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Club-linked virus cases still on rise ahead of further school reopenings

Seoul (Korea  Herald/ANN)--South Korea’s virus fight appears to be dragging on as sporadic outbreaks tied to

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May 26, 2020
- National security legislation for HKSAR won’t affect its high autonomy
HONG KONG (Xinhua) -- The draft decision of China’s top legislature to introduce national security legislation for the ... More >>>

May 25, 2020
- China-Laos railway’s tracks go through 1st tunnel
VIENTIANE (Xinhua) -- As each row of 14 cement sleepers laid smoothly across the Ban Nong Khay Tunnel at the prescribed distance and then the ... More >>>

May 22, 2020
- At least 10 killed in super cyclone Amphan in eastern India state: official
NEW DELHI (China Daily/ANN) -- Chief Minister of India’s eastern state of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee... More >>>

May 21, 2020
- Four nurses at major Seoul hospital test positive for COVID-19
Seoul (Korea Herald/ANN) -- Four nurses at one of the largest hospitals in South Korea tested positive for... More >>>

May 20, 2020
- Experts still see hope for Russia-US arms pact getting extension
(China Daily) - As the time approached, it seems more and more difficult for Russia and the ... More >>>

May 19, 2020
- Local tourists, guests to help hospitality industry recover
HCM CITY (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Hotels need to appeal more to local corporate guests and tourists to help ... More >>>

May 18, 2020
- Trump says he is considering restoring some funding to WHO
Beijing (China Daily/ANN)--President of the United States Donald Trump said on Saturday his administration was considering ... More >>>

May 15, 2020
- WHO plans a stronger global health system
Beijing (China Daily/ANN) -- The 73d World Health Assembly, or WHA, next week will not only focus on how to defeat COVID-19 ... More >>>

May 14, 2020
- US death toll “almost certainly” higher than reported, says Fauci
WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,... More >>>

May 13, 2020
- Nightclub cluster stokes fears of second wave
KOREA (Korea herald/ANN) -- Seoul’s nightclub revelers are at the center of a potential second wave of infections in Korea, with the
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May 12, 2020
- Japan’s dwindling number of hospital beds highlights need to curb COVID-19 cases
Tokyo (Japan Times/ANN) -- More than 90 percent of hospital beds secured for ... More >>>

May 11, 2020
- Russia marks Victory Day amid COVID-19 battle
MOSCOW (Xinhua) – Russia on Saturday briefly celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory against the Nazis in World War II, amid its intensified battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. ... More >>>

May 8, 2020
- Lockdown easing must be managed carefully, warns WHO
(China Daily) -- The World Health Organisation, or WHO, warned on Wednesday that the risk of returning to lockdown is very real if countries emerging from pandemic restrictions do not move extremely carefully.... More >>>

May 7, 2020
- Seniors return to high school in Wuhan
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- High school seniors in Wuhan, Hubei province — the hardest hit area in China by the ... More >>>

May 6, 2020
- South Korea sees no new local infection cases for 2nd day
Seoul (Korea Herald/ANN)--South Korea reported three more cases of the new coronavirus Tuesday, but all from ... More >>>

May 5, 2020
- Abe to extend Japan’s state of emergency through May 31
JAPAN (The Japan Times/ANN) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to extend Japan’s state of emergency by ... More >>>

May 4, 2020
- Journos provide antidote to the‘pandemic of misinformation’
UNITED NATIONS (The Daily Star/ANN) -- UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater protection ... More >>>

May 1, 2020
- Beijing lowers COVID-19 restrictionsChina (China Daily) -- Beijing has lowered the intensity of its response to the COVID-19 outbreak from the top level to the second level based on the current situation, which will lead to adjustments of prevention and control measures, a senior official said on Wednesday.... More >>>

April 30, 2020
- US COVID-19 cases top 1 mln, true number of infections likely “much higher”
WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- Over 1 million people in the United States have been infected with COVID-19,... More >>>

April 29, 2020
- WHO appeals for aggressive measures as European nations see silver linings in combating COVID-19
BRUSSELS/GENEV (China daily/ANN) -- As more European nations are pondering next steps to ease restriction amid encouraging news,
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April 28, 2020
- Italian PM announces plan to ease coronavirus lockdown
ROME (China daily/ANN) -- Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Sunday that beginning on May 4, the manufacturing, ... More >>>

