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Beijing steps up COVID curbs as virus spreads in China

Beijing steps up COVID curbs as virus spreads in China

Beijing shuts scores of metro stations, bus routes Extend curbs on restaurants, other venues Zhengzhou to enforce some COVID curbs next week Shanghai still gripped by full lockdown BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 4 (Reuters) – Beijing shut scores of metro stations and bus routes and extended COVID-19 curbs on many public venues on Wednesday, focusing efforts to …

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Shanghai marks key COVID milestone, Beijing sits on edge

Shanghai marks key COVID milestone, Beijing sits on edge

Shanghai records no COVID cases outside quarantine areas Beijing on tempthooks, bracing for more restrictions Breakthrough would mark victory for Xi in crucial year Infections ease as China starts Labor Day holiday SHANGHAI/BEIJING, April 30 (Reuters) – Shanghai said on Saturday it had detected no new daily COVID-19 cases outside quarantine areas, marking a key …

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'Entry only.  No exit:' Beijing sees more COVID closures as anger grows in Shanghai

‘Entry only. No exit:’ Beijing sees more COVID closures as anger grows in Shanghai

Beijing closes more gyms, malls, cinemas to contain outbreak New COVID cases in the capital remain in the dozens China to step up policy support for economy – Politburo meeting BEIJING/SHANGHAI, April 29 (Reuters) – China’s capital Beijing closed more businesses and residential compounds on Friday, with authorities ramping up contact tracing to contain a …

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Beijing to test 20 mln for COVID in bid to avert Shanghai lockdown misery

Beijing to test 20 mln for COVID in bid to avert Shanghai lockdown misery

Beijing expands mass testing to almost entire city Residents flock to supermarkets to stock up on food, supplies Frustration flares in Shanghai after a month in lockdown BEIJING/SHANGHAI, April 26 (Reuters) – Three-quarters of Beijing’s 22 million people lined up for COVID-19 tests on Tuesday as authorities in the Chinese capital raced to stamp out …

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Economic fears hit global equities, commodities;  Twitter lifts Wall St

Economic fears hit global equities, commodities; Twitter lifts Wall St

WASHINGTON/LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – European stocks slid to a one-month low and commodity prices dropped on Monday on renewed concerns about rising interest rates and China’s sputtering economy, while Wall Street shares rose, reversing losses after Twitter agreed to be bought by billionaire Elon Musk. Fears over China’s COVID-19 outbreaks spooked investors already worried …

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Oil dives 6% as Shanghai lockdowns stoke demand fears

Oil dives 6% as Shanghai lockdowns stoke demand fears

Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland, Texas US February 11, 2019. Picture taken February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Shanghai fences up COVID-hit areas, fueling fresh outcry EU considers ‘smart sanctions’ on Russian oil -media US dollar hits two-year high NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) …

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