2022-11-25 10:37:50

Panic-Buying in Beijing as City Adds New Quarantine Centers

Logo U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
By Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) Residents of Chinas capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery apps Friday as the city government ordered accelerated construction of COVID-19 quarantine centers and field hospitals.

Uncertainty and scattered, unconfirmed reports of a lockdown on at least some Beijing districts have fueled the demand for food and other supplies, something not seen in the city for months.

Daily cases of COVID-19 across the country are hitting records, with 32,695 reported Friday. Of those, 1,860 were in Beijing, the majority of them asymptomatic.

Improvised quarantine centers and field hospitals hastily thrown up in gymnasiums, exhibition centers and other large, open indoor spaces have become notorious for overcrowding, poor sanitation, scarce food supplies and lights that stay on 24 hours.

Most residents of the city have already been advised not to leave their compounds, some of which are being fenced in. At entrances, workers clad head to toe in white hazmat suits stop unauthorized people and make sure residents scan their cellphone health apps to gain entry.

Continue read on usnews.com

Logo Bloomberg
Politics2022-11-25 10:21:13
There are serious ramifications to being exposed to Covid-19 in China -- and not just infection. As the country confronts its biggest outbreak ever,...

Business / FinanceBy Evelyn Cheng2022-11-25 10:28:23
Key Points More and more apartment compounds in Beijing on Friday forbade residents from leaving for at least a few days. You constantly hear of someone...

Logo The Guardian
HealthBy Verna Yu2022-11-24 18:29:17
China has imposed a fresh series of Covid lockdowns, including in a city where workers at the worlds largest iPhone factory clashed with police this week, as...

Logo South China Morning Post
EconomyBy Luna Sun2022-11-24 15:00:15
As daily Covid-19 cases reached a record high on Wednesday, the economic impact appears comparable to when Shanghai endured a citywide lockdown in the spring...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2022-11-24 04:40:38
BEIJING (AP) China is expanding lockdowns, including in a cental city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as its number of COVID-19 cases...

Logo Bloomberg
Politics2022-11-25 01:00:07
Xiao Han was just wrapping up the weeklong quarantine that marked the beginning of his latest stint working at the sprawling manufacturing complex in...

Business / FinanceBy Evelyn Cheng2022-11-24 05:39:30
Key Points Mainland China reported more than 31,000 Covid infections for Wednesday, including cases without symptoms. That's more than the country reported...

Logo Daily Mail
HealthBy Chris Jewers2022-11-24 09:33:51
China has ordered six million people into lockdown after hundreds of workers took to the streets around the vast iPhone factoryin Zhengzhou on Wednesday....

Logo The New York Times
Business / FinanceBy Amy Chang Chien2022-11-24 11:39:29
Protests are rising as China enacts more lockdowns and quarantines, with no end in sight. The defiance is a test of Xi Jinpings authoritarian leadership. In...

Logo Bloomberg
Politics2022-11-25 09:57:22
A fire that killed at least 10 people in the Chinese city of Urumqi spurred fresh anger on social media over the country’s stringent Covid Zero policy, with...

Logo The New York Times
EnvironmentBy Amelia Nierenberg2022-11-24 21:00:05
Plus Malaysias new prime minister and the week in culture. Covid anger grows in China As Chinas harsh Covid rules extend deep into their third year, there...

Logo The Economist
Business / FinanceBy The Economist2022-11-24 15:11:18
F ew jobs are guaranteed to turn hair grey faster than running operations for a multinational business in China. Diplomatic spats and consumer boycotts are...

Logo Investing.com
EconomyBy Geoffrey Smith/Investing Com2022-11-24 11:55:22
By Geoffrey Smith Investing.com -- It's Thanksgiving, and U.S. stock markets are closed for a well-deserved rest. The rest of the world is giving thanks for...

Logo The New York Times
Business / FinanceBy Chang Che2022-11-25 10:28:24
A fire in a residential high-rise in Urumqi, where many residents have been under lockdown, set off public anger and questions about Chinas zero-Covid...

Logo Bloomberg
TechnologyBy Jacob Gu2022-11-23 22:48:03
Zhengzhou, home to Apple Inc. ’s largest iPhone factory, will be largely locked down for five days after officials in the Chinese city said the Covid-19...

Logo Nasdaq
Business / FinanceBy Rtt News2022-11-25 08:41:10
(RTTNews) - Asian stocks slipped on Friday but posted weekly gains on optimism over a less hawkish Fed. A cautious undertone prevailed amid concerns over...

Logo RTTNews
EconomyBy Rtt News Staff Writer2022-11-25 08:41:10
Asian stocks slipped on Friday but posted weekly gains on optimism over a less hawkish Fed. A cautious undertone prevailed amid concerns over record-high...

Logo The New York Times
Business / FinanceBy Keith Bradsher2022-11-25 10:01:19
After a year on the sidelines, Beijing this week took steps to get hundreds of billions of dollars into the hands of the countrys flailing real estate...

Logo South China Morning Post
Business / FinanceBy Tai Hui2022-11-25 08:00:13
Glimmer of hope as China eases its Covid-19 policy and issues a rescue plan for the property sector but investors must be realistic about the pace of...

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2022-11-25 09:26:58
Ten people have died in a fire in flats in the city of Urumqi, capital of the western Xinjiang region. The incident has led to anger online. The city has...