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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will ban entry to foreigners from 73 countries and ask everyone arriving from abroad to quarantine themselves for two weeks as it struggles to contain the coronavirus, with a senior minister warning the country had been pushed "to the brink".
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is pushing foreign-flagged cruise ships to leave its territorial waters amid the coronavirus pandemic, walking a diplomatic tightrope as it also tries to bring home citizens trapped on ships abroad.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned Americans on Tuesday of a "painful" two weeks ahead in fighting the coronavirus, with a mounting U.S. death toll that could stretch into the hundreds of thousands even with strict social distancing measures.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - When the Chilean government announced a total quarantine last week for the wealthy eastern areas of capital Santiago where cases of coronavirus were most prevalent, Maria De Leon, a 31-year-old nanny, was presented with an unenviable choice.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York-based hospital system Northwell Health said it has started to make its own nasal swabs using 3D printing, enabling it to produce thousands of swabs a day that can be used in testing for the coronavirus.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's government agreed a procedure on Tuesday to allow citizens abroad to come back despite a coronavirus lockdown after its expat policy drew criticism from political leaders.
KUALA LUMPUR: Home improvement retailer MR D.I.Y. has responded to the hardship that front liners are facing in the battle against Covid-19 by procuring much-needed protective equipment.
PETALING JAYA: With their colleagues fighting the Covid-19 virus, other healthcare professionals have stepped up to shoulder more duties to help ease their burden.
PETALING JAYA: They are really very tired, but medical frontliners vowed they would never give up the fight until the battle against Covid-19 is won.
PETALING JAYA: The nation calls him a national hero, but for Health Ministry director-general Datuk Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the honour goes to all the healthcare workers and frontliners battling Covid-19 in the country, noting they have been “nothing short of amazing”. The health workforce and frontliners, both in the public and private sector, have stepped up and are giving their all in trying to combat Covid-19, he added.