Medical economics

The COVID cost for Asia's informal workers

As COVID-19 took hold across borders in 2020 and 2021, more than 1.6 billion informal workers were estimated by the United Nations to have been impacted by mobility restrictions and other lockdown measures to tackle the coronavirus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese with mild COVID urged to work as restrictions ease

Several local governments in China encouraged people with mild cases of COVID-19 to go to work this week, another sign of the difficulty the country faces as its rollback of virus-containment measures sets off a wave of infections—and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus death toll in China's capital shows further rise

The death toll in the latest COVID-19 surge in China's capital Beijing has risen incrementally, as feverish clinic patients and an increase in the funeral business point to a widening outbreak after an easing of strict virus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China announces 1st COVID-19 death in almost 6 months

China on Sunday announced its first new death from COVID-19 in nearly half a year as strict new measures are imposed in Beijing and across the country to ward against new outbreaks.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In 'zero-COVID' China, 1 case locks down Peking University

Chinese authorities locked down a major university in Beijing on Wednesday after finding one COVID-19 case as they stick to a "zero-COVID" approach despite growing public discontent.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China imposes COVID-19 lockdowns for millions around Beijing

Millions of people in areas surrounding China's capital were ordered into lockdown Tuesday, with authorities doubling down on efforts to contain COVID-19 ahead of a key ruling Communist Party meeting this year.

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