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30 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 4 in the community

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) -- There were 30 new coronavirus cases confirmed as of Tuesday noon (Jan 19), taking Singapore’s total to 59,157.
They included 26 imported cases who had been placed on stay-home notice on arrival in Singapore said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

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- Vietnam Party Central Committee approves lists of candidates for 13th tenure
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The Party Central Committee on Sunday approved lists of candidates for key leading positions in the upcoming 13th tenure as its plenum wrapped up in Hanoi.... More >>>

January 18, 2021
- Top leader holds phone talks with new Secretary General of Lao People’s Revolutionary Party
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong held phone talks with the newly-elected Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee Thongloun Sisoulith on January 16. ... More >>>

January 16, 2021
- Ground elevation project in Rikuzentakata expanded without examination
JAPAN (The Japan News/ANN) -- Involving a massive tsunami and a nuclear power plant accident, the Great East Japan Earthquake was an unprecedented and complex disaster. ... More >>>

January 15, 2021
- Japan to halt all business travel in new step to curb COVID-19
JAPAN (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday night the government will temporarily suspend an ... More >>>

January 14, 2021
- Nation to focus on sustainable, resilient growth
CHINA 9China Daily/ANN) -- Strengthening the sustainability and resilience of development amid protracted uncertainties will be a key focus of China’s economic policies this year, officials and experts said. ... More >>>

January 13, 2021
- New virus cases in 500s on tougher curbs, alert high over potential upticks
KOREA (Korea Herald/ANN) -- The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea remained in the 500 range on Tuesday, possibly indicating that the country’s virus curve is flattening on the back of tightened social distancing measures.... More >>> - UN chief calls for

multilateralism, stresses need to reduce inequality and injustice
UNITED NATIONS (China Daily/ANN) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for a new type of multilateralism to address global challenges and stressed the need to reduce inequality and injustice.... More >>>

January 11, 2021
- Indonesian airliner crashes into waters off Jakarta with 62 aboard, including 10 children
JAKARTA, Indonesia (Xinhua) -- Indonesia’s Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has confirmed the crash of a Boeing 737-500 plane of an Indonesian airlines with 62 people on board that lost contact with the air traffic controller on Saturday afternoon.... More >>>

- Hebei capital under lockdown to curb COVID-19 outbreak
SHIJIAZHUANG/BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) -- Shijiazhuang, capital of north China’s Hebei province, placed temporary control over train travels on Wednesday in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 after the province logged... More >>>

January 7, 2021
- Cities, provinces asked to better control air pollution
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has requested provinces and cities thoroughly handle hotspots of air pollution and exhaust gas emissions. ... More >>>

January 6, 2021
- Health ministry proposes suspending flights from countries with new COVID-19 variant
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The Ministry of Health has proposed suspending or limiting flights from countries and territories that have reported the new variant of SARS-CoV-2. ... More >>>

- GOP to challenge Biden electoral victory
UNITED STATES (China Daily/ANN) -- It is so scripted by the US Constitution and the Electoral Count Act of 1887 that few members of Congress attend. But not this year.... More >>>

January 4, 2021
-Experts say Xi’s speech sets key goals for 2021
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- President Xi Jinping’s New Year’s address has emphasised the importance of people and set important national development and economic goals for 2021, global experts said. ... More >>>

December 31, 2020
- PM agrees on new national multidimensional poverty line for 2021-25
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Tuesday agreed on the content of a draft decree on the ... More >>>

December 30, 2020
- Travel businesses reeling as Go To campaign suspended
JAPAN (The Japan News/ANN) -- The government’s sudden policy change, to suspend the “Go To Travel” tourism promotion campaign nationwide, has thrown tourism businesses into confusion during the busy year-end and New Year holiday period. ... More >>>

December 29, 2020
- New railway links Beijing with “city of future” for coordinated development
BEIJING/SHIJIAZHUANG (Xinhua) -- The Beijing-Xiong’an intercity railway opened to traffic on Sunday, connecting the Chinese capital with the country’s “city of the future” - the Xiong’an New Area. ... More >>>

December 25, 2020
- A world evolving at faster pace amid ravaging pandemic
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- With the COVID-19 pandemic fast changing the world, humankind has suffered a major setback in 2020. Faced with unprecedented changes, ... More >>>

December 24, 2020
- Lorry drivers to have rapid coronavirus tests to unblock UK-France cross-channel trade
LONDON (Xinhua) -- Rapid turnaround lateral flow tests on lorry drivers with the help of the British military ... More >>>

