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SEOUL, July 27 (dpa): South Korean health authorities on Monday said they have no evidence that an alleged defector who supposedly returned to North Korea and sparked a pre-emptive lockdown in a border town was infected with the novel coronavirus, news agency Yonhap reported.
DUBLIN (Reuters) - The average number of people in Ireland infected by someone who has tested positive for the new coronavirus fell to 1.0 to 1.4 after it rose above 1 for the first time last week, senior health officials said on Thursday.
TUNIS, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Tunisia will strengthen health control in ports, airports and land borders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the country, a senior health official announced Tuesday.
MITO, Japan (AP): Fresh coronavirus outbreaks, even in places as far flung as China’s western Xinjiang region, are prompting moves to guard against the pandemic, as the number of cases approaches 14 million.
LLEIDA, Spain/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's Catalonia approved on Monday a decree giving it legal backing to place restrictions on the city of Lleida and its surroundings to stem a surge in coronavirus infections, defying a judge's earlier ruling that such an order was unlawful.
SINGAPORE, July 7 (The Straits Times/ANN): Covid-19 is the third coronavirus to jump from animals to humans, but it will not be the last, warns Professor Wang Linfa, director of the Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS Medical School.
SINGAPORE, July 4 (The Straits Times/ANN): When the Covid-19 vaccine finally comes, it will be no silver bullet to end the pandemic, said world-renowned virus-hunter Peter Piot.
LONDON (Reuters): On Friday, Feb. 21, Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, was in a cheerful mood. It was near the end of the school half-term holiday.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico went into the coronavirus outbreak insisting it would beat the pandemic without mass testing, but with deaths surging as it prepares to exit lockdown, the strategy looks increasingly untenable.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of children in Indonesia are believed to have died from COVID-19, giving the Southeast Asian country one of the world's highest rates of child deaths from the novel coronavirus that experts around the world say poses little danger to the young.