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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.
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin visited the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), which will serve as a Covid-19 facility, on Monday (March 30).
TOKYO: Japan plans to extend its ban on foreign entrants to cover those who have recently been to the United States, China and South Korea and most parts of Europe in bid to curb the import and spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, state sources said on Monday (March 30).
HONG KONG: Three men were sentenced to imprisonment ranging from 10 days to three months on Monday (March 30) after breaching the compulsory quarantine regulation in Hong Kong amid the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the first such cases since the outbreak in December.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Problems have already become apparent in planning for venues for next year's Olympics, although organisers have yet to be told that they can't use any venue, the CEO of Tokyo 2020, Toshiro Muto, told a news conference on Monday.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe began a 21-day nationwide lockdown on Monday, following neighbour South Africa in implementing some of the world's toughest anti-coronavirus measures likely to hurt an economy already suffering hyperinflation and food shortages.