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ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakhstan hopes to keep the number of coronavirus cases within 3,500 over the next two months, with the rate of infection peaking next month, Healthcare Minister Yelzhan Birtanov said on Monday.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police have used a drone, helicopter and stun grenades in recent days to prevent people gathering in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood of Jerusalem in defiance of Health Ministry measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will finance treatment for anyone infected with the coronavirus in the country, the health minister said on Monday, while the agriculture ministry took steps to boost wheat and livestock supplies amid global fears of a food shortage.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany hopes to launch a smartphone app within weeks to help trace coronavirus infections, after a broad political consensus emerged that adopting an approach pioneered by Singapore can be effective without invading people's privacy.
UN says 86 staffers around world reported cases of Covid-19; Brunei reports first coronavirus-related death
HONG KONG: The Latest on the Covid-19 (coronavirus pandemic). The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. And Brunei reports first coronavirus-related death.
SINGAPORE: Singapore has confirmed another 35 new Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases on Monday (March 30), bringing the total tally to 879. Nine of the 35 cases were imported while the others were locally transmitted.
TOKYO: Olympic officials regularly lauded Tokyo as the best prepared host city they had seen. But no one could have planned for the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that has forced an unprecedented postponement of the 2020 Games. And while organisers won praise, a plagiarism scandal, corruption charges and budget woes all clouded the horizon even before the virus outbreak threatened the Games.
SEOUL: South Korea will give gift vouchers to around 14 million households to try to combat the economic impact of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the government said on Monday (March 30).
MANILA: China will send a team of medical experts to the Philippines to help the country fight Covid-19, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian said on Monday (March 30).
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE: Cracks are appearing across the emerging-market landscape like never before. As most nations brace for a likely surge in Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak cases, the signals from the developing world could hardly be more worrying for investors.