Canadian province tries decriminalizing drugs to fight overdose crisis

VANCOUVER, Jan 31 (Reuters) – The western Canadian province of British Columbia on Tuesday launched a…

China COVID peak to last 2-3 months, hit rural areas next – expert

The peak of the COVID wave lasts 2-3 months – epidemiologist Elderly people in rural areas…

Chinese rush to renew passports as COVID border curbs lifted

China lifted its quarantine for visitors on Sunday A simplified final step that allows the virus…

China COVID data shows no new variant but under-reports deaths, WHO says

The virus is spreading rapidly in China after politics Faster access to information by UN agencies…

China’s vast countryside in rush to bolster COVID defences

Hospitals, funeral parlors are overwhelmed by the wave of COVID Some countries impose testing regulations on…

Factbox: COVID rules for travellers from China rolled out around the world

BEIJING, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Several places around the world have imposed restrictions on travelers from…

Chinese hospitals, funeral homes ‘extremely busy’ as COVID spreads unchecked

Hospitals and funeral homes are reporting an increase in COVID infections China reported three new COVID…

China braces for COVID spread to countryside as holidays near

Beijing lifted many anti-virus restrictions last week Millions of people traveled across the country to celebrate…

‘Tough times’: Warnings sound over China’s rapid ‘zero-COVID’ exit

WHO issues rare COVID alert in China A major policy meeting is unlikely as the virus…

Reaction to China relaxing COVID restrictions in major policy shift

Dec 7 (Reuters) – China announced on Wednesday the biggest change to its strict zero-covid-19 policy…