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DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian lawmaker has died from coronavirus, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday, in an another sign the disease is spreading within state institutions.
13 of 18 Chinese nationals in Kelantan free of Covid-19, five still in quarantine, says state health director
KOTA BARU (Bernama): Thirteen of the 18 Chinese nationals working in the construction and mining sectors in Kelantan are free from Covid-19, says state Health director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin.
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed three new coronavirus cases, raising the number in the Southeast Asian country to 20.
VIENTIANE: Laos is still free from Covid-19, with 53 suspected cases testing negative, Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Muongpak has announced to foreign diplomats and reporters.
BANGKOK: Thailand is hindering Chinese tourists because of the Covid-19 (coronavirus outbreak), normally an unthinkable step for a country that relies on their spending for economic growth. The government signalled Saturday (March 7) it prefers arrivals from China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Iran and Italy to self-quarantine for 14 days to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 disease.
BEIJING: In any normal year, China’s political class would be convening around now inside Beijing’s Great Hall of the People to rubber-stamp the year’s targets for economic growth and the policies to make it happen. Instead, the Chinese capital is hushed. Large gatherings are called off as the nation and the rest of the world grapple with the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
HONG KONG/BEIJING/NEW DELHI: Traditional greetings involving bows and nods are being encouraged across Asia as the coronavirus continues its energetic spread throughout the region. Asian non-contact greetings are considered far safer than the western customs of shaking hands, hugging or kissing.
PHNOM PENH: Visitors to Cambodia's world-renowned temples are being offered special deals amid dwindling tourist numbers caused by the global spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. To boost dipping tourist numbers prompted by the virus outbreak, Cambodia is offering travellers extra days to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat complex and surrounding temples for the same price.
HANOI: Vietnam's Ministry of Health on Saturday (March 7) confirmed another coronavirus case, raising the total number in the South-East Asian country to 18. The 27-year-old patient, who had been to the South Korean city of Daegu, returned to Vietnam on a Vietjet flight on Wednesday and was quarantined upon his landing.
SINGAPORE/LONDON: Facebook shas announced that it was shutting its London office and part of its Singapore base for "deep cleaning" after an employee in the Asian city state was diagnosed with Covid-19 (coronavirus) symptoms.