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US CDC an­nounces re­forms af­ter poor COVID re­sponse
The CDC said that it ‘did not re­li­ably meet ex­pec­ta­tions’ dur­ing the pan­dem­ic and has re­leased plans for re­form.
17 Aug 2022
Ap­ple gears up for re­turn to nor­mal with of­fice push
Com­pa­ny will re­quire em­ploy­ees to work from the of­fice at least three days a week as it gears up for Sep­tem­ber launch­es.
16 Aug 2022
‘Like Wild­fire’: COVID cas­es sky­rock­et on Mar­shall Is­lands
Au­thor­i­ties in Mar­shall Is­lands de­clare health dis­as­ter as COVID-19 cas­es surge in Pa­cif­ic na­tion’s cap­i­tal, Ma­juro.
15 Aug 2022
Chi­na’s econ­o­my slows as ‘zero COVID’ drags down sales, in­dus­try
Re­tail sales and in­dus­tri­al out­put for July fall short of an­a­lysts’ fore­casts af­ter lock­downs sti­fle eco­nom­ic ac­tiv­i­ty.
15 Aug 2022
‘Chi­na’s Hawaii’ promised es­cape. Tourists got lock­downs in­stead
Some 178,000 tourists are re­port­ed­ly strand­ed in Hainan as the re­sort is­land bat­tles its worst COVID out­break yet.
12 Aug 2022
Kim Jong Un claims ‘vic­to­ry’ over COVID, blames South Ko­rea
North Ko­re­an leader lifts pan­dem­ic curbs as se­nior of­fi­cial calls death toll an ‘un­prece­dent­ed mir­a­cle’ in world health.
11 Aug 2022
Chip­mak­ers tum­ble on fears of worst down­turn in 10 years
Con­cerns abound of a pro­longed slump af­ter years of wide­spread short­ages that led to heavy in­vest­ments in the sec­tor.
10 Aug 2022
SARS-re­lat­ed virus­es in­fect thou­sands in Asia every year: Study
Re­searchers say about 66,000 peo­ple in South­east Asia are in­fect­ed each year with SARS-re­lat­ed coro­n­avirus­es.
10 Aug 2022
Hong Kong cuts ho­tel quar­an­tine to 3 days as city’s im­age slumps
An­nounce­ment comes amid mount­ing frus­tra­tion with in­ter­na­tion­al fi­nan­cial cen­tre’s iso­la­tion as world lives with COVID.
8 Aug 2022
Chi­na’s casi­no hub or­ders test­ing days af­ter eas­ing COVID curbs
Macau tells 700,000 res­i­dents to un­der­go test­ing af­ter man tests pos­i­tive af­ter trav­el­ling to neigh­bour­ing city.
8 Aug 2022
ESSAY
How we re­mem­ber them: My grand­moth­er’s din­ing room set
‘It is a shrine to the peo­ple who helped raise me – a mar­riage of mem­o­ries from my past and those I con­tin­ue to cre­ate.’
3 Aug 2022
Bangladesh’s gar­ment sec­tor faces en­er­gy, de­mand crises
The world’s sec­ond-largest gar­ment ex­porter is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a slow­down that will threat­en na­tion’s eco­nom­ic re­cov­ery.
2 Aug 2022
Why are wealthy In­di­ans tak­ing their mon­ey out of the coun­try?
The pan­dem­ic, the Ukraine war and the on­go­ing glob­al eco­nom­ic un­cer­tain­ty are mak­ing them hunt for safe havens.
2 Aug 2022
DOCTOR'S NOTE
Long COVID, rest, and help­ing our im­mune sys­tems re­cov­er
Dr Khan on why we need to iden­ti­fy those at risk of long COVID and un­der­stand the un­der­ly­ing caus­es of the ill­ness.
1 Aug 2022
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