April 24, 2020
- Research shows hidden outbreaks likely occurred ‘far earlier’ in US
WASHINGTON (China daily/ANN) -- More than 900,000 people were infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) ... More >>>
- Chinese pharma offers to conduct clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine in Pakistan
Pakistan (Dawn/ANN) -- A major Chinese pharmaceutical company has invited the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, to
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April 23, 2020
- Trump calls for immigration halt for 60 days
WASHINGTON (China Daily/ANN) -- US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would ... More >>>

April 22, 2020
- France’s deaths top 20,000, Italy’s active infections drop for first time
BRUSSELS (Xinhua) -- The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in European countries.... More >>>

April 21, 2020
- Social distancing works, but how long must it remain in place?
WASHINGTON (China Dailty/ANN) -- After embracing the scientific terms of flattening the curve and social distancing, ... More >>>

April 20, 2020
- Spain’s death toll tops 20,000, France’s surpasses 19,000
BRUSSELS (Xinhua) -- The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in European countries. ... More >>>

April 10, 2020
- Eurogroup finance ministers agree on half-trillion-euro coronavirus package without Eurobonds [2:00 PM]
BRUSSELS (Xinhua/China Daily) - Eurogroup finance ministers agreed Thursday night on a financial package ... More >>>
- Shenzhen lets Wuhan workers return to jobs [2:00 PM]
CHINA (China Daily) -- Shenzhen, Guangdong province, announced that people coming back to work from Wuhan, ... More >>>
- Coronavirus cases reach 143,626 in Italy, pressure on hospitals decrease [2:00 PM]
ROME (Xinhua) -- The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 18,279 lives in locked-down Italy, ... More >>>
- Russia urges US to end foot-dragging on treaty [2:00 PM]
CHINA (China Daily) -- A senior Russian official has criticised the United States for throwing up obstacles in the ... More >>>
- S. Korea’s new cases drop below 30, no new cases in Daegu [2:00 PM]
South Korea (The Korea Herald) - South Korea confirmed 27 more novel coronavirus cases on Friday, ... More >>>
- WHO warns COVID-19 spreading to rural Africa amid weak health systems [2:00 PM]
NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday sounded alarm over the rapid spread of COVID-19 to ... More >>>

April 09, 2020
- Xi: Prepare for effects of world's woes [1:49 PM]
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- As nation advances, pressures expected from global economy, pandemic spread ... More >>>
- S. Korea's new cases drop below 40 [2:20 PM]
KOREA (The Korea herald/ANN) -- South Korea confirmed 39 more novel coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the total to 10,423..
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- Lockdown likely to be extended after April 14, PM Modi suggests at all-party meet amid rise in COVID-19 CASES [2:20 PM]
INDIA (The Statesman/ANN) -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a major development, on Wednesday announced that by all accounts, it will not be ... More >>>
- Government to expand PCR testing for coronavirus [2:20 PM]
INDONESIA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) -- The government is ramping up efforts to carry out mass, rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing amid concerns the world’s fourth-most populous nation lags woefully behind other countries in testing people for COVID-19. ... More >>>
- Immigration Bureau grants automatic extension of visas [2:20 PM]
THAILAND (The Nation multimedia/ANN) -- The Immigration Bureau has announced that it is granting visa relief for all foreign nationals stranded in Thailand. The announcement, signed on April 7, was published on the bureau’s website on Wednesday (April 8). ... More >>>
- Foreign Ministry: Washington's threat to cut WHO funding would harm virus fight [2:20 PM]
GENEVA (China Daily/ANN) -- The announcement by the United States that it is considering ending its funding to the World Health Organisation will seriously affect ... More >>>

