Residents of China’s Hubei, freed from lockdown, face suspicion

Residents of China’s Hubei, freed from lockdown, face suspicion

BEIJING: Driving to a factory in China’s southeastern province of Fujian to meet a friend, Ye Jing was stopped by a security guard soon after returning from two months of lockdown in Hubei, the province hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak. “His whole...
Wuhan COVID-19 lockdown over, but lingering fears slow recovery

Wuhan COVID-19 lockdown over, but lingering fears slow recovery

WUHAN, China:¬†Hairstylist “Ah Ping” is back in business now that Wuhan’s coronavirus lockdown has been lifted, but his salon has no customers, only empty chairs and lingering fears over a contagion that continues to haunt the city. Wuhan is waking...
France to extend lockdown as coronavirus death toll close to 11,000

France to extend lockdown as coronavirus death toll close to 11,000

PARIS: France reported some positive coronavirus-linked data on Wednesday (Apr 8), with the increase of hospital death fatalities slowing again, but the presidential palace said nonetheless the national lockdown aimed at containing the disease would be extended. The...
India considers narrowing lockdown to coronavirus hotspots

India considers narrowing lockdown to coronavirus hotspots

NEW DELHI: India is considering plans to seal off coronavirus hotspots in Delhi, Mumbai and parts of the south while easing curbs elsewhere as a way out of a three-week lockdown that has caused deep economic distress, officials said on Wednesday (Apr 8). The sweeping...
‘Painful lesson’: How a military-style lockdown unfolded in Wuhan

‘Painful lesson’: How a military-style lockdown unfolded in Wuhan

BEIJING: As the world grapples with the escalating coronavirus pandemic, China reopened the city of Wuhan on Wednesday (Apr 8), allowing its 11 million residents to leave for the first time in more than two months, a milestone in its effort to combat the outbreak. But...