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.
These don't just include natural disasters amplified by climate change; other major factors include Covid-19, economic meltdowns and food shortages, a UN report said.
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.
China's gross domestic product expanded by 4.8 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, beating analysts' expectations for a 4.4 percent gain and picking up from 4.0 percent in the fourth quarter.
Researchers call the pressure to be a high achiever, popular and attractive in students the ‘superhero ideal’. Students aiming to be perfect in all aspects of their lives, and inevitably failing at this goal, may end up depressed.
The US State Department also advised Americans to reconsider travelling to China "due to Covid-19-related restrictions, including the risk of parents and children being separated."
The country's strategy remains unchanged, however, with national health official Liang Wannian saying the "dynamic clearance" policy was still Shanghai's "best option".
A study on 1.3 million people aged 60 and older looked at data from the Israeli Ministry of Health database between January 10 and March 2, when the Omicron variant was predominant.
The Dubai-owned P&O Ferries announced it has shed more than one-quarter of its staff in a drastic restructuring to save cash and halted services for the next few days.
The East Asian nation reported a record of more than 600,000 coronavirus cases on Thursday, with authorities saying the country was near the peak of an Omicron-fuelled infection wave.
Officials are rushing to build makeshift hospitals in some provinces in China as a steep increase in Omicron-led Covid-19 cases continues to spread.
Nearly 18 provinces across China are battling a surge in Covid cases, causing officials to question the efficacy of the country's 'zero-covid' approach.
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