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‘The test came back negative’: Singaporean with ‘coronavirus-like symptoms’ dies in Batam, Asia News

‘The test came back negative’: Singaporean with ‘coronavirus-like symptoms’ dies in Batam, Asia News

A Singaporean man, identified only as AA, 61, who was suspected of having contracted the novel coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, died in Batam on Feb 22 in a coronavirus referral hospital. He had previously gone to an emergency unit of a private hospital with symptoms similar to the coronavirus infection. The Batam Health Agency said he […]

‘People are not stupid’: Mukhriz hits out at Malaysia opposition for U-turn on Mahathir support, Asia News

‘People are not stupid’: Mukhriz hits out at Malaysia opposition for U-turn on Mahathir support, Asia News

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has hit out at opposition leaders for withdrawing their support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after initially backing him as prime minister. The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) deputy president and Jerlun MP said their true intentions were revealed with their latest actions, despite […]

North Korea imposes ‘extraordinary’ measures against coronavirus, Asia News

North Korea imposes ‘extraordinary’ measures against coronavirus, Asia News

SEOUL – Loudspeakers blaring hygiene messages, foreign ambassadors locked in their compounds and state media demanding “absolute obedience” to health authorities – North Korea is taking what diplomats call “unprecedented” measures as it seeks to prevent a crippling coronavirus outbreak. The authoritarian state, led by the Kim family since its foundation in 1948, maintains extensive control […]

Thai patient who lied about visiting high-risk area tests positive for Covid-19, Asia News

Thai patient who lied about visiting high-risk area tests positive for Covid-19, Asia News

A patient who had visited a high-risk country for Covid-19 but kept denying it has tested positive for the new coronavirus and endangered medical staff in the hospital. BCare Medical Centre posted a statement on its official Facebook page that it had found a patient, suspected of being infected, who had avoided the screening process […]

Widespread flooding across West Java leaves thousands of homes inundated, Asia News

Widespread flooding across West Java leaves thousands of homes inundated, Asia News

Thousands of houses and public facilities across Bekasi, Karawang, and Subang regencies in West Java were left flooded following a period of intense rain over the last two days. West Java Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) operations manager Budi Budiman said the widespread flooding was the result of constant rain that caused a number of rivers […]

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