Seoul/UNI: South Korean health officials are striving hard to break the chain of transmission related to the cluster infections in Seoul's nightlife district of Itaewon as sporadic outbreaks are witnessed every now and then across the country.
Tokyo/UNI: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday lifted the state of emergency, imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic, in the remaining five prefectures, including Tokyo and Hokkaido.
Beijing/UNI: Chinese health authority on Sunday informed that it received reports of three new confirmed COVID-19 cases since Saturday, of which two were imported.
Washington/IBNS: Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, a White House Butler, who served under 11 US Presidents, has died of COVID-19, media reports said. He was 91-years-old.
Dhaka/UNI: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases on Friday surpassed 30,000-mark with 1694 fresh cases reported in the last 24-hour.
New York/IBNS: As the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis continues to wreak havoc across the world – with the most vulnerable suffering the most – the UN chief said on Tuesday that the task of eradicating poverty and achieving the development goals “has never been more challenging, more urgent and more necessary”.
Washington/Sputnik - The number of COVID-19 cases among the US armed forces, civilian personnel and their families has reached 8,697 of whom 5,765 are among active service personnel, the Department of Defense announced in a fact sheet on Tuesday.
Beijing/IBNS: It seems that China is still struggling to cope up with the COVID-19 scenario as Wuhan like lockdown has been imposed in north-eastern city of Shulan where an outbreak of the deadly virus has been reported.
Washington/IBNS: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday took to Twitter and shared a three page letter to World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in which he has issued a 30-day ultimatum to the UN health body to make "substantive improvements" over repeated missteps in handling the coronavirus pandemic and siding with China in hiding important information.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, museums have not been spared, the UN cultural agency said on Monday, International Museum Day, revealing that nearly 90 per cent of the treasured cultural institutions have had to close their doors, while almost 13 per cent are under serious threat of never reopening.
Kabul/IBNS: Security forces in Afghanistan have killed 23 Taliban militants including a key Taliban commander, media reports said on Sunday.
Dublin/ Xinhua: Blame game is a wrong and harmful remedy to COVID-19 and can lead people to nowhere in the fight against the global pandemic, Chinese ambassador to Ireland He Xiangdong said here Saturday.
Moscow/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was considering restoring 10 percent of US funding to the World Health Organization that was frozen in April.
Ljubljana(Slovenia)/IBNS: Slovenia has become the first European nation to call an end to Coronavirus pandemic after a joint assessment by its government and healthcare professionals.
The Covid-19 pandemic around the world is now a “perfect storm”. It challenges our ways of living, working and celebrating. The impact in Myanmar until now has been slower in coming, but that may only mean it will last longer.