Chinese Boeing jet crashes in mountains with 132 on board, no sign of survivors

BEIJING, March 21 (Reuters) – A China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in mountains in southern China on a domestic flight on Monday after a sudden descent from cruising altitude. Media said there were no signs of survivors. The airline said it deeply mourned the loss of passengers and … Read more

Hong Kong to ease strict COVID measures from April, lifts flight ban

HONG KONG, March 21 (Reuters) – Hong Kong plans to relax some anti-COVID-19 measures next month, lifting a ban on flights from nine countries, reducing quarantine for arrivals from abroad and reopening schools. The moves, announced on Monday by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, come after a backlash from businesses and residents who see the rest … Read more

WHO says global rise in COVID cases is ‘tip of the iceberg’

March 16 (Reuters) – Figures showing a global rise in COVID-19 cases could herald a much bigger problem as some countries also report a drop in testing rates, the WHO said on Tuesday, warning nations to remain vigilant against the virus. After more than a month of decline, COVID cases started to increase around the … Read more

China’s soaring COVID infections fuel concern about cost of containment

BEIJING, March 15 (Reuters) – China posted a steep jump in daily COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, with new cases more than doubling from a day earlier to hit a two-year high, raising concerns about the rising economic costs of its tough measures to contain the disease. A total of 3,507 domestically transmitted cases with confirmed … Read more

China daily local symptomatic COVID cases more than triple

Residents line up outside a nucleic acid testing site of a hospital, following cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China March 11, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, March 13 (Reuters) – Mainland China reported a two-year high 1,807 new local symptomatic COVID-19 cases … Read more

India PM Modi warns against overcrowding at tourist spots

July 13 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned on Tuesday against overcrowding at tourist sites and called for faster vaccinations against the coronavirus even as official figures indicated a slower spread of new infections. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Monday it feared gathering of tourists and pilgrims could become super spreader events … Read more