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# zero covid

Last month
January 2023
# Covid-19
Canada and Australia impose Covid rules on travellers from China
China is battling a nationwide outbreak of coronavirus after abruptly easing restrictions that had been in place for much of the pandemic.
Last year
2022
# China
Explainer: What's happening with Covid-19 in China?
The country has abandoned its harsh zero-covid approach, but an explosion of cases has prompted concerns about the outbreak spreading to other countries.
# Covid-19
China expands hospital facilities and ICUs amid Covid surge
Beijing recently eased anti-virus controls that confined millions of people to their homes, crushed economic growth and triggered protests.
Voices
Opinion: China's zero-covid policy tightens its perfect dictatorship
Human rights lawyer and professor Teng Biao looks at the recent protests in China and asks if it’s the beginning of a new wave of resistance.
# zero covid
China eases Covid curbs with some cities no longer requiring negative tests for public transport
The transport restrictions in Shenzhen and Beijing were eased.
# Covid-19
China signals zero-Covid relaxation after protests
Anger over China’s zero-Covid policy has sparked protests in major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
'Zero-covid' protests are spreading in China but why is the country persisting with the policy?
China the only major country still pursuing zero covid, a policy that includes snap lockdowns and lengthy quarantines.
# China
Beijing Marathon returns but China sticks to ‘zero-Covid’
A simmering public frustration, which has grown as the rest of the world opens up, has been fuelled by a series of tragic incidents.
# zero covid
Vaccinated citizens travelling to New Zealand will no longer need to isolate
Tourists are still not allowed to travel to the country, and unvaccinated travellers have to stay in hotel quarantine.
# zero covid
Port city near Beijing begins mass testing of 14 million residents after Omicron cases found
China has stepped up its zero-tolerance Covid strategy in the run-up to the Winter Olympics, which open in Beijing on 4 February.
All time
# New Zealand
New Zealand drops 'Covid zero' goal after Delta outbreak
Jacinda Ardern said that a Delta outbreak had been a “game changer” and that a new approach was needed.
# jacinda ardern
New Zealand says it has solved Covid outbreak 'puzzle'
Investigations have narrowed down the origin of the outbreak to a person who arrived from Sydney.
# zero covid
FactCheck: No, the Tánaiste did not say lockdown would continue 'indefinitely'
Leo Varadkar was talking about the Zero Covid strategy and mandatory hotel quarantine.
Voices
Professor Sam McConkey: Ten steps we should take to rid Ireland of Covid for good
Professor Sam McConkey outlines ways to make Ireland a world leader in the Zero Covid approach to this pandemic.
# zero covid
Zero Covid would require 2km limit, closed schools and 'months and months' of Level 5 – Donnelly
The health minister said Zero Covid is “just not possible” to achieve.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland adopt a Zero-Covid strategy?
Zero-Covid involves the complete elimination of community transmission of the virus.
# Covid-19
'We need a change in approach': Dáil hears debate on zero-Covid strategy
The Labour tabled a motion calling for a “national aggressive Covid-19 suppression strategy”.
Voices
Opinion: The case for Zero Covid - have we reached a tipping point?
UCC’s Professor Ivan Perry says the idea that a Zero Covid approach offers a ‘false promise’ for the elimination of the virus is just wrong.
# Non-runner
Taoiseach: 'Zero-Covid strategy is not possible or sustainable'
NPHET does not recommend such a strategy, says Micheál Martin.
# Lockdown
Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?
The Taoiseach said certain approaches, such as ‘Zero Covid’ or herd immunity, are not realistic for Ireland.