Shanghai found its first case of the most contagious BA.5 sub-strain of the omicron variant on Friday, triggering two rounds of mass testing between Tuesday and Thursday in nine districts.
Covid-19 cases in Shanghai have continued to rise as parts of China’s financial hub face more rounds of mass testing, with new subvariants offering a constant challenge to the country’s zero-tolerance approach to the virus.
The city reported 69 new infections on Sunday, the most since late May and up from 57 the day before. Cases rose sharply after a period of little to no trace of the virus, where officials declared victory over Covid and praised the way they handled a crisis that left China’s most global city closed for two months in May and June.
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Shanghai found its first case of the more contagious BA.5 sub-strain of the omicron variant on Friday, triggering two rounds of mass testing between Tuesday and Thursday in nine districts, as well as other areas where cases were found, a spokesperson said. health authority on Sunday.
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Emerging scenes from Sri Lanka once again raised global concerns this weekend as protesters stormed Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s palace as the president allegedly fled. A few hours earlier, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had declared his decision to withdraw. But questions remain about the future of the island nation of 22 million, facing its worst economic crisis in seven decades. Here are ten updates on the Sri Lankan crisis: 1.
Uber pressured politicians, secretly broke laws in global pressure: reports
Uber Technologies Inc. tried to lobby politicians and flouted laws as part of efforts to expand globally from 2013 to 2017, according to newspaper reports based on leaked documents. The company has reportedly received assistance in its efforts from politicians, including French President Emmanuel Macron, according to reports from outlets such as the Guardian and Le Monde. Uber’s aggressive tactics in taking on the taxi industry have been reported for years.
Canadian telecom executives summoned after widespread service outage
The federal industry minister said on Sunday that Staffieri is calling on telecom executives following an outage at Rogers Communications Inc. which disrupted mobile and Internet services across Canada, disrupting several crucial services. It was the second significant break for Rogers in 15 months. According to a British organization that monitors cybersecurity, Netblocks, the outage knocked out about 25% of Canada’s observable Internet connectivity at its peak.
Protesters dig heels at Sri Lanka’s prez palace
Leaders of Sri Lanka’s protest movement said on Sunday they would occupy the homes of the president and prime minister until they finally step down, statements that came a day after the two men agreed to step down, leaving the country in political limbo. The main opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya said it had held extensive internal discussions.