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.
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
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.
Following additional COVID-19 outbreaks, China has once again placed millions of its citizens under lockdown, according to reports on Tuesday.
India today is double dosing every citizen and produced COVID-19 vaccines even during the lockdown period, she added.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.