Early in the Covid crisis, frantic doctors traded tips across oceans

Amid the chaos of the pandemic’s early days, doctors who faced the first coronavirus onslaught reached across oceans and language barriers in an unprecedented effort to advise colleagues trying to

Exclusive | Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month

The lean season is coming for Burkina Faso’s children. And this time, the long wait for the harvest is bringing a hunger more ferocious than most have ever known. That hunger

China’s new virus outbreak underscores continued threat

China’s capital was bracing yesterday for a resurgence of the coronavirus after more than 100 new cases were reported in recent days in a city that hadn’t seen a case

Salmon shunned after link to Beijing outbreak

The $700 million market for imported salmon in China is at risk after the fish was implicated in a new outbreak of coronavirus cases in Beijing, potentially dealing a blow

Plastic is the hero of coronavirus, says the plastics industry

On March 18—a week after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic—Tony Radoszewski, head of the plastics industry’s main U.S. lobbying group, sent Alex Azar, secretary of the Department

Vietnam ratifies trade deal with EU in boost for economy

Vietnam ratified a landmark trade deal yesterday with the European Union that is expected to energize the country’s manufacturing sector and exports, as it recovers from the impact of the

Beijing defends its coronavirus response in new report

Senior Chinese officials released a lengthy report Sunday on the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, defending their government’s actions and saying that China had provided information in a timely

China urges citizens to shun Australia as dispute simmers

China is advising its citizens not to visit Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence against Asians, in what appears to be Beijing’s latest attempt to punish the country for advocating

Largely peaceful protests against police brutality march on

Massive protests against police brutality nationwide capped a week that began in chaos but ended with largely peaceful expressions that organizers hope will sustain their movement. This weekend’s marches featured few

AP report raises concerns about China and WHO; Beijing denies

At least two U.S. senators said yesterday that China hid data from the World Health Organization that could have altered the course of the coronavirus outbreak, even as a

Singapore’s long lockdown challenges leaders facing election

Singapore’s approach to the virus is set to become a defining issue in upcoming elections, with lockdown curbs set to drag on past most of Asia’s after its original, less

Wuhan tests 10 million people, finds few infections

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected late last year, has tested nearly 10 million people in an unprecedented 19-day campaign to check an entire city. It

South Korea reopening schools despite spike in cases

South Korea yesterday reported 49 new cases of COVID-19, continuing a weekslong resurgence of the virus as the government defended its decision to reopen schools despite health risks. The figures announced

Italy to map out economic revival as travel ban ends

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will unveil his plan to rebuild a battered economy on the day Italians end almost three months of lockdown measures and can again travel freely. The premier

Europe’s economy scarred by lockdowns starts on slow recovery

Europe’s economy is slowly emerging from a record slump that’s destroyed businesses and jobs and could lead to a near double-digit contraction year. A gauge of economic activity in the 19-nation

Macau Urban Renewal Limited records loss in 2019

Government-owned Macau Urban Renewal Limited recorded an investment loss of 1,439,932 patacas in 2019, according to the Follow-up Committee for Public Finance Affairs of the Legislative Assembly (AL). Yesterday, the committee

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors yesterday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

Protests erupting across the nation over the past week — and law enforcement’s response to them — are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the

Pandemic opens door to ideas new and old for a better economy

Modern economies will change forever after the coronavirus pandemic passes if some radical thinkers get their way. Governments have already cast aside dogmas at least temporarily - such as Germany’s “black

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem amid virus woes

Tens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia reopened yesterday for the first time in more than two months, with worshipers ordered to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread

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