COVID lockdown at ‘China’s Hawaii’ widens
10 August 2022 | 12:58 pm
A lockdown on the Chinese island of Hainan has been extended to cover several cities. The tourism-dependent province, which had comparatively few cases during the pandemic, is battling its worst outbreak so far.
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The world's biggest electric car maker said on Saturday that it delivered 254,695 vehicles in the April to June period, compared with 310,048 vehicles in the preceding quarter, ending a nearly two-year-long run of record quarterly deliveries.
US President Joe Biden's administration remains divided on whether to allow some of the tariffs to expire to ease inflation or renew them to maintain leverage over Beijing.
The two German vaccine competitors are heading to court over a legal dispute concerning BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine. CureVac has called for "fair compensation."
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Chinese counterpart Wang Ji have held their first talks in months. The two discussed tension over Taiwan as well as Beijing's stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Macau's casinos, which account for 80% of government revenue, were last shut for 15 days in February 2020. The latest curbs are likely to extend beyond a week.
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Chinese electric vehicle battery giants are rushing to invest in Zimbabwe's lithium mines. Lithium is key component in the race to control the EV battery market.
The COVID-19 variant Omicron BA.5 has the ability to reinfect people within weeks of contracting the virus, experts have warned. BA.5 is currently outpacing other variants in infection and is the dominant strain in the US and abroad. "What we are seeing is an increasing number of people who have been infected with BA.2 and then becoming infected after four weeks," Andrew Roberston, Chief Health Officer In Western Australia.
Christian Karagiannidis is a member of Germany's COVID-19 expert council. He explains which comorbidities increase the risk of a patient falling seriously ill.
German hospitals are struggling as beds fill up and nursing staff falls ill with COVID. Even freshly trained health care workers complain about unsustainable levels of stress and worsening conditions.
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