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Probable Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant in Quarantine Hotel, Hong Kong, China, November 2021
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/28/2/21-2422_article

Jan 23rd, 2022 - A new variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), B.1.1.529, was identified in Botswana and South Africa in early November 2021 and was designated as variant of concern (VOC) Omicron by the World Health Organization on November 26, 2021 (1). As of December 1, 2021, ≈220 sequences were available on GISAID (https://www.gisaid.org), and this variant has been detected i...

Rapid Spread of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus by Parthenogenetic Asian Longhorned Ticks
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/28/2/21-1532_article

Jan 22nd, 2022 - Parthenogenesis is the development of an embryo from an unfertilized egg and is a common reproductive mechanism in invertebrate arthropods, especially insects and mites (1). One of the potential advantages of parthenogenesis is that the offspring are all genetically identical, which in relatively stable environments can lead to a rapid expansion in numbers. After dispersal, new populations can ...

Olympics-China's mandatory Games app has security flaws, researchers say
https://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2022-app/olympics-chinas-mandatory-games-app-has-security-flaws-researchers-say-idUSL4N2TY3N2

Jan 18th, 2022 - Jan 18 (Reuters) - A smartphone app that is mandatory for all attendees at the Beijing Winter Olympics next month contains security flaws that makes it vulnerable to privacy breaches and hackers, according to a report bit.ly/33mqWVC released by Canadian researchers on Tuesday. The MY2022 app was built by the Beijing Organising Committee mainly to track and share COVID-19-related medical informa...

FACTBOX-China regulator orders some international air routes suspended over COVID-19
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-china-airlines/factbox-china-regulator-orders-some-international-air-routes-suspended-over-covid-19-idUSL4N2TR182

Jan 11th, 2022

UPDATE 1-China postal authority proposes changes to country's express delivery rules
https://www.reuters.com/article/china-regulation-delivery/update-1-china-postal-authority-proposes-changes-to-countrys-express-delivery-rules-idUSL1N2TN03Q

Jan 7th, 2022 - (Adds details from statement, background) SHANGHAI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - China’s postal authority on Friday proposed revisions to the measures by which the country governs its express delivery market, which includes ones aimed at stamping out unfair competition and improving the protection of employee rights. The State Post Bureau said in a statement published on its website that it was necessary ...

China postal authority proposes changes to country's express delivery rules
https://www.reuters.com/article/china-regulation-delivery/china-postal-authority-proposes-changes-to-countrys-express-delivery-rules-idUSB9N2TE006

Jan 7th, 2022 - SHANGHAI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - China’s postal authority on Friday proposed revisions to the measures by which the country governs its express delivery market, which includes ones aimed at stamping out unfair competition and improving the protection of employee rights. The State Post Bureau said in a statement published on its website that it was necessary to improve how the industry was regulated ...

Hong Kong Disneyland to close temporarily as COVID cases rise
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-hongkong/hong-kong-disneyland-to-close-temporarily-as-covid-cases-rise-idUSP8N2SU04R

Jan 5th, 2022 - HONG KONG, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co will shut down its Hong Kong Disneyland park from Jan. 7 to Jan. 20 as coronavirus cases rise in the city, the company said on Wednesday. Hong Kong’s government announced tightened restrictions on Wednesday including a ban on some incoming flights as authorities feared a fifth wave of infections. The park was already scheduled to be closed on Jan. 6 u...

BRIEF-U.S. CDC Reports Total Deaths Of 825,106 Due To Coronavirus As Of Yesterday
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-us-cdc-reports-total-deaths-of-825/brief-u-s-cdc-reports-total-deaths-of-825106-due-to-coronavirus-as-of-yesterday-idUSL4N2TK341

Jan 4th, 2022 - Jan 4 (Reuters) - U.S. CDC: * U.S. CDC REPORTS TOTAL DEATHS OF 825,106 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AS OF YESTERDAY * U.S. CDC REPORTS TOTAL NOVEL CORONAVIRUS CASES OF 56,310,718 AS OF YESTERDAY

China's Yuzhou locks down 1.1 million residents on COVID fears
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china/chinas-yuzhou-locks-down-1-1-million-residents-on-covid-fears-idUSKBN2JE0OT

Jan 4th, 2022 - BEIJING (Reuters) -A Chinese city has locked down its 1.1 million residents after reports of new coronavirus cases as officials rushed to contain even small outbreaks just over four weeks before the Winter Olympics begin. The curbs in the city of Yuzhou, in the central province of Henan, are similar to those imposed for nearly two weeks in the industrial hub of Xian, which has become China’s la...

WHO sees more evidence that Omicron affects upper respiratory tract
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-who/who-sees-more-evidence-that-omicron-affects-upper-respiratory-tract-idUSG8N2NC00K

Jan 4th, 2022 - GENEVA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - More evidence is emerging that the Omicron coronavirus variant is affecting the upper respiratory tract, causing milder symptoms than previous variants, a World Health Official said on Tuesday. Asked about whether an Omicron-specific vaccine was needed, WHO Incident Manager Abdi Mahamud said it was too early to say but stressed that the decision required global coordin...

Analysis-South America, battered by COVID-19, now winning global vaccination race
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-southamerica-vaccinat/analysis-south-america-battered-by-covid-19-now-winning-global-vaccination-race-idUSL1N2T71SF

Dec 28th, 2021 - RIO DE JANEIRO/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Throughout much of 2020 and early 2021, South America was ground zero in the global fight against COVID-19. Oxygen ran low in Peru. Gravediggers worked through the night in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bodies were stuffed into shipping containers in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, saw its COVID-19 death toll rise to the second-high...

