Tag: COVID19

  • Five-day COVID-19 lockdown imposed in Pyongyang | Coronavirus pandemic News

    Five-day COVID-19 lockdown imposed in Pyongyang | Coronavirus pandemic News

    Reports of North Koreans panic-buying food ahead of lockdown triggered by rising cases of respiratory illnesses. North Korea has ordered a five-day lockdown of the capital Pyongyang amid rising cases of an unspecified respiratory illness, according to NK News. Citing a government announcement, the Seoul-based outlet, which reports on North Korea, said residents were required […]

  • China turns to traditional medicinal options for Covid-19

    China turns to traditional medicinal options for Covid-19

    As Covid rips through China’s vast population, making millions sick and fuelling a shortage of drugs, many are turning to old-school traditional medicines to battle the aches and pains of the virus. President Xi Jinping has promoted traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) since the start of the pandemic, while health officials have hailed its “important role” […]

  • Is bias, not science, behind COVID-19 curbs on China travellers? | Coronavirus pandemic News

    Is bias, not science, behind COVID-19 curbs on China travellers? | Coronavirus pandemic News

    The recent imposition of COVID-19 restrictions on travellers from China by more than a dozen countries has left Chinese people feeling deeply unhappy at what some view as a selective application of science. Countries such as France, Italy, Japan and the United States have placed various conditions on travellers from China – including pre-departure negative […]

  • Christchurch, COVID-19: Jacinda Ardern’s years in office | Politics News

    Christchurch, COVID-19: Jacinda Ardern’s years in office | Politics News

    Ardern was just 37 when she first became prime minister but showed rare skill in handling multiple crises. Jacinda Ardern has announced she is stepping down as New Zealand’s prime minister after six years in the job. Ardern, who became the world’s youngest leader when she became prime minister following the 2017 elections at the […]

  • Electricity crisis requires a solution as ‘aggressive’ as Covid-19 response – Seifsa

    Electricity crisis requires a solution as ‘aggressive’ as Covid-19 response – Seifsa

    The level of crisis and the threat to the economy posed by the electricity supply situation requires “a response as aggressive as the response to the Covid-19 pandemic”, says the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa). In a statement issued on Monday, Seifsa chief operating officer Tafadzwa Chibanguza says the federation was […]

  • UK politician suspended for comparing COVID-19 shots to Holocaust | Coronavirus pandemic News

    UK politician suspended for comparing COVID-19 shots to Holocaust | Coronavirus pandemic News

    Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen said the rollout of the vaccines was the ‘biggest crime against humanity’ since WWII-era genocide. A British politician from the ruling Conservative Party has been suspended for comparing COVID-19 vaccines to the Holocaust. Andrew Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire, said the vaccine rollout marked “the biggest crime against humanity” since […]

  • ‘XBB.1.5 variant may not result in a large wave of Covid-19 infections’

    ‘XBB.1.5 variant may not result in a large wave of Covid-19 infections’

    The Department of Health says new Covid-19 variant may not see a large wave of infections in South Africa. The highly transmissible XBB.1.5 variant was recently detected in the country. According to the department, the XBB.1.5’s symptoms are similar to the previous Omicron variants and resemble cold-like symptoms, such as runny nose, sore throat, cough […]

  • Ramaphosa condemns racism, new Covid-19 variant, and Adriaan Vlok dies

    Ramaphosa condemns racism, new Covid-19 variant, and Adriaan Vlok dies

    Here’s your morning news update: An easy-to-read selection of our top stories. Stay up to date with The Citizen – More News, Your Way. Daily news update: 9 January ‘We don’t want racists in SA’: Ramaphosa tells Maselspoort victims not to be afraid of white people ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his closing remarks on the ANC […]

  • Class of 2022 bore most of the Covid-19 brunt’-Experts

    Class of 2022 bore most of the Covid-19 brunt’-Experts

    It’s that time of the year again where thousands of matriculants are anxiously awaiting the outcome of last year’s final examinations. The class of 2022 is considered to have endured the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic since 2020. The class in question were in Grade 10 at the height of the pandemic, which had a […]

  • Chinese take risks on black market drugs as Covid-19 surges

    Chinese take risks on black market drugs as Covid-19 surges

    Desperate families searching for critical Covid-19 medication in China, faced with bare pharmacy shelves and an explosion of cases, are being driven into murky online marketplaces rife with price gouging and fraud. Beijing last month abruptly tore down its hallmark zero-Covid virus containment policy, lifting widespread restrictions that had triggered nationwide protests and stifled the […]

  • No need for SA to sound alarm amid rising Covid-19 cases in China

    No need for SA to sound alarm amid rising Covid-19 cases in China

    The SA government is not following the global trend of curbing travellers from China, which now has millions of new Covid-19 cases, and is only urging South Africans to “keep on vaccinating” against the deadly virus. National health department spokesperson Foster Mohale said the department was closely monitoring the Covid situation in China and other […]

  • Chinese city seeing half a million Covid-19 cases a day

    Chinese city seeing half a million Covid-19 cases a day

    Half a million people in a single Chinese city are being infected with Covid-19 every day, a senior health official has said, in a rare and quickly censored acknowledgement that the country’s wave of infections is not being reflected in official statistics. China this month has rapidly dismantled key pillars of its zero-Covid strategy, doing […]

  • Elderly leave cities as COVID-19 infections surge in China | Coronavirus pandemic News

    Elderly leave cities as COVID-19 infections surge in China | Coronavirus pandemic News

    Three days ago, Lily Wang tested positive for COVID-19. Isolating in her small apartment in Shenzhen, the 29-year-old is currently fighting a high fever and a sore throat. Despite her own illness, Wang’s thoughts were for her grandmother who has been spared from sickness so far, thanks to the quick actions of her parents. “My […]

  • Chinese struggle to ‘summon the courage’ to live with COVID-19 | Coronavirus pandemic News

    Chinese struggle to ‘summon the courage’ to live with COVID-19 | Coronavirus pandemic News

    Hu Yuping is afraid. The 43-year-old resident of the central Chinese province of Hunan is a cancer survivor and she has just learned that even though there are COVID-19 patients in her building, the two-week lockdown imposed to curb the virus’ spread is to be lifted. “Wear your mask and don’t go to crowded places […]

  • What a ‘joke’ Covid-19 is now

    What a ‘joke’ Covid-19 is now

    It’s party season, finally. I was at a neighbour’s Christmas dinner the other night – a splendid affair with sparkle everywhere, 13 guests, hired glasses, and actual caterers – and I looked around the room with benevolence, even though the man I was (briefly) chatting to had just announced he never, ever reads books. He […]