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Tokyo and Hong Kong brace amid fears of fresh wave of coronavirus cases

Tokyo governor warns of measures to prevent ‘explosion’ of cases as Hong Kong health expert calls for curfew to handle cases arriving from overseasCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTokyo faces further isolation measures to prevent an “explosion’ of coronavirus cases and there are calls in Hong Kong for a curfew to stop the health system collapsing amid fears of a second wave of infections in eastern Asia.The governor of Tokyo has asked the city’s residents to stay at ho...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Science, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Tokyo, Coronavirus outbreak


Indonesia’s hidden coronavirus cases threaten to overwhelm hospitals

The country already has the most deaths in south-east Asia, but research suggests the official 800 infections so far may only be 2% of the totalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt was just last month that Indonesia’s coronavirus cases stood at zero, with officials fiercely rejecting suggestions that infections were spreading undetected.Weeks later, 58 fatalities have now been linked to the virus, the highest number in south-east Asia. Seven health workers are among tho...
Tags: Asia, Science, Indonesia, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Coronavirus outbreak, Asia Seven


U.S. State Department Seeks Help From Foreign Aid Recipients For Scarce Medical Supplies

The U.S. State Department is scrambling to procure medical supplies and equipment from recipients of U.S. aid in Eastern Europe and Asia, according to leaked memos seen by Foreign Policy magazine. The news comes as the entire world struggles with the covid-19 pandemic that has infected over 380,000 and killed over…Read more...
Tags: Asia, New York, Science, Masks, State Department, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Eastern Europe, Tyvek, U S State Department, Mike Pompeo, President Trump, Respirators, N95, Coronavirus, Covid 19


New coronavirus cases in Asian countries that seemed to have outbreaks under control are being blamed on people fleeing Europe

A new wave of coronavirus cases in Asia is said to be made up of mostly "imported cases" from people flying home to escape the outbreaks in Europe.
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science


An uptick in coronavirus cases in Asia dashes some hopes that the pandemic could be slowing down

The new wave of coronavirus cases in Asia is made up of mostly "imported cases" from individuals flying home to escape the outbreaks in Europe.
Tags: Asia, Science


Coronavirus live news: global infections near 200,000 as WHO urges aggressive action in south-east Asia

EU implements strictest travel ban in history; outbreak reaches every US state; Australian PM declares ‘human biosecurity emergency’. Follow the latest updates. Coronavirus latest: at a glanceUK: £330bn of guaranteed loans to be made available for businessesNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe freed temporarily from Iranian prisonHow to look after yourself and others in self-isolationShare your experiences 7.32am GMT 7.28am GMT Related: 'They don't care about safety': Amazon workers struggle wi...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Europe, Science, Africa, US, Eu, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, Zaghari Ratcliffe


Coronavirus live news: global infections creep towards 200,000 as WHO urges aggressive action in south-east Asia

EU implements strictest travel ban in history; outbreak reaches every US state; Australian PM declares ‘human biosecurity emergency’. Follow the latest updates. Coronavirus latest: at a glanceUK: £330bn of guaranteed loans to be made available for businessesNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe freed temporarily from Iranian prisonHow to look after yourself and others in self-isolationShare your experiences 5.22am GMT In Brazil, Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue, which last year saw almost two...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Africa, US, Eu, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Who, Brazil Rio de Janeiro


Coronavirus news: UK measures to last at least 'several months' as restrictions increased globally – live updates

England’s deputy chief medical officer does not rule out further curbs; Ohio primary polls ordered to close; France in lockdown; WHO urges widespread testing. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glancePM tells Britons to avoid non-essential travel and contact‘Life put on hold’: what the papers say about the UK coronavirus crisisTrump sparks anger by reference to ‘Chinese virus’Share your experiences 9.29am GMT Germany’s foreign minister, Heiko Maas, has just announced that toda...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, England, Science, France, China, Germany, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Britain


Above-average February temperatures set over 1,000 new records in US alone

After delivering waves of springlike temperatures across the globe and even toppling a few daily highs, February 2020 ranked globally as the second warmest on record, which date back to 1880.The month's global land and ocean surface temperature departure from average measured 1.17 degrees Celsius (2.11 F) above the 20th century average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climate Report. This falls less than a tenth of a degree from February 2016&#...
Tags: Asia, Science, Australia, France, Russia, US, Spain, Canada, Alaska, United Kingdom, Antarctica, Noaa, El Nino, Pacific Ocean, Accuweather, Caribbean


Coronavirus live updates: Justin Trudeau's wife tests positive, Australia limits gatherings, sporting world in crisis

First case at UN headquarters; Australian home affairs minister infected, schools close across EuropePandemic reaches world leaders and disrupts global sporting eventsKey developments at a glanceJustin Trudeau in self-isolation after wife tests positive Many infections spread by people yet to show symptoms – scientists 7.20am GMT This is Damien Gayle in London taking control of the liveblog now, as the sun moves across the world from Asia towards Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As ever, ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, London, Australia, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Middle East, Un, Justin Trudeau


