Shanghai achieves ‘zero COVID’ status but normal life is weeks away

Data this week shows the havoc wrought on the economy by the lockdown in Shanghai and the curbs in dozens of other major cities, with retail sales and industrial output plunging at their fastest pace in more than two years in April Shanghai achieved on Tuesday, May 17, the long-awaited milestone of three consecutive days … Read more

Isko Moreno ramps up anti-Leni attacks with polls less than 3 weeks away

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Isko Moreno doubled down on his criticisms of Vice President Leni Robredo, her to deny her camp and challenging supporters’ attempts to get him and others to withdraw and calling her the “godmother of bullies.” Play Video “I challenge the honorable Vice President Leni Robredo, deny. Deny niyo na hindi … Read more

Some in Shanghai leave home for 1st time in two weeks as COVID-19 curbs ease

With a quarter of the population now in some form of lockdown, China’s leadership is concerned about the long-term economic impact of its ‘zero-COVID’ strategy, but remains reluctant to risk larger waves of infection SHANGHAI, China – Some residents of Shanghai stepped out of their homes for the first time in more than two weeks … Read more

Latest updates as TAA ruled out for “weeks”

We’ll be bringing you the key team news and injury updates from the pre-match press conferences of the eight Premier League clubs who are in Gameweek 30 action, plus those top-flight teams involved in FA Cup quarter-final ties. Only Leeds United’s Jesse Marsch and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Bruno Lage held pressers on Thursday, with six more … Read more