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VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian Health Minister Rudolf Anschober of the Greens, the junior partner in the conservative-led coalition, said on Tuesday he is stepping down, exhausted and sick from battling the coronavirus pandemic and occasionally other officials.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's federal government will ask parliament for temporary powers to enforce a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, after several regions failed to impose agreed curbs to bring a third wave of the pandemic under control, a government source said.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has offered all over-50s a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as the rollout of Moderna's shot in England began on Tuesday, the government said, adding it was on track to give a shot to all adults by the end of July.
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Monday commended the World Health Organisation (WHO) for playing a leading role in dealing with the current global pandemic and highly valued the organization's assistance to the kingdom.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's western region of Osaka is set to report a daily recotrd of more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, the Yomiuri newspaper said in its online edition.
Philippines: Duterte makes first public appearance after 2 weeks, telling those who want him dead to pray harder
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (April 12) made his first public appearance in two weeks, quashing wild rumours about his purported failing health and even untimely death.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's playing a threadbare blame game in an attempt to pressure China was ridiculed by netizens on Twitter.
Global sales of PCs have increased by 55% over the last year. Figures for the first quarter of 2021 have confirmed that a spectacular boom launched by the first global lockdown in 2020 is continuing unabated.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Monday (April 12)
LONDON (Reuters) - On a London rooftop terrace on Monday, hundreds of people savoured the chance to meet and drink together for the first time in months, after the government eased COVID-19 restrictions and allowed pubs and restaurants to serve small groups outdoors.