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COVID-19 deaths cross 3,000-mark, total cases rise to 96,169 in India

The number of COVID-19 deaths in India crossed the 3,000-mark, reaching 3,029, as the total cases reached 96,169 on Monday, said official data released by the federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/18 13:06:30

30 migrant workers killed in India lockdown crashes following road rage

At least 30 Indian migrant workers were killed Saturday in road accidents as they tried to return to their home villages during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/17 16:28:40

COVID-19 cases surpass 90,000-mark in India, total deaths 2,872

The total number of COVID-19 cases surpassed the 90,000 mark, reaching 90,927 in India Sunday as the death toll stood at 2,872, according to official figures released by the country's federal health ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/17 12:34:26

Nepal confirms first COVID-19 death

The Nepali government on Saturday confirmed the first death from the COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/17 12:25:57

Fish at Australian aquarium show signs of loneliness due to lack of visitors amid COVID-19 pandemic

Staff at an aquarium in the Australian State of Queensland have noticed some of their fish showing signs of loneliness since the attraction was forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/15 14:23:14

New Zealanders Queue Up Along Streets as Barbers Return to Business

New Zealanders have welcomed the easing of Covid-19 restrictions with dozens lining up on the streets at midnight to get a haircut.
Source: Sputnik | 2020/5/14 22:01:07

Australian media group wants tech giants to pay $400 million a year

A leading publisher called Thursday for Google and other tech giants to pay Australian news outlets some US$400 million a year under a mandatory code of conduct ordered by the government.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/14 19:08:41

Japan lifts COVID-19 emergency for 39 of 47 prefectures ahead of planned deadline

The Japanese government on Thursday decided to lift a nationwide state of emergency for 39 of the country's 47 prefectures where the COVID-19 has been less prevalent, with the move coming ahead of the planned deadline of May 31.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/14 17:34:07

Experts warn China to pay attention to S.Korea's COVID-19 cluster

Chinese experts said that South Korea was moving too early and quickly to lift restrictions after the East Asian country detected a cluster of COVID-19 cases in its capital Seoul, and warned that China should be vigilant to keep this from happening domestically.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/14 3:19:05

Australian university staff agree to pay cuts to save 12,000 jobs

University staff across Australia agreed to mass pay cuts on Wednesday, in order to save around 12,000 positions from being lost as COVID-19 hammers the industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/13 11:52:21

S.Korea deploys mobile data; police tackle new cluster case

South Korean authorities said Tuesday that they were using mobile phone data to trace Seoul nightclub visitors as they try to tackle a coronavirus cluster, promising anonymity to those being tested due to the stigma surrounding homosexuality.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/12 18:08:40

Manila, other high-risk areas in Philippines to remain under "modified" coronavirus lockdown until May 31

The Philippines' capital city of Manila, along with other two "high-risk" areas in the country, will remain under "modified enhanced community quarantine" until May 31 in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the country's Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/12 15:18:30

S.Korea's club-linked COVID-19 cluster infections rise to 102

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases linked to the cluster infection from clubs and bars at a multicultural neighborhood of Itaewon in the South Korean capital Seoul rose to 102 as of midday Tuesday local time, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/12 15:16:05

New Zealand to end coronavirus lockdown

New Zealand will phase out its coronavirus lockdown over the next 10 days after successfully containing the virus, although some restrictions will remain, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/11 21:33:40

Time travel to Beijing over a century ago

What did Beijing look like in colored images over a century ago? Recently, an artificial intelligence (AI)-restored video of Beijing showing city scenes and people's lives during the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) went viral on the internet, and the author who colorized and frame repaired the original black and white footage said he did this because he hoped to promote AI technology to ordinary people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/11 21:23:41

S.Korea scrambles to contain Seoul nightclub coronavirus outbreak

South Korean officials scrambled on Monday to contain a new coronavirus outbreak, searching for thousands of people who may have been infected in a cluster of cases linked to nightclubs and bars in the densely populated capital city of Seoul.
Source: Reuters | 2020/5/11 21:08:41

Indian start-ups get creative as coronavirus crisis fuels funding crunch

Samik Sarkar was managing to eke a profit out of his online apparel store before the coronavirus crisis hit India, forcing the 36-year-old to reinvent his business overnight.
Source: Reuters | 2020/5/11 20:28:40

S.Korea's initial jobless claims post double-digit growth in April

South Korea's initial jobless claims posted a double-digit growth last month as job losses increased on the back of the COVID-19 outbreak, a government report showed Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/11 17:56:31