The Latest: Death toll rises in Iran from new coronavirus

ROME — The Latest on the coronavirus epidemic sweeping the globe (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Iran says the new coronavirus has killed another 43 people, pushing the death toll to 237

New quarantine for those from Germany, France, Spain, Japan

The Macau SAR government now requires individuals who have travelled to Germany, France, Spain or Japan in the 14 days prior to their arrival in the

Philippines gov’t brings nationals stranded in the SAR back home

A total of 163 Filipinos who were stranded in Macau due to the suspension of direct flights between the SAR and Manila arrived in the Philippine capital

Briefs | Municipal authority urges people to keep parks clean

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has urged park users to maintain hygiene and cleanliness after many used facemasks were found littered around trails and parks. The IAM pointed

Macau residents returned from Hubei cleared of virus in initial tests

Fifty-seven people who were rescued by the Macau government from the central Chinese province of Hubei over the weekend have tested negative for Covid-19, Lei Chin

HK Macanese community leader dies at age of 100

Known as a leader of Hong Kong’s (HK) Macanese community and perhaps the father of Hong Kong sports, Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales died on Friday,

Violent crimes grow 4.7% as gov’t calls Macau mostly safe

Violent crimes in Macau increased by 4.7% last year, led by a significant growth in cases of rape, according to statistics issued by the Office

Education authority hints school reopening might not wait on Guangdong

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) hinted over the weekend that it might amend the criteria for school resumption. At the daily press conference yesterday, Lei Chin

Local universities climb QS rankings in latest tables

The University of Macau has ranked 387th in the newly released QS World University Rankings, 56 places higher compared to its ranking last year.

Behind the scenes, scientists prep for Covid-19 vaccine test

A team of scientists jostled for a view of the lab dish, staring impatiently for the first clue that an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus just might

10 killed in China hotel collapse

At least 10 people were killed in the collapse of Chinese hotel that was being used to isolate people who had arrived from other parts of

Thailand does the once unthinkable by hindering Chinese tourism

Thailand is hindering Chinese tourists because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, normally an unthinkable step for a country that relies on their spending for economic growth.

Japan’s ancient sport sumo grapples with coronavirus

Japan’s ancient sport of sumo is grappling with the harsh reality of the coronavirus outbreak. The Spring Grand Sumo Tournament kicked off yesterday in

Experts: Cruise ships no place for a quarantine

Cruise ships hit by coronavirus outbreaks have quickly found themselves with no ports for thousands of passengers as countries on four continents have quarantined vessels or kept

This Day in History | 1967 – Stalin’s daughter defects to the West

The daughter of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin has requested political asylum at the United States Embassy in India. The American Mutual Radio network broke

Without fans, Bahrain Grand Prix among events hit by virus

Formula One’s Bahrain Grand Prix has been closed to spectators due to the global virus outbreak, but won’t be postponed like the Chinese round of the

World briefs

CHINA At least 10 people were killed in the collapse of Chinese hotel that was being used to isolate people who had arrived from other parts of China

The Buzz | Grindr’s China owner sells gay dating app for $600 million

The Chinese owner of gay dating app Grindr has reached a deal to offload one of the world’s largest LGBT social platforms, a year after U.S. regulators pressed

Taiwan’s pro-China KMT stakes future on young new leader

Taiwan’s Kuomintang selected a reform-minded chairman to rebuild the beleaguered opposition party, a decision that could upend Beijing’s decades-old framework for building ties with Taipei.

World Views | SARs lessons inoculate HK against epidemic

Hong Kong has fewer coronavirus cases than the U.S., Singapore or Italy. That might seem surprising for a city that sits on the doorstep of mainland China and has intertwining

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