Why is China persisting with its strict zero-COVID policy?

From: Inside Story Anger and frustration in China as repeated lockdowns limit economic activity and isolate millions. China’s zero-tolerance approach to COVID-19 involves widespread lockdowns, travel restrictions and mass testing. But nearly three years after the pandemic was first identified in Wuhan, cases have surged to a new high. The outbreaks have forced shutdowns in […]

Latin America faces ‘prolonged crisis’ following pandemic: UN

A UN report on Latin America and the Caribbean warns that nearly 45 percent of youth live below the poverty level. A report by the United Nations has said that Latin America and the Caribbean could face a “prolonged social crisis” in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report by the Economic Commission for […]