INDIA's tally of COVID-19 fatalities has crossed the 6,000-mark after registering 260 deaths in the last 24 hours.The country also reported 9,304 new cases of the coronavirus in another biggest single-day spike, raising the total ...
Jun 4, 2020
BUSINESSES in Singapore began reopening Tuesday, as part of a phased end to its virus lockdown.Finance, electronics manufacturing and logistics are among sectors that resumed operations after a two-month closure with strict safety requirements.Schools will also reopen in stages ...
Jun 2, 2020
NEW DELHI - India reported more than 8,000 new cases of the coronavirus in a single day, another record high that topped the deadliest week in the country.Confirmed infections have risen to 182,143, with 5,164 fatalities, including 193 in ...
May 31, 2020
WHEN his cruise ship sailed into Manila Bay after weeks of voyaging like a castaway amid port closures set off by the global pandemic, Erick Arenas felt he was finally home.But the 34-year-old dance performer of the Ovation of ...
May 30, 2020
BANGKOK - South Korea on Thursday reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a setback that could erase some of its hard-won gains. Health officials warned that the resurgence is getting harder to track and social distancing ...
May 28, 2020
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea reported 40 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, its biggest daily jump in nearly 50 days, causing alarm as millions of children return to school.Active tracing and testing had stabilized the country's outbreak ...
May 27, 2020
AS about 24,000 Filipinos who lost their jobs abroad are being transported by land, sea or air to their provincial homes, the president warned local officials not to refuse them entry out of coronavirus fears.The workers returned to the country ...
May 26, 2020
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
CANBERRA, Australia - Six million Australians have downloaded a mobile phone app that helps health authorities trace coronavirus infections, officials said on Sunday.Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said the COVIDSafe app is playing a strong role in Australia's response to ...
May 24, 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
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
SOUTH Korea has delayed the reopening of schools by a week after health authorities found scores of new coronavirus infections linked to club goers.Before discovering the new cases, the country had relaxed social distancing guidelines and scheduled the reopening of schools, ...
May 11, 2020
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea on Sunday reported 34 additional cases of the coronavirus amid a spate of infections linked to clubgoers, as President Moon Jae-in urged calm saying "there's no reason to stand still out of fear."Figures released ...
May 10, 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
BANGKOK - Students across Vietnam started returning to classrooms Monday after being closed for three months to curb the spread of COVID-19."I am so excited to go back to school, to be with my teachers and my classmates after three months," ...
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.WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he ...
May 4, 2020
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