Hong Kong leader says fifth COVID wave has ‘overwhelmed’ city’s capacity

HONG KONG, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said on Monday that the “onslaught” of coronavirus infections in the global financial hub has dealt a heavy blow and overwhelmed its capacity to deal with the epidemic as daily cases surge to record highs. Daily infections have multiplied 13 times over the past … Read more

Australian police urge protesters to leave capital

Feb 13 (Reuters) – Australian police have given thousands of protesters until the end of Sunday to leave occupied areas of the country’s capital, as days-long rallies continue against COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Several thousand protesters remained in place at Canberra’s major showgrounds, while fewer than 100 demonstrators were gathered near the federal parliament building, an … Read more

Hong Kong reports 1,347 COVID cases as healthcare system overwhelmed

A customer wearing a face mask shops in front of partially empty shelves at a supermarket, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Sha Tin district, in Hong Kong, China, February 7, 2022. REUTERS/Lam Yik Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Hong Kong reported … Read more