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The northern Chinese border city of Manzhouli reported 30 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, down from 58 community cases a day earlier.
Hong Kong and other Asian cities shut out of world’s top 10 tourist destinations amid tough travel restrictions
The stringent approach of many Asian cities to shutting out Covid-19 may have kept case numbers in check and taken some pressure off local economies. But it has done nothing for their global standing as tourism destinations.
HONG KONG (AFP): Asian markets broadly fell in morning trading Monday (Dec 6), tracking uncertainty over the Omicron variant of Covid-19 as well as disappointing US jobs data and the future of Chinese tech firms on Wall Street.
KUALA LUMPUR: Coming out of a three-day weekend, Bursa Malaysia saw continued selling pressure start as investors searched for positive leads amid the heightened uncertainty and volatility.
SYDNEY: Australia will upgrade its economic forecasts for next year at the mid-year budget update, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said.
Omicron variant: Cathay Pacific cancels 23 more Hong Kong flights, as airlines brace for tougher Covid-19 rules
Cathay Pacific has cancelled a third of its Friday flights amid the fallout over Hong Kong’s planned tightening of aircrew rules to prevent the Omicron coronavirus variant seeping into the community.
WHO says measures used against Delta variant should work for Omicron; Philippines remain calm about new Covid-19 virus
Measures used to counter the delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of the new Omicron version of the virus, World Health Organisation officials said
Omicron: China speeds up research into vaccines and tests amid progress on recombinant spike protein
China is accelerating research into vaccines and tests to cope with possible future Omicron variant outbreaks amid global concern about its potential damage.