13:51 | 25/03/2020
The one-year postponement of Tokyo Olympic 2020, which is scheduled to take place in Japan this summer after years of preparation has been quite a let-down for Japanese citizens, yet many said they understood the move in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, athletes, national associations and sporting federations from around the world reacted with sadness, relief and mainly goodwill.
11:35 | 05/03/2020
New research from Singapore published on Wednesday (Mar 4) showed that patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) extensively contaminate their bedrooms and bathrooms, highlighting the need to routinely clean high-touch surfaces, basins and toilet bowls.
09:33 | 04/03/2020
As the new coronavirus spreads quickly around the world, U.S. health officials say they are "aggressively" assessing how long it can survive on surfaces to better understand the risk of transmission.
09:32 | 04/03/2020
The coronavirus outbreak is plunging the world economy into its worst downturn since the global financial crisis, the OECD warned, urging governments and central banks to fight back to avoid an even steeper slump.
13:46 | 13/02/2020
The new confirmed cases raise the number of infections detected on the Diamond Princess to 218, in addition to a quarantine officer who also tested positive for the coronavirus.
15:33 | 10/02/2020
Testing aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan has found 66 more confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (nCoV), Japan Times reported on Monday (Feb 10).
13:49 | 06/02/2020
Ten more people on a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus (nCoV), local media said on Thursday (Feb 6), following news a day earlier that 10 passengers had been infected and taken to hospitals.
13:33 | 16/01/2020
A Chinese man who lives in Kanagawa Prefecture has tested positive for the new coronavirus, Japan Times cited the country's health ministry.