Macau adds more casino hotels for use as Covid medical facilities
Authorities have set up a makeshift hospital in a sports dome near the city's Las Vegas style Cotai strip and have around 600 medical workers from the mainland assisting them.
Hong Kong suspends 'ineffective' Covid flight ban
Travelling to Hong Kong will still pose a challenge as the city holds on to its mandatory seven-day hotel quarantine for all arrivals.
Australia expands fourth Covid dose rollout amid fresh Omicron threat
The subvariants have now become the dominant coronavirus strains in several countries, with experts warning they could lead to more hospitalisations and deaths because they spread more quickly than other variants.
Fresh Covid outbreaks put millions under lockdown in China
Chinese health authorities have reported more than 300 infections in the historic northern city of Xi'an – home to the Terracotta Army – with new clusters found in Shanghai, Beijing and elsewhere.
Macau shuts popular shopping mall in race to contain Covid outbreak
One Central shopping mall will be shut for one week, while more than a dozen other zones or buildings have also been ordered to close, authorities say.
Beijing city mandates Covid jabs, relaxes curbs on domestic travellers
The city is urging residents to get booster shots and is trying to persuade the elderly, a group with lower vaccination rate than younger adults, to be jabbed.
China fights Covid flare-ups on multiple fronts including Shanghai
Shanghai, which lifted its two-month lockdown in early June, is testing all residents in nine of its 16 districts as well as those in parts of three other districts.
Macau locks down landmark Lisboa hotel after Covid cases found
At least 16 other buildings across the special Chinese administrative region are also locked down with no one allowed to exit or enter.
Covid and bust: China's private health system hurt by tough coronavirus controls
The diversion of resources into what China calls its 'zero-Covid' approach to contain and eliminate the virus forced the hospital to suspend many services it relied upon for revenue, sealing its financial failure.
Israel follows US in approving Covid-19 shots for youngest children
Over six million Israelis have received at least two Covid-19 vaccination shots, including 17% of the country's children aged five to 11.