Mass testing, empty ICUs: Germany scores early against virus

Late last year — long before most people had heard of the new coronavirus now sweeping the globe — scientists in Germany sprang into action to develop a test for

The Latest: Tourists stuck in Nepal headed back to Australia

  The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can

Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent

Soldiers patrol the streets with their fingers on machine gun triggers. The army guards an exhibition center-turned-makeshift-hospital crowded with rows of metal beds for those infected with the coronavirus. And

Exceptional Times | South Korea shoe cobbler donates for needy amid coronavirus

Kim Byung-rok survived tuberculosis when he was 23, but was left with one good lung. In his work polishing and mending shoes, he inhaled too much dirt. So when he bought

Exceptional Times | Students provide sanitizers to daily workers to fight virus

They toil on the fringes, without any job security or set hours or decent wages. And the coronavirus has made their already difficult lives harder, and more hazardous. And so a

Spain hit by record virus deaths; NY demands reinforcements

Spain’s coronavirus deaths jumped by a record number yesterday as the country’s medical system strained to care for its tens of thousands of infected patients, and the World Health Organization

Exceptional Times | Facebook gives $100m to journalism, easyJet grounds planes

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments yesterday related to the global economy, the work place and the

Wuhan | City at center of China’s virus outbreak gradually revives

Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China’s virus outbreak were reopening yesterday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of

Spain passes China in infections; Trump extends US lockdown

In an abrupt turnaround, President Donald Trump extended lockdown measures across the United States as deaths in New York from the new coronavirus passed 1,000. Spain yesterday became the third

Xi Jinping’s G20 speech charts course for global Covid-19 fight

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech at the Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit, which stressed a coordinated response to the common threat of Covid-19, has charted a course for the global

WHO says it’s working with Taiwan experts after video goes viral

The World Health Organization said it’s working with Taiwanese health experts after an interview went viral in which a senior official appeared to hang up on a reporter who asked

Spain, Italy demand more European help with virus

Spain and Italy have demanded more European help as they fight still-surging coronavirus infections in the continent’s worst crisis since World War II. In the U.S., authorities urged millions around

Macau latest: New Covid-19 cases bring tally to 37

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced Saturday night the Macau’s 36th and 37th novel coronavirus cases, both classified as imported. The 36th case is a 21-year-old male Macau resident

Sheraton Macao becomes 12th designated hotel for quarantine purposes

The government temporarily utilizes the “Special isolated area at Sheraton Grand Macao” as the 12th designated hotel venue for quarantine and medical observation starting from Saturday, authorities have announced. The

Wong Sio Chak says Guangdong policies were rushed

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has considered Guangdong’s latest entry policies to have been “rushed,” creating in turn a slight chaos in Macau, Wong commented during Friday’s daily press

Health head backs up home quarantine foreign workers  

Head of the Health Bureau (SSM) has straightly backed up home quarantine foreign workers and disagreed with doubts and unfair questioning towards home quarantined foreign workers who have been infected

Novel Coronavirus | Infections near 500,000 as health systems buckle

The number of coronavirus infections were set to top a half-million worldwide yesterday as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic began, and

Petition to fire Tedros: 500,000 signatures

A petition to oust the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom has now surpassed 500,000 signatures, Taiwan News reported. On Jan. 31, a netizen named Osuka Yip started a petition

UN chief urges $2 billion for vulnerable nations with virus

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a $2 billion appeal yesterday to help vulnerable and conflict-torn countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America tackle the coronavirus pandemic

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