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China’s Guangzhou Locks Down Millions in ‘Zero-COVID’ Fight
November 22, 2022

China’s Guangzhou Locks Down Millions in ‘Zero-COVID’ Fight

By Huizhong Wu
Recent outbreaks are testing China’s attempt to bring a more targeted approach to its zero-COVID policies.

Virus Lockdowns Hit Guangzhou, China’s Economic Powerhouse
November 10, 2022

Virus Lockdowns Hit Guangzhou, China’s Economic Powerhouse

By Associated Press
Nearly 5 million people in the southern Chinese city are under lockdown orders, raising the specter of more supply chain disruptions from China's zero-COVID policy.
As Other Countries Try Living With COVID-19, China Keeps up Zero Tolerance
November 11, 2021

As Other Countries Try Living With COVID-19, China Keeps up Zero Tolerance

By Huizhong Wu
Despite the advent of vaccines, China is sticking to its approach of strict lockdowns, multiple rounds of mass testing, and centralized quarantine wherever an outbreak is found.

Shortages, Shipping, Shutdowns Hit Asian Factory Output
October 01, 2021

Shortages, Shipping, Shutdowns Hit Asian Factory Output

By Elaine Kurtenbach
Manufacturing contracted in both China and Japan as the pandemic and related ripple effects continue to take a toll.

Don’t Begrudge Wuhan Its Pool Parties
August 20, 2020

Don’t Begrudge Wuhan Its Pool Parties

By Shannon Tiezzi
Wuhan went through immense human suffering to reach a point where mass gatherings could be allowed.

Kazakhstan Locks Down, Again, as COVID-19 Cases Rise
July 06, 2020

Kazakhstan Locks Down, Again, as COVID-19 Cases Rise

By Catherine Putz
On Sunday, Nur-Sultan imposed a second nation-wide lockdown in hopes of getting a grip on soaring case numbers.

COVID-19 Resurgence Threatens South Korea’s Success Story
June 12, 2020

COVID-19 Resurgence Threatens South Korea’s Success Story

By Associated Press
A spike of infections in Seoul has inspired second-guessing on whether officials were too quick to ease on social distancing.
In Looking Beyond Its Lockdown, India Can Look to Its Past Public Health Successes
May 05, 2020

In Looking Beyond Its Lockdown, India Can Look to Its Past Public Health Successes

By Mohamed Zeeshan
India needs a long-term exit strategy to break out of its lockdown.

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