April 08, 2020
- COVID-19 deaths top 80,000 worldwide: Johns Hopkins University [11:21 AM]
NEW YORK (Xinhua)--The death toll from COVID-19 exceeded 80,000 worldwide by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. ... More >>>
- Japan PM Abe declares state of emergency over coronavirus [11:26 AM]
 TOKYO (China Daily/ANN) --Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a month-long state of emergency in Tokyo and six other parts of the country over a spike in coronavirus cases. ... More >>>
- African Americans have higher rates of COVID-19 infection in US, says Trump [11:26 AM]
WASHINGTON (China Daily/ANN)--US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday evidence shows African Americans having higher rates of COVID-19 infection in the United States. ... More >>>
- British PM spending second night in intensive care: spokesman [11:32 AM]
LONDON (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is spending a second night in intensive care in hospital, where he is being treated for COVID-19, and he is in "stable" condition, a Downing Street spokesman said on Tuesday night. ... More >>>
- UN suspends peacekeeper deployments until June 30 [11:33 AM]
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has suspended until June 30 the rotation and deployments of uniformed personnel, including individual officers and already-formed, police and military peacekeeping units, because of the novel coronavirus, his spokesman Stephane Dujarric, said on Tuesday. ... More >>>

April 07, 2020
- British PM in intensive care after coronavirus symptoms worsen [12:45 PM]
LONDON (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to intensive care on Monday night... More >>>
- COVID-19 giving rise to unexpected UN spending [12:45 PM]
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is giving a rise to some unexpected spending at ... More >>>
- EU faces "biggest test" since its founding amid coronavirus pandemic: Merkel [12:45 PM]
BERLIN (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) is facing the "biggest test since its foundation" due to ... More >>>

April 06, 2020
- Italy records lowest daily coronavirus deaths in nearly three weeks [12:10 PM]
ROME (Xinhua) -- Italy registered 525 coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours, the lowest one-day total since March 19, health officials said Sunday. ... More >>>
- British PM admitted to hospital for coronavirus tests [12:20 PM]
LONDON (Xinhua/China Daily) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday night, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street said.... More >>>
- Abe to declare state of emergency amid surge in virus infections [12:20 PM]
Tokyo (Kyodo news) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak in Japan, a government official said Monday, as a recent surge in infections sweeps Tokyo and other major cities. .... More >>>
- Nine M'sian hospitals to start WHO global drug trial [12:20 PM]
PETALING JAYA (The Star) - Nine hospitals in Malaysia will soon start drug trials for Covid-19, as part of the global research effort launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO). .... More >>>
- Two-week extension of lockdown likely [12:20 PM]
MANILA, Philippines (Daily Inquirer) -- The Luzon lockdown is likely to be extended by two weeks. .... More >>>

April 05, 2020
- Tokyo reports 143 new COVID-19 cases, again surpassing single-day record [06:26 PM]
JAPAN (Japan times) -- Tokyo was set to confirm at least 143 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, metropolitan government sources said, again breaking the record for the most seen in the capital in a single day.... More >>>
- Three more Covid-19 patients die as Thailand sees 102 new cases [06:28 PM]
THAILAND (Nation multimedia) -- Thailand’s total number of Covid-19 patients rose to 2,169, with 102 new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period and three patients, including a foreigner, dying, Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Sunday (April 5). ... More >>>

April 04, 2020
- President Xi attends the national mourning for COVID-19 victims [12:33 PM]
China (China Daily) - President Xi Jinping on Saturday attended the national mourning period ... More >>>
- WHO chief highlights financing health response as global coronavirus cases top 1 mln [5:49 PM]
GENEVA (Xinhua) -- Calling it an essential investment in saving lives, as well as in the longer-term social and economic recovery, ... More >>>
- Coronavirus: Millions of jobs at stake in South-east Asia [5:49 PM]
BANGKOK (The Straits Times) - Millions of jobs could be lost in South-east Asia as economies grind to ... More >>>
- Economic shock of pandemic "worse than global financial crisis": IMF [5:49 PM]
Geneva (Kyodo News) - The International Monetary Fund chief on Friday stressed the gravity of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, calling it "way worse than the global financial crisis" of 2008. ... More >>>

April 03, 2020
- Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide exceed 1 million -- Johns Hopkins University [6:15 PM]
WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million ... More >>>
- UN General Assembly adopts resolution calling for "intensified" int'l co-operation against COVID-19 [6:15 PM]
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday adopted a resolution on COVID-19, calling for "intensified" international cooperation to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic.... More >>>
- Coronavirus: Most workplaces to close, schools will move to full home-based learning from next week, says PM Lee [6:15 PM]
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times) - Most workplaces will be closed from next Tuesday (April 7) and all schools will move to full home-based learning a day later, as Singapore puts in place a "circuit breaker" to pre-empt escalating coronavirus infections, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.... More >>>