New York sending in National Guard to control coronavirus

By MARINA VILLENEUVE and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ New York’s governor announced Tuesday he is sending the National Guard into a New York City suburb to help fight what is believed to be the nation’s biggest cluster of coronavirus cases — one of the most dramatic actions yet to control the outbreak in the U.S. The move came as health authorities contended with alarming bunches of infections on both sides of the country and scattered cases in between. Schools, houses of worship and large gathering places...
Tags: Health, Asia, New York, Science, News, California, Washington, China, New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey


Previous coronavirus daily briefing updates, March 5-6

Current daily briefings on the coronavirus can be found here. Scroll below to read previous reports, listed in eastern time.United, Delta and American Airlines have adjusted their policies temporarily to accommodate for COVID-19; however, some customers have expressed that their response is not enough, as most airlines have only offered free flight changes for bookings made in the month of March."I requested a refund of an upgrade purchase, made the same day because my company canceled a Global ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Japan, Usa, New York, Science, Minnesota, Maryland, Greece, Microsoft, Colorado, California, Cdc, Washington


Coronavirus tightens grip on daily life around the globe

By JOE McDONALD and ANGELA CHARLTON BEIJING — The coronavirus tightened its grip on day-to-day life around the world on Saturday as ports in several countries turned back ships with infected passengers, Iran declared a “sacred jihad” against the virus and the Vatican announced it would livestream the pope’s weekly blessing. Around the world, more and more countries were bracing for a big increase in virus cases. Western countries have been increasingly imitating China – where the virus first eme...
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Previous coronavirus daily briefing updates, March 5

China CDC released a report online on Feb. 17 that overall found 2.3% of confirmed cases died. However, the fatality rate was 14.8% in people 80 or older, likely reflecting the presence of other diseases, a weaker immune system, or simply worse overall health. By contrast, the fatality rate was 1.3% in people in their 50s, 0.4% in people in their 40s, and 0.2% in people 10 to 39.Masked tourists visit the Louvre Museum in Paris, Thursday, March 5, 2020. With the COVID-19 virus taking firmer hold ...
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Coronavirus latest updates: Trump admits coronavirus 'might' impact US economy

Pence acknowledges shortage of testing kits; WHO warns of sustained community transmission; first death in UK. Follow live news:Greece shuts schools as WHO warns about local transmissionVietnamese curator dropped because of ‘coronavirus prejudice’Cruise ship held near San Francisco for testing as city confirms two casesHas Covid-19 mutated into a more deadly strain? Busting the mythsTrump calls WHO’s global death rate from coronavirus ‘a false number’‘Really stressful’: Italians struggle to cope...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Greece, China, US, San Francisco, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Who, Donald Trump, Trump


Everything you need to know about coronavirus

As COVID-19 spreads around the United States and the world, fear is also spreading and both may not let up for many more months. With the total confirmed cases closing in on the six-digit threshold, with potentially many thousands of other cases still unconfirmed, here are answers to some basic questions people may have about the virus, the disease and what relationship it has to weather.Here is what we know and everything you need to start your smart preparations:In humans, coronavirus is a res...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Science, Australia, Cdc, China, Singapore, Ap, Bbc, United States, New Zealand, Who, World Health Organization, Cctv, Accuweather, Wuhan


World braces for months of trouble as coronavirus pushes west

By MATT SEDENSKY BANGKOK — People around the world braced for months of disruptions from the new virus Thursday as its unrelenting spread brought ballooning infections, economic fallout and sweeping containment measures. “Countries should be preparing for sustained community transmission,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, leader of the World Health Organization, said of the 2-month-old virus outbreak. “Our message to all countries is: This is not a one-way street. We can push this virus back. Your ac...
Tags: Health, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, New York, Science, News, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, La, China, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, Opec


Italy orders closure of all schools and universities due to coronavirus

Cinemas, theatres and public events may also be shut down after national death toll hits 107 The Italian government has ordered the closure of all schools and universities nationwide until 15 March as it grapples to contain Europe’s worst outbreak of coronavirus, which has claimed 107 lives, an increase of 28 in 24 hours.“We are focused on taking all measures for direct containment or delaying the spread of the virus,” the prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, said as he announced the most stringent c...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Giuseppe Conte, Coronavirus outbreak


Previous coronavirus daily briefing updates, Feb. 27-29

Current daily briefings on the coronavirus can be found here. Scroll below to read previous reports, listed in eastern time.Seattle and King County health officials announced three new presumptive positive cases of coronavirus COVID-19, which included the person who died.Two of the new cases are associated with the Life Care nursing facility, a long-term care facility, according to Dr. Jeffery Duchin, a Seattle and King County health official who works at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Science, Wales, Australia, California, Cdc, Washington, France, Oregon, Saudi Arabia, White House, China