December 23, 2020
- New virus cases under 1,000 for 2nd day, private gatherings to be banned from Wednesday
KOREA (Korea herald/ANN) -- South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases fell below 1,000 for the second consecutive day Tuesday, but the nation again recorded its highest daily death toll as health authorities tightened virus curbs to slow the spread of the virus. ... More >>>

- Capital area bans gatherings of 5 or more people to stem COVID-19 spread
KOREA (Korea herald/ANN) -- Gatherings of five or more people will be banned in the greater Seoul area, beginning Wednesday, in a new hard-line measure to combat the spread of the coronavirus, local governments said Monday. ... More >>>

December 21, 2020
- Vicky pummels Mindanao in scale unseen since 2014 Seniang
AGUSAN DEL SUR, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -- An unusually heavy rainfall even before Tropical Depression Vicky made landfall in Davao Oriental on Friday afternoon led to flooding that displaced thousands in different parts of Mindanao, especially in Agusan del Sur province.... More >>>

- Vietnam enters high human development category, puts higher pressure on Earth
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Vietnam has joined the ranks of countries with high human development, ... More >>>

December 17, 2020
- PM Phúc calls for co-ordinated post-floods recovery efforts
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked for a drastic and co-ordinated response to ... More >>>

December 16, 2020
- China’s Mars probe 100m km from Earth
CHINA China (Daily/ANN) -- China’s Tianwen 1 Mars probe had been 100 million kilometres far from the Earth as of Monday evening, and had traveled nearly 360 million km by that time, according to the China National Space Administration. ... More >>>

- Japan’s electric bicycle makers rush to meet demand from urban commuters
OSAKA (The Japan News/ANN) -- As some companies are recommending employees to commute by bicycle during the pandemic, an increasing number of people are turning to electric bicycles as they are easier to pedal.... More >>>

December 14, 2020
- Developing Asia to contract 0.4 percent in 2020, grow by 6.8 percent in 2021
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) projected on Thursday that economic activity in developing Asia, including Laos, would contract by 0.4 percent this year, an improvement from 0.7 percent shrinkage in September. However, the bank is optimistic that economic activity in this region is expected to see 6.8 percent growth in 2021 as developing Asia moves towards recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
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December 11, 2020
- S. Korea on alert over spreading bird flu, more highly pathogenic cases likely in store
KOREA (Korea herald/ANN) -- South Korea on Thursday reported more suspected highly pathogenic avian influenza ... More >>>

December 10, 2020
- Cruise ship returns to Singapore passenger tests positive for Covid-19
ONBOARD QUANTUM OF THE SEAS (The Straits Times/ANN) -- Royal Caribbean has cut short a cruise ... More >>>

December 9, 2020
- Joint efforts urged to mend Sino-US ties
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- China and the United States should work together to seek a resumption of dialogue, put bilateral ties back on track and rebuild mutual trust in the next phase, and Beijing expects and believes that Washington’s China policy will regain objectivity and rationality sooner or later, State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. ... More >>>

- Five new rail lines to be built in southern region
HCM CITY (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Five new high-speed rail lines between HCM City and southern provinces expected to be built by... More >>>
December 7, 2020
- Japan to ban sales of gas cars in 15 years
JAPAN (China Daily/ANN) -- Japan is set to ban sales of new gasoline cars in around 15 years as part of efforts to reach a promise of realising carbon neutrality by 2050, local media reported on Thursday.... More >>>

- More residents evacuated after volcano eruption in NTT
INDONESIA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) -- More than 5,500 people have reportedly fled to evacuation shelters in Lewoleba city in Lembata region, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), after Mount Ili Lewotolok experienced a series of eruptions over the weekend. ... More >>>

December 3, 2020
- China’s Chang’e-5 lands on moon to retrieve samples
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- China’s Chang’e-5 spacecraft successfully landed on the near side of the moon late Tuesday ... More >>>

December 1, 2020
- China’s Chang’e-5 probe prepares to land on moon
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- China’s Chang’e-5 probe is preparing for a soft landing on the moon to undertake the country’s first ... More >>>

November 30, 2020
- Autonomy in higher education in Vietnam facing challenges
HANOI (VIETNAM NEWS/ANN)-- Autonomy in higher education in Vietnam is facing challenges, particularly accountability and finances, according to ... More >>>

November 27, 2020
- Xi congratulates Biden on US election victory
BEIJING (CHINA DAILY) --President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message on Wednesday to Joe Biden on his election as president of the United States, ... More >>>

