Beijing urges millions to keep working from home amid COVID-19 outbreak menace

The curbs in Beijing, Shanghai, and elsewhere in China are leaving behind significant economic damage and disruption to global supply chains and international trade Beijing authorities extended work-from-home guidance for many of its 22 million to stem a persistent COVID-19 outbreak, while Shanghai lockdown more testing and curbs to hold on to its hard-w ‘zero … Read more

Shanghai hunkers down for final COVID battle, Beijing outbreak stubborn

‘Nerves are frayed and people have no end goal to look forward to,’ says a resident SHANGHAI, China – Shanghai was tightening its COVID-19 lockdown for what it hoped would be the final week of its battle with the virus before it could gradually begin to ease restrictions, while Beijing kept fighting its much smaller … Read more

How North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak could ignite a major health crisis

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea’s admission that it is battling an “explosive” COVID-19 outbreak has raised concerns that the virus could devastate a country with an under-resourced health system, limited testing capabilities, and no vaccine program. The isolated North confirmed on Thursday, May 12, its first COVID-19 infections since the pandemic emerged more than … Read more