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 2020-04-05 00:30 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Beijing doctor points to signs of hope in Wuhan following pandemic fear and chaos...

Most of China's 42,000 medical workers sent to help contain the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan have returned home in the past week, but Wang Xiaogang will remain in the city until further notice.The 38-year-old doctor from Beijing is a member of a cent...

 2020-04-05 00:18 

NHK

Another Japanese police officer confirmed infected...

Another police officer in central Tokyo has tested positive for the coronavirus, leading dozens of her colleagues to be put on leave....

 2020-04-05 00:00 

South China Morning Post

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Coronavirus: 600 Hongkongers stuck in India's lockdown as lawmaker urges aid for largest group of city residents stranded overseas...

About 600 Hongkongers stuck in India the largest known group of city residents still stranded overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic have called for help from the city's government with the country in the throes of its three-week lockdown, according t...

 2020-04-04 23:56 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Donald Trump says US approaching a 'horrendous' time...

US President Donald Trump said the United States was heading into its "toughest" weeks as the coronavirus death toll mounts, equipment shortages intensify and New York and other hotspots come into their worst period so far."We're really co...

 2020-04-04 23:51 

China Post

Best place for a relaxing trip filled with culture and nature:....

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Known as "the most beautiful highway in Taiwan," the South-link Highway extension project finished renovating and opened to the public last year. The renovated highway not only shortened the distance between eastern...

 2020-04-04 23:45 

The Mainichi

Kaleidoscope of the Heart: Struggle against coronavirus will be a marathon...
 2020-04-04 23:30 

South China Morning Post

Taiwan looks to play leading international role in battle against coronavirus...

Taiwan has intensified its efforts to raise its global profile by offering to donate urgently needed face masks and medical aids to other countries a move that has angered Beijing.Observers said the Taiwan's efforts to control the Covid-19 outbreak ha...

 2020-04-04 23:25 

Ecns.cn

COVID-19 death toll reaches 313, total cases climb to 7,741 in Africa: Africa CDC...

The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent has reached 313 as confirmed positive cases surpassed 7,741, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Saturday....

 2020-04-04 23:25 

Ecns.cn

China's public transportation services resumed from epidemic standstill...

China has fully resumed its ground public transportation and urban rail transit services, which were disrupted by the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Ministry of Transport said Saturday....

 2020-04-04 23:25 

Ecns.cn

Urgent: Coronavirus infections top 20,000 in Switzerland...

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Switzerland surged to 20,278 as of Saturday morning, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) reported on its website.The Alpine country has seen a total of 540 deaths from COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-04-04 23:25 

Ecns.cn

S. China's Guangxi suspends cross-border passenger transport...

South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region issued a circular Friday calling off the cross-border road passenger transport and international waterway passenger transport services....

 2020-04-04 23:25 

Ecns.cn

Confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 55,743 in Iran...

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iran reached 55,743 on Saturday, with an increase of 2,560 in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figure from Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education....

 2020-04-04 23:25 

Ecns.cn

COVID-19 cases in Indonesia surpass 2,000...

The Indonesian government said on Saturday that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country jumped to 2,092, with the death toll climbing to 191....

 2020-04-04 23:25 

Ecns.cn

COVID-19 death toll rises to 43 in Israel...

Israel reported three new death cases from the novel coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 43, the state's Ministry of Health said on Saturday....

 2020-04-04 23:25 

Ecns.cn

HKSAR gov't to organize multiple activities to commemorate 30th anniversary of promulgation of Basic Law...

The HKSAR government will also roll out this month a video series and a TV Announcement in the Public Interest on the 30th anniversary of the promulgation of the Basic Law, the spokesman said....

 2020-04-04 23:23 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Trump's moves to hold medical supplies tip Trudeau to China...

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Andy Blatchford on politico.com on April 4, 2020.Parallel efforts to combat the coronavirus are fraying an already tense alliance as Justin Trudeau struggles to ...

