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
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
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
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'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
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
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 enhanced community quarantine has been extended in Metro Manila and other areas considered as "high risk" - Benguet, Pangasinan, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecijia, Tarlac, Pampanga, Zambales, Batangas, Cavite, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Albay, Batanes, Antique, Iloilo, Cebu, Cebu City, and Davao City. ...
Apr 24, 2020
ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUEBEIRUT - As some wealthier Western nations begin easing coronavirus restrictions, many developing countries, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, want to do it too, but they cannot afford the luxury of any missteps.They lack the key ...
Apr 18, 2020
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