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Coronavirus: About 130 riot police in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon region ordered into quarantine, Asia News

Coronavirus: About 130 riot police in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon region ordered into quarantine, Asia News

Nearly all members of a regional anti-riot squad in Hong Kong will be placed under quarantine for two weeks after an officer involved in mass arrests at the site of an anti-government protest earlier this week was confirmed to be infected on Saturday. About 130 of the elite team tackling disorder in the West Kowloon […]

Tokyo area sees daily coronavirus cases topping 100 for first time: NHK, Asia News

Tokyo area sees daily coronavirus cases topping 100 for first time: NHK, Asia News

TOKYO – Some 118 people were newly infected with the novel coronavirus in the Japanese capital of Tokyo, NHK public broadcaster reported on Saturday (April 4), citing metropolitan government officials. It marked the first time that daily confirmed cases exceeded 100 in the Tokyo area, bringing the number of confirmed cases there to 891, NHK said. […]

Woman with low fever caught spitting on train in Thailand, Asia News

Woman with low fever caught spitting on train in Thailand, Asia News

A woman with a low fever was detained on Friday (April 3) for intentionally spitting while on a train to Khon Kaen province. Public health officials in Nakhon Ratchasima were informed by train staff at 9am that a woman had spat on the floor of train No 431 with the perceived intention of spreading disease. […]

As coronavirus cases rise, Japan urges hospital beds be saved for the severely ill, Asia News

As coronavirus cases rise, Japan urges hospital beds be saved for the severely ill, Asia News

TOKYO – The Japanese government said on Friday (April 3) it has told regions that have suffered the most serious outbreaks of coronavirus to save hospitals beds for severely ill patients, while keeping others with milder or no symptoms at home or in hotels. The move, the latest sign of concern about the growing strain on […]

Daily roundup: Govt to table Bill making provisions for holding a safe election amid Covid-19 outbreak – and other top stories today, Asia News

Daily roundup: Govt to table Bill making provisions for holding a safe election amid Covid-19 outbreak – and other top stories today, Asia News

Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Govt to table Bill making provisions for holding a safe election amid Covid-19 outbreak  Bill will be introduced in Parliament next week to facilitate the temporary arrangements necessary for holding a safe general election… » READ MORE 2. This WP newcomer almost became Singapore’s […]

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