Tag: COVID-19 outbreak

Industry, Workforce

China imposes lockdown to largest iPhone factory city after COVID-19 outbreak

November 2, 2022

Via: BGR

A new chapter unfolds at the largest iPhone factory in China. Local authorities have ordered a seven-day lockdown at the site due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the weekend. As Foxconn is paying higher bonuses to maintain workers producing iPhone […]

Health Care, Industry

Beijing extends work-from-home order as COVID-19 cases rise

May 23, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Beijing extended orders for workers and students to stay home and ordered additional mass testing Monday as cases of COVID-19 rose in the Chinese capital. Numerous residential compounds in the city have restricted movement in and out, although conditions remain […]

Health Care, Industry

Shanghai tightens lockdown despite falling COVID cases

May 9, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Authorities in Shanghai have again tightened anti-virus restrictions, just as the city was emerging from a month of strict lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Notices issued in several districts said residents were ordered to stay home and are barred […]

Health Care, Industry

Political stakes high as Beijing responds to virus outbreak

April 29, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Classes suspended. Buildings and communities sealed off. Mass testing of residents. A rush to stock up on food, just in case. Beijing, China’s sprawling capital, is starting to resemble other Chinese cities grappling with the latest wave of the omicron […]

Federal, Policy

US Treasury seeks to borrow a record $3 trillion this quarter

May 4, 2020


Massive stimulus to support the U.S. economy through the coronavirus crisis will cause the Treasury to borrow a record $3 trillion this quarter. The department on Monday announced the total, which is actually $2.999 trillion. “The increase in privately-held net […]