JAPAN is set to remove a coronavirus state of emergency from Tokyo and four other remaining prefectures, entirely ending the measure that began nearly eight weeks ago."It appears the measure is no longer needed in all of the prefectures," Economy Minister ...
May 25, 2020
THE Japanese association representing workers at nightclubs and hostess bars is instructing people to wear masks and to disinfect doorknobs and tables every 30 minutes.The guidelines, issued by the Nihon Mizushobai Kyokai, said karaoke microphones must be cleaned after each use, ...
May 23, 2020
JAPAN is expected to lift the coronavirus state of emergency in Osaka and the two neighboring prefectures of Kyoto and Hyogo while keeping the measure in place in the Tokyo region and the northernmost island of Hokkaido.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will ...
May 21, 2020
BANGKOK - Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam says the territory is ramping up testing, especially for workers at the busy international airport and caregivers at homes for the elderly and disabled.Lam said on Tuesday that tests would be increased from ...
May 19, 2020
CROWDS and vehicular traffic surged back to shopping malls in the Philippine capital after a two-month coronavirus lockdown was eased.Police warned of possible arrests and mall closures if crowds aren't regulated.Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the quarantine ...
May 18, 2020
BEIJING - China on Sunday reported five new cases of the coronavirus, as the commercial hub of Shanghai announced the restart of some classes and airlines revive flights.Of the new cases, two were imported and three came from the northeastern province of ...
May 17, 2020
MANILA, Philippines - A strong typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines on Thursday after authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people while trying to avoid the virus risks of overcrowding emergency shelters.The first typhoon to hit the country this year rapidly gained ...
May 14, 2020
BANGKOK - New Zealand reported zero new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the second day in a row without any new cases and the fourth day since early last week.Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said it was encouraging news as ...
May 13, 2020
SEOUL - South Korea's capital has shut down more than 2,100 nightclubs, hostess bars and discos after dozens of coronavirus infections were linked to club goers who went out last weekend as the country relaxed social distancing guidelines.The measures imposed ...
May 9, 2020
THE coronavirus has delayed Indonesian regional elections being decided by more than 100 million voters.President Joko Widodo signed a regulation that would move the elections from September to December or later depending on the pandemic situation, the State Secretariat website said. ...
May 6, 2020
JAPAN's Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura told reporters that experts supported the government's plan to extend a state of emergency through the end of May.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to formally announce an extension after the plan gets ...
May 4, 2020
THE Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR- Bangkok residents ...
May 3, 2020
BANGKOK - India on Sunday reported the biggest one-day jump in coronavirus cases as the country of 1.3 billion enters the 40th day of a nationwide lockdown.The confirmed infections have neared the 40,000-mark and the death toll has ...
May 3, 2020
BANGKOK - Singapore will let selected businesses reopen from May 12 in a cautious rollback of a two-month partial lockdown despite rising coronavirus infections among foreign workers.On Saturday, the city-state reported 447 new cases to take its total to 17, ...
May 2, 2020
SURFERS greeted a spectacular sunrise in Christchurch, construction workers purchased their favorite espresso coffees and some lawmakers returned to Parliament in New Zealand's capital, Wellington, on Tuesday as some aspects of life began returning to normal.The country had been ...
Apr 28, 2020
THE Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.- Japan adds 14 more countries to ...
Apr 27, 2020
BANGKOK - Social restrictions in Indonesia's capital have been extended as Muslims in the world's most populous Muslim nation prepare for a month of fasting.Jakarta Gov. Anies Baswedan said the restrictions that were to end on Thursday will ...
Apr 23, 2020
BANGKOK - Japanese officials said on Wednesday that 33 crew members on a docked cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus in one day of testing after the first case from the ship was reported.The Italian-operated Costa Atlantica has been docked ...
Apr 22, 2020
BANGKOK - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed concern on Tuesday that people haven't been social distancing as much as they are supposed to under the state of emergency he declared two weeks ago to fight the coronavirus pandemic. ...
Apr 21, 2020
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