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  • Protests rise in China | Bappi da's 'Jimmy Jimmy' song trends with lockdown protestors | World News Nov 03, 2022 10:23 AM IST

    Protests rise in China | Bappi da's 'Jimmy Jimmy' song trends with lockdown protestors | World News

    Millions of Chinese suffering from the dreaded lockdown are turning to a retro Bollywood hit to express their frustrations. Bappi Lehri’s iconic song Jimmy Jimmy from the 1982 hit movie Disco Dancer has found a new audience in China where people are using the song to protest China’s stringent lockdown protocol. Watch this video to find out how an iconic Bollywood track from the 80s is now the soundtrack to protests in China.

  • China detects 2 'more infectious' Omicron variants, imposes fresh lockdowns Oct 12, 2022 12:09 PM IST

    China detects 2 'more infectious' Omicron variants, imposes fresh lockdowns

    The country has detected two new Omicron sub-variants—BF.7 and BA.5.1.7—which are said to be highly infectious with greater transmissibility

  • Shenzhen districts locked down as China battles COVID outbreaks Sep 03, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    Shenzhen districts locked down as China battles COVID outbreaks

    The lockdown and the suspension of bus and subway services, came into effect two days after city authorities said rumours about a lockdown were based on a "misinterpretation" of the latest COVID-19 prevention and control measures.

  • Millions in new COVID lockdown as China keeps strict policy Aug 30, 2022 05:34 PM IST

    Millions in new COVID lockdown as China keeps strict policy

    Following additional COVID-19 outbreaks, China has once again placed millions of its citizens under lockdown, according to reports on Tuesday.

  • India supplies nearly 60% of vaccines used worldwide: Nirmala Sitaraman Aug 17, 2022 05:29 PM IST

    India supplies nearly 60% of vaccines used worldwide: Nirmala Sitaraman

    India today is double dosing every citizen and produced COVID-19 vaccines even during the lockdown period, she added.

  • Outbreaks in China prompt lockdowns and fears of more economic woes Jul 19, 2022 10:23 PM IST

    Outbreaks in China prompt lockdowns and fears of more economic woes

    Just days after China’s economy reported its worst quarterly performance in more than two years, officials have shown no sign of abandoning the zero-COVID policy that has upended social and economic life in the country.

  • In Shanghai, a surge in cases raises fears of another lockdown Jul 13, 2022 08:58 PM IST

    In Shanghai, a surge in cases raises fears of another lockdown

    Residents expressed concern that the surge could trigger another lockdown of the city like the two-month confinement in May and June that shuttered businesses and schools and brought life to a standstill.

  • Fresh COVID-19 outbreaks put millions under lockdown in China Jul 06, 2022 02:11 PM IST

    Fresh COVID-19 outbreaks put millions under lockdown in China

    Chinese health authorities reported more than 300 infections in the historic northern city of Xi'an -- home to the Terracotta Army -- and the country's biggest city Shanghai.

  • Tesla reports decline in deliveries, hurt by China's Covid shutdown Jul 03, 2022 06:51 AM IST

    Tesla reports decline in deliveries, hurt by China's Covid shutdown

    The world's biggest electric car maker said on Saturday that it delivered 254,695 vehicles in the April to June period, compared with 310,048 vehicles in the preceding quarter, ending a nearly two-year-long run of record quarterly deliveries

  • Fatigue, Stomach Aches, Mood Swings, Memory Lapses Top Long Covid Symptoms in Kids Aged 0-14: Lancet Study Jun 23, 2022 11:18 AM IST

    Fatigue, Stomach Aches, Mood Swings, Memory Lapses Top Long Covid Symptoms in Kids Aged 0-14: Lancet Study

    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

  • Relief, Reunions and Some Anxiety as Shanghai (Mostly) Reopens Jun 01, 2022 09:03 PM IST

    Relief, Reunions and Some Anxiety as Shanghai (Mostly) Reopens

    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 total wholesales in May at 3,53,188 units Jun 01, 2022 07:10 PM IST

    Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India total wholesales in May at 3,53,188 units

    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.

  • Lockdown in Maharashra? As covid hospitalisation up by 231% in Mumbai, Minister lays down condition for restrictions May 31, 2022 11:03 AM IST

    Lockdown in Maharashra? As covid hospitalisation up by 231% in Mumbai, Minister lays down condition for restrictions

    Hospitalisation due to Covid-19 in Mumbai have increased by 231 percent in May, compared to April, a report in Times of India said.

  • Shanghai unveils economic support measures as lockdowns ease May 30, 2022 06:48 AM IST

    Shanghai unveils economic support measures as lockdowns ease

    The financial hub will accelerate approvals for property projects and supply new residential developments, according to a plan issued by the Shanghai municipal government.

  • As China doubles down on lockdowns, some Chinese seek an exit May 20, 2022 11:01 PM IST

    As China doubles down on lockdowns, some Chinese seek an exit

    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.

  • Some in Shanghai allowed out to shop; end of COVID lockdown in sight May 19, 2022 12:30 PM IST

    Some in Shanghai allowed out to shop; end of COVID lockdown in sight

    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 ..

  • Sony aims to sell 18 million PS5 consoles this year amid China lockdown risk May 10, 2022 02:11 PM IST

    Sony aims to sell 18 million PS5 consoles this year amid China lockdown risk

    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.

  • Beijing escalates restrictions, but still stops short of lockdown May 01, 2022 09:41 PM IST

    Beijing escalates restrictions, but still stops short of lockdown

    As the five-day May Day holiday began Saturday, local officials announced a ban on dining in restaurants until Wednesday.

  • Beijing to test 20 million for COVID as lockdown jitters grow Apr 26, 2022 09:34 AM IST

    Beijing to test 20 million for COVID as lockdown jitters grow

    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.

  • COVID Outbreak in Beijing Prompts Panic Buying and Lockdown Fears Apr 25, 2022 08:09 PM IST

    COVID Outbreak in Beijing Prompts Panic Buying and Lockdown Fears

    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.

  • China’s economy pays a price as lockdowns restrict nearly a third of the population Apr 15, 2022 01:06 PM IST

    China’s economy pays a price as lockdowns restrict nearly a third of the population

    Hundreds of thousands of people have been sent to isolation facilities in China, and millions more have been told to stay in their homes.

  • Locked-down Shanghai residents barter for what money can’t buy Apr 15, 2022 12:44 PM IST

    Locked-down Shanghai residents barter for what money can’t buy

    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.

  • Here’s how China’s lockdowns are rippling through economy Apr 14, 2022 10:40 AM IST

    Here’s how China’s lockdowns are rippling through economy

    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.

  • Oil dives 4%, below $100 on reserves release, China lockdowns Apr 11, 2022 09:58 PM IST

    Oil dives 4%, below $100 on reserves release, China lockdowns

    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 to ease lockdown in some areas despite rise in COVID infections Apr 11, 2022 12:47 PM IST

    Shanghai to ease lockdown in some areas despite rise in COVID infections

    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.