November 26, 2020
- China to promote higher-level opening-up for more win-win outcomes
BEIJING (Xinhua)--Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Tuesday said China will promote higher-standard opening-up, ... More >>>

November 25, 2020
- Germany to start COVID-19 vaccinations by mid-December
BERLIN (Xinhua) -- In light of “encouraging developments” in clinical trials and the expected regulatory approval of a COVID-19 vaccine, vaccination centers across Germany would be operational by mid-December, Minister of Health Jens Spahn said in a press conference here on Monday. ... More >>>

- China to improve population policy as blueprint unfolds in new era, experts say
BEIJING (CHINA DAILY) -- China’s family planning policy is expected to be further relaxed over the next five years and beyond, with extensive social and

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November 23, 2020
- China Focus: South China’s Guangxi shakes off absolute poverty
NANNING (Xinhua) -- South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, home to the country’s largest ethnic minority population, has lifted all its 54 poverty-stricken counties out of poverty.... More >>>
- Railways lauded for anti-poverty role
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- China’s railway operator - China Railway Corp - has helped lift people out of poverty,... More >>>

November 19, 2020
- Lawmakers seek inquiry into causes of Luzon flood
PHILIPPINES (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -- Lawmakers in both houses of Congress on ... More >>>

November 18, 2020
- Storm Vamco injures 19 people in central region
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Storm Vamco, the 13th storm to enter the South China Sea this year, has caused 19 people in the central region to suffer injuries, according to the latest report from the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. ... More >>>

- Record number of documents adopted at 37th ASEAN Summit against COVID-19 backdrop
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The 37th Asean Summit and related summits wrapped up on Sunday with more than 80 documents ... More >>>

November 16, 2020
- Crowded shelters might cause COVID surge–DOH
PHILIPPINES (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -- The Department of Health (DOH) warned of a “very strong possibility” of local COVID-19 cases increasing further due to overcrowding in evacuation centers following the recent onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco). ... More >>>

November 13, 2020
- Mass virus tests in Tianjin return negative results
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- Tianjin finished nucleic acid testing of all residents and workers in the city’s medium-risk areas on ... More >>>

November 12, 2020
- Foreign population in Korea decentralised from Seoul to major cities and provinces
KOREA (Korea Herald/ANN) -- The population of foreign residents in South Korea has decentralised from Seoul to ... More >>>

November 11, 2020
- Truce fails: 3 dead, 64 injured as warring gangs clash again in Bilibid
MANILA, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer) -- A truce between warring gangs in New Bilibid Prison at Muntinlupa City failed on Monday, resulting in fresh violence that left at least three inmates dead and 64 others injured. ... More >>>

- Pandemic weighs on budget
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to weigh on socio-economic development and State budget in 2021 and the years that follow, Minister of Finance dinh Tien Dung said.... More >>>

November 9, 2020
- Biden projected to be winner of 2020 election, Trump vows legal moves
WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was projected Saturday by multiple US media outlets to be the winner of the 2020 election. Sitting President Donald Trump said the election is “far from over,” vowing to take legal actions.... More >>>

- VNA opens exhibition room in central Vietnam
DANANG (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) officially opened... More >>>

November 6, 2020
- VNA opens exhibition room in central Vietnam
DANANG (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) officially opened ... More >>>

November 5, 2020
- LA voters experience Election Day jitters
LOS ANGELES (Xinhua) -- Like other parts of the United States, Los Angels County, ... More >>>

November 4, 2020
- 4 dead in Vienna shooting; attacker sympathized with IS
VIENNA (China Daily/ANN) -- Austria’s top security official says that four people have died - including one assailant - after a shooting in the heart of Vienna late Monday. ... More >>>

Super Typhoon Rolly batters Philippines, leaving at least 7 dead
MANILA (The Inquirer) -- At least seven people were killed as Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) pounded the Philippines on ... More >>>

October 30, 2020
- France to go back into nationwide lockdown as COVID-19 second wave hits hard
PARIS (Xinhua) -- France will go into national lockdown starting from Friday to stem the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic,... More >>>

October 29, 2020
- Nearly 800,000 children in US test positive for COVID-19
WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- Nearly 800,000 children in the United States have been ... More >>>

October 28, 2020
- Top universities’ graduates prefer to stay in nation
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- Fewer graduates from China’s top two universities-Tsinghua University and Peking University have chosen to continue their education abroad in recent years, according to data from the two institutions.. ... More >>>

