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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.

Pakistan ‘ill-prepared’ to combat new Covid variants: Reports

New Delhi: Health authorities in Pakistan are ill-prepared to stop the arrival of the new variant of the COVID-19, which is wreaking havoc in China, from entering the nation, media reports said.

Amid massive Covid surge, China to stop reporting daily infection figures

China's National Health Commission will stop releasing daily COVID-19 case figures for the country from Sunday, Reuters reported.

China estimated to have reported 37 million Covid-19 cases in a single day this week: Report

Beijing: China may have registered 37 million coronavirus cases in this week, making it the highest daily recorded so far, Bloomberg reported citing an estimate from the government's top health authority.

China: Chongqing authorities say public sector employees testing positive for Covid-19 can go to work as 'normal'

Chongqing: Authorities in the Chinese city of Chongqing have said public sector employees testing positive for Covid-19 can go to work “as normal".

COVID-19 outbreaks in China expose failure of Chinese Communist Party and its vaccine

Beijing: China's COVID-19 pandemic case rise in recent times showed the government's failure in securing safe vaccines for its population, media reports said on Tuesday.

Xi unwilling to accept 'better' Western Covid-19 vaccines over not-so-effective Chinese jabs, says US official

Washington/Beijing: Chinese leader Xi Jinping is unwilling to accept Western vaccines despite the challenges China is facing with Covid-19, a US official said Saturday, according to media reports.

China’s zero-Covid protests: Twitter, Telegram rise in popularity

Beijing: An app market researcher has found social media platforms like Twitter and Telegram, which are blocked in mainland China and only accessible via virtual private networks (VPNs), have become popular in the country amid widespread protests and restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.

China: Respect right to peaceful protest, says HRW

Beijing: The Chinese government should respect the fundamental rights of people across China to peacefully protest the government’s draconian “zero Covid” restrictions and to call for freedom and human rights, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif tests COVID-19 positive

Islamabad: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday said Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif has tested COVID-19 positive.

China fights COVID-19: Central Chongqing residents asked to limit movement

Beijing: Residents in 11 central urban districts in Chongqing are being urged not to leave their regions, and people from outside are being asked not to come in unless necessary, Li Pan, deputy director of the Chongqing Health Commission, said at a news conference, an episode highlighting the continuing COVID-19 trouble faced by the country.

China: Guangzhou witnessing surge in COVID-19 cases

Guangzhou: China's Guangzhou is witnessing a tough situation as the city is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases with nearly 2,000 local infections reported on Monday, media reports said on Wednesday.

Tibet: 200 detained in Lhasa over protesting against COVID-19

Lhasa: Authorities have detained 200 people over protesting against strict COVID-19 restrictions imposed in the region, media reports said.

Chinese authorities to stick to Zero COVID rule

Beijing: Chinese authorities have said they will continue to stick to the Zero COVID rule despite growing discontent over the system.

COVID-19 in China: Area around world's biggest iPhone plant put under lockdown

Zhengzhou: Chinese authorities have imposed a lockdown in Zhengzhou district, a region that houses the world's largest iPhone factory, to combat Covid-19 spread, media reports said.