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Quick facts – Countries mandate COVID tests for China travellers, EU to discuss

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Reuters Authorities around the world are imposing or considering curbs on travellers from China as COVID-19 cases there surge following its relaxation of “zero-COVID” rules. China has rejected criticism of its COVID data. Travellers walk with their luggage at Beijing Capital International Airport, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing, China, on 27th December, […]

Here to stay? China’s cityscapes transformed by thousands of COVID test booths

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Beijing, ChinaReuters A thousand days since the World Health Organization was told of a “viral pneumonia” in central China, many countries have returned to pre-COVID-19 life. Not so China itself – in cities big or small, routine PCR testing is the new normal.  On 31st December, 2019, the WHO’s office in China was informed of […]

India’s new COVID-19 rules aim to free up resources but carry risks

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New Delhi, India Reuters India has eased its COVID-19 rules on testing, quarantine and hospital admissions in a bid to free up resources for its neediest people, a strategy hailed by experts even though it carries the risk of a heavy undercount of infections and deaths. The moves will offer a breathing space for healthcare […]