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Corona-fiasco? Faulty masks distributed to pregnant women in Japan

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Japanese health authorities’ decision to distribute more than 300,000 face masks to pregnant women has been marred by complaints...
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Once a model state, Singapore races to build beds for patients

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Singapore in racing to build bed space for patients in exhibition halls and other temporary facilities to accommodate the...
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‘Corona: The Movie’ to air on streaming platforms soon

TAIPEI (The China Post) — As the COVID-19 pandemic spells ‘nightmare’ to most, filmmakers see it as an opportunity to vie for the rights...

China releases new rules on reporting asymptomatic cases

BEIJING (The China Daily/ANN) — China has published new rules to intensify the detection of asymptomatic novel coronavirus cases and standardize management procedures, aiming...

Tech firms mobilize AI capabilities to fight COVID-19

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) — Artificial intelligence has a great chance to prove its worth in the ongoing global war against the novel coronavirus. From...

70% of coronavirus patients in South Korea fully recovered

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) -- More than 70 percent of people who have been infected with the novel coronavirus in South Korea are fully recovered,...

New infections again skid, clusters, imported cases still concerns

SEOUL (The Korea Herlad/ANN) — South Korea saw a slight decline in new coronavirus cases on Friday, but cluster infections continued to emerge amid...

Malaysia reports 235 more cases, death toll now at 23

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) — Another 235 new Covid-19 cases have been reported, bringing it to a total of 2,031 cases as of noon...

Indonesia’s death toll soars to 78, highest number of deaths in a day

The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in Indonesia has soared to 78 as the Health Ministry announced 20 more deaths on Thursday, the...

Nine in ten imported infections involve Koreans

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) — Novel coronavirus infections stemming from overseas outpaced locally transmitted cases in South Korea, and nearly 90 percent of imported...

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