- China’s Xinjiang reports 137 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases
URUMQI (Xinhua) -- Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has identified 137 new asymptomatic cases of COVID-19, as of 2 pm on Sunday, a local health official said at a press conference.... More >>>
October 26, 2020
- UN report exposes women’s vulnerability to economic shocks amid COVID-19 pandemic
JAKARTA THE JAKARTA POST) -- A new report by UN Women reveals how COVID-19 exposes women’s vulnerability to economic shocks and deepens inequality that has existed in Indonesia since before the pandemic, which is likely to reverse progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ... More >>>

- Suga to declare Japan will go carbon neutral by 2050 in policy speech
TOKYO (JAPAN TIMES/ANN) -- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga plans to pledge a cut in... More >>>

October 22, 2020
- Russia ready to freeze nuclear warheads along with US to extend arms treaty
MOSCOW (XINHUA) -- Russia is ready to freeze the existing number of nuclear warheads along with the United States to extend the bilateral New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) by one year, ... More >>>

October 21, 2020
- Vietnam and Japan are strategic partners and good friends: General Secretary Trong
HANOI (VIETNAM NEWS/ANN)-- Vietnam and Japan have demonstrated they are two extensive strategic partners and good friends in these challenging times, Vietnamese Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trọng said as he met with the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in Hanoi on Monday. ... More >>>

- Japanese and Vietnamese leaders meet, with focus on economic cooperation
HANOI (JAPAN TIMES/ANN)--Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga started a meeting Monday with his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, in Hanoi, with the two set to discuss economic and defense cooperation.... More >>>

October 19, 2020
- China expected to play big role in global food security
Beijing (China Daily/ANN) --Stable food production and prices in China will contribute greatly to global food security, which has been challenged by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a major body of the United Nations said.... More >>>

October 16, 2020
- Xi: Forge ahead with reform, opening-up
Beijing (China Daily/ANN) --President Xi Jinping reaffirmed on Wednesday China’s commitment to forging... More >>>

October 15, 2020
- Nobody can be satisfied with recent developments in East Med: Greek PM
ATHENS (Xinhua) -- Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated on Tuesday Greece’s dismay at ... More >>>

October 14, 2020
- WHO warns against herd immunity theory
Beijing (China Daily/ANN) --The World Health Organisation’s director-general said using herd immunity as a strategy to respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak is “scientifically and ethically problematic”.
Speaking at the latest media briefing in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, commented on recent discussions about the concept of reaching so-called herd immunity by letting the virus spread. ... More >>>

October 12, 2020
- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 37 mln: Johns Hopkins University
NEW YORK (China Daily/ANN) -- Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 37 million on Saturday, according to the Centre for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.... More >>>

October 9, 2020
- Japan to exempt business travellers and returnees from 14-day quarantine
Tokyo (Japan Times/ANN) -- Japan is set to conditionally exempt business travelers and returnees from the 14-day... More >>>

October 8, 2020
- Japan and Australia to promote talks on easing mutual travel curbs
Tokyo (Japan Times/ANN) --Japan and Australia agreed Wednesday to ... More >>>

October 6, 2020
- IMF extends debt relief for 28 low-income countries for another six months
WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a second six-month tranche of debt service relief for 28 low-income countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ... More >>>

October 5, 2020
- Japan’s new top spokesman stresses the need for digitalisation as part of coronavirus response
Tokyo (Japan Times/ANN) -- The coronavirus pandemic has exposed Japan’s fragility in the digital realm and the need for a quick, broad solution to supply chain issues, the top government spokesman said.... More >>>
- Sudanese gov’t, armed groups sign peace deal to end conflicts
KHARTOUM (Xinhua) -- After a full year of negotiations, the Sudanese government and armed groups on Saturday signed a final peace deal in South Sudan’s capital Juba to end armed conflicts.... More >>>

October 2, 2020
- Brazil again sees over 1,000 daily COVID-19 deaths
RIO DE JANEIRO (Xinhua) -- Brazil again exceeded 1,000 daily deaths caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)... More >>>

October 1, 2020
- UN chief calls for further debt relief for developing countries amid COVID-19
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for further debt relief ... More >>>

- South Korea braces for first major holiday during pandemic
Seoul (Korea Herald/ANN)--The five-day Chuseok holiday begins Wednesday and health authorities remain on high alert as the nation begins its first major national holiday amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The recent resurgence of coronavirus in Seoul and surrounding regions appears to be stabilizing, but health authorities warn the situation is still precarious, as there are likely to be a large number of undetected virus carriers. ... More >>>

September 28, 2020
- Police shut down anti-restrictions protest in central London over lack of social distancing
LONDON (Xinhua) -- Police has shut down an anti-coronavirus restrictions protest in central London on Saturday because crowds have not complied with social distancing rules.... More >>>

