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South Korea again urges social distancing, strict self-isolation amid steady rise in virus cases

South Korea again urges social distancing, strict self-isolation amid steady rise in virus cases

SEOUL: South Korea once again urged people to stay home, avoid mass gatherings over the weekend and comply with self-isolation rules if they returned from abroad, as COVID-19 clusters continued to emerge amid a rise in imported coronavirus cases. The 91 new cases, which were detected Thursday and down from 104 new cases Wednesday, marked […]

97-year-old woman fully recovers from new coronavirus

97-year-old woman fully recovers from new coronavirus

Seoul: A 97-year-old South Korean woman infected with the novel coronavirus has fully recovered and been released from quarantine, making her the country’s oldest fully recovered virus patient, officials said Thursday. The patient, from the southeastern city of Cheongdo, returned home after fully recovering from COVID-19. The city is adjacent to Daegu, an epicenter of […]

Malaysia’s King, Queen in self-quarantine after seven staff tested positive for COVID-19

Malaysia’s King, Queen in self-quarantine after seven staff tested positive for COVID-19

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al Mustafa Billah Shah and Queen Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah are observing a 14-day self-quarantine after seven of Istana Negara staff were tested positive for COVID-19. Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, in a statement, said Their Majesties had also undergone the COVID-19 […]

South Korea: New virus cases on downtrend, but imported infections accelerate

South Korea: New virus cases on downtrend, but imported infections accelerate

Seoul: South Korea’s new virus cases appeared to be steadily decreasing Tuesday, but imported infections saw their biggest one-day increase as the nation enforced quarantines on arrivals from Europe and other regions. The 76 new cases, which were detected Monday and were slightly up from the 64 new cases a day earlier, brought the nation’s […]

Inner Mongolia launches tree-planting campaign to tame desertification

Inner Mongolia launches tree-planting campaign to tame desertification

By Wu Yong, People’s Daily Ulaanbaatar: As temperature rises, more and more places are joining China’s afforestation efforts. This year, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is tasked with planting 12.97 million mu, or 864,700 hectares of forests and one million hectares of grass, according to a recent teleconference on forestry and grassland work in […]

South Korea to start clinical trial to treat severe COVID-19 cases

South Korea to start clinical trial to treat severe COVID-19 cases

By Sang-Ki Lee AsiaN CEO & Publisher AJA Founder President  Seoul: In the midst of unprecedented chaos resulting from the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, South Korea is expected to start a clinical trial to treat the severe COVID-19 cases relying on mechanical ventilators with stem cell therapy. Dr Jeong Chan Ra, chairman of Biostar Stem Cell […]

Coronavirus grips Sindh province of Pakistan

Coronavirus grips Sindh province of Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative Karachi: Southern Sindh province has highest number of coronavirus patients compared to other provinces of Pakistan, as 20 new cases were diagnosed in a single day on Sunday raising the tally to 37. According to the official press release issued from the office of Chief Minister of the province, 13 […]

War against Coronavirus: Pakistan shuts educational institutions, seals border with Afghanistan, Iran

War against Coronavirus: Pakistan shuts educational institutions, seals border with Afghanistan, Iran

  By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative Islamabad: Pakistan is all set to completely seal its western border with Afghanistan and Iran from Monday March 16, 2020 to prevent the spread of the pandemic coronavirus, a notification issued from the interior ministry said on Friday. The decision comes after Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting […]

China to contribute $20 million to WHO to support developing response to COVID-19

China to contribute $20 million to WHO to support developing response to COVID-19

People’s Daily Geneva: China will contribute $20 million to the WHO in support of its global efforts in combating the COVID-19 epidemic and helping developing countries improve their response capacities and strengthen public health systems, Ambassador Chen Xu, Permanent Representative of China to the UN Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland said. Ambassador […]

China’s COVID-19 situation shows visible improvement: Experts

China’s COVID-19 situation shows visible improvement: Experts

By Ji Yuqiao and Li Qiao Global Times Beijing: Chinese authorities and experts agree there is a visible improvement in the country’s COVID-19 outbreak situation, with some places in the country ceasing to issue a daily report of infections after seeing zero new cases in several days and a top epidemiologist saying that the epicenter […]

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