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Australian state investigates first Covid case in 25 Days

December 03, 2020 10:37 AM

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Coronavirus: Poorer countries are least prepared for pandemic lockdowns

April 03, 2020 9:38 AM

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - As countries around the globe try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, nowhere is the task more challenging and the risk greater than in the developing world.

In Brief: Vietnam to punish those who hide illness

March 11, 2020 5:00 AM

HANOI • The Vietnamese authorities vowed on Monday to punish anyone concealing sickness, after 13 caught the coronavirus on a flight to Hanoi, sparking lockdowns and panic buying in the capital.

Coronavirus: Chinese cities locked down far from virus epicentre of Wuhan

February 04, 2020 1:23 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Two more cities in China's eastern province of Zhejiang have restricted the movement of residents over fears of the spread of the coronavirus, far from the epicentre of the health emergency.

China's massive economic power shapes global response to coronavirus outbreak

February 04, 2020 8:31 AM

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - As countries around the world enact measures to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus outbreak that originated from central Chinese city of Wuhan, there's an additional factor shaping their response: China's enormous economic clout.

Chinese abandon food delivery fearing drivers will spread coronavirus

February 04, 2020 7:28 AM

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - The deadly coronavirus that originated from the central Chinese city of Wuhan is disrupting China's enormous food-delivery networks, complicating daily life for millions and straining businesses integral to its economy.

Wuhan virus won't turn you into a 'zombie', says Malaysia

February 02, 2020 4:35 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - The deadly coronavirus will not cause victims to act like zombies, Malaysia's government said on social media, as officials act to correct the spread of misinformation surrounding the outbreak.

Japan confirms three more citizens evacuated from Wuhan test positive for coronavirus

February 02, 2020 2:57 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan confirmed an additional three cases of the new coronavirus among evacuees from the Chinese city of Wuhan, including one who initially tested negative, the health ministry said on Saturday (Feb 1), bringing the country's total to 20 cases.

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