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Virus lockdown eases in China’s Wuhan

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...

  Asia / South Asia

Virus lockdown eases in China’s Wuhan

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 praising the government and others ruing the economic costs. The strictest curbs on movement and business were in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan, where the virus is believed to...

Myanmar reports first coronavirus death; case numbers rise

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 Australia and stopped in Singapore on his way home, according to the health ministry. “The patient passed away at 7:25am,” Dr Khin Khin Gyi, spokeswoman for the...

  Americas

The US weighs the grim math of death vs the economy

Hollstadt Consulting CEO Molly Jungbauer has had to let go 30 of the 150 employees at her St. Paul, Minnesota firm to weather the drop in revenue from travel industry clients because of the coronavirus. She’s worried about her daughter, who lives in New York and has the disease. But she also worries that shutting...

  Europe

  Europe

  Africa

  Africa

Virus prevention measures turn violent in some African countries

Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country’s first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons. Virus prevention measures have taken a violent turn in parts of Africa as countries impose lockdowns and curfews or seal off major cities. Health experts...

South Sudan imposes curfew amid COVID-19 pandemic

South Sudan has imposed a 30-day night-time curfew as part of measures aimed at forestalling the spread of COVID-19 into the east African country. President Salva Kiir issued an executive order Tuesday night imposing curfew all over the country from 8 p.m. local time to 6 a.m. and announced all security organs and law enforcement agencies are directed to ensure...