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After the Covid-19 outbreak began to disrupt lives and activity in Singapore late in January, Conceicao Edwin Philip keeps himself ready to rush to hospital at a moment’s notice, if summoned.
HUNDREDS of pro-democracy protesters marched on parliament in Bangkok, wearing black T-shirts to mourn the state of Thailand under an army-aligned government, in the first street protest in several years.
WITH malaria and tuberculosis screening out front and sacrifices to jungle gods out back, health worker Htan Pi and her shaman mother are an unlikely double act in their isolated Myanmar village.
JAKARTA: Indonesia has prepared a stimulus package worth 120 trillion rupiahs (US$8.1 bill) to accelerate the economic growth to counter the challenges of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the country's finance minister said on Friday (March 13).
WUHAN: Chinese vice-premier Sun Chunlan (pic) has reiterated the need to make all-out efforts to save Covid-19 patients in central China's Hubei Province, stressing scientific and precise treatment.
MANAMA: The upcoming 2020 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix has been postponed along with the Vietnam Grand Prix amid Covid-19 (coronavirus) fears, the Formula One announced Friday (March 13).
NEW DELHI: India on Friday (March 13) called off two remaining one-day internationals against South Africa because of the coronavirus pandemic, the cricket board said. The first of the three-match series in Dharamsala on Thursday was washed out without a ball being bowled.
JAKARTA: Indonesia on Friday (March 13) reported 35 new coronavirus cases, including two toddlers, bringing its total to 69, as a rights group urged authorities to be more transparent about the spread of the virus in the world's fourth most-populous nation.
BANGKOK: Millions of children in Asia risk falling behind because of school closures amid the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, with unequal access to the internet hurting poorer kids as classes go online, technology and human rights experts warned on Friday (March 13). Worldwide, an unprecedented 363 million children and youth are affected by closures of schools and universities.
BANGKOK: Women lawyers in Thailand are petitioning to change a dress code that bars them from wearing trousers in court, saying the regulations are sexist and discriminatory.