Locked-down Shanghai finds new cases, breaking “zero COVID” streak

Shanghai had 5 days of no cases outside quarantined areas Curbs and mass testing in two districts City plans to lift lockdown in June More cities in China bring COVID under control SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 20 (Reuters) – Shanghai announced its first new COVID-19 cases outside quarantined areas in five days on Friday and imposed stricter … Read more

The US COVID-19 cases rise, so does demand for antivirals

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment pill Paxlovid is seen in a box, at Misericordia hospital in Grosseto, Italy, February 8, 2022. REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – Rising COVID-19 cases are driving up the use of therapeutics, with Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid … Read more

Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shut by COVID, Beijing battles on

Shanghai malls, shops to gradually resume in-store operations Some Beijing districts extend work-from-home guidance Shanghai lockdown frustrates, infuriates residents Curbs have rattled global supply chains SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 15 (Reuters) – Shanghai will gradually begin reopening businesses such as shopping malls and hair salons in China’s financial and manufacturing hub from Monday after weeks in strict … Read more