Chinese province ups restrictions amid outbreak

Chinese province ups restrictions amid outbreak

BEIJING — A Chinese province grappling with a spike in coronavirus cases is reinstating tight restrictions on weddings, funerals and other family gatherings, threatening violators with criminal charges. The notice from the high court in Hebei province did not give specifics, but said all types of social gatherings…
Pompeo voids restrictions on diplomatic contacts with Taiwan

Pompeo voids restrictions on diplomatic contacts with Taiwan

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Saturday that the State Department is voiding longstanding restrictions on how U.S. diplomats and others have contact with their counterparts in Taiwan, another move that is expected to upset China as the Trump administration winds to an end. The Trump…
Virus restrictions heightened in China province

Virus restrictions heightened in China province

BEIJING – Lockdown measures were being imposed in a northern Chinese province where coronavirus cases more than doubled in the region near Beijing that’s due to host some events in next year’s Winter Olympics. Rail, air and highway connections to the Hebei capital of Shijiazhuang, a city of…
Thailand ups restrictions amid virus outbreak

Thailand ups restrictions amid virus outbreak

BANGKOK — Thailand’s government says it is tightening restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus as the country logged another 527 new cases. Officials said Tuesday that foreign migrant workers accounted for 439 of the new infections, while 82 were Thais infected locally and another six…
Thailand adds 745 virus cases, new restrictions

Thailand adds 745 virus cases, new restrictions

BANGKOK — Thailand registered 745 new coronavirus cases in two days on Monday with a new death reported in Bangkok, where a semi-lockdown went into effect, the government said. The Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration said the new infections bring the total number since last January to 8,439,…
Australian states reimpose travel restrictions

Australian states reimpose travel restrictions

SYDNEY – More Australian states and territories are reimposing travel restrictions to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus from new outbreaks in New South Wales and Victoria states. The Australian Capital Territory has shut out non-residents who have been on the northern beaches of Sydney, where the outbreaks…