US to require travelers from China to show negative Covid-19 test result before flight

US to require travelers from China to show negative Covid-19 test result before flight

CNN  —  The United States will require all travelers from China to show a negative Covid-19 test result before flying to the country as Beijing’s rapid easing of Covid-19 restrictions leads to a surge in cases. Passengers flying to the US from China will need to get a test no more than two days before … Read more

China to Open Borders as Covid-19 Cases Rise

China to Open Borders as Covid-19 Cases Rise

BEIJING—Chinese health authorities plan to lift Covid-19 quarantine requirements on international arrivals early next month, taking one of the country’s biggest steps to ease restrictions since the pandemic began even as case numbers remain high. China has maintained among the world’s most restrictive coronavirus lockdown measures, slowing its economy significantly and sparking anger. Following waves … Read more

Tesla Extends Shutdown at Shanghai Plant in Rare Christmas Suspension

Tesla Extends Shutdown at Shanghai Plant in Rare Christmas Suspension

SINGAPORE— Tesla Inc. suspended car production at its Shanghai plant on Saturday, extending a planned eight-day production halt at its largest worldwide plant by car output, according to people familiar with the matter. The decision to extend the work halt comes as Tesla faces a wave of Covid-19 infections among its workers and suppliers, the … Read more

Covid-19: China’s surge in cases hits factories and consumer market

Covid-19: China’s surge in cases hits factories and consumer market

Hong Kong CNN  —  China’s economy is under severe strain as a wave of Covid cases sweeps across the country. Since the world’s second largest economy drastically eased its Covid restrictions earlier this month, there has been no clear data on the extent of the virus’ spread on the national level. But several cities and … Read more

Pack these snacks, says nutritionist

Pack these snacks, says nutritionist

Travelers have a host of pathogens to dodge this winter, including the “tripledemic” of infections caused by Covid-19, flu and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). But there are steps people can take to reduce their chances of getting sick, say health specialists at Spain’s SHA Wellness Clinic. The key is to develop “a resilient immune system … Read more

Leaked notes from Chinese health officials estimate 250 million Covid-19 infections in December: reports

Leaked notes from Chinese health officials estimate 250 million Covid-19 infections in December: reports

Hong Kong CNN  —  Almost 250 million people in China may have caught Covid-19 in the first 20 days of December, according to an internal estimate from the nation’s top health officials, Bloomberg News and the Financial Times reported Friday. If correct, the estimate – which CNN cannot independently confirm – would account for roughly … Read more

China shifts how it counts Covid deaths as crematoriums fill up

China shifts how it counts Covid deaths as crematoriums fill up

Beijing CNN  —  For much of the pandemic, images of overflowing hospitals and busy funeral homes from the United States have featured heavily on China’s state-controlled television, where the deaths of over a million Americans from Covid is depicted as a gross failing of Western democracy. Now, as an unprecedented wave of infections rips through … Read more

Chinese megacity Chongqing says people with Covid can go to work ‘as normal’

Chinese megacity Chongqing says people with Covid can go to work ‘as normal’

Hong Kong CNN  —  The sprawling Chinese metropolis of Chongqing announced Sunday that public sector employees testing positive for Covid-19 can go to work “as normal,” a remarkable turnaround for a city that only weeks ago had been in the throes of a mass lockdown. The move comes as China continues to quickly unravel its … Read more

U.S. Stocks Fall as Investors Weigh Recession Risks

U.S. Stocks Fall as Investors Weigh Recession Risks

U.S. stocks edged lower Monday as recession fears continued to weigh on investors. The S&P 500 fell 0.6%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 90 points, or 0.3%. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.2%. Stocks are on track to end December lower, a somewhat unusual occurrence. The S&P 500 has risen in 73% … Read more

Title 42: Appeals court rejects bid by GOP-led states to keep Trump-era border policy in force

Title 42: Appeals court rejects bid by GOP-led states to keep Trump-era border policy in force

CNN  —  A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a bid by several Republican-led states to keep the so-called Title 42 rule in force, after a district court struck the controversial Trump-era border policy down. The new ruling from the DC Circuit US Court of Appeals sets the stage for the case to go to … Read more