 2020-04-04 23:15 

NHK

Japan to stock up on anti-flu medicine Avigan...

The Japanese government plans to stock up on enough of the anti-flu drug Avigan for two-million people. The drug is now being clinically tested as a treatment for the coronavirus....

 2020-04-04 23:13 

NHK

Egypt postpones opening of Japan-aided museum...

The Egyptian government says it has postponed the opening of a museum that is under construction outside Cairo with Japanese aid. It cited the spread of the coronavirus in and outside the country as the reason for the action....

 2020-04-04 22:42 

Nikkei Asian Review

JD.com's Liu steps down from key subsidiary board...

DALIAN, China -- Richard Liu, the embattled founder and CEO of China's No. 2 e-commerce company JD.com, has stepped down from the board of Beijing Jin...

 2020-04-04 22:20 

China Post

Trump meets with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus...

President Donald Trump met by phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders Saturday to discuss how that industry has been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions "as soon as we can." ...

 2020-04-04 22:20 

China Post

Ex-Honduran leader caught in FIFA scandal dies in U.S....

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former president of Honduras who was convicted in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal died in the United States on Saturday. Rafael Callejas governed Honduras from 1990 to 1994, but he was better known for soliciting hundreds of tho...

 2020-04-04 22:20 

China Post

Puerto Rico discovers protective supply cache amid COVID-19...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in coronavirus cases. Health Secretary Lorenzo Gonzlez said Saturday that officials dis...

 2020-04-04 21:54 

NHK

Spain's coronavirus cases hit second highest...

Spain has confirmed the second largest number of coronavirus cases after the United States, exceeding Italy....

 2020-04-04 21:53 

NHK

US coronavirus cases top 300,000...

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States has topped 300,000, with more than 8,000 fatalities....

 2020-04-04 21:45 

The Mainichi

Haiku Classic: April 5, 2020...
 2020-04-04 21:40 

Nikkei Asian Review

Tokyo hotel prices fall 50% for would-be Olympics opening day...

TOKYO -- July 24, 2020, was set to be one of the most difficult days in recent years to book a hotel in Tokyo. But with the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics...

 2020-04-04 21:30 

Japan Times

Kamishibai: Rediscovering the fine art of storytelling in Japan...

Artists are taking a traditional art form to a new audience but a battle rages over its true essence....

 2020-04-04 21:22 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: gun rights group sues Los Angeles over closure of firearms stores during outbreak...

A gun rights group is suing the city of Los Angeles, arguing that an order that closed stores that sell firearms during the Covid-19 pandemic is unconstitutional and pre-empted by state law.The lawsuit, whose plaintiffs include the California Rifle & Pist...

 2020-04-04 21:20 

China Post

Trudeau says Canada won't retaliate for US mask export ban...

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that Canada won't bring retaliatory or punitive measures against the United States after the Trump administration announced it would prevent the export of N95 protective masks. President...

 2020-04-04 21:00 

Japan Times

Boosting resilience to COVID-19...

The resilience that helped the world rebound from the Great Recession will be needed again with COVID-19....

 2020-04-04 20:55 

Japan Times

The shape of a Japan-U.K. free trade agreement...

While Tokyo never wanted to see Brexit happen, it now has to make the most of it. The resilience that helped the world rebound from ......

 2020-04-04 20:51 

Japan Times

Navigating the murky waters of social media in a pandemic...

The frequent occurrence of disasters in Japan has ensured that netizens are constantly on the lookout for online hoaxes. Following any large earthquake or typhoon, ......

 2020-04-04 20:50 

China Post

The week that was: Stories from the coronavirus saga...

This past week, New York got worse — far worse. In New York City, as morgue space ran out, people started wondering where the bodies will go and the funeral industry struggled to keep up. On the streets of a city accustomed to the exact opposite of ...

