November 29, 2022
Health PAKISTAN

China has experienced rise in COVID infections since late April

SHANGHAI: A day after Beijing introduced a slew of remedies, including shorter quarantines, to lessen the impact of its strict zero-COVID policy, China reported on Saturday the highest number of new COVID-19 infections since late April. Due to lockdowns, quarantines, regular testing, and travel delays, the strict measures had a negative impact on the second-largest […]

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International

As outbreaks spread, Chinese cities intensify their zero-COVID efforts

BEIJING: In an effort to limit the spread of diseases, Chinese cities from Wuhan in the centre to Xining in the northwest are raising COVID-19 curbs, blocking off buildings, locking off neighbourhoods, and putting millions of people in distress. China reported on Thursday that there had been more than 1,000 new COVID cases nationwide for […]

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Sci & Tech

China accuses the US of launching a cyberattack on a prestigious research university

The US is allegedly using a hack to target one of China’s top research institutions and steal data from it, according to the authorities.China has said that Northwestern Polytechnical University was the target of a cyberattack by the US Defense Department’s National Security Agency, also known as NSA. On Times Higher Education’s (THE) 2022 World […]

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Health International

Lockdown on Covid continues in Chinese city

BEIJING: The majority of Chengdu, a 21 million-person Chinese megacity, has been placed under an extended Covid-19 lockdown, with curbs that have stopped all activity and kept most of the city’s 21 million inhabitants inside their homes.The latest big economy to commit to a zero-Covid strategy is China, which uses a combination of quick lockdowns, […]

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Business

Sri Lanka has an IMF agreement and is currently courting China and India

The IMF rescue package for Sri Lanka could mark the end of the country’s biggest economic crisis, but much of the hard work still needs to be done due to the country’s unstable political situation and the need to secure debt relief from rivalling countries China, India, and Japan. President Ranil Wickremesinghe is aware that […]

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International

China COVID restrictions have a negative impact on young people’s mental health

HONG KONG: In December of last year, Zhang Meng had a breakdown. Due to recurrent COVID lockdowns on her Beijing university campus, the 20-year-old found herself sobbing on the stairs of her hostel.She had been largely isolated in her room due to the lockdowns and unable to meet up with pals. Additionally, there were stringent […]

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International

Tibet is affected by the half-of-China drought

According to government data released ahead of even hotter temperatures on Thursday, a catastrophic drought compounded by a record heatwave has stretched across half of China and reached the typically chilly Tibetan Plateau.Over 70 days of heatwaves, flash floods, and droughts were experienced in the country with the second-largest economy in the world. The agriculture […]

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International

China’s harvest is under “serious peril” from the greatest heatwave on record

CHONGQING: Authorities in China have warned that the country’s autumn harvest is “severely threatened” by drought and high temperatures, and they pledged on Wednesday to take new measures to safeguard crops in the face of the nation’s warmest summer on record. This summer’s record heat, flash floods, and droughts have taken a toll on the […]

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Sci & Tech

Will Apple produce the iPhone 14 in India?

As the US tech giant looks for alternatives to China after the Xi administration’s disagreements with Washington and nationwide lockdowns delayed production, Apple plans to begin producing the iPhone 14 in India. The report on Tuesday, which relied on people familiar with the situation, said that the corporation has been collaborating with suppliers to increase […]

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Sci & Tech

According to scientists, there is now a safe, easy way to eliminate “forever chemicals.”

WASHINGTON: According to chemists in China and the United States, “forever chemicals” used in everyday things like nonstick cookware may now be broken down using low temperatures and simple reagents. Due to their toxicity and great resistance to decomposition as waste products, these contaminating substances have long been associated with major health problems.Possibly providing a […]

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