April 02, 2020
- Parents, educators struggle to prepare for online classes [6:09 PM]
South Korea (Korea herald) -- with its high-speed internet infrastructure and people quick to learn new technologies - may seem like it is better prepared than any other country to herald in a new era of e-learning. ... More >>>
- 8 percent of S'pore firms have cut or may cut staff salaries: Poll [6:09 PM]
SINGAPORE  (The Straits times/ANN) -- As the Covid-19 pandemic hits businesses, 3 percent of companies surveyed last month in Singapore have cut staff salaries while another 5 percent are considering the option. ... More >>>
- Global economy could shrink by 1 percent in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic: UN [5:40 PM]
 UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua/China Daily) - The global economy could shrink by up to 1 percent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and may contract even further if restrictions on economic activities are extended without adequate fiscal responses, according to analysis released Wednesday by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). ... More >>>

April 01, 2020
- 50 percent of coronavirus patients recovered in S. Korea
SEOUL (The Korea Herald) -- More than half of people who have been infected with novel coronavirus in South Korea have recovered, fi gures.. More >>>

March 27, 2020
- President continues with busy diplomatic agenda
CHINA (China Daily) -- President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that China is willing.. More >>>

March 26, 2020
- Confirmed COVID-19 cases exceed 8,000 on first day of UK lockdown
LONDON (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Britain reached 8,077 as.. More >>>

March 25, 2020
- Wuhan to lift travel restrictions on April 8
CHINA (China Daily) -- Wuhan will open travel to outside the city on April 8, with other parts of Hubei province .. More >>>

March 24, 2020
- European nations strive to combat COVID-19 with raft of further measures as Merkel put in quarantine
BRUSSELS (Xinhua) -- With surging confirmed COVID-19 cases, European nations adopted a raft of further measures on .. More >>>

March 23, 2020
- US coronavirus cases to surpass China within 2 weeks: experts
(Global Times) - After California, as Connecticut, Illinois, and New York followed suit in ordering non-emergency workers to remain at home amid the US’ spike in COVID-19 .. More >>>

March 20, 2020
- Italy records high coronavirus death, cure totals as officials search for more doctors
ROME (Xinhua) -- Numbers for both new deaths and new cures from Italy’s.. More >>>

March 19, 2020
- WHO calls for ‘aggressive measures’ against COVID-19 amid surge in South-East Asia region
Jakarta (The Jakarta Post/ANN) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on member states in the.. More >>>

March 18, 2020
- EU proposes travel restriction as escalation seen in both virus cases, measures
BRUSSELS (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday that .. More >>>

March 17, 2020
- Vietnam ranks 96th in global talent competitiveness index
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- Vietnam ranks 96 out of 132 countries on the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), .. More >>>

March 16, 2020
- FM says origin of virus must be based on science
China (China Daily) -- China reiterated on Friday that the origin of the novel .. More >>>

March 13, 2020
- US to ban entry of travellers from many European nations for 30 days
Washington (Kyodo News) - The administration of US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that it will block the entry.. More >>>

March 12, 2020
- WHO chief says COVID-19 cases in significant decline in China
GENEVA (Xinhua) -- The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that COVID-19.. More >>>

March 11, 2020
- WHO chief says threat of COVID-19 pandemic very real as all EU members report cases
BRUSSELS (Xinhua) -- The chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday that the novel coronavirus has got .. More >>>

March 10, 2020
- Indonesia’s flying taxi prototype takes test flight in Yogyakarta
Jakarta (The Jakarta Post/ANN) -- Yogyakarta-based start-up Frogs Indonesia carried out .. More >>>

March 9, 2020
- Worldwide spread of COVID-19 hits global economy while positive signs in China boost confidence
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- As the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases worldwide has reached over 100,000, .. More >>>

March 6, 2020
- Beijing’s experience may help Asean
Beijing (The Nation/ANN) -- Southeast Asian countries are reporting high rates of recovery for patients.. More >>>

March 5, 2020
- Seoul strains to stop virus deaths
Seoul (South Korea/ANN)--South Korea continued to mobilise all possible resources to.. More >>>

March 4, 2020
- WHO chief says South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan greatest concern for COVID-19
GENEVA (Xinhua) -- The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said this week that the spread of COVID-19 in South Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan has become the greatest concern. .. More >>>

