In this research, surveys were sent to the mothers or guardians of children 0-14 years of age who had tested positive for Covid-19 between January 2020 and July 2021
As Shanghai eased one of the longest, toughest lockdowns anywhere since the pandemic began, many of its 25 million residents celebrated being free to move around.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) reported total wholesales of 3,53,188 units last month on Wednesday. In the same month last year, the business sent out 58,168 units to dealers, despite several lockdowns caused by the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Hospitalisation due to Covid-19 in Mumbai have increased by 231 percent in May, compared to April, a report in Times of India said.
The financial hub will accelerate approvals for property projects and supply new residential developments, according to a plan issued by the Shanghai municipal government.
The urge to leave contrasts with the authorities’ triumphant narrative of the pandemic, which says their rigid controls have made China the only safe haven in a world devastated by the virus.
By Brenda GohSHANGHAI/BEIJING More Shanghai residents were given the freedom to go out to shop for groceries for the first time in nearly two ..
The Japanese company, however, warned that it could be forced to revise that production target if any new lockdowns in China to control the spread of COVID-19 make component procurement difficult.
As the five-day May Day holiday began Saturday, local officials announced a ban on dining in restaurants until Wednesday.
Amid comparisons with Shanghai, where more than 1,000 cases were reported in March before widespread curbs were finally imposed on 26 million people, many in Beijing flocked to supermarkets to stock up on food and supplies fearing sudden localised lockdowns.
The outbreak in Beijing, the seat of Communist Party power and a crowded metropolis, has added significance for Xi, who had ordered that the nation’s capital remain free of the virus. An extended lockdown there would add to the political and economic pressures on his government.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been sent to isolation facilities in China, and millions more have been told to stay in their homes.
The availability of many goods in Shanghai has been strained by clogged logistics into the city and the lack of couriers to deliver supplies to locals barred from leaving their homes.
The restrictions are intended to eradicate any trace of the virus in the community, but they’ve also pressured everything from manufacturing and trade to inflation and food prices.
Brent futures fell $3.82, or 3.7%, to $98.96 a barrel by 11:44 a.m. EDT (1544 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell $3.50, or 3.6%, to $94.76.
Shanghai has classed residential units into three risk categories, to allow those in areas with no positive cases during a two-week stretch to engage in "appropriate activity" in their neighbourhoods, city official Gu Honghui said.
After originally taking a more piecemeal approach aimed at minimising economic disruptions, Shanghai imposed a two-stage lockdown last week as authorities struggled to contain what had become the city's biggest ever COVID-19 outbreak.
Tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. took down two videos earlier this week of a rare protest at a Shanghai housing compound after they started trending on the company’s WeChat microblogging and video publishing platforms, according to a person familiar with the matter. The videos had been posted by users to their WeChat timelines, the person said.
The city government late on Thursday extended an existing lockdown in eastern districts, just as western parts of the city were shut down as scheduled.
The plea for patience came as the Chinese financial hub, home to 26 million people, said its overall daily COVID caseload eased, for the first time in about two weeks, in an outbreak that began about a month ago.
All residents in the Pudong District, home to many elite financial institutions and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, will be confined to their homes and allowed out only to get a Covid test, according to a statement issued by the area’s residential compounds reviewed by Bloomberg News.
At least five large factory cities have completely shut down because of the coronavirus: Dongguan and Shenzhen in southern China near Hong Kong, where Foxconn has huge factories to make iPhones and other Apple products; Changchun and Jilin City in northeastern China’s Jilin province; and Langfang, next to Beijing. Some smaller cities have also gone into lockdowns, like Suifenhe and Manzhouli on China’s border with Russia.
While they are happy to see large crowds thronging markets again, the business community wants the government to give them tax relief or a waiver in the penalty for defaulting on dues.
The decision comes a day after the state clocked 28,561 new infections and 39 more fatalities.
Services may be pruned significantly across the country if the number of cases continues to rise at the current pace and more restrictions on mobility are placed, multiple senior officials with the national transporter said. The Railway Board had earlier said that there were no plans to cancel train services across the country.