The Republic of Korea (RoK) reported a huge rise in the number of confirmed new coronavirus (COVID-19) infection cases on Monday (Feb 24) with 70 more cases. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the country is now 833.
10:50 | 24/02/2020
President Moon Jae-in on Sunday put South Korea on the highest possible alert in its fight against the coronavirus, a move that empowers the government to lock down cities and take other sweeping measures to contain the outbreak.
23:41 | 22/02/2020
The relationship between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries will not be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak as the two sides have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in winning the battle against the deadly virus, Chinese ambassador to ASEAN Deng Xijun said Friday (Feb 21).
23:33 | 22/02/2020
Samsung Electronics said on Saturday that one COVID-19 coronavirus case has been confirmed at its mobile device factory complex in the southeastern city of Gumi, causing a shutdown of its entire facility there until Monday morning.
23:31 | 22/02/2020
Consumers in South Korea are increasingly turning to contactless services as infection cases from no relevance to China surges in the country and causes panic about the danger of the mysterious new epidemic.
18:38 | 22/02/2020
Both Italy and Iran reported more deaths among new cases of coronavirus on Saturday (Feb 22).
18:18 | 22/02/2020
The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Ministry of Justice said it proclaimed a revision of the Enforcement Regulations of the Immigration Act on Friday (Feb 21) to restrict visa issuance for foreigners wanting to marry Koreans with criminal records related to domestic violence, sex offenses and other violent crimes.
13:40 | 22/02/2020
South Korea reported its second death on Saturday (Feb 22) from the novel coronavirus as the number of new cases rose by 299, bringing the total number of infections in the nation to 433.
11:02 | 22/02/2020
Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva, attended first activities within the framework of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) 2020.
01:11 | 22/02/2020
Public health officials, businesses and financial markets are looking for signs of whether the arrival of warmer weather might slow the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic. Here's what we know about seasonal features of disease outbreaks.
11:55 | 21/02/2020
South Korea reported 52 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday (Feb 21), taking the national total to 156.
12:34 | 20/02/2020
The suspect and another person have been found dead after a double shooting on two shisha bars near Frankfurt on Thursday (Feb 20).
12:21 | 20/02/2020
Two passengers from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo have died and 29 people were in a serious condition, Japanese media reported on Thursday (Feb 20).
10:32 | 20/02/2020
ASEAN defence ministers yesterday pledged to work together to manage infectious disease outbreaks as several member states continue to grapple with the coronavirus.
23:31 | 19/02/2020
A patient at a British hospital played Mahler and Gershwin on the violin while a tumor was removed and helped surgeons avoid damage to her brain, the UK hospital where she underwent the procedure said.
22:15 | 19/02/2020
Apple, the world's first trillion-dollar company by market capitalisation, has announced it will not make its first quarter revenue expectations due to the covid-19 coronavirus.
22:04 | 19/02/2020
A student from Việt Nam has spoken about her concerns as she remains locked down at a university in Zhejiang Province, China.
15:23 | 19/02/2020
Relieved passengers began leaving a coronavirus-wracked cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday (Feb 19) after testing negative for the disease.
11:14 | 19/02/2020
The Defence Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have issued a joint statement on defence cooperation against disease outbreaks.
17:08 | 17/02/2020
Japanese officials have confirmed 99 more people infected by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) aboard the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, bringing the total to 454, the Health Ministry said Monday (Feb 17).
16:57 | 17/02/2020
Three armed robbers who stole hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong (China) were being hunted by police on Monday (Feb 17), in a city hit by a wave of panic-buying in recent days with supermarket shelves emptied of crucial goods such as toilet paper, hand sanitiser, rice and pasta.