Evacuations restart at Mariupol steel plant in Ukraine as Russia tightens grip

Civilians trapped in steelworks under Russian siege Two buses depart with evacuees; more expected Kremlin: Time for Victory Day in Mariupol will come EU to tweak sanctions plan to win over eastern states KYIV, May 6 (Reuters) – Ukraine said 50 civilians were evacuated from a bombed-out steelworks in the city of Mariupol on Friday, … Read more

In the Supreme Court shadow, Biden urges voters to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Tuesday appeared to vote to protect abortion rights by backing candidates who support them in November’s elections after a leaked Supreme Court draft showed it could soon overturn its 1973 decision legalizing abortion. Biden said his administration would respond once the Supreme Court formally rules … Read more

Setback for Shanghai’s COVID battle; Beijing focuses on mass testing

Shanghai reports 58 new cases outside quarantine areas Beijing testing millions Outbreak poses biggest test yet to Xi’s “zero-COVID” strategy SHANGHAI / BEIJING, May 2 (Reuters) – China’s commercial capital of Shanghai was dealt a blow on Monday as authorities reported 58 new COVID-19 cases outside areas under lockdown, while Beijing pressed on with testing … Read more

As Beijing tightens COVID curbs, hard-hit Shanghai sees signs of life

Beijing COVID outbreak enters 10th day Shanghai reports 2nd day of zero cases outside quarantine areas Shanghai starts to loosen curbs for some areas BEIJING / SHANGHAI, May 1 (Reuters) – The Chinese capital Beijing tightened COVID restrictions on Sunday as it battled an outbreak, while Shanghai let more of its 25 million residents venture … Read more

‘Entry only. No exit: ‘Beijing sees more COVID closures as anger grows in Shanghai

Beijing closes more gyms, malls, cinemas to contain outbreak Delivery companies work overtime to supply residents “The virus is what’s hurting the economy” – health official BEIJING / SHANGHAI, April 29 (Reuters) – China’s capital Beijing closed more businesses and residential compounds on Friday, with authorities ramping up contact tracing to contain a COVID-19 outbreak, … Read more

Mental health issues in kids rose during a pandemic; awareness and use of COVID treatments is low

Palestinian children participate in a mental health support session in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, June 6, 2021. REUTERS / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 28 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further … Read more

China’s capital sharpens COVID screening to prevent Shanghai-like chaos

Beijing to test most of its 22 million residents for COVID this week Beijing steps up precautions, curbs to avoid Shanghai lockdown Shanghai’s focus shifts to vaccination of the elderly BEIJING / SHANGHAI, April 28 (Reuters) – Beijing closed some schools and public spaces on Thursday, as most of the Chinese capital’s 22 million residents … Read more

Beijing to test 20 million for COVID in bid to avert Shanghai lockdown misery

Beijing expands mass testing to almost entire city Residents flock to supermarkets to stock up on food, supplies Frustration flares in Shanghai after a month in lockdown BEIJING / SHANGHAI, April 26 (Reuters) – Three-quarters of Beijing’s 22 million people lined up for COVID-19 tests on Tuesday as authorities in the Chinese capital raced to … Read more

Shanghai fences up COVID-hit areas, fuelling fresh outcry

SHANGHAI, April 24 (Reuters) – Shanghai authorities battling an outbreak of COVID-19 have erected fences outside residential buildings, sparking fresh public outcry over a lockdown that has forced much of the city’s 25 million people indoors. Images of white hazmat suit-clad workers sealing entrances of housing blocks and closing off entire streets with roughly two … Read more

Shanghai reports 12 new COVID deaths as frustrations boil over

A medical worker in a protective suit collects a swab from a resident for nucleic acid testing, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China April 22, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, April 23 (Reuters) – The major financial hub of Shanghai reported 12 new … Read more