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SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Hackers working in the interests of the Iranian government have attempted to break into the personal email accounts of staff at the World Health Organization during the coronavirus outbreak, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia needs to perform "massive" testing to reveal the full spread of the coronavirus and ensure that people who travel home during the approaching Muslim holiday isolate themselves, the governor of the archipelago's most populous province said.
VIENTIANE (Xinhua): The Lao Asia Pacific Satellite (LaosAT), a joint venture between China and Laos, has donated 100 million kip (some US$11,000) to the Lao government to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
BEIJING (AP): Asian stocks were mixed Thursday (April 2) after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling and signs of the outbreak's global economic cost increased.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India reported its biggest single day increase in coronavirus cases as officials on Thursday raced to track down some 9,000 people exposed to the country's biggest infection cluster during a Muslim missionary group's gathering in the capital last month.
PETALING JAYA: National skater Anja Chong and professional wrestler Nor "Phoenix" Diana have been listed in Forbes’ fifth annual "30 Under 30 Asia” list.
SINGAPORE: Crude oil futures jumped 10% on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected Saudi Arabia and Russia to reach a deal soon to end their oil price war and Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a solution to "challenging" oil markets.
Fitness-tracking gadgets are selling out, home exercise classes have never been more popular and industrial robot designers are pivoting to making sanitation bots. The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a seismic wave of health awareness and anxiety, which is energising a new category of virus-fighting tech.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): The number of coronavirus cases in Malaysia is expected to peak in mid-April and there are signs of a flattening of the infection curve, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Malaysia’s banking system to negative from stable to reflect growing risks from coronavirus outbreak.