Outbreaks have been reported across the country, with the largest in Inner Mongolia and the far-west Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region.
At least 74 people are killed in the major earthquake that struck China's Sichuan province, with 26 still missing and 259 injured.
China imposes an indefinite lockdown of the beach resort of Sanya — confining some 25,000 vacationers to their hotels — and lockdowns in four other cities in Hainan province.
The number of politically motivated offences jumped by more than 23 percent from 2020 to 55,048, the highest level since police started collecting data in 2001.
Bells at Washington National Cathedral ring 1,000 times as a tribute to one million Covid-19 deaths –– a tragic milestone that President Biden says is heavier toll than "WW1, WW2, and Vietnam" combined.
The pandemic situation varies across the vast nation of 1.4 billion people as multiple cities apply government's “zero-Covid” approach enforcing lockdowns.
A negative Covid test taken within the past week will be needed to enter all kinds of public areas and to take public transport with effect from May 5, authorities said.
Faced with the country's worst virus outbreak in two years, Shanghai has confined most of its 25 million people to their homes since last month, doubling down on the Communist Party's unrelenting zero-Covid approach.
China promised to try to reduce the human and economic cost of anti-disease controls, saying the virus was “under effective control” for the first time in some parts of the city.
Chinese financial hub says three people infected with Covid-19 died, the first time during the current outbreak that it reported deaths among coronavirus patients.
Covid-19 has infected more than 318M people and killed over 5.5M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
Covid-19 has infected more than 314M people and killed over 5.5M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
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