EU wants systematic COVID testing for passengers from China
04 January 2023 | 12:27 pm
The "overwhelming majority" of EU nations want passengers arriving from China to be tested for COVID-19. China has called new testing rules "unacceptable" after the country opens up following years of strict lockdowns.
After months of negotiation, the EU reached an agreement on a gas price cap at 180€ per megawatt hour. However, concerns remained about its impact on gas supples.
Only deaths resulting directly from respiratory failure due to a coronavirus infection will be counted as COVID-19 deaths under new Chinese rules. With the new guidelines in place, cases have risen but deaths declined.
Beijing is freezing the assets of two Americans involved in Washington's policies regarding Tibet. The move follows US sanctions on Chinese officials earlier this month.
The MEP suspected of receiving bribes from Qatar has been detained since December 9. Eva Kaili's lawyers asked for her release under electronic surveillance, but the judge ruled that she shoud stay in custody.
The Indian government wants to end the spread of tuberculosis (TB) by 2025. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder to diagnose and treat the disease.
China is grappling with a new wave of COVID-19 after the government lifted its strict anti-pandemic measures. Some citizens are shocked by the sudden change while others welcome it with a sigh of relief.
The Philippines' Defense Ministry said it would boost its military presence following reports China embarked on fresh land reclamation projects in the South China Sea.
China has reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the last four days. A British based health data firm estimated that there are nearly 5,000 deaths a day in China from COVID-19.
Beijing dispatched the aircraft into Taiwan's air defense identification zone in what it called a response to "provocations" and "collusion" between the US and Taiwan.
Famous German virologist Christian Dorsten believes the coronavirus pandemic has ended and COVID-19 is now an endemic disease. And Justice Minister Marco Buschmann called for the last restrictive measures to be lifted.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked authorities to launch an health campaign in a more "targeted" way. US experts estimate another million people could die of COVID in China during 2023.
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