Asia Today: S.Korea reports 110 cases, half in Busan hospital

South Korea has reported 110 new cases of the coronavirus, half of them linked to a hospital in Busan. The numbers released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on

Half a billion travelers show China’s economy moving past Covid

  Hotel prices shot up, ride-hailing apps crashed, tickets to the Great Wall sold out: after more than nine long, housebound months, almost half a billion Chinese people are taking a

Trump, still infectious, back at White House — without mask

President Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House Monday night (today, Macau time) after leaving the military hospital where he was receiving an unprecedented level of care

AirAsia ceases operations in Japan as pandemic wipes out travel

AirAsia Group Bhd. will cease operations in Japan immediately as it tries to reduce cash burn amid the coronavirus outbreak that’s wiped out travel demand globally. AirAsia Japan has stopped operations

Asia Today: Remote learning begins in virus-hit Philippines

Grade school and high school students in the Philippines began classes at home today (Monday) after the coronavirus pandemic forced remote-learning onto an educational system already struggling to fund schools. The

Doctor: Trump improving, but not ‘out of the woods’ yet

President Donald Trump went through a "very concerning" period Friday and faces a "critical" next two days in his fight against COVID-19 at a military hospital, his chief of staff

Trump’s age, health woes raise his risk for Covid-19 illness

President Donald Trump has several strikes against him — age, obesity, elevated cholesterol and being male — that could put him at greater risk of becoming seriously ill from

Asia Today: South Korea has virus jump before holiday period

South Korea has reported 113 new cases of COVID-19, its first daily increase over 100 in five days, as the country entered a holiday break that officials fear would possibly

Asia Today: China to let in more foreigners as virus recedes

Foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China starting next week as the threat of the coronavirus continues to recede. The new regulation

Asia Today: Vietnam to resume international flights

Vietnam will resume international commercial flights to several Asian destinations starting Friday, after a monthslong shutdown to curb the coronavirus outbreak. The flights, however, are reserved for Vietnamese nationals, diplomats, experts,

Thailand moves a step closer to welcoming back foreign tourists

Thailand will start issuing special visas to foreign tourists starting October, easing a more than five-month-old ban on visitors to revive the nation’s ailing tourism-reliant economy. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha’s cabinet

Xi takes virus victory lap as pandemic rages elsewhere

President Xi Jinping hailed China’s success in suppressing the deadly pandemic first discovered on its soil, even as confirmed infections globally raced toward the 30 million mark. In a pomp-filled ceremony

Asia Today: India reports record 1,133 new virus deaths

India today (Tuesday) reported 1,133 deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day total. The Health Ministry also reported 75,809 new cases, raising India's tally to nearly

India's coronavirus cases surged to 4.2 million, the second-highest total in the world, on Monday as urban metro trains partially resume service in the capital New Delhi and other states. The

Asia Today: India adds another 83K, nears 2nd most in world

The number of people confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus in India rose by another 80,000 and is near Brazil's total, the second-highest in the world. The 83,341 cases added

Asia Today: Beijing receiving first int’l flights since March

Beijing's main international airport today (Thursday) began receiving international flights again from a limited number of countries considered at low risk of coronavirus infection. Passengers flying in from Cambodia, Greece, Denmark,

Asia Today: SKorea orders doctors to stop strike amid crisis

Health officials in South Korea ordered thousands of striking doctors to return to work as the country counted its 13th straight day of triple-digit jumps in coronavirus cases. Health Minister Park

Asia Today: South Korea closes many schools again amid surge

South Korea is closing schools and returning to remote learning in the capital region as the country counted its 12th straight day of triple-digit daily increases in coronavirus cases. Education Minister

Asia Today: South Korea sees 11th day of 3-digit increases

South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases Monday and health officials pleaded for people to follow guidelines or risk further restrictions or strains

Asia Today: India has record high of 69,000 more infections

India counted another record high of new coronavirus infections today (Thursday) as it ramped up testing to more than 900,000 a day. The 69,652 new cases pushed India's total past 2.8

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