China reports new daily record COVID cases, curbs tighten across country

China reports new daily record COVID cases, curbs tighten across country

SHANGHAI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – China on Friday reported another record high of daily COVID-19 infections, as cities across the country enforce measures and curbs to control outbreaks. Thursday’s new local COVID-19 infections set a daily record for a second consecutive day, beating a figure set in mid-April, when the commercial hub of Shanghai was … Read more

Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn says it is working with staff to resolve disputes Major iPhone factory rocked by protests over pay, conditions Apple says it has team on the ground in Zhengzhou TAIPEI/SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Thursday a pay-related “technical error” occurred when hiring new recruits at a COVID-hit iPhone factory in China … Read more

China’s COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

China’s COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

BEIJING, Nov 24 (Reuters) – China reported record high COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities nationwide imposing localised lockdowns, mass testing and other curbs that are fuelling frustration and darkening the outlook for the world’s second largest economy. The resurgence of infections, nearly three years after the pandemic emerged in the central city of Wuhan, … Read more

China widens COVID curbs, iPhone factory unrest adds to economy worries

China widens COVID curbs, iPhone factory unrest adds to economy worries

COVID restrictions ramped up as cases rise iPhone factory unrest underscores industrial, social risks Analysts warn of potential for wider lockdowns Resort city Sanya imposes movement curbs on new arrivals BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Chinese cities imposed more curbs on Wednesday to rein in rising coronavirus cases, adding to investor worries about the economy, … Read more

Stick-wielding men smash surveillance cameras at China iPhone plant

Stick-wielding men smash surveillance cameras at China iPhone plant

SHANGHAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Men wielding sticks smashed surveillance cameras and windows at a massive campus owned by Apple (AAPL.O) supplier Foxconn (2317.TW) in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, scenes broadcast live on the Kuaishou short video platform showed on Wednesday. Hundreds of workers protested at the campus, home to the world’s largest iPhone … Read more

Beijing shuts parks, museums as China’s COVID cases rise

Beijing shuts parks, museums as China’s COVID cases rise

BEIJING, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Beijing shut parks, shopping malls and museums on Tuesday while more Chinese cities resumed mass testing for COVID-19, as China fights a spike in cases, deepening concerns about its economy and dampening hopes for a quick post-coronavirus reopening. China reported 28,127 new local cases nationally for Monday, nearing its daily … Read more

Britain’s NICE recommends against NHS use of 5 COVID treatments as not cost-effective

Britain’s NICE recommends against NHS use of 5 COVID treatments as not cost-effective

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s agency that determines if medicines should be used in the National Health Service (NHS), has recommended stopping the use of five COVID-19 treatments, including Merck & Co’s (MRK.N)’s antiviral pill for high-risk patients, citing cost-effectiveness concerns. The review, conducted by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) … Read more

New China COVID rules spur concern as some cities halt routine tests

New China COVID rules spur concern as some cities halt routine tests

Regular COVID testing no longer required in several cities China eased various virus curbs last Friday Communities worried over virus spread under relaxed rules Major cities including Beijing report record cases for Nov 13 BEIJING, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Several Chinese cities began cutting routine community COVID-19 testing on Monday, days after China announced an … Read more

China’s COVID cases rise, record daily numbers seen in Beijing and other cities

China’s COVID cases rise, record daily numbers seen in Beijing and other cities

BEIJING, Nov 13 (Reuters) – China reported 14,878 new COVID-19 infections for Nov. 12, including a record number of new daily cases in capital city Beijing, as well as in manufacturing hubs Guangzhou and Zhengzhou. The new cases come as industrial activity in Guangzhou and Zhengzhou has been disrupted by restrictions aimed at controlling outbreaks. … Read more

China shortens COVID quarantine times, eases flight curbs

China shortens COVID quarantine times, eases flight curbs

BEIJING, Nov 11 (Reuters) – China on Friday eased some of its COVID curbs, including shortening by two days quarantine times for close contacts of cases and for inbound travellers and scrapping a penalty on airlines that bring in infected passengers. The new rules were among the 20 measures examined at the first meeting of … Read more