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Huge COVID protests erupt in China’s Xinjiang after deadly fire

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Publishing date: Nov 26, 2022  •  32 minutes ago  •  3 minute read Join the conversation Article content Rare protests broke out in China’s far western Xinjiang region, with crowds shouting at hazmat-suited guards after a deadly fire triggered anger over their prolonged COVID-19 lockdown as nationwide … Read more

China’s Covid protests grow after apartment blaze kills 10

Scenes of protest from the locked-down western Chinese city of Urumqi have spread on social media after a fire killed 10 people, as nationwide unrest over the country’s strict Covid policies continues to build. Social media posts alleged that restrictions in the capital of Xinjiang province, which has been locked down since August, hampered rescue … Read more

XBB variant’s arrival won’t cause a new deadly COVID surge, officials hope

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Friday it is now tracking a new variant of concern around the U.S. known as XBB, which has grown to make up an estimated 3.1% of new infections nationwide.  The strain’s prevalence has grown furthest so far in the Northeast, according to the agency’s weekly estimates. More … Read more

China’s ‘iPhone city’ under Covid lockdown after violent clashes

A file photo of the Foxconn logo seen outside the company’s building in Taipei, Taiwan | Photo Credit: Reuters Six million people were on Friday under Covid lockdown in a Chinese city home to the world’s largest iPhone factory, after clashes between police and workers furious over pay. (For insights on emerging themes at the … Read more

Panic buying grips Beijing as COVID cases rise : NPR

A resident carries her groceries at a supermarket in Beijing, on Friday. Residents of China’s capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery apps as the city government ordered accelerated construction of COVID-19 quarantine centers and field hospitals. By Han Guan/AP hide caption toggle caption By Han Guan/AP A resident carries her groceries at a … Read more

WHO chief scientist reveals key Covid blunder — RT World News

The agency was too slow to recognize that the virus is airborne, Soumya Swaminathan has said The outgoing chief scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO) admitted on Wednesday that the body should have warned the public that Covid-19 can be transmitted through aerosols “much earlier” than it did. Speaking to the Science Insider, Soumya … Read more

European businesses urge China to open up as Covid cases rocket

European business leaders and diplomats in China have urged Xi Jinping’s administration to change course from its contentious zero-Covid policy and set the world’s second-biggest economy on a path to reopening just as Beijing and Guangzhou teeter on the edge of citywide lockdowns. Health officials reported a daily record of 31,987 new locally transmitted Covid-19 … Read more

It May Be A Covid Christmas Again This Year – Deadline

It’s estimated that 55 million Americans will travel over the Thanksgiving holiday. That’s the highest level since the pandemic began and the third-highest since AAA began tracking the holiday in 2000. At the same time, Covid cases have been steadily rising nationally, with the most recent 24-hour total being 111,386, according to John’s Hopkins. That’s … Read more

Small businesses that tapped UK Covid loans face having names made public

Banks will be forced to disclose the names of small businesses that took UK government-backed emergency pandemic loans if anti-corruption campaigners persuade a judge next week that disclosure is in the public interest. Spotlight on Corruption will ask a tribunal on Monday to order the British Business Bank to comply with a freedom of information … Read more

Foxconn/Apple: China’s Covid failure triggers golden goodbyes for workers

Workers at Apple’s largest iPhone factory in China have the chance to score the single biggest short-term payout in Foxconn’s history. Just weeks after the Taiwanese group offered bonuses to recruit workers, it is offering them bonuses to leave. The phrase “rising labour costs” does not begin to describe the challenges confronting the devices maker, … Read more