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Chinese cities on high COVID-19 alert as peak Lunar New Year travel season starts

BEIJING, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Several Chinese cities went on high COVID-19 alert as the Lunar New Year holiday travel season started on Monday, requiring travellers to report their trips days before the...

Hong Kong bans transit flights from over 150 countries

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong International Airport said it will ban transit passengers from 150 countries and territories starting Sunday, tightening stringent travel controls in an effort to stem the s...

After wave of cancellations, Delta sees recovery in 2022

Delta Air Lines lost $408 million in the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a COVID-19 surge that rocked the airline in December, and the carrier predicted Thursday that it will suffer one more qu...

Explainer: Why you should still try to avoid catching Omicron

A fast-spreading Omicron variant that causes milder illness compared with previous versions of the coronavirus has fueled the view that COVID-19 poses less of a risk than in the past. In which case...

Another Chinese city detects Omicron case as Tianjin outbreak expands

The Chinese port city of Tianjin reported an increase in COVID-19 infections on Thursday as it stepped up efforts to rein in an outbreak that has spread the highly transmissible Omicron variant to ano...

South Korea to deploy Pfizer COVID-19 pills as Omicron wave looms

South Korea will begin treating coronavirus patients with Pfizer's (PFE.N) antiviral pills on Friday, the first Asian country to do so, as concern mounts over the spread of the highly contagious O...

Taiwan reports 14 local COVID cases, 1 death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 13) announced 14 local COVID cases and one death. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced 51 imported cas...

COVID cases visited Japanese restaurant in Taipei's Zhongshan District

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Department of Health on Tuesday (Jan. 11) confirmed the recent movements of three COVID cases tied to a hospital in the city. Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan...

Omicron surge threatens to slow down Australia's economic recovery

SYDNEY, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, suffered its deadliest day of the pandemic on Wednesday, with surging Omicron infections leading to staff shortages tha...

Chen declares Taiwan has community transmission of Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Jan. 7) declared that Taiwan is now undergoing community transmission of the Omicron variant. CECC head Chen Shih-...

Taiwan urges booster for all adults 3 months after receiving 2nd vaccine dose

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Jan. 7) announced that it has cut the waiting period for a booster shot after two doses of a COVID vaccine f...

Taiwan reports 4 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Jan. 7) announced four local COVID cases. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced 58 imported cases in addition ...

US hiring may have rebounded last month before omicron surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is surging and new omicron infections are spiking, but America's employers are thought to have kept right on hiring in December on the strength of solid consumer spending. ...

Taiwan set to shorten interval for booster to 3 months due to Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will reportedly shorten the interval between the second dose of a COVID vaccine and a booster shot. In response to the expan...

Taiwan airport Omicron cluster rises to 12 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Omicron cluster tied to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has grown to 12 cases, including an airport security guard and three people at a karaoke club. Early on ...