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Cambodia imposes month-long entry restrictions for foreigners to curb COVID-19 spread

Cambodia on Saturday decided to impose temporary entry restrictions for foreign travelers for one month in order to stem the spread of COVID-19, according to a foreign ministry's statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/28 21:46:52

Joint fight against COVID-19 brings closer Malaysia-China ties: Malaysian FM

The joint fight against COVID-19 has bonded Malaysia and China closer as China sending much-needed supplies and support to Malaysia, Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/28 21:39:41

Nepal to open borders with China for only for movement of goods

Nepali government on Wednesday decided to open borders with China only for cross-border movement of goods, a senior of Nepali government said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/26 8:19:49

Maldives to suspend visa on-arrival amid COVID-19

Maldives will suspend issuing visas on-arrival to inbound tourists amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local media reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/26 7:23:27

India may have higher number of unreported COVID-19 infections

India, the world's second most populous country, may have a large number of unreported COVID-19 infections, as more than 1.3 billion people undergo three weeks of unprecedented lockdown from today, Chinese analysts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 15:41:45

World Athletics: Tokyo 2020 postponement is "what athletes want"

World Athletics on Tuesday welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021, stressing that the decision is what athletes want.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/25 12:57:03

New Zealand declares state of emergency after 50 new COVID-19 cases confirmed

New Zealand declared on Wednesday a state of national emergency amid COVID-19 outbreak, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/25 9:33:24

Singapore donates 500,000 USD to WHO's plan against COVID-19

The Singaporean government will be donating 500,000 U.S. dollars to support the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) for COVID-19, which aims to limit human-to-human transmission of the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 15:37:42

Armenian president highlights China's support in fight against COVID-19

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian on Monday highly praised China's leading role in jointly fighting against COVID-19 across the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 14:39:12

Pakistan announces lockdown of major provinces to curb COVID-19 spread

Pakistan on Monday announced to lock down east Punjab province hours after locking down south Sindh province to curb the spread of COVID-19 after the number of infected patients rose above 800 across the country, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/24 12:42:41

Pakistan announces lockdown of major provinces to curb COVID-19 spread

Pakistan on Monday announced to lock down east Punjab province hours after locking down south Sindh province to curb the spread of COVID-19 after the number of infected patients rose above 800 across the country, officials said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 7:13:38

Myanmar reports first confirmed cases of COVID-19

Myanmar reported its first confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chin state and Yangon region late Monday, said a release of the Ministry of Health and Sports.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 7:04:43

Indian gov't to suspend domestic flights from Wednesday to fight COVID-19

Amid COVID-19 concerns, the Indian government has announced that it would suspend the domestic flights from Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 7:02:39

India needs tighter measures to combat COVID-19: experts

To stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), New Delhi closed its borders on Monday, a move that will remain in effect throughout March following a nationwide curfew issued Sunday. As observers believe such measures are necessary, they are not enough to cope with the various challenges to contain the virus.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/24 1:06:44

Laos suspends tourist visas, closes schools to prevent COVID-19

The Lao government has suspended the issuance of visas for foreign tourists for 30 days and suspended all levels of education to prevent COVID-19, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/19 9:59:44

Philippines to shut down all airports in Luzon starting Friday to curb COVID-19 spread

The Philippines will shut down all airports in the main Luzon Island starting on Friday in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19, the Department of Transportation said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/17 13:58:54

Maldives COVID-19 cases rise to 13, allocates $13 bln for emergency measures

The number of COVID-19 cases in Maldives rose to 13 on Monday after three more people tested positive to the virus, according to Maldives' Health Protection Authority (HPA).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/16 13:52:35

Lao gov't confirms Lao students in Wuhan receive assistance

Lao students who are currently stranded in the central Chinese city of Wuhan are receiving assistance from the governments of Laos and China, the Lao government has confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/12 15:55:30