September 25, 2020
- World leaders voice strong support for UN
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- World leaders have voiced strong support for the United Nations (UN) in their speeches delivered ... More >>>

September 24, 2020
- General Debate of UN General Assembly opens
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- The General Debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly opened on Tuesday ... More >>>

September 23, 2020
- Global leaders call for efforts to uphold multilateralism, support UN
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- Global leaders have called for efforts to address global challenges by upholding multilateralism and supporting the United Nations (UN), as a high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN was held Monday. .. More >>>

September 22, 2020
- UN chief determined to defend multilateralism, commends China’s role
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua)--United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told Xinhua he believes that the COVID-19 ... More >>>

September 21, 2020
- Japan’s new health minister wants to beef up COVID-19 testing
Tokyo (Japan Times/ANN) --To prepare for a possible influenza outbreak in autumn or winter alongside the coronavirus pandemic... More >>>

September 18, 2020
- UN chief calls for more efforts to address global fragilities exposed by COVID-19
UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ... More >>>

September 17, 2020
- Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan’s new prime minister to succeed Abe
TOKYO (Xinhua) -- Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, ... More >>>

September 16, 2020
- Europe may face second wave of Covid-19 infections as winter nears
SINGAPORE (The Strait Times/ANN)--A second wave of virus infection could be breaking over Europe and the situation could turn grim in the coming months, as the northern hemisphere approaches the winter months. ... More >>>

September 15, 2020
- Climate change ‘poses risk to rail safety’
Beijing (China Daily/ANN) -- British railways operator Network Rail has admitted that severe weather caused by climate change is becoming an increasing challenge... More >>>

September 14, 2020
- Asean Regional Forum stresses cooperation to mitigate COVID-19 impacts
Hanoi (Xinhua) -- The 27th meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Regional Forum (ARF) agreed Saturday to promote cooperation in order to respond to and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic and other contagious diseases.... More >>>

September 11, 2020
- Interior Ministry cracks down on illegal migrants in bid to curb Covid-19
BANGKOK (The Nation) -- The Interior Ministry of Thailand has ordered all ... More >>>

September 10, 2020
- UN General Assembly president asks for respect for int’l law
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- The outgoing president of the UN General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, ... More >>>

September 9, 2020
- South Korea to mass-produce antibody treatment of COVID-19 this month
Seoul (Korea Herald/ANN)--South Korea plans to mass-produce an antibody treatment of the novel coronavirus later this month, health authorities said Tuesday. ... More >>>

- Britain ‘not afraid to walk away’ from Brexit talks
(China Daily) -- The United Kingdom’s chief Brexit negotiator has said Britain is not “scared” to walk away from talks with the European ... More >>>

September 7, 2020
- China, Europe vow to deepen cooperation, promote multilateralism in post-epidemic era
ATHENS (Xinhua) -- As China and the European Union (EU) celebrate 45 years of relations this year, the two sides vow to expand bilateral trade and investment, deepen cooperation on post-epidemic... More >>>

September 4, 2020
- UN chief terms COVID-19 as game-changer for int’l peace, security
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told world leaders on... More >>>

September 3, 2020
- Free stay permit waivers extended until September 30
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Foreigners who entered Vietnam from March 1 can have ... More >>>

September 2, 2020
- Medical systems worldwide feel strain of pandemic
Beijing (China Daily/ANN) --A study released on Monday by the World Health Organisation, or WHO, revealed that 90 percent of 105 countries looked at in a survey have experienced disruption to their health services, with low- and middle-income countries worst hit. ... More >>>

- India sees new high in virus cases as global tally crosses 25 million
Singapore (The Strait Times/ANN)--India has crossed a new sombre milestone with a daily spike of 78,761 fresh coronavirus cases within a 24-hour window. This is the highest single-day jump in Covid-19 infections reported by any country since the beginning of the pandemic.... More >>>

August 31, 2020
- Four Chinese COVID-19 vaccines undergoing phase-3 clinical trials
Beijing (Global Times)--Four Chinese COVID-19 vaccine candidates have started international phase-3 clinical trials, according to the State Council joint prevention and control mechanism against COVID-19.... More >>>

August 28, 2020
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- No new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday across the ... More >>>

August 27, 2020
- South Korea’s new COVID-19 cases top 300 again
Seoul (Korea Herald/ANN) -- South Korea’s daily tally of new COVID-19 cases exceeded 300 on Wednesday after ... More >>>

