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SEOUL (The Straits Times/ANN): South Korea is bracing for an "inevitable" second wave of the coronavirus, even as the country eases social distancing amid a slowdown in new infections.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Sunday for international scientific cooperation to discover a vaccine for the coronavirus and said any successful vaccine should be made available around the world.
NEW DELHI: India's federal health ministry Saturday morning (April 18) said the death toll due to Covid-19 (coronavirus) in India rose to 480 and the total number of confirmed cases in the country reached 14,378.
SEOUL (AFP): When hospitals in the South Korean city of Daegu were overwhelmed by coronavirus patients, officials appealed for doctors to help, and among the volunteers was multi-millionaire and former presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo.
SEOUL (Reuters): South Korea reported 84 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday (March 17), marking a third day in a row that the country has reported fewer than 100 new infections amid growing hopes that Asia's largest outbreak outside China may be easing.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian Orthodox Church procession intended to pray for those infected with the coronavirus has been called off because of a ban on large public gatherings to help curb the disease's spread, the event's organiser said on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A court in Russian-controlled Crimea jailed a Jehovah's Witness for six years on Thursday after convicting him of organising activities for the religious group, which is banned in Russia, the Interfax news agency reported.
In its editorial, The Korea Herald says that at first, the South Korean government vowed to respond proactively to the coronavirus, but now it is questionable whether it has walked the talk.
JACKY CHEUNG, who is known as Hong Kong’s God of Songs, has teamed up with Taiwanese singer-songwriter Jay Chou in a song dedicated to the frontline medical staff battling the Covid-19 outbreak, China Press reported.
LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed, accused by India and the United States of masterminding 2008 attacks in Mumbai, was jailed for 11 years on Wednesday on terrorism financing charges, a Pakistani government prosecutor and his lawyer said.