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By April 2024, dengue fever cases in the Americas passed the total for the previous year.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 15, 2024
What's behind the post-COVID surge in communicable diseases?
Many regions have reported at least one infectious disease resurgence that’s at least ten times worse than the prepandemic baseline.
A passenger who was on board Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 arrives at Changi Airport in Singapore on Wednesday. The flight had experienced severe turbulence, resulting in the death of a British man and multiple injuries.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 24, 2024
Fliers concerned about safety after airline mishaps
But despite this year's spate of high-profile airline accidents, statistics show that flying is still safer than the drive to the airport.
A Xiaomi SU7 electric vehicle on display at one of the company's stores in Shanghai on Tuesday. Xiaomi declared its ambition for the SU7 to become one of China's three best-selling luxury electric vehicle models, sounding a challenge to Tesla and other rivals in an increasingly crowded market.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 28, 2024
Xiaomi stakes growth on debut in China’s cut-throat EV market
Reception for the SU7 vehicle will likely dictate Xiaomi’s stock momentum after a 22% gain since a February low.
Garments at a Shein Group pop-up store inside a Forever-21 store in the Times Square neighborhood of New York on Nov. 10, 2023
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 31, 2024
Cars and online retailers outperform as China exports disappoint
The sectors represented the fastest expansion among China's economy, with an export value of at least $10 billion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 7, 2023
One of Hong Kong’s oldest companies becomes pioneer in gender diversity
CLP Holdings, a 122-year-old utility, now has five women on its 14-person board.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 23, 2022
Hong Kong ends hotel quarantine in biggest COVID shift yet
The changes come ahead of several high-profile events including an international banking summit and the iconic Rugby Sevens tournament.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 9, 2022
How Hong Kong’s new China-inspired health code will work
The new rules, which come into effect on Friday, will mean arrivals at Hong Kong's international airport must spend three days in hotel quarantine — down from seven.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 21, 2022
Thousands flee to mainland China as Hong Kong outbreak widens
Departures via land routes tripled to 24,697 in the first 17 days of February from a year earlier, according to Immigration Department data.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 10, 2022
Hong Kong sees first COVID-19 deaths in months as strategy tested
The outbreak, while small compared with other parts of the world, is putting a health system set up to root out every case under unprecedented pressure.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 31, 2022
Hong Kong's 'COVID-zero' strategy is on the brink of collapse
Officials instead are pursuing what they call 'Dynamic Zero,” an approach that emerged from China and aims to work toward no new infections while acknowledging some may still occur.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 14, 2022
Hong Kong residents and travelers languish in quarantine chaos
The disarray has triggered a wave of anger from holed-up residents, and exposed a government underprepared for the highly infectious omicron variant.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jan 8, 2022
Hong Kong faces worst of both worlds as omicron ruins 'COVID zero'
Hong Kong, the once-vibrant gateway to China, sacrificed its status as an international hub to 'COVID zero.” But as omicron spreads, the city finds itself at a tipping point.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 3, 2022
Hong Kong hunts for six diners in scramble to stamp out omicron
The government found the Moon Palace patrons via a range of methods, including reservation records, self-reports to a government hotline after notification from the LeaveHomeSafe app.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Oct 13, 2021
Why some nations using the same vaccines have deadlier COVID-19 outbreaks
Everything from dose intervals to the behavior of unvaccinated people has shaped the outcome of recent delta-driven waves in different countries.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 18, 2021
Hong Kong’s quarantine flip-flop creates chaos for travelers
The city has abruptly scrapped a new rule allowing vaccinated residents returning from medium-risk locations to quarantine in a hotel for just one week, half the typically required time.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 23, 2021
With 50,000 cases a day, one country opens up as another suffers
As richer nations open up, the worst health crisis in a generation continues to sweep the developing world, shuttering economies and dashing livelihoods.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 14, 2021
‘COVID-Zero’ havens may find reopening harder than taming virus
Some fear territories that prioritized safety early in the pandemic may be left behind by rivals with higher caseloads that have boosted vaccine uptake.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 4, 2021
Not just India: Developing nations see explosive rise in COVID-19 cases
The reported spread in these handful of nations has been far more rapid, and signals the dangers of allowing the novel coronavirus to go uncontrolled.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 23, 2021
Hong Kong vaccine rollout hampered by reliance on Chinese shots
Confidence in both the Sinovac shot and the government's vaccine drive has plummeted.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 15, 2021
Why many Asian countries are being cautious on vaccines
The nations quickest to enact social distancing and contact-tracing systems have mostly kept COVID-19 in check, but their citizens now find themselves lagging in receiving vaccinations.

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