Hundreds of thousands evacuated in China after heaviest rains in decades

The heaviest rainfall in decades has triggered floods and landslides in southern China, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people, state media reported. The downpours have dangerously swelled waterways in the low-lying Pearl River basin in recent days, threatening manufacturing, shipping and logistics operations at a time when supply chains are already stressed … Read more

In Pictures: Thousands travel on Elizabeth line on first morning of passenger service

Thousands of people traveled on London’s £ 18.9 billion Elizabeth line railway in the first few hours of operation on Tuesday morning. Hundreds of transport enthusiasts gathered at stations in Paddington, west London, and Abbey Wood, south-east London, to be on the first trains, which departed shortly after 6.30 am. Transport for London (TfL) commissioner … Read more

Covid-19: Mass rapid testing could find thousands of cases if results are reported, Hong Kong health experts say

Hong Kong health experts have weighed in on the government’s request that citizens take rapid Covid-19 rapid tests over three days. While the accuracy of the results could be enhanced by consecutive tests, they said the measure’s effectiveness would largely depend on the level of cooperation and whether people conduct their tests properly. A Covid-19 … Read more