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Lockdowns Expand in Greater Beijing 9 Days Before Olympics

Chinese Communist Party officials locked down much of the city of Sanhe, which borders Beijing, on Wednesday — just nine days before Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics — after detecting a new Chinese coronavirus infection in a Sanhe resident who commutes to Beijing daily, the Global Times reported.

Workers deliver a cart loaded with equipment to a commercial plaza at the Winter Olympic Village in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. Organizers on Friday gave the media a look at parts of the athletes' Olympic Village for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, which will be held beginning in …

Exclusive— Ben Carson: Leftists Abuse Children with Masks, COVID-19 Fears, Racial Agitation, Sexual Confusion

Democrats abuse children with mask mandates, COVID-19 fear-mongering, racial agitation marketed as “critical race theory,” and “transgender” ideology, Dr. Ben Carson, retired pediatric neurosurgeon, former Housing and Urban Development secretary, and Secretary and founder of the American Cornerstone Institute, said on Tuesday’s edition of the Breitbart News Daily podcast with special guest host Jerome Hudson.

US Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill, October 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

Greece Imposes Fines on Unvaccinated Elderly

Greece’s federal government on Monday began enforcing a Chinese coronavirus vaccine mandate on members of its population aged 60 and older, Euronews reported, noting that elderly Greek citizens and residents who choose not to receive the vaccine face a monthly fine of €50 ($56.60) through the end of January that will increase to €100 ($113) by February.

Three elderly men wearing FFP2 face masks to curb the spread of coronavirus, sit on a bench in Athens, Greece, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Italy, Spain and other European countries are re-instating or stiffening mask mandates as their hospitals struggle with mounting numbers of COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)

India Claims to Be Developing Anti-Omicron mRNA Vaccine

India’s Gennova Biopharmaceuticals is allegedly working to develop an “omicron-specific” Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate based on mRNA technology that could be available to the public as soon as February, Reuters reported on Monday citing an unnamed company spokesman who confirmed the development via text message.

A healthcare worker administers a shot of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara (Sikh temple), in Dubai on February 28, 2021. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP) (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

South Korea Presidential Candidate Promises Free Hair Loss Treatment

Leftist South Korean politician Lee Jae-myung — the official nominee of South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) for the nation’s upcoming presidential election on March 9 — vowed on Friday to expand the public health insurance policy in South Korea to include treatments for hair loss if elected South Korea’s top leader.

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Philippine Capital Manila Bans Unvaccinated from Public Transport

The Philippine federal government this week ordered local governments across Metro Manila to begin enforcing a public transportation ban on all people not vaccinated against the Chinese coronavirus, meaning anyone who cannot provide proof of coronavirus vaccination may not board buses, trains, boats, or planes in the Philippine national capital region, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported Thursday.

A health worker (L) prepares to inoculate residents with a dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine inside a Catholic church turned into a vaccination centre in Manila on May 21, 2021. (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP) (Photo by TED ALJIBE/AFP via Getty Images)

Beijing Tells Locals to Not Help Genocide Olympics Vehicles if They Crash to Contain Coronavirus

Beijing’s Traffic Management Bureau warned locals on Sunday to “maintain a safe distance” from potential traffic accidents involving 2022 Winter Olympic vehicles during the upcoming event, as interactions between participants of the Beijing-hosted Games and any outside persons is strictly prohibited by the Chinese Communist Party to prevent transmission of the Chinese coronavirus.

A worker labors to assemble the Olympic Rings onto of a tower on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. Beijing will host the Winter Olympics in a month's time, making it the world's first dual Olympic city having hosted both the Summer and Winter games. (AP Photo/Ng …

South Korea: Businesses Light Up Shops All Night to Protest Virus Curfew

Several small business owners in the South Korean national capital of Seoul left their shop lights on all night on Thursday to protest a state-mandated coronavirus curfew ordering small businesses nationwide, such as cafes and restaurants, to close by 9:00 p.m. each night, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported Friday.

In a photo taken on October 18, 2020 people wearing face masks walk on a street in the Hongdae district of Seoul. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP) (Photo by ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)

Coronavirus Pandemic Freezes Philippines Presidential Election

Three top candidates for the Philippines’ May 2022 presidential election, including boxer-turned-senator Manny Pacquiao and Ferdinand Marcos Jr., announced the temporary suspension of major campaign activities on Monday due to a recent surge in Chinese coronavirus cases nationwide, the Philippine Star reported.

Gathered supporters of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao hold a banner as Pacquiao files his candidacy for the Philippines' upcoming presidential election, scheduled to be held on May 2022, outside an election office in Manila on October 1, 2021. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP) (Photo by TED ALJIBE/AFP via Getty …

South Korea Kicking People Out of ICUs over Coronavirus

South Korea’s federal government ordered Chinese coronavirus patients currently receiving treatment for their symptoms in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) nationwide to vacate their beds immediately on Wednesday in an effort to ease a pandemic-induced hospital bed shortage across the country, the Korean Herald reported Thursday.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MARCH 09: Medical staff, wearing protective gear, move a patient infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) from an ambulance to a hospital on March 09, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. The South Korean government has raised the coronavirus alert to the "highest level" as confirmed case numbers …

South Africa: Omicron Caused ’11 Times Fewer’ Hospitalizations than Delta

“Eleven times fewer” Chinese coronavirus patients — or just 1.7 percent — were hospitalized for symptoms as part of South Africa’s latest wave of the Omicron variant compared to the 19 percent of coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals during South Africa’s equivalent summer wave of the Delta strain, South Africa’s Health Ministry told reporters on Friday, as reported by the U.K.’s Daily Mail.

A young woman reacts as she receives a Pfizer jab against COVID-19, in Diepsloot Township near Johannesburg Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. A new COVID-19 variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people …