North Korea imposes nationwide lockdown over 1st reported COVID-19 outbreak

After holding to the widely doubted line for more than two years that it had a perfect record of keeping out the coronavirus, North Korea has imposed a nationwide lockdown to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak.The outbreak forced leader Kim...

U.S. surpasses 1 million COVID-19 deaths: A look at the numbers

Reported COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have surpassed one million, according to tallies compiled from Reuters and NBC News.Numbers from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vary slightly, but have the country...

WHO offers rare criticism for China’s steadfast and strict COVID-19 measures

The head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday China's zero-tolerance COVID-19 policy is not sustainable given what is known of the disease, in rare public comments by the United Nations agency on a government's handling of the virus."We...

New Zealand welcomes back tourists as COVID-19 border restrictions ease after 2 years

New Zealand welcomed tourists from Canada, the U.S., Britain, Japan and more than 50 other countries for the first time in more than two years Monday after dropping most of its remaining pandemic border restrictions.The country has long been renowned...

Stuck inside, rationing food: Canadians in Shanghai detail life in COVID-19 lockdown

Racelle Luo and her family are confined to their apartment in Shanghai round the clock — except when it comes to essentials like picking up deliveries and dumping trash.The 35-year-old, who is originally from the Toronto area, her husband and their three children, as well...

First 3 deaths reported in Shanghai’s current COVID-19 outbreak

Shanghai authorities on Monday reported the first COVID-19 deaths in the latest outbreak in China's most populous and wealthiest city.All three people who died were elderly, had underlying diseases such as diabetes and hypertension and had not been vaccinated against...

Shanghai’s COVID-19 lockdown is so strict, people are running out of food

Residents of Shanghai are struggling to get meat, rice and other food supplies under anti-coronavirus controls that confine most of its 25 million people in their homes, fuelling frustration as the government tries to contain a spreading outbreak.People in China's...

Shanghai’s COVID-19 lockdown is so strict, people are now running out of food

Residents of Shanghai are struggling to get meat, rice and other food supplies under anti-coronavirus controls that confine most of its 25 million people in their homes, fuelling frustration as the government tries to contain a spreading outbreak.People in China's...

COVID-19 outbreak in Shanghai called ‘extremely grim’ as lockdown extended

The COVID-19 outbreak in China's largest metropolis of Shanghai remains "extremely grim" amid an ongoing lockdown confining around 26 million people to their homes, a city official said Tuesday.Director of Shanghai's working group on epidemic control, Gu Honghui, was quoted...

Turf wars, thieves and disaster tourists: Life at a Canadian field clinic on Poland-Ukraine border

Galina Bunesky sat quietly in a chair as Canadian physician Daniel Kollek listened to her heart. Her daughter and two grandchildren watched anxiously nearby."She was feeling sick and dizzy," said Bunesky's daughter, Marina Petrova. The family had travelled 770 kilometres...
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