Covid, Ukraine war weigh heavily as WHO opens annual assembly

Covid, Ukraine war weigh heavily as WHO opens annual assembly

The “devastating” Ukraine war loomed large Sunday as the World Health Organization opened its main annual assembly, threatening to overshadow efforts on other health crises and a reform push aimed at preventing future pandemics. “The consequences of this war are devastating, to health, to populations, to health facilities and to health personnel,” French President Emmanuel […]

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Covid-19: China confronts dilemma of lockdown in Beijing as cases hit record high

Covid-19: China confronts dilemma of lockdown in Beijing as cases hit record high

Chinese authorities are seriously considering imposing a lockdown in Beijing as confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country’s capital topped 100 on Wednesday. But after a much-criticised month-long lockdown in Shanghai, such an option could have a very high economic and political cost. At least 113 people have been infected with Covid-19 in China’s capital, health authorities […]

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