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In post-lockdown China, schools grapple with sudden jump in student suicides

The heightened post-lockdown anxiety has become a matter of government concern as domestic media report a spate of suicides by young people

11 Jun 2020 10:24 AM

Latin America hits 70,000 virus deaths as Mexico reports record daily infections

The World Health Organization has declared that Latin America is the new hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic

11 Jun 2020 9:31 AM

Contract workers stage flash-mob protest in Paris over job loss

France spent billions on temporary unemployment benefits but contract workers in the food and special events industry were left out

10 Jun 2020 8:11 PM

Easing restrictions in Indonesia's capital worry its citizens

As Indonesia’s overall virus caseload continues to rise, Jakarta has moved to restore normalcy by lifting some restrictions this week

10 Jun 2020 2:12 PM

WHO calls for 'intermittent' lockdowns in Pakistan as virus surges

Hospitals across Pakistan say they are at or near capacity, and some are turning COVID-19 patients away

10 Jun 2020 1:58 PM

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India's favourite biscuit Parle-G records highest sales during lockdown

The company has gained a market share of around 5 per cent in the highly competitive biscuit segment, helped by Parle-G biscuits

10 Jun 2020 1:00 PM

Panacea Biotech to partner with US firm Refana for COVID-19 vaccine

The collaboration aims to make more than 500 million doses of vaccine candidate, with over 40 million doses to be available early next year

10 Jun 2020 12:07 PM

Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves: Study

Even homemade masks can dramatically reduce transmission rates if enough people wear them in public

10 Jun 2020 12:01 PM

Burundi: Officials say president died of heart attack, many suspect virus infection

Burundi’s government had downplayed the virus and held the election and large rallies while also firing their WHO representative

10 Jun 2020 9:52 AM

China dismisses Harvard study suggesting virus spread started in August

The research used satellite imagery of hospital parking lots in Wuhan and data for symptom-related queries on search engines

10 Jun 2020 9:26 AM

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Brazil restores daily COVID-19 update after Supreme Court ruling

Allegations that the government was trying to mask the severity of the situation mounted pressure for reinstatement of daily virus updates

10 Jun 2020 9:01 AM

Pakistan records more than 100 coronavirus deaths in single day

As of Tuesday, Pakistan recorded 108,316 coronavirus infections, with 4,646 new cases and a death toll has climbed to 2,172

09 Jun 2020 3:10 PM

World Bank says global economy to shrink 5.2%, worst recession since WWI

Per capita incomes are expected to decline by 3.6 per cent, which will tip millions of people into extreme poverty this year

09 Jun 2020 11:06 AM

Corona off people's minds, Google search for films, weather reflect 'back to normal' mindset

The search volume for coronavirus in May was half of that in April even though the number of COVID-19 cases are rising.

08 Jun 2020 6:38 PM

I did a little dance: Jacinda Ardern on New Zealand’s zero virus status

New Zealand citizens no longer bound by social distancing rules and limits on public gatherings

08 Jun 2020 4:18 PM

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Protests increase risk of coronavirus spread: UK health minister

Anti-racism protests started in the USA two weeks ago has now brought together thousands of Europeans on the streets in solidarity

08 Jun 2020 1:09 PM

Japan's economy shrinks less than initial estimate but still in recession

Export-dependent Japan's economy had contracted at an annual rate of 7.2% in the October-December period

08 Jun 2020 9:32 AM

New Zealand clears its last COVID-19 case

Country's final patient was given the all-clear and released from isolation after testing negative and remaining symptom-free for 48 hours

08 Jun 2020 9:05 AM

China defends COVID-19 response in new report

The report lauds China’s success in reducing the daily increase in new cases to single digits within about two months

07 Jun 2020 1:43 PM

Pakistan's virus deaths cross 2,000 mark

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the country is too poor to go into a full lockdown, which he warned would devastate a failing economy

07 Jun 2020 1:16 PM

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