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Covid19 fear sparks riot in Thailand's prison

During the violence some convicts escaped from the Buriram prison where 2,000 are held, the justice ministry said

29 Mar 2020 6:26 PM

Covid19: Imported cases rise in China, five new fatalities reported

The five new fatalities were all reported from the epicentre Hubei province, taking the death toll to 3,300

29 Mar 2020 9:24 AM

South Korea reports 146 new Covid19 cases

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Se-kyun called for local governments to strengthen monitoring South Koreans who returned from overseas

28 Mar 2020 12:34 PM

China and US will unite to fight the pandemic, Chinese president Xi says

The two countries have clashed in recent weeks over the virus, but Xi said China "wishes to continue sharing all information with the US"

27 Mar 2020 12:59 PM

Singapore imposes stringent rules in a bid to contain virus outbreak

Under the new rules, Singaporeans intentionally close to someone could be jailed for six months

27 Mar 2020 11:48 AM


G-20 plans to inject USD 5 trillion into global economy

Leaders of the world's biggest say they'll do what it takes to tackle the coronavirus pandemic

27 Mar 2020 10:49 AM

The term China virus is absolutely wrong, asserts Beijing

This was Beijing’s efforts to combat a perceived global negative fallout on China’s image due to the Coronavirus outbreak

25 Mar 2020 10:05 PM

In Wuhan, people volunteer for coronavirus vaccine’s clinical trial

The trial, led by experts from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences, gained its approval on March 16

25 Mar 2020 6:54 PM

Narendra Modi to participate in G-20 summit by video

The extraordinary virtual summit has been called to coordinate the response to the coronavirus pandemic

25 Mar 2020 12:46 PM

Kathmandu confirms second case of Covid19

On January 24, a Nepali national who returned from China's Wuhan city, the epicentre of the virus, was tested positive for COVID-19

23 Mar 2020 2:21 PM


Covid19 deaths spike to 13,000 worldwide

More than 300,000 infections have been confirmed worldwide, with the situation increasingly grim in Italy

22 Mar 2020 3:09 PM

As Covid19 cases climb, Asia steps up efforts to contain outbreak

Malaysia deployed its army to enforce a lockdown as the number of cases in the region soared past 95,000

22 Mar 2020 1:15 PM

China reports first local case of Covid19 in four days

The new domestic infection came about in Guangdong province, and was linked to a previous imported case

22 Mar 2020 10:50 AM

Amid virus outbreak, North Korea fires ballistic missiles

North Korea has not reported any cases of the coronavirus

21 Mar 2020 9:34 AM

South Korea to evacuate citizens stranded in Italy

Over the course of the outbreak South Korea has sent chartered flights to China, Iran and Japan to evacuate its citizens

20 Mar 2020 3:19 PM


China reports no new domestic coronavirus cases for first time since outbreak

The country, however, saw a spike in imported positive cases

19 Mar 2020 9:16 AM

Covid19 outbreak: Indian students stuck in Philippines seek help

The Indian government banned the entry of passengers from Afghanistan, Philippines and Malaysia to India to tackle the virus outbreak

18 Mar 2020 1:51 PM

Rift with US grows as China expels US journalists

The expulsions were in retaliation to Washington's decision to cut the number of Chinese nationals allowed to work for its state-run media

18 Mar 2020 12:22 PM

Covid19: Pakistan records first death as cases climb to 193

The country's Sindh province which borders with Iran has the highest number of cases

17 Mar 2020 2:40 PM

Meanwhile, a silver lining: China reports just 1 new domestic virus case

But there were 20 cases of coronavirus infection detected in people coming from abroad

17 Mar 2020 10:08 AM