August 26, 2020
- Xi stresses long-term perspective in economic, social planning
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday stressed adopting a long-term perspective, grasping the trend of the times and extensively pooling wisdom to study new circumstances and make new plans. ... More >>>

August 25, 2020
- No country can ride out the pandemic until there is a vaccine, says WHO chief
Beijing (China Daily/ANN)--The World Health Organisation says the COVID-19 pandemic can be ended within two years but has warned that no country can just ride it out until there is a vaccine.... More >>>

August 24, 2020
- France, Germany and UK do not support US in seeking to reimpose sanctions on Iran: Joint statement
LONDON (China Daily/ANNH) -- France, Germany and the United Kingdom issued a joint statement on Thursday saying that they cannot support the United States in seeking to reimpose sanctions on Iran.... More >>>

August 20, 2020
- Masbate quake damages infra, displaces quarantined folk
DIMASALANG, Masbate, Philipines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -- Houses collapsed, power lines were toppled, ... More >>>

August 19, 2020
- Tropical depression moves towards South China Sea
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- A tropical depression has formed in the South China Sea and is likely to turn into a storm.
According to the National Centre for Hydrometeorology Forecasting, the tropical depression was located in the northeastern territorial waters of Luzon Island (Philippines) on Monday morning. .. More >>>

August 18, 2020
- Cross-border travel between Singapore and Malaysia kicks off
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) -- Factory operator Nurul Hidayah Norezan was among dozens of Malaysians who made their way across the Causeway to Singapore on Monday, as the two countries’ cross-border travel arrangements kick in.... More >>>

August 17, 2020
- Major continuous beam for Indonesia’s Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed-Railway built
BEKASI, Indonesia (Xinhua) -- Construction for a major continuous beam of the China-built Jakarta-Bandung high-speed-railway (HSR)
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August 14, 2020
- Korean govt to double state support for rain-battered areas
KOREA (Korea Herald/ANN) -- The government is doubling its subsidies for disaster relief and repair efforts as... More >>>

August 13, 2020
- 17th death linked to COVID-19 announced
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- A 55-year-old man from the central province of Da Nang ... More >>>

August 12, 2020
- Lebanese gov’t resigns after deadly Beirut blast
BEIRUT (Xinhua) -- Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Monday announced the resignation of his government, after deadly explosions in capital Beirut that have triggered anti-government protests. ... More >>>

August 11, 2020
- Death toll rises in Greece’s Evia island after overnight storm
BOURTZI, GREECE (Xinhua) -- The death toll from the extreme weather phenomena which swept through Evia island in central ... More >>>

August 10, 2020
- 30 killed, 6,000 displaced due to weeklong heavy downpours; further heavy rains in store on typhoon
KOREA (Korea Herald/ANN) -- Heavy downpours, landslides and floods in South Korea have killed at least 30 in the past several days
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August 7, 2020
- Chinese FM denounces Pompeo’s assertion of failure of engagement with China
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday denounced... More >>>

August 6, 2020
- Over 73 killed, 3,000 injured as huge explosions rock Lebanon’s capital
BEIRUT (Xinhua) -- Two huge explosions rocked Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, ... More >>>

August 5, 2020
- Metro Manila, 4 other areas back on lockdown
MANILA, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -- More than 27 million Filipinos in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces go back into lockdown on Tuesday after a warning from exhausted health workers that the Philippines is losing the battle against the new coronavirus.
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August 4, 2020
- Checkpoints back in MECQ areas
MANILA, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) ... More >>>

August 3, 2020
- Heavy rain pummels central S. Korea, leaving 1 firefighter missing. Yonhap
KOREA (Korea Herald/ANN) -- Heavy rains pummeled central South Korea on Sunday, flooding homes... More >>>

July 31, 2020
- Vietnam records nine new COVID-19 community cases on Thursday morning
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Nine new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 have been detected,... More >>>

July 30, 2020
- Philippines appeals to China for priority with vaccine
PHILIPPINES (China Daily/ANN) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that a few ... More >>>

July 29, 2020
- ‘China boost’ drives 5G usage
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- Buoyed by higher-than-expected demand in China, global 5G subscriptions are set to reach 190 million by the end of this year, a new industry report said. ... More >>>

July 28, 2020
- China flies AG600 large amphibious aircraft from sea
QINGDAO (Xinhua) -- China’s indigenously-developed AG600 large amphibious aircraft succeeded in its maiden flight over sea on Sunday morning in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong province, its developer announced. ... More >>>

