As lockdowns worldwide drive Singaporeans home, the city state is housing returnees at hotels to serve a mandatory 14-day stay-home notice.
There are 2.17 million foreigners currently in Australia on different temporary visas – and they are not wanted if they cannot support themselves for the next six months.
Malaysia’s most vulnerable groups have borne the brunt of anti-Covid measures. While NGOs struggle to reach asylum seekers, some Orang Asli tribesmen will self isolate and live off the land.
Patient, 93, who spent nearly a month from March 10 in Pok Oi Hospital, confirmed as infected.
Sense of community is strong on mainland side, with general understanding that people are ‘all in this together’.
Visitor numbers for cemetery in Diamond Hill fall by a third, as businesses selling paper offerings also record slower earnings.
The island state is no longer discouraging residents from wearing them in public, and will distribute reusable face masks from Sunday.
Indonesia has reported 196 new cases, its biggest daily increase, as its death toll rose to 181 – the highest in Asia outside China.
One of them claims he was kicked out of hotel following a ban on guests, as staff packed his belongings without permission and brought them to reception.
With vaccines, treatments at least a year away, pathology expert John Nicholls and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison say avoiding contact is our best hope.
Shenzhen authorities have extended the deadline to next Friday to ensure Hong Kong truckers get enough time to obtain the mandatory health certificate.
Ethnic Chinese families across the nation are seeking alternative ways to show their reverence for ancestors amid a nationwide movement restriction order.
With many planes grounded, shipments of vegetables from Africa to Europe or fruit from South America to the US are being disrupted.
With latest round of closures, government hopes to stop cluster of infections tied to nightlife districts. But owners complain the new rule, which allows some venues to stay open if they serve food, is unclear.
The island nation has put in place its strictest measures yet to battle the pandemic, as its confirmed cases increase to more than 1,100.
Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund lost a total of HK$105.7 billion (US$13.6 billion), about HK$35,223 for each of the about 3 million people covered, in the first quarter amid a coronavirus pandemic-led global market meltdown.
Australia has over 5,200 Covid-19 cases, but infection rates have dropped and PM Scott Morrison says the country is shifting to a ‘suppression’ phase.
Isolated North Korea said it is Covid-19 free after it quarantined all arrivals, closed borders, blocked sea and air lanes, and disinfected all goods.
Despite the city state’s disciplined approach, a second wave of infections from returning residents and local transmissions saw cases spike from 100 to 1,000 in 1 month. Experts say people must take social distancing more seriously.