Shanghai to lift 'unreasonable' curbs on firms, Beijing eases restrictions

Shanghai to lift 'unreasonable' curbs on firms, Beijing eases restrictions

Shanghai said on Sunday "unreasonable" curbs on businesses will be removed from June 1 as it looks to lift its Covid-19 lockdown, while Beijing reopened parts of its public transport as well as some malls and other venues as infections stabilised.

'Like a prison': Shanghai, Beijing ratchet up Covid restrictions

'Like a prison': Shanghai, Beijing ratchet up Covid restrictions

China's two largest cities tightened Covid-19 curbs on Monday, fuelling public angst and even questions about the legality of its uncompromising battle with the virus that has battered the world's second largest economy.

Beijing orders more Covid tests as cases mount before Olympics

Beijing orders more Covid tests as cases mount before Olympics

The local government in China's capital ordered more Covid-19 tests on Sunday as the city continued to report new local cases, less than two weeks before the start of the Winter Olympic Games.

Half a million quarantined as China export hub faces outbreak

Half a million quarantined as China export hub faces outbreak

China's economically important Zhejiang province wrestled on Tuesday with a Covid outbreak that has left half a million people quarantined and some districts under business shutdown.

China study warns of 'colossal' Covid outbreak if it opens up like US, France

China study warns of 'colossal' Covid outbreak if it opens up like US, France

China could face more than 630,000 Covid-19 infections a day if it dropped its zero-tolerance policies by lifting travel curbs, according to a study by Peking University mathematicians.

Millions under virus lockdown as China battles Delta outbreak

Millions under virus lockdown as China battles Delta outbreak

Millions of people were confined to their homes in China Monday as the country tried to contain its largest coronavirus outbreak in months with mass testing and travel curbs.

China vaccine doses pass one billion mark

China vaccine doses pass one billion mark

The number of Covid-19 jabs administered in China has passed the one billion mark, health officials said Sunday, more than a third of the doses given worldwide.

Wuhan residents remember coronavirus 'whistleblower' doctor a year after his death

Wuhan residents remember coronavirus 'whistleblower' doctor a year after his death

A year after his death from Covid-19, residents in the Chinese city of Wuhan say they remain grateful to the "whistleblower" doctor who first sounded the alarm about the outbreak before it received official recognition.

Beijing launches mass virus tests as China's daily tally drops slightly

Beijing launches mass virus tests as China's daily tally drops slightly

Beijing launched mass Covid-19 testing in some areas on Friday, while Shanghai was testing all hospital staff as China battles its worst outbreak of the disease since March and families fret over reunion plans for the Lunar New Year amid new curbs.

EU criticises China for jailing citizen-journalist who reported on Covid-19

EU criticises China for jailing citizen-journalist who reported on Covid-19

The European Union on Tuesday criticised the jailing of a citizen-journalist in China who reported on the early outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic from Wuhan.

China tests 250,000 people for Covid after new cluster emerges

China tests 250,000 people for Covid after new cluster emerges

China has tested more than a quarter of a million people for the coronavirus after a handful of new cases were detected in the southern city of Chengdu.

Hundreds of flights cancelled as Shanghai tackles virus outbreak

Hundreds of flights cancelled as Shanghai tackles virus outbreak

Hundreds of flights at one of China's busiest airports were cancelled Tuesday as Shanghai raced to bring a local coronavirus outbreak under control.