South America a new COVID epicenter, Africa reaches 100,000 cases, WHO says

Gravediggers wearing protective suits prepare to bury the coffin of a person who died from the…

UK to introduce quarantine for international arrivals from June 8

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will introduce a COVID-19 quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad from June…

South America a new COVID epicentre, Africa reaches 100,000 cases: WHO

FILE PHOTO: Gravediggers carry the coffin of Antonia Rodrigues who passed away from the coronavirus disease…

Turkey hopes ‘healthy tourism’ scheme will conquer coronavirus slump

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – At a luxury hotel in Istanbul, staff in gloves and masks space out…

Afghans throng markets ahead of Muslim holiday despite virus fears

KABUL (Reuters) – Kabul’s markets were teeming on Friday in the countdown to the Muslim holiday…

Yemen’s health system ‘has in effect collapsed’ as COVID spreads: U.N.

FILE PHOTO: A man wears a mask as he walks at a market amid concerns for…

Manila lockdown diary: ‘I went into labour but had to walk to the clinic to give birth’ | Global development

Millions of people in the Philippine capital, Manila, have spent more than two months under lockdown.…

Coronavirus cases in Singapore surpass 30,000: Reuters tally

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask passes grocery shoppers amid the coronavirus disease…

Thailand to extend coronavirus emergency to end of June

FILE PHOTO: A crowd of passengers is seen in a train, after the Thai government eased…

India reports biggest 24-hour rise in virus cases as lockdown eases

FILE PHOTO: A migrant family waits to get registered before boarding a train to their home…

China drops GDP goal as parliament opens amid Covid-19 hit on economy

Issued on: 22/05/2020 – 07:58Modified: 22/05/2020 – 07:58 China dropped its annual growth target for the first…

Delegates at China’s virus-delayed congress tested and masked

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top leaders took the stage in front of a sea of masked…

Thailand reports no new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

FILE PHOTO: A crowd of passengers is seen in a train, after the Thai government eased…

How South Korea turned an urban planning system into a virus tracking database

SEOUL (Reuters) – When a man in Seoul tested positive for the new coronavirus in May,…

Japan’s elderly workers, once key to Abenomics, suffer as pandemic closes businesses

TOKYO (Reuters) – On a recent Saturday in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district more than 100 people, many…

Australia seeks exemption from UK quarantine as COVID-19 cases slow

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia, after bringing its coronavirus outbreak largely under control, said on Friday it…

China reports four new coronavirus cases in mainland as of end-May 21

FILE PHOTO: Residents wearing face masks line up for nucleic acid testings at a residential compound…

Coronavirus live news: Trump pushes to open churches as Brazil death toll passes 20,000 | World news

7.08pm EDT 19:08 Hello and welcome to the Guardian’s ongoing live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.…

The Backbone of Humanitarian Efforts Fighting COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific — Global Issues

WFP-chartered planes bring in supplies and equipment to help the humanitarian community respond to the COVID-19…

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Pacific Islands — Global Issues

Raghbendra Jha Opinion by Raghbendra Jha (canberra, australia) Thursday, May 21, 2020 Inter Press Service CANBERRA,…

South Korea makes first foreigner arrest over quarantine violation

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean police arrested a foreign national for violating the country’s mandated 14-day…

Indonesia’s COVID-19 battle faces crucial test over Eid holiday

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Thousands of Indonesians made a late dash to leave Jakarta for their hometowns…

China-backed AIIB approves $250 million loan for Bangladesh’s COVID-19 response

People wait in the queue outside of a coronavirus testing center amid concerns over coronavirus disease…

China reports two new coronavirus cases for May 20 vs 5 day earlier

FILE PHOTO: Residents wearing face masks line up for nucleic acid testings at a residential compound…

Coronavirus live news: global cases near 5m as EU health chief warns of second wave | World news

8.07pm EDT 20:07 Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and…

‘Bring our boys back home’: rugby team from Tonga trapped in New Zealand due to Covid-19 | World news

For the past six weeks, the days have followed a particular pattern for the players and…

Pompeo calls China virus response ‘paltry’ compared to damage done

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China over the…

Covid-19 creates bumps in China’s ‘New Silk Road’

An increasing number of developing countries that have joined Beijing’s “New Silk Road” initiative are facing…

Preacher who claimed Christians immune to virus appears in Myanmar court

(Reuters) – A preacher who said Christians were immune to the coronavirus and then contracted it…

Turkey eases quarantine restrictions on arrivals from abroad: Anadolu

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks shop at Eminonu district, amid the spread of the coronavirus…