China’s ‘zero-COVID’ policy has limited international visitors in the country. Due to the policy, China previously withdrew as the host of soccer’s 2023 Asian cup and has indefinitely postponed the 2022 Asian Games.
The commercial hub of China was closed down in sections from late March, when Omicron fueled nation's worst outbreak since COVID-19 first took hold in 2020
As new infections have slowed, Shanghai has cautiously eased restrictions, with some factories resuming operations and residents in lower-risk areas allowed to venture outdoors
The residents of the locked-down Nanxinyuan residential compound in southeast Beijing were relocated to quarantine hotels overnight Friday due to 26 new infections
Vice Mayor Zong Ming said 15 out of Shanghai's 16 districts had eliminated virus transmission among those not already in quarantine
China has been struggling to stamp out its worst COVID-19 outbreak in two years with a playbook of harsh lockdowns and mass testing as it sticks to a strict zero-Covid policy
Virus restrictions in March have already gouged at retail sales, as consumers shied away from shopping, and drove up unemployment
The incident began after authorities ordered 39 families to move out of their homes to accommodate infected patients
As regulations against workplace harassment gain ground, it's time we turn to abuse against home-based workers too
In a new Homenet South Asia study, respondents from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India shared their experiences of physical, financial, verbal, psychological, and emotional abuse.
Shanghai residents under lockdown have complained about a lack of access to food and medicines unrelated to COVID-19
China is sticking to a policy of snap lockdowns, mass testing and travel restrictions to staunch the spread of the virus even as Shanghai's daily case numbers have spiralled under an Omicron-fuelled wave
Shanghai releases thousands of recovered COVID-19 patients from hospitals, but infection numbers keep rising
The sudden rise of cases has led to the much-criticised lockdown of the city of 26 million people amid public criticism of the separation of children from parents in hospitals and testing centres as well distribution of food supplies to the people who were confined for days to the apartment blocks
Flexible working models must be implemented to catalyse 'new normal' for women at workplace, say experts
According to an analysis by UN Women, 740 million women work in the informal economy and their income fell by 60 per cent in the first month of the pandemic
Shanghai's roughly 25 million inhabitants were locked down in phases last week, prompting complaints of food shortages and viral videos of disgruntled residents scuffling with officials
An official notice gave no details of the allegations against the three officials but said their failure to fulfill their duties had allowed the virus to spread leading to a 'serious impact on efforts to control the outbreak
Some of them even said that the government should consider relaxing the mask mandate as the daily COVID-19 cases and deaths have remained low for a while
Five years of Trapped: Vikramaditya Motwane's survival drama speaks volumes of Mumbai, even when confined to an apartment
As we found ourselves isolated and lonely in the first COVID-19 wave, especially some of us migrant working professionals in the metropolitan cities, we found ourselves testing our limits, both in a functional and an emotional way, like Rajkummar Rao in Trapped.
Union Minister for Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said that during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic induced nation-wide lockdown, all construction activities including construction of houses under PMAY-G were also affected
China is returning to coronavirus controls many hoped it had long left behind. The country is facing its worst COVID-19 outbreak since the first wave of the pandemic emerged in Wuhan in late 2019
The mural titled 'Fish Out of Water' is a collaboration between Aashti Miller, India-based architect and illustrator, and Germany's Greta von Richthofen, who works on documentary narratives and graphic novels.