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Mainland China sees rise in new coronavirus cases

REUTERS April 05, 2020 12:15:23

Mainland China reported 30 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, up from 19 a day earlier as the number of cases involving travellers from abroad as well as local transmissions increased, highlighting th...

The religious retreat that sparked India's major coronavirus manhunt

REUTERS April 05, 2020 11:49:15

It was late on Sunday night when officials in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh received the alert. Federal authorities said they needed to track down more than 1,000 people linked to a larg...

Global COVID-19 cases top 1.2 million

-- April 05, 2020 11:39:27

The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases worldwide has topped 1.2 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Saturday evening. A total of 1,201,591 people have been diagnose...

Iran warns of virus surge after many ignore 'stay home' rules

Reuters April 05, 2020 10:28:46

A senior Iranian health official said the greater Tehran area may face a coronavirus resurgence after many residents flouted advisories to stay home, crowding streets and causing traffic jams across t...

Australia coronavirus cases stable, cruise ships sent home

-- April 04, 2020 15:21:35

Australia reported a sustained fall in new coronavirus infections and conducted the biggest peacetime maritime operation on Sydney Harbour on Saturday, refuelling foreign cruise ships before expelling...

Coronavirus death toll moves up to 37 in Pakistan

-- April 04, 2020 14:13:54

According to the data updated by the Health Ministry of Pakistan late Friday night, the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) has risen to 2,547 in the country, with 37 deaths re...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide exceed 1.1m

-- April 04, 2020 13:26:13

The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases worldwide has risen above 1.1 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Saturday, reports Xinhua.

Over 3,000 COVID-19 cases reported in India as death toll touches 91

-- April 04, 2020 11:28:15

The number of COVID-19 positive cases in India exceeded 3,000 and the death toll touched 91 on Saturday, according to State and Health Ministry reports. Despite the rise in cases, Joint Secretary at...

China mourns thousands ‘martyrs’ who died in coronavirus epidemic

Reuters April 04, 2020 10:27:26

China on Saturday mourned the thousands of “martyrs” who have died in the new coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the country and suspending all forms of...

Wuhan disinfects airport as operations soon to resume

Xinhua April 03, 2020 19:02:10

Wuhan, the Chinese city hardest hit by the novel coronavirus outbreak, conducted disinfection Friday on the local airport as operations will soon resume on April 8 when the city lifts its travel restr...

All hotels in Phuket to shut down until further notice

Xinhua April 03, 2020 18:19:41

Thailand's popular resort island of Phuket will close all its hotel services from Saturday until further notice. The announcement was made Friday by Phuket Governor Pakkapong Thaweepat in the wake of...

Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections

REUTERS April 03, 2020 15:31:13

Indonesia confirmed on Friday 196 new coronavirus infections, marking the biggest daily rise since the first cases were announced a month ago, said a health ministry official. Achmad Yurianto, the of...

China to mourn COVID-19 victims Saturday

-- April 03, 2020 13:57:39

China will hold a national mourning Saturday for martyrs who died in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and compatriots died of the disease, according to the State Cou...

China’s Hubei reports four new coronavirus deaths

Reuters April 03, 2020 10:47:19

Mainland China reported 31 new confirmed coronavirus cases, including two locally transmitted infections, the country’s National Health Commission said on Friday. Mainland China also reported f...

Saudi imposes 24-hour curfew in Mecca, Medina

-- April 02, 2020 21:40:25

 Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on Thursday, extending measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 1,700 pe...

Syrian gov't sanitises 10,000 schools

Xinhua April 02, 2020 20:55:45

The Syrian government has sanitised a total of 10,000 schools across the country as part of the precautionary steps to curb the spread of COVID-19, the state TV reported Wednesday. The report said th...

9,000 at coronavirus risk after religious congregation in India

-- April 02, 2020 16:55:42

At least 7,600 Indians and 1,300 foreigners were identified with links to an Islamic missionary group that organised a religious congregation in New Delhi last month and has emerged as India's biggest...

Don’t tolerate lockdown violators, shoot them dead: Duterte

-- April 02, 2020 16:43:42

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical workers was a serious crime that would not b...

WHO expects Malaysia's coronavirus cases to peak in mid-April

REUTERS April 02, 2020 16:03:23

The number of coronavirus cases in Malaysia is expected to peak in mid-April and there are signs of a flattening of the infection curve, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. Malaysia has t...

China’s Shenzhen bans the eating of cats, dogs after coronavirus

-- April 02, 2020 11:00:13

The Chinese city of Shenzhen has banned the eating of dogs and cats as part of a wider clampdown on the wildlife trade since the emergence of the new coronavirus. Scientists suspect the coronavirus p...

China rolls out biggest virus relief measures yet for SMEs, low-income families

Global Times April 01, 2020 19:10:40

China on Tuesday rolled out another batch of robust measures aimed at helping small businesses with hundreds of billions of dollars in extra funding and hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies fo...

121 countries seek virus testing help from South Korea

-- April 01, 2020 18:12:00

South Korea has received requests from 121 countries for help with coronavirus testing, a foreign ministry official of the country said on Wednesday, as authorities around the world come under intense...

Myanmar charges journalist under terrorism law, blocks news websites

-- April 01, 2020 16:31:53

A Myanmar court charged a journalist, who published an interview with the Arakan Army rebel group, under a terrorism law on Tuesday. The court in the second largest city, Mandalay, charged Nay Myo Li...

US has lost opportunity to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus: Rouhani

-- April 01, 2020 13:40:13

Iran’s president said on Wednesday the United States had missed a historic opportunity to lift sanctions on his country during the coronavirus outbreak, though he said the penalties had not hamp...

Saudi asks Muslims to wait on Hajj plans amid virus crisis

FE ONLINE DESK April 01, 2020 13:23:12

Saudi Arabia has asked Muslims to wait until there is more clarity about the coronavirus pandemic before planning to attend the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the minister for hajj and umrah said on state TV...

Philippines sees largest daily rise in coronavirus deaths

-- March 31, 2020 17:41:43

The Philippines recorded on Tuesday its largest daily increase in coronavirus deaths and infections, as it ramped up testing with the arrival of thousands of kits from abroad and the opening of new la...

Virus lockdown eases in China’s Wuhan

-- March 31, 2020 14:38:43

Residents of China’s Wuhan city, ground zero for the coronavirus pandemic, have mixed emotions as containment measures are lifted and the community infection rate slows to a trickle, with some p...

Indian doctors fight coronavirus with raincoats, helmets amid lack of PPE

-- March 31, 2020 14:20:17

Shortages of protective health gear in India are forcing some doctors to use raincoats and motorbike helmets while fighting the coronavirus, exposing the weak state of the public health system ahead o...

Coronavirus epidemic ‘far from over’ in Asia: WHO official

-- March 31, 2020 12:31:19

The coronavirus epidemic is “far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to prepare for large-scale commun...

Myanmar reports first coronavirus death; case numbers rise

-- March 31, 2020 12:26:27

Myanmar reported its first coronavirus death on Tuesday, a 69-year-old man who also had cancer and died in a hospital in Yangon city, a government spokeswoman said. He had sought medical treatment in...