China to reopen borders to foreign tourists for first time since COVID-19 outbreak in 2020
Beijing: China, a nation that was hit hard by COVID-19, has decided to issue visas to foreign tourists for the first time since the pandemic broke out three years ago.
Tracing origin: FBI director Christopher Wray says COVID pandemic 'most likely' originated from Chinese lab
Washington: FBI Director Christopher Wray has said the bureau believes that the COVID-19 virus, which wreaked havoc across the globe since 2020, "most likely" originated in a "Chinese government-controlled lab".
China says 80% of its population have had Covid-19: Reports
Beijing: A government scientist has estimated that around eight among 10 students in China are suffering from COVID-19.
China’s ‘exhausted’ doctors and nurses working long hours for reduced pay amid COVID-19 surge
Beijing: Doctors and nurses in China are facing pay cuts or salary delays despite working hard to deal with the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in recent months.
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 it will take time to protect everyone.
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 reports said on Friday.
Scientists warn China can expect repeat Covid infections with new Omicron strains on the way
Beijing: Scientists have warned that China is going to fight against multiple waves of coronavirus infections as the Omicron variant mutates to become better at spreading and evading immunity.
North Korea introduces total ban on visitors from China amid surge in COVID-19 cases
Pyongyang: North Korea has now introduced a total ban on visitors from its close ally and neighbor as China is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases.
European Union offers free Covid vaccines to China
Moscow/Beijing: The European Union has offered free COVID-19 vaccines to China to help the country contain the rapid spread of the disease as Beijing prepares to end strict lockdown measures and open its borders.
Taiwan offers to help China in handling COVID-19 crisis
Taipei: Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has said her region is ready to assist China in combating the recent surge in COVID-19.
China COVID-19 surge: People turn to black market for generic Indian drugs
Beijing: Chinese residents are turning to the black market for generic Covid-19 drugs as the country is combating the rise in infection in the country, media reports said on Wednesday.
China's COVID-19 surge affecting factories and consumer market
Beijing: China's COVID-19 surge is troubling the economic state of the country, media reports said on Tuesday.
Chinese provinces report blood shortages amid COVID-19 surge
Beijing: The fast-spreading COVID-19 infection in China is causing blood shortages across hospitals in various provinces in the nation, media reports said on Monday.
China: Authorities direct doctors, nurses to keep working despite being COVID-19 infected
Beijing: Chinese authorities have directed doctors and nurses, who are infected with COVID-19, to keep working as the country is continuing to witness a surge in infection.
Virus spread fears grow as China lifts COVID curbs
Beijing: Authorities in some Chinese cities have asked citizens to remain vigilant against the spread of the virus after strict restrictions imposed in the country to contain the infection were lifted recently amid widespread protests.