Europe reopens many borders but not to Americans, Asians

Europe is taking a big step toward a new normality as many countries open borders to fellow Europeans after three months of coronavirus lockdowns — but even though Europeans love

Asia Today: China sees 57 new cases, Bangladesh over 3,000

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported its biggest one-day jump in coronavirus cases in two months after closing the biggest wholesale food market in Beijing and locking down nearby residential

A semi-private viewing of Ronaldo as Italian soccer resumes

TURIN — Cristiano Ronaldo bellowed out a loud expletive when he missed a chance at the end of the first half in Italy's first soccer match in more than three

Asia Today: India records single-day high, Beijing outbreak at market

NEW DELHI — India reported more than 11,000 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, another single-day high for the country, as it passed the grim milestone of 300,000 cases. The Health Ministry

Asia Today: Tracing harder in S. Korea, Indian cases spike

SEOUL — South Korea has reported 45 new cases of COVID-19, all but two of them in the greater capital area, continuing a weekslong resurgence that health authorities fear will

Asia Today: India surge continues with nearly 10,000 cases

The number of coronavirus cases in India continued to rapidly increase Wednesday, with officials reporting nearly 10,000 new cases over the past 24 hours. The spike has come as the government

Asia Today: New Delhi reverses limits on testing, sickbeds

New Delhi has reversed orders that limited the scope of coronavirus testing and reserved hospital beds for city residents as the Indian capital's caseload continues to surge. Delhi's numbers of infected

Asia Today: Jakarta partly reopens after lockdown

Indonesia's capital partly reopened on Monday after two months of lockdown, as the world's fourth most populous nation gradually reopens its economy. Jakarta, home to 11 million people, had been under

Asia Today: China reports first local infection in weeks, India sees 10,000 new cases

China on Sunday reported its first non-imported case of the new coronavirus in two weeks, an infected person on the island of Hainan off the southern coast. The National Health Commission

Asia Today: India’s daily virus cases surge by nearly 10,000

India's Health Ministry on Friday reported another record spike in new coronavirus cases — more than 9,800 in 24 hours. India now has 226,770 confirmed cases with 6,348 deaths, 273 of

Top court upholds police ban of June 4 vigil this year

The Court of Final Appeal (TUI) has ruled that a decision by the police to ban this year’s June 4 vigil due to the government’s Covid-19 prevention measures will be

Asia Today: Virus cases jump again in South Korea, India

SEOUL — South Korea on Thursday reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a resurgence that health officials warn is getting harder to track and

Asia Today: South Korea cases rise, India crosses 150,000

SEOUL — South Korea reported 40 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, its biggest daily jump in nearly 50 days, causing alarm as millions of children return to school. Active

Asia Today: Philippines trying to ease quarantine congestion

As about 24,000 Filipinos who lost their jobs abroad are being transported by land, sea or air to their provincial homes, the president warned local officials not to refuse them

Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday as health authorities look for more ways to slow the spread of the

Facemasks dissolved in incineration enough to destroy virus 

Incinerating disposed facemasks is sufficient to destroy the virus, according to information released during today’s (Friday's) Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center. Alvis Lo Iek Long, a clinical director of the

Asia Today: India’s cases surge again, China opens Congress

India reported its biggest single-day spike in virus cases Friday ahead of a resumption of domestic flights after a two-month halt. The 6,088 new cases reported in the last 24 hours

China boosts spending for virus-hit economy, takes up HK law

Beijing - China's No. 2 leader today (Friday) promised higher spending to revive its pandemic-stricken economy and curb surging job losses but avoided launching a massive stimulus on the scale

Key points about China’s legislative session

BEIJING — Thousands of delegates from across China are in Beijing for this year's annual session of the country's rubber-stamp legislature and its advisory body, meetings delayed by more than

China focused on jobs as national legislature meets

As job losses surge, China is joining the United States and other governments in rolling out stimulus spending to revive its virus-battered economy. How much is Beijing ready to spend? Companies

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