March 3, 2020
- Turkey says over 80,000 illegal migrants cross into Europe
ISTANBUL (Xinhua) -- Over 80,000 illegal migrants have so far crossed into Europe from .. More >>>

March 2, 2020
- Economist: virus could cause global recession by June
(China Daily) -- Economist and Asia expert Stephen Roach believes that the global outbreak of the coronavirus makes the risk of a .. More >>>

Februay 28, 2020
- South Korea’s virus infections near 1,600
Seoul (Korea Herald/ANN) -- South Korea reported another daily spike in the number of new infections of the new coronavirus on Thursday, and more additional cases may be identified in the hardest-hit city of.. More >>>

Februay 27, 2020
- All 92 Pakatan Harapan lawmakers instructed to back PKR chief Anwar Ibrahim as Malaysia’s prime minister
KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times) -- Pakatan Harapan (PH) has told its lawmakers to.. More >>>

Februay 26, 2020
- Seoul asks foreign missions to refrain from rigorous entry restrictions
Seoul (The Korean Herald/ANN)--South Korea’s Foreign Ministry is urging partner countries to .. More >>>

Februay 25, 2020
- South Korea focuses on containment of virus outbreaks in Daegu
Seoul (Korea Herald/ANN) -- South Korea reported its seventh fatality from the new coronavirus .. More >>>

Februay 24, 2020
- Virus vaccine candidate to start clinical trials in late April
China (China Daily) -- The fastest vaccine candidate targeting the novel coronavirus is expected to begin clinical trials in late April, according to Xu Nanping, vice-minister for science and technology on Friday. .. More >>>

Februay 21, 2020
- Coronavirus cases climb to 621 on Japan cruise liner
TOKYO (China Daily/ANN) -- Coronavirus infections on a cruise ship moored near Tokyo.. More >>>

Februay 19, 2020
- Laos, neighbours pool views on developments in water supply
Lao government representatives and delegations from Cambodia, Myanmar and Japan met in Phnom Penh, .. More >>>
- Laos shares in int’l discussions on climate services
Officials from Laos and other countries gathered in Puno, India, last week to discuss climate services, .. More >>>

Februay 18, 2020
- Spread of virus slows down in China
China (China Daily) -- Increasing signs of a stable slowdown in the spread of novel coronavirus pneumonia in .. More >>>

Februay 17, 2020
- UK team begins tests on coronavirus vaccine
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) -- A group of scientists from Imperial College London has reportedly become the first team outside China to begin animal testing on a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. .. More >>>

Februay 14, 2020
- Virus control, economy seen as priorities
China (China Daily/ANN) -- A key meeting presided over by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.. More >>>

Februay 13, 2020
- WHO chief urges international effort in virus fight
(China Daily) -- The head of the World Health Organisation has called on nations worldwide to show.. More >>>

Februay 12, 2020
- HK donates US$143m, medical gear to help mainland fight virus
(China Daily) -- The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR pledged on .. More >>>

Februay 11, 2020
- Dr M: I asked Trump to resign to ‘save America’
PUTRAJAYA (The Star) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says that he called for the resignation of United States President Donald Trump to
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Februay 10, 2020
- Wuhan to isolate sources of virus
(China Daily) -- Wuhan, the epicentre of the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus, has begun making door-to-door visits to identify people who are infected or suspected to be in order to reduce sources of infection. .. More >>>

Februay 7, 2020
- US Senate acquits Trump on both articles of impeachment
WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- US President Donald Trump was acquitted on Wednesday afternoon by the Senate after the chamber voted down both articles of impeachment against him that the House approved late last year... More >>>

Februay 6, 2020
- Suspected infection rates show decline in new coronavirus numbers
China (China Daily) -- The number of suspected infections of the novel coronavirus grew at .. More >>>

Februay 5, 2020
- WHO chief says widespread travel bans not needed to beat virus
(China Daily) -- The head of the World Health Organisation said on Monday there was no need for .. More >>>

Februay 4, 2020
- Superfast hospital in Wuhan ready
China (China Daily) -- A 1,000-bed hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, will begin receiving highly .. More >>>

Februay 3, 2020
- “Dawn of new era” marked as Britain leaves EU
LONDON (Xinhua) -- Memories, celebrations and commiserations marked a historic day that will be narrated differently by the Brexiteers and Europhiles in the future. .. More >>>

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