Asia Today: Another spike brings India past 900,000 cases

India's number of coronavirus cases jumped by another 28,000 on Tuesday and are fast approaching 1 million. The 28,498 cases reported in the past 24 hours took the national total to

Asia Today: Hong Kong, hot spots shut again

Hong Kong reported 52 new cases yesterday (Monday), 41 of which were locally transmitted as the city battles a renewed outbreak of the coronavirus. Of the locally transmitted cases, authorities

Hong Kong reports 28 more Covid-19 cases, 16 local

Health authorities confirmed 28 new cases of Covid-19 in Hong Kong today (Saturday), with another 33 cases pending confirmation, RTHK reported. The Centre for Health Protection said 16 of the 28

Asia Today: Australia Victoria state daily cases drop, China rejects food imports

MELBOURNE — The beleaguered Australian state of Victoria received some good news Saturday with health officials reporting 216 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, down from the

Asia Today: Australia’s Victoria state has record 288 cases

— Australia: Victoria state on Friday reported the new daily record of 288 coronavirus cases, which also reflects a record number of tests exceeding 37,500. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said

Big Read: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4 billion in virus aid

By REESE DUNKLIN & MICHAEL REZENDES, NEW YORK The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus

Asia Today: Hong Kong, Tokyo see record spikes feed fears of Asia second wave

— Hong Kong will tighten its social-distancing measures again after reporting 42 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, sparking fears of a new wave of infections. Of the 42 cases, 34

Asia Today: Australian PM defends Melbourne lockdown

CANBERRA — Australia's prime minister says a shutdown of the nation's second-largest city is necessary and promised continuing financial support for businesses that fear they won't survive a second lockdown. The

Asia Today: China’s university exam begins after virus delay

BEIJING — Almost 11 million students began taking China's university entrance exam Tuesday after a delay as the country worked to bring down coronavirus infections. The grueling four-day exam known as

Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in COVID-19 boom

Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump's

Asia Today: India’s virus cases surpass 600,000, curve rises

NEW DELHI — India's number of coronavirus cases passed 600,000 on Thursday with the nation's infection curve rising and its testing capacity being increased. The 19,148 new cases reported in the

New case of Covid-19 in Macau, tally at 46

A new imported case of Covid-19 in Macau was reported early today (Friday) by the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center. It's the 46th infection registered in the MSAR, after

Asia Today: Beijing’s outbreak appears to be firmly waning

BEIJING — New virus cases declined Wednesday in China and in the capital Beijing, where a roughly two-week spike appears to be firmly on the wane. A total of 12 cases

Asia Today: Virus sets off new school closures in Australia

MELBOURNE — Australia's Victoria state has recorded 17 new cases of COVID-19, resulting in the closing of two primary schools in Melbourne. State Premier Daniel Andrews said there would be

Asia Today: 4th-worst-hit India sees rural virus cases soar

India's coronavirus caseload has risen to 425,282 as infections soar in rural areas to which migrant workers fleeing major cities have returned in recent weeks. India's health ministry on

Asia Today: Beijing’s daily cases drop, India’s rise sharply

China's capital reported a decline in newly confirmed cases of coronavirus Thursday, with a public health expert saying a recent outbreak in the city was under control and the number

Asia Today: Beijing adds more measures to curb new outbreak

BEIJING — Beijing reported a slight increase in new coronavirus cases Wednesday as it fights a new outbreak with strict measures aimed at reducing human contact and the chances of

Dexamethasone | First drug proves able to improve survival from Covid-19

Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third

Asia Today: More controls used in Beijing as outbreak grows

BEIJING — China increased testing and lockdown measures in parts of the capital Tuesday to control what appeared to be its largest coronavirus outbreak in more than two months. The 40

Asia Today: Beijing reinstates virus controls as cases rise, Seoul traces new infections

BEIJING — China reported 49 new coronavirus cases on Monday as the capital Beijing reinstated measures to contain a resurgence. Of the new cases, 36 were reported in Beijing, traced to

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