required to present negative COVID-19 test results and will be tested again upon arrival, Clement ...

Japan govt imposing mandatory Covid testing for arrivals from China: Reports

Tokyo: Mandatory testing for COVID-19 is being introduced by the Japanese government from December 30 upon arrival for travelers from China due to an increase in the number of confirmed c ...

WHO’s Tedros recaps challenging year, appeals for more information on COVID spread in China

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern on Wednesday over the evolving COVID-19 situation in China, saying the UN agency continued to receive increasin ...

China risks between 1.3 and 2.1 million deaths if it ends its zero-COVID strategy: Study

New Delhi: Analysis by Airfinity shows between 1.3 and 2.1 million lives could be at risk if China lifts its zero-COVID policy given low vaccination and booster rates as well as a lack of ...