 2020-04-04 20:49 

China Post

Puerto Rico discovers protective supply cache amid COVID-19...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in coronavirus cases. Health Secretary Lorenzo Gonzlez said Saturday that officials dis...

 2020-04-04 20:34 

Japan Times

Japan's college campuses quiet with welcome events canceled over coronavirus...

Usually vibrant university campuses in Japan have been quiet this year, with student clubs banned from holding events, including parties, to solicit newly enrolled students ......

 2020-04-04 20:27 

Japan Times

Who suffers the most from the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?...

Media outlets have long been trying to figure out what cancellation or postponement of the games would mean to Japan economically. They now have a ......

 2020-04-04 20:26 

Japan Times

In Tokyo, self-isolation doesn't mean you can't eat well...

Self-isolating doesn't have to mean you can't eat well. It also doesn't mean you can't eat food prepared by your favorite restaurants. In fact, if ......

 2020-04-04 20:25 

Ecns.cn

Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide exceed 1.1 mln -- Johns Hopkins University...

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1.1 million, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University on Saturday....

 2020-04-04 20:25 

Ecns.cn

Number of Thailand's COVID-19 cases surpasses 2,000, all inbound flights banned...

The number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand has surpassed 2,000, a government official said on Saturday, with international flights landing in the country being suspended for three days....

 2020-04-04 20:25 

Ecns.cn

Trump invokes DPA to prevent export of medical protective gears during coronavirus outbreak...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday issued a presidential memorandum under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to prevent the export of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-04-04 20:25 

Ecns.cn

About 50 Qantas airline staff confirmed with COVID-19, airport cluster grows...

About 50 Qantas and Jetstar airline staff, including pilots and cabin crew, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to local media on Saturday....

 2020-04-04 20:20 

Japan Times

'What is Japanese Cinema?' review: A deft and engaging history of Japanese film...

This book is healthily nonjudgmental concerning which films are "good" and which are not. Instead it steps back — far back — to gaze carefully ......

 2020-04-04 20:20 

China Post

Brazil lacks coronavirus tests, other equipment, report says...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian health officials grappling with the new coronavirus outbreak have issued a stark warning about a lack of hospital beds, masks, testing devices and trained staff across Latin America's largest nation. A Health Mini...

 2020-04-04 20:15 

Japan Times

Breaking ground: Young farmers embrace urban agriculture in Tokyo...

Kei Kawana's kingdom is Neighbor's Farm, a 2,000-square-meter plot overlooked by the Tama Monorail, which regularly zips by overhead. This March, she celebrated her first ......

 2020-04-04 20:10 

Japan Times

Creative women find harmony in Hayama: A haven between hills and ocean...

Hayama, a coastal town on the northwest corner of the Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa Prefecture, is a place that draws people to a more old-fashioned, ......

 2020-04-04 20:10 

Japan Times

How to design a lockdown...

Governments must consider the psychological impact of COVID-19 containment measures....

 2020-04-04 20:06 

Japan Times

Anime cons 'will never be the same' after the coronavirus...

The spread of COVID-19 has caused many large-scale events to be cancelled, including a lot of anime fan conventions. The question now is, will these ......

 2020-04-04 20:02 

Japan Times

Japan Times 1945: U.S. forces launch Okinawa invasion...

100 YEARS AGO Wednesday, April 7, 1920 Cherry blossoms attract thousands THE JAPAN TIMES After weeks of incessant rain, the sun is again shining upon ......

 2020-04-04 20:00 

Japan Times

Bio Labo House: Miica Fran's experimental zero-waste kitchen...

Food creator Miica Fran is on a mission to save the planet through her "special healing power" of salvaging and savoring vegetables.Fran runs an experimental ......

 2020-04-04 20:00 

Japan Times

Defining masculinity in a brave new world of despair...

Dad works in a bank. "For a man, work is everything" — that's his motto. It was his father's before him. Unquestioned and undoubted, it ......

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