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A pledge by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to send two reusable cloth face masks to every household as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak has been met online with derision and humour.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was flamed on social media on Thursday for instead offering people free cloth masks, pointing to growing frustration for some over his handling of the crisis.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures edged up on Thursday, as crude oil futures rallied and the ringgit weakened, but concerns over a drop in global demand limited gains
FROM DR LIM MAH HUI ,Penang
BEIJING (Reuters): China’s ports and shipping firms are bracing for a second wave of supply chain disruptions that may be deeper and more prolonged than during the country’s coronavirus lockdown as the global spread of the virus chokes off international demand.
While most of California hunkered down at home, Toby N. was still delivering meals for DoorDash in San Leandro, California. But days after Alameda County directed its residents to stay home, Toby began experiencing shortness of breath and a dry cough. He went to a doctor on Sunday and was told to self-quarantine for two weeks.
KUALA LUMPUR: Investors could take the opportunity to position themselves in consumer stocks given their share price weakness in the first quarter of this year and potential better performance in the next quarter.
In August 2019, the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association built a 16-foot pyramid of jugs in its main entrance in Phoenix. The goal was to show residents of this desert region how much water they each use a day — 120 gallons — and to encourage conservation.
Things are looking bleak for the aviation sector in Malaysia — Malaysia Airlines scaled back operations while AirAsia is on temporary hibernation — but that is not stopping local carriers from helping Covid-19 frontliners.
SYDNEY/NEW YORK: Asian equity markets and crude oil looked set for further losses on Thursday, after a dire warning about the U.S. coronavirus death toll and mounting evidence the fast-spreading disease has sent the world economy hurtling into a deep recession.