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Families forced to split as Hong Kong COVID cases spiral and rules tighten

SYDNEY/HONG KONG, March 4 (Reuters) – While Hong Kong clings to its “zero-COVID” policy, frustrations in the city are boiling over, workplace morale is being hit hard and families are splitting as a growing number of people, especially expatriates, abandon the global financial hub. Hong Kong saw a net outflow of more than 71,000 people … Read more

Explainer: How the World Health Organization might face future pandemics

GENEVA, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Negotiations on new rules for dealing with pandemics will begin at the World Health Organization on Thursday, with a target date of May 2024 for a treaty to be adopted by the UN health agency’s 194 member countries. A new pact is among more than 200 recommendations for shoring up … Read more