July 27, 2020
- Corruption fight increasingly drastic, effective: top leader
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The fight against corruption in the recent time hasn’t been stagnant or slack but increasingly drastic and
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July 24, 2020
- China embarks on first independent mission to Mars
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- China launched its first independent Mars mission on Thursday from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, marking the start of the nation’s planetary exploration programme.... More >>>

July 23, 2020
- Tokyo urges stay-home long weekend as coronavirus cases top 10,000
JAPAN (The Japan Times/ANN) -- Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike told residents to avoid unnecessary trips... More >>>

July 22, 2020
- Delhi rain fills up city’s cup of woes
INDIA (China Daily/ANN) -- Strong winds, heavy rains and thunder. While this may sound just the ideal Sunday morning for many Delhiites, there were scores in Delhi who wouldn’t agree. ... More >>>

July 21, 2020
- Japan’s campaign to revive domestic tourism sparks controversy
TOKYO (Xinhua) -- The Japanese government has recently proposed to help the tourism industry through the... More >>>

July 20, 2020
- Xi calls for stronger flood measures
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- President Xi Jinping called on Friday for much stronger measures in flood prevention and rescue work, and urged relevant departments to give priority to the safety of people’s lives and property. ... More >>>

July 17, 2020
- Rainfall will move into North China
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- Heavy rainfall will move into North China in the next 30 days ... More >>>

July 16, 2020
- Coronavirus: Resorts World Sentosa to retrench staff amid ‘devastating impact’ of pandemic
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) -- Integrated resort operator Resorts World Sentosa (RWS)... More >>>

July 15, 2020
- Northern mountainous region must prepare for extreme weather
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The northern mountainous region is set to experience extreme and unpredictable weather from now until the end of the year, requiring local governments to prepare to respond to and minimise damage caused by natural disasters, ... More >>>

July 13, 2020
- Controlling floods an ongoing struggle for municipalities in Japan
JAPAN (The Japan News/ANN) -- The heavy rains that hit Kyushu this month led to flooding in multiple rivers in the region, causing incredible damage.... More >>>

July 10, 2020
- Xi, Putin stress China-Russia partnership
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- President Xi Jinping reaffirmed on Wednesday China’s stance toward Russia... More >>>

July 9, 2020
- At least 21 dead after bus falls into reservoir
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- At least 21 people were killed and 15 injured after a bus fell into a lake in the city of Anshun,... More >>>

July 8, 2020
- With 1,379 new cases reported in last 24 hours, coronavirus tally in Delhi crosses 1 lakh mark
INDIA (The Statesman/ANN) -- Delhi on Monday has crossed the one lakh....More >>>

July 7, 2020
- 21 confirmed dead due to heavy rain in southwest Japan
KUMAMOTO (The Japan News/ANN) -- A total of 21 deaths were confirmed Sunday evening in Kumamoto Prefecture, ... More >>>

July 6, 2020
- Hpakant landslide death toll rises to 172
MYANMAR (Eleven Media/ANN) -- The total death toll from Hpakant landslide has reached 172, and search and rescue operations for the missing people are suspended due to the landslide risk, according to the local administrative organisations and rescue teams. ... More >>>

July 3, 2020
- Transport ministry considers reopening of international flight routes  
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The Ministry of Transport will consider the reopening of international flight routes to countries and ... More >>>

July 2, 2020
- US shut out in EU list of countries approved for entry
BRUSSELS (Xinhua) -- The Council of the European Union (EU) on Tuesday adopted a ... More >>>

July 1, 2020
- WHO says living with COVID-19 to be new normal as global cases top 10 million
GENEVA (China Daily/ANN) -- The chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday that all countries living with ... More >>>

June 30, 2020
- Xi calls for all-out efforts in flood relief
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- President Xi Jinping has underlined the importance of putting people and life ... More >>>

June 29, 2020
36th Asean Summit: Chairman Press Statement on Women’s Empowerment in Digital Age
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The Asean Leaders’ Special Session at the 36th Asean Summit on Women’s Empowerment in the ... More >>>

June 26, 2020
- Why Singapore has relatively low Covid-19 death rate
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) -- Patients with Covid-19 are faring far better in Singapore than in most... More >>>

June 25, 2020
- Singapore GE2020: Political parties swing into high gear ahead of July 10 election
SINGAPORE (The Straitsts Times/ANN) -- Political parties have hit the ground running in their 17-day sprint to... More >>>

June 24, 2020
- Putin does not rule out possibility of running for new presidential term
RUSSIA (China Daily/ANN) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he does not ... More >>>

