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Shanghai to reopen all schools Sept. 1 with daily COVID testing

SHANGHAI, Aug 14 (Reuters) - China's financial hub Shanghai said on Sunday it will reopen all primary, middle and high schools, kindergartens and nurseries on Sept. 1 after months of COVID-19 clos...

Asian stocks at lowest in two years, euro near par with dollar on growth fears

Asian shares fell on Tuesday, weighed down by the prospect of further monetary policy tightening by central banks, China's renewed COVID outbreak and Europe’s energy shortage, which also lef...

China: More mass COVID testing in Beijing, Shanghai, Macau

China is dealing with a new wave of COVID-19 cases. Residents of Shanghai, Beijing and Xi'an were ordered to undergo rounds of Covid tests in a bid to trace sources of the new cases. Tightened res...

Macau launches more COVID testing as infections soar

HONG KONG, July 4 (Reuters) - Macau kicked off a new round of city-wide COVID-19 testing on Monday for its more than 600,000 residents, as officials raced to contain a spiralling number of cases in th...

Asia FX bears hit record high on hawkish Fed, China growth worries

June 16 (Reuters) - Bearish bets on several Asian currencies hit a record high in the face of rising U.S. interest rates that supported the dollar, while repeated COVID-19 lockdowns threatened to disr...

Yen, rupee hit record lows against dollar amid inflation

The Japanese yen and India's rupee on Monday slid against the US dollar ahead of an expected move by the US to raise interest rates again. With $1 dollar worth 135.19 yen, Japan's currency on...

Taiwan shortens COVID quarantine to 3 days for all arrivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All travelers arriving in Taiwan will only have to spend three days in quarantine and four days of self-health monitoring beginning June 15, the government announced Satur...

Japan business community seeks further relaxation of border controls

Japan's business community issued a joint statement on Friday seeking further relaxation of border controls, as the country begins a gradual easing of COVID-19 travel restrictions. The statemen...

Taiwan extends COVID test exemptions at hospitals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven groups of people including patients and staff at hospitals will no longer have to undergo COVID-19 rapid tests under certain conditions, reports said Tuesday (June 7...

Taipei offering English services for foreigners with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Sunday (June 5) began offering English language consulting services for foreigners who have tested positive for COVID. That day, Taipei City Government announ...

Taiwan to replace on-arrival PCR test with saliva test on June 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 31) announced that starting on Wednesday (June 1), passengers arriving in Taiwan will no longer be required to u...

Zero-COVID, big money: China's anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction

China's 'zero-COVID' policy of constantly monitoring, testing and isolating its citizens to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has battered much of the country's economy, but it has...

Japan to lift tourism ban, puts Taiwan on blue list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan will further loosen its border control policy and quarantine requirements starting June 1 and has placed Taiwan on its blue list for countries with low COVID-19 infe...

All Taiwan residents can now use rapid test to confirm COVID status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting Thursday (May 26), rapid antigen tests can be used by all Taiwan residents in place of PCR tests to confirm COVID-19 infections, enabling them to be evaluated for...

Taiwan residents can use rapid test to verify COVID, enable prescriptions from May 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 24) announced that rapid antigen tests can be used by all Taiwan residents in place of PCR tests to confirm COVI...