Sunday, March 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Indonesia's total cases rise to 514 with 48 deaths

JAKARTA - Indonesia reported 64 new coronavirus cases on Sunday (March 22), bringing the overall number of infections to 514 in the world's...

China embarks on clinical trial for coronavirus vaccine

BEIJING (AFP) - China has started the first phase of a clinical trial for a vaccine for the new coronavirus vaccine, records show,...

Cold Wars: Asia, the Middle East, Europe by Lorenz M Lüthi – review

For most Britons and Americans, the cold war means images of central European cities in the 1950s, the Cuban missile crisis, Checkpoint Charlie...

Jack Ma donates masks, medical supplies to help coronavirus fight in Asia and Latin...

Jack Ma, one of Asia's richest men, said the supplies would include face masks, testing kits, protective suits, ventilators and thermometers. READ SOURCE

Indonesia turns athletes village to emergency hospital as COVID-19 cases rise

JAKARTA: Indonesia has turned its "Athlete's Village"...

Singapore fengshui master defiant amid disharmony with Cambodia

A fengshui master from Singapore has denied doing anything wrong and refused to apologise after being barred from Cambodia following accusations that he...

Asia steps up virus efforts as second wave of infections strikes

Hong Kong (AFP) - From Australia's Bondi Beach to the streets of New Delhi, authorities across Asia ramped up efforts this weekend to...

Covid-19 lockdown risks lives in the Philippines

MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s lockdown of the nation’s capital to contain the Covid 19 outbreak is coming undone before it could...

Thai Activists Protest New Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong | Voice of America –...

NONG KHAI, THAILAND - It’s been more than 40 years since Bula Tawan first cast his fishing net out across the Mekong River...

Coronavirus: Army patrols Malaysian streets as cases spike

PETALING JAYA (REUTERS, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia deployed the army on Sunday (March 22) to enforce a two-week curb on travel in...

Dear Thelma: I can't satisfy my wife's sexual needs because I'm too stressed out...

"Dear Thelma" is a relationship advice column that appears in The Star, a publication that is part of the Asia News Network. My relationship...

'Chernobyl moment' or Chinese ascendancy?

If a single English-language media outlet failed to use the phrase “Chernobyl moment” to describe China at the February peak of its Covid-19...

Thailand reports its largest daily increase in COVID-19 cases

BANGKOK: Thailand reported 188 new coronavirus infections...

COVID-19: Eight Singaporeans evacuated from Iran on flight arranged by Malaysia

SINGAPORE: Eight Singaporeans were evacuated from Tehran on...

No entry or transit through Singapore for all short-term visitors amid heightened risk of...

SINGAPORE: Singapore will not allow short-term visitors...

Asia badminton tilt postponed due to coronavirus

The Badminton Asia Championships has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Handout photo. MANILA, Philippines -- The...

China reports 46 new coronavirus cases, all but one imported

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China on Sunday (March 22) reported 46 new cases of coronavirus, the fourth straight day of an increase, with all...

How can Asia avoid fallout if COVID-19 triggers a debt crunch?

How can Asia avoid fallout if COVID-19 triggers a debt crunch?The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic raises the specter of another global debt crisis. The...

Coronavirus: Social distancing takes flight as airlines in Asia-Pacific experiment with putting space …

Airlines across the Asia-Pacific region are ramping up measures to boost confidence in travel by introducing in-flight social distancing, mandatory ... READ SOURCE

As Wall Street Empties, Asia's Bankers Slowly Head Back to Work

... Queen's Road Central in Hong Kong recently after spending a couple of weeks cooped up in his apartment as the coronavirus raged...

Coronavirus latest: Asia cities tighten curbs on movement

Top Mexican official warns coronavirus crisis could last until October Jude Webber reports from Mexico City Mexico’s coronavirus tally rose to 251 confirmed and 697...

Italy shuts factories as daily COVID-19 death toll nears 800

ROME: Italy on Saturday (Mar 21) shut all...

Britain 'two or three weeks' behind Italy on coronavirus: PM Johnson

LONDON: Britain was only "two or three" weeks...