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TAIPEI (Reuters) - With Taiwan's borders closed to tourists as part of coronavirus controls, the staff at Taipei's Dynasty massage parlour have little to do all day but pace the floors, the number of clients collapsing from around 600 a day to just one or two.
TOKYO (AFP): Japan's household spending slumped again in April, falling 11.1 per cent from a year earlier, government data showed Friday (June 5), as the world's third-largest economy struggled with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
SALADANG, Thailand (Reuters) - Nearly every day, 77-year-old Surin Makradee goes door-to-door in her village in Thailand, visiting every home to check people's temperatures in a routine repeated in communities across the country during the coronavirus pandemic.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola virus has infected two more people in Equateur province in western Democratic Republic of Congo and spread to a new area 150 km (93 miles) away from the original six cases, the World Heath Organization said on Wednesday.
MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government on Wednesday secured parliament's backing for a final extension to the state of emergency imposed to tackle the coronavirus epidemic and which will now last until June 21.
SEOUL (AFP): North Korean children returned to their classrooms in face masks on Wednesday (June 3) as schools reopened after the new term was delayed for months by coronavirus precautions.
BEIJING (Xinhua/ANN): President Xi Jinping on Tuesday (June 2) called for efforts to develop a strong public health system to safeguard people's health
The coronavirus came relatively late to Yemen, but even with advance notice it has still been ravaged by the disease.
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Nations said ahead of a pledging conference for Yemen on Tuesday that 30 of 41 major aid programmes in the war-torn country would close in the next few weeks without funding.