June 23, 2020
- Iran’s COVID-19 cases nudge 205,000 as Turkey’s tally exceeds 187,000
CAIRO (China Daily/ANN) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases approached 205,000 in Iran on Sunday, ... More >>>

June 22, 2020
- EU leaders enter tough negotiation for massive recovery plan
BRUSSELS (China Daily/ANN) -- European leaders met at a video conference on Friday, discussing an ambitious fund to help the European
... More >>>

June 19, 2020
- Kuwait reports 575 new COVID-19 cases as tally tops 37,000
KUWAIT CITY (Xinhua) -- Kuwait on Wednesday reported 575 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths... More >>>

June 18, 2020
- Beijing raises emergency response level
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- Beijing raised its public health emergency response from the third to the second level due to... More >>>

June 17, 2020
- Xi says China ready to strengthen anti-pandemic cooperation with Laos
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- China is ready to strengthen cooperation with Laos in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic, ... More >>>

June 16, 2020
- Beijing swift to curb new COVID cases
BEJING (China Daily/ANN) -- Beijing is taking swift steps to curb a new cluster of local COVID-19 infections that ... More >>>

June 15, 2020
- Influential COVID-19 model forecasts nearly 170,000 deaths in US by ctober 1
WASHINGTON (China Daily/ANN) --An influential COVID-19 model produced by the University of Washington has revised its ... More >>>

June 12, 2020
- South Korea seeks to promote its coronavirus-fighting model as global standard
Seoul (Korea Herald/ANN) -- South Korea said on Thursday that it would share ... More >>>

June 11, 2020
- China, EU agree to improve ties at 10th high-level strategic dialogue
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- During their 10th round of high-level strategic dialogue Tuesday, China and the European Union (EU) agreed to... More >>>

June 10, 2020
- New York City begins reopening 100 days after its 1st COVID-19 case
NEW YORK (Xinhua) -- After nearly three months of lockdown, New York City entered the first phase of reopening on Monday, ... More >>>

June 9, 2020
- Trump orders withdrawal of National Guard from Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON (China Daily/ANN) -- US President Donald Trump said Sunday he has ordered the National Guard recently ... More >>>

June 8, 2020
- Vietnam agriculture to be world’s top 15 most developed
HANOI (Vietnam news/ANN) -- Vietnam will strive to be among the world’s top 15 most developed countries in agriculture by 2030 with agricultural processing to rank in the world’s top 10. ... More >>>

June 5, 2020
- WHO resumes hydroxycholorquine trial after ‘threat’ queried
Beijing (China Daily/ANN) -- The World Health Organiation, or WHO, said on Wednesday that it will resume trials of anti-malaria drug hydroxycholorquine as... More >>>

June 4, 2020
- Maharashtra, Gujarat brace for cyclone Nisarga, Mumbai’s 1st in over 100 years; PM Modi reviews situation
INDIA (The Statesman/ANN) -- With the pandemic-hit Mumbai bracing to face cyclone ‘Nisarga’,... More >>>

June 3, 2020
- Russia tests Avifavir anti-coronavirus drug
MOSCOW (China Daily/ANN) -- Russia is currently carrying out clinical tests of Avifavir, which may prove to be an efficient treatment for COVID-19, ... More >>>

June 2, 2020
- Britain reaches crucial reopening phase as high mortality figures cause concern
LONDON (China Daily/ANN) -- Britain is at a critical stage as it starts to ease some of its lockdown measures, as data shows the ... More >>>

June 1, 2020
- Fifth night of fire & fury: Curfews imposed, National Guard called in as riots rage on across US
(Sputnik) -- Sweeping protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black men entered a fifth night ... More >>>

May 29, 2020
- WHO sets up funding for public donations
GENEVA (China Daily/ANN) -- The World Health Organisation, or WHO, on Wednesday announced the creation of the WHO Foundation to improve the donor base and flexibility of its funding.... More >>>

May 28, 2020
- Delhi sizzles at 46 degrees amid severe heatwave, records Tuesday as hottest in May since 2002
INDIA (The Statesman/ANN) -- Facing the wrath of heatwave, Delhi sizzled on Tuesday recording the hottest day... More >>>

May 27, 2020
- 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 ... More >>>

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
... More >>>

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,
... More >>>

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
... More >>>

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..
.. More >>>
- 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
.. More >>>

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
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Februay 6, 2020
- Suspected infection rates show decline in new coronavirus numbers
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Februay 5, 2020
- WHO chief says widespread travel bans not needed to beat virus
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Februay 4, 2020
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Februay 3, 2020
- “Dawn of new era” marked as Britain leaves EU
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