Suppressing the worst of the virus

Suppressing the worst of the virus

While Ho Chi Minh City and southern provinces are taking a number of tough measures to curb COVID-19, the risks of widespread transmission are at a high level.
India hits 4,000 virus deaths in a day

India hits 4,000 virus deaths in a day

India recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a day for the first time and more states imposed lockdowns Saturday in a desperate bid to halt the devastating new surge.
Vietnam reports no new COVID-19 cases on early February 21

Vietnam reports no new COVID-19 cases on early February 21

Vietnam has no new COVID-19 cases to report in the past 12 hours to 6am of February 21, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
Siemens and Auto-Info roll out flagship test tab for COVID-19 detection

Siemens and Auto-Info roll out flagship test tab for COVID-19 detection

Siemens Smart Infrastructure recently teamed up with Auto-Info to jointly develop a modular COVID-19 examination unit.
New restrictions as Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths

New restrictions as Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths

Belgium imposed a nationwide overnight curfew on Monday as Switzerland made wearing face masks compulsory in indoor public spaces, the latest desperate measures by European governments to fight a powerful second coronavirus wave.
US records another 60,000 new virus cases in 24 hours

US records another 60,000 new virus cases in 24 hours

The United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, on Sunday recorded 59,747 new cases over the last 24-hour period, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.
Virus surge sparks SAfrica curfew and Spain local lockdown

Virus surge sparks SAfrica curfew and Spain local lockdown

South Africa re-imposed a nationwide curfew on Sunday while Spain's Catalonia region forced hundreds of thousands of residents back into lockdown as coronavirus cases accelerated in many parts of the world.
Virus pushes US hospitals to the brink, India hits record new cases

Virus pushes US hospitals to the brink, India hits record new cases

Officials at the epicenter of the worsening coronavirus crisis in the United States warned Sunday their hospitals were in danger of being overwhelmed by the upsurge, as India registered a record number of new cases.
FMCG names attempt to circumvent virus hurdles

FMCG names attempt to circumvent virus hurdles

The coronavirus public health emergency is presenting both opportunities and challenges for manufacturers to handle a pick-up in the demand for fast-moving consumer goods.
Virus rouses food safety awareness

Virus rouses food safety awareness

Supermarkets and retailers are making bank from the public rushing to stock up on indispensable food supplies, which could ultimately push forward an increase in awareness of food handling and safety.
UK rapper Stormzy to reschedule Asia tour, including Singapore, over virus

UK rapper Stormzy to reschedule Asia tour, including Singapore, over virus

He was also set to perform in Malaysia, Japan, China, South Korea and Indonesia as part of his Heavy Is The Head tour.
'Olympics will go ahead': Tokyo organisers slam virus rumours

'Olympics will go ahead': Tokyo organisers slam virus rumours

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers said Thursday (Feb 6) the Games would "go ahead as planned", slamming misinformation over the new coronavirus for triggering panic.
Oil market chilled by virus impact on China growth

Oil market chilled by virus impact on China growth

Oil prices have fallen victim to economic worries sparked by a deadly virus spreading from China, the world's second-biggest economy and a huge consumer of crude.
Markets welcome WHO virus declaration

Markets welcome WHO virus declaration

Markets rose in Asia on Friday (Jan 31) after the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency over the deadly new virus sweeping China.
WHO declares international emergency over Wuhan virus

WHO declares international emergency over Wuhan virus

The World Health Organisation on Thursday (Jan 30) declared a global emergency over the deadly coronavirus spreading from China, after the Asian giant reported its biggest single-day jump in the death toll.
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