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WhatsApp on April 7 placed new limits on message forwarding as part of an effort to curb the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.
KOTA KINABALU: The government should enact a law to address legal issues that are likely to arise from breaches of contract during the movement control order (MCO) period, says the Sabah Law Society.
SYDNEY: Australia's coveted 'AAA' rating came under a cloud on Wednesday as the country's parliament returned to pass an emergency A$130 billion ($80 billion) stimulus package to help cushion the blow to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic.
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - The Slovenian parliament on Tuesday passed legislation which will enable the chamber to convene over the internet if that became necessary because of the coronavirus outbreak, parliamentary speaker Igor Zorcic said.
If the general election were to be held during the Covid-19 outbreak, voters subject to restrictions like stay-home orders will be allowed to vote outside their electoral divisions, under a proposed law.Aspiring candidates who are ill would also be allowed to register on Nomination Day without being there in person.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has scolded one of its two co-leaders after he said the party should split and expel a radical wing within its ranks as the only way to build a broader support base.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish government will put forward a bill granting it wider powers to take steps such as closing transport hubs if needed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus that has infected thousands of people across the Nordic country.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Leaders of Hungary's Roma people said on Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic posed a grave threat to the already precarious status of the marginalised minority, with many Roma feeling abandoned by the nationalist government.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's parliament discussed a prisoner release law on Tuesday which aims to ease overcrowding in jails and protect detainees from the coronavirus, but which critics slam for excluding people jailed on terrorism charges in a post-coup crackdown.
KIGALI (Reuters) - Valerie Mukabayire lost her husband in Rwanda's genocide. Now she and her family know they need to stay strong to honour his memory as they join the country's fight against the coronavirus.