BRIEF-Intesa Sanpaolo, CDP, Fincantieri Sign 'Sustainability Linked' Loan For Up To EUR 300 Mln
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-intesa-sanpaolo-cdp-fincantieri-si/brief-intesa-sanpaolo-cdp-fincantieri-sign-sustainability-linked-loan-for-up-to-eur-300-mln-idUSFWN2T70ZI

Dec 23rd, 2021 - Dec 23 (Reuters) - Intesa Sanpaolo: * INTESA SANPAOLO, CDP AND FINCANTIERI SIGN A UP TO 300 MILLION EURO “SUSTAINABILITY LINKED” LOAN * FINANCING REVENUES ARE INTENDED TO COVER FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS OF CONSTRUCTION OF A CRUISE SHIP WITH DELIVERY EXPECTED IN 2023 * GIVEN PROGRESS WITH CONSTRUCTION OF CRUISE SHIP TO DATE, FINCANTIERI EXPECTS TO USE LOAN PARTIALLY BY END OF 2021 Further company c...

Philips sees encouraging results in first tests of recalled ventilators
https://www.reuters.com/article/philips-recall/philips-sees-encouraging-results-in-first-tests-of-recalled-ventilators-idUSL1N2T80BQ

Dec 23rd, 2021 - AMSTERDAM, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Dutch medical equipment maker Philips on Thursday said the first tests on ventilators it recalled earlier this year showed encouraging results. Philips in September estimated it would replace up to four million ventilators and respiratory devices worldwide because of a polyurethane foam part that might degrade and become toxic. The first tests, performed with certi...

BRIEF-Intesa Sanpaolo To Present New Business Plan On Feb. 4
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-intesa-sanpaolo-to-present-new-bus/brief-intesa-sanpaolo-to-present-new-business-plan-on-feb-4-idUSFWN2T70RY

Dec 22nd, 2021 - Dec 22 (Reuters) - Intesa Sanpaolo SpA: * NEW BUSINESS PLAN WILL BE PRESENTED ON FEB. 4 Further company coverage: (Gdansk Newsroom)

China says it approves SK Hynix's Intel deal with conditions
https://www.reuters.com/article/intel-ma-sk-hynix-china/china-says-it-approves-sk-hynixs-intel-deal-with-conditions-idUSB9N2RS00W

Dec 22nd, 2021 - BEIJING, Dec 22 (Reuters) - China’s market regulator said on Wednesday that it had approved SK Hynix’s acquisition of Intel’s NAND business but with conditions. The concentration of the PCIe and SATA solid state disk businesses after the acquisition will have or may have a restrictive effect on competition in those markets, so additional conditions to this deal are needed, China’s State Adminis...

BRIEF-Fitch Upgrades Intesa Sanpaolo Long-Term Senior Preferred (Unsecured) Rating To 'BBB' From 'BBB-'
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-fitch-upgrades-intesa-sanpaolo-lon/brief-fitch-upgrades-intesa-sanpaolo-long-term-senior-preferred-rating-to-bbb-from-bbb-idUSFWN2T20R6

Dec 17th, 2021 - Dec 17 (Reuters) - Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd: * FITCH UPGRADES INTESA SANPAOLO RATING FOR LONG-TERM SENIOR PREFERRED TO “BBB” FROM “BBB-“, WITH STABLE OUTLOOK * FITCH RATING UPGRADES BANK SHORT-TERM RATING SENIOR PREFERRED TO “F2” FROM “F3” Further company coverage: (Reporting by Gdansk Newsroom)

Production suspensions in Chinese manufacturing hub amid COVID-19 outbreak
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-china/production-suspensions-in-chinese-manufacturing-hub-amid-covid-19-outbreak-idUSL1N2SZ03C

Dec 14th, 2021 - SHANGHAI, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Several companies in one of China’s biggest manufacturing hubs have suspended operations as local authorities try to contain a COVID-19 outbreak, halting production of goods from batteries to textile dyes and plastics. The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted activities in parts of Zhejiang, an eastern province with a large industrial sector, where many goods are manu...

RPT-China's Guangdong province cuts some tourism trips after one local COVID case
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-china-guangdong-idUSL1N2ST0DR

Dec 8th, 2021 - (Repeat Dec 7 story without change to text) BEIJING, Dec 7 (Reuters) - China’s Guangdong has ordered a halt to some group tourist trips between the southern province and other areas after finding one local symptomatic COVID-19 case, in a move underlining Beijing’s zero tolerance towards the spread of coronavirus infection. Guangdong, China’s most populous province, ordered travel agencies to su...

China's Guangdong to send working group to indebted Evergrande
https://www.reuters.com/article/china-property-debt-china-evergrande-gua/chinas-guangdong-to-send-working-group-to-indebted-evergrande-idUSP8N2S902K

Dec 3rd, 2021 - BEIJING Dec 3 (Reuters) - The government of southern China’s Guangdong province said it will send a working group to China Evergrande, at the company’s request, to oversee the indebted developer’s risk management and urge a strengthening of internal controls. The province’s government added in a statement on Friday it had summoned Evergrande chairman Hui Ka Yan, after the company, which is base...

UPDATE 1-China sets rules to safeguard drivers' rights in ride-hailing industry
https://www.reuters.com/article/china-regulation-ride-hailing/update-1-china-sets-rules-to-safeguard-drivers-rights-in-ride-hailing-industry-idUSL1N2SL06A

Nov 30th, 2021 - (Adds details of rules, industry background and context) BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) - China outlined new rules on Tuesday to safeguard the rights of drivers in its giant ride-hailing industry, requiring operators of the services to provide them with social insurance and make their earnings public. In a statement, the transport ministry said ride-hailing companies should improve income distributi...