Health experts warn coronavirus could be the 'Hurricane Sandy of epidemics'

South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear walk to spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. China's coronavirus caseload continued to wane Tuesday even as the epidemic took a firmer hold beyond Asia. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) Infectious disease experts working on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, warn that the outbreak could have a historically unprecedented impact on life across the globe. "This is potentially a very signif...
Tags: Asia, Science, Nbc, Cdc, China, United States, University Of Virginia, East Coast, Accuweather, Lewis, World Health Organization WHO, Seoul South Korea, Sandy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Marathe, Lee Jin


New tiny 44 million year old bird fossil links Africa and Asia to Utah

A new species of quail-sized fossil bird from 44 million year old sediments in Utah fills in a gap in the fossil record of the early extinct relatives of chickens and turkeys, and it shows strong links with other extinct species from Namibia in Southern Africa and Uzbekistan in Central Asia.
Tags: Asia, Utah, Science, Africa, Uzbekistan, Namibia, Southern Africa


Twitter and Amazon are among 30 of the largest global companies who have restricted travel or asked their employees to work remotely as a precaution against the novel coronavirus. Here's the full list.

As the coronavirus spreads across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the US, companies are restricting travel and asking employees to work from home.
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Science, US, Middle East Europe


Researchers unearth 46,000-year-old specimen in one of Earth's coldest locations

46,000-year-old ‘Icebird' (Kennedy News/Love Dalén) In 2018, local fossil ivory hunters tunneled into permafrost in northeastern Sibera and they came across a remarkable discovery.What they unearthed nearly 500-lateral feet (150 meters) and 23-feet (seven meters) deep underground was the carcass of a bird, and animal to be 46,000 years old.The frozen bird was then given to paleontologist Love Dalén and other researchers at the Swedish Museum of Natural History to understand more about the...
Tags: Asia, Science, Russia, Arctic, Antarctica, Siberia, Greenland, Accuweather, Mongolia, Andrews, Yakutia, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Jim Andrews, Belaya Gora, Tom Koerner, Love Dalen


What is the Arctic Oscillation?

The Arctic Oscillation is an atmospheric phenomenon that can govern weather and climate patterns across mid- and high-latitude areas not only in North America but across Europe and Asia in the Northern Hemisphere, and it is especially pronounced during winter. The AO is a measurement of the air pressure closer to the surface and can be in sync or couple with the polar vortex, which is measured higher up in the atmosphere. When the air pressure is low over the pole and higher over the middle l...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Canada, United States, Arctic, North America, Midwest, Northeast, Northern Hemisphere, Arctic Oscillation


This year's warm winter could set a record 141 years in the making

A runner makes her way along a path near the Charles River in the Charles River Esplanade park, in Boston, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, during unseasonably warm weather. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Following the warmest January in recorded history, February's expected above-normal global land/ocean surface temperatures could result in the warmest meteorological winter in 141 years of record-keeping.Meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere, which began on Dec. 1, 2019, and will end Feb. 29, ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Boston, Canada, Atlantic, United States, Alaska, Arctic, Great Lakes, North America, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Accuweather, Arctic Circle, Anderson


Microsoft and Chevron are among 13 of the largest global companies who have asked their employees to work remotely as a precaution against the novel coronavirus — here's the full list.

As the COVID-19 virus spreads across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the US, companies are encouraging employees to work from home.
Tags: Asia, Science, Microsoft, US, Chevron, Middle East Europe


AccuWeather's 2020 Asia spring forecast

It's here. AccuWeather's annual spring forecast for Asia is out -- and meteorologists are expecting a warmer-than-average season for much of the continent in 2020.While a large swath is set for ample rain this season, other locations will face building drought.Additionally, coastal areas will be at risk for a few tropical cyclones. Meanwhile, a couple of early-season cold outbreaks are forecast from eastern Siberia into northeastern Mongolia and the northern Heilongjiang province of C...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Science, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, India, Qatar, Iran, Ukraine, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Pakistan


A hospital in Italy may have botched one of its first coronavirus cases, spreading the virus further in the worst-hit country outside of Asia

One of the first people to contract the virus had to wait 36 hours at a hospital before he could be tested, Italian media reported.
Tags: Asia, Science, Italy


Italy is sealing off entire towns and canceling major events after 400 cases and 12 deaths made it the most infected country outside Asia

Cases of COVID-19 have soared in Italy, making it the most infected country outside Asia. Neighboring countries with open borders are worried.
Tags: Asia, Science, Italy


Italy is sealing off entire towns and canceling major events after 322 cases and 12 deaths made it the most infected country outside Asia

Cases of COVID-19 have soared in Italy, making it the most infected country outside Asia. Neighboring countries with open borders are worried.
Tags: Asia, Science, Italy



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