China's Hainan expands Covid lockdowns to more areas to quell outbreak
China has reported 807 locally transmitted Covid infections for Aug 7, of which were 324 symptomatic and 483 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission says.
Thousands quarantined after Beijing man breaks Covid rules
The Chinese capital has ordered hundreds of thousands of residents to stay home over the last five weeks to curb its largest coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic.
Beijing ramps up Covid quarantine, Shanghai residents decry uneven rules
Even as China's drastic attempts to eradicate Covid entirely bite into prospects for the world's second-biggest economy, new reported infection numbers remain well below levels seen in many Western cities.
Camp beds and bread for Shanghai’s quarantined Covid cases
Shanghai is doubling down on the policy, converting schools, recently finished apartment blocks and exhibition halls into quarantine centres, the largest of which can hold 50,000 people.
Taiwan aims for zero serious Covid cases as infections edge up
Unlike large parts of the rest of the world, Taiwan has kept the pandemic well under control with strict and early control measures, including an efficient contact tracing system and largely closing its borders.
Germany drops plan to relax Covid quarantine rules
Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says he had made a mistake by suggesting an end to mandatory quarantine.
Germany plans to relax Covid quarantine rules as cases soar
Under the existing rules, people with Covid must quarantine for at least seven days but authorities want to change that to a voluntary five days of self-isolation with the recommendation of a Covid test at the end of that period.
Land routes to Singapore reopen without need for quarantine
From April 1 onwards, those who are fully vaccinated will be able to travel without quarantine or taking Covid-19 tests.
Indonesia scraps travel quarantine, eases curbs on Ramadan traditions
The easing of restrictions follows a decline in Covid-19 cases in the Southeast Asian archipelago, which battled an Omicron-fuelled surge earlier this year.
No further tests required for Covid patients after quarantine period, says health DG
Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also reminds those who test positive through self-tests to report their results through MySejahtera and self-isolate.
Britain to set out plans to scrap Covid self-isolation laws
Britain would become the first major European country to allow people who know they are infected with Covid-19 to freely use shops, public transport and go to work.
WHO says quarantine can be shortened in places with high Covid cases
The UN agency says its new guidelines may be helpful for places where essential services are under pressure.