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Vietnam PM asks major cities to prepare for lockdown to stop virus
29 Mar 2020 at 7:20pm
Vietnam's prime minister on Monday asked major cities to prepare for possible lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country reached nearly 200.
China sees drop in new coronavirus cases; none in Hubei for sixth day
29 Mar 2020 at 7:03pm
Mainland China reported a drop in new coronavirus cases for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday, as Beijing seeks to stamp out the risk of a second wave of infections by shutting its borders to foreign travellers and cutting international flights.
Bolsonaro visits market to press need to keep Brazil going during pandemic
29 Mar 2020 at 7:03pm
President Jair Bolsonaro visited a market area just outside the Brazilian capital on Sunday to press home his case for keeping Latin America's largest economy ticking instead of locking down activities to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Argentina extends coronavirus quarantine until mid April
29 Mar 2020 at 6:53pm
Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez said on Sunday that the country would extend a mandatory nationwide quarantine period until the middle of April in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus that has killed over 30,000 people worldwide.
Trump backs off plan to reopen businesses by mid-April amid coronavirus warnings
29 Mar 2020 at 6:37pm
President Donald Trump on Sunday extended his stay-at-home guidelines until the end of April, dropping a hotly criticized plan to get the economy up and running by mid-April after a top medical adviser said more than 100,000 Americans could die from the coronavirus outbreak.
Trump accuses hospitals of hoarding ventilators
29 Mar 2020 at 6:36pm
U.S. President Donald Trump accused hospitals on Sunday of hoarding ventilators that are in scarce supply across the United States as the coronavirus spreads, adding any hospitals not using the devices must release them.
Mexico's confirms 145 new coronavirus cases, four new deaths
29 Mar 2020 at 6:27pm
Mexico's health ministry on Sunday confirmed 145 new coronavirus cases and four new deaths in the last 24 hours, for a total of 993 cases and 20 deaths.
Australia limits public movement to capitalize on slowing coronavirus rates
29 Mar 2020 at 6:27pm
Australian officials will use fines and the threat of jail to enforce a new rule limiting public gatherings to two people, as the country's coronavirus infection rate slowed but the death toll crept higher.
China defends against incoming second wave of coronavirus
29 Mar 2020 at 6:22pm
A growing number of imported coronavirus cases in China risked fanning a second wave of infections when domestic transmissions had "basically been stopped", a senior health official said on Sunday, while eased travel curbs may also add to domestic risks.
Taiwan reports third coronavirus death, total cases near 300
29 Mar 2020 at 5:34pm
A third person infected with the coronavirus has died in Taiwan, the government said late on Sunday, as the number of cases on the island approached 300.
Panama's confirms seven new coronavirus deaths, infections rises to 989
29 Mar 2020 at 4:57pm
Panama's government on Sunday confirmed 7 new deaths from coronavirus, bringing the toll to 24 since the outbreak hit the Central American nation.
'No farewells, no ceremonies': China's Hubei cremates coronavirus dead
29 Mar 2020 at 4:20pm
Ten unclaimed urns sit in the crematorium in Jingzhou, a city in central China's Hubei province hard-hit by coronavirus.
An online lifeline in Portugal for old ventilators amid coronavirus crisis
29 Mar 2020 at 2:58pm
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Madeira to limit passengers allowed to disembark on islands to 100 per week
29 Mar 2020 at 2:38pm
Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, said it would limit the number of people allowed to enter its islands to 100 per week from Tuesday onwards, with freed up hotel space used to quarantine people with symptoms of coronavirus.
'Just one case': fears coronavirus may spread like wildfire in world's refuge...
29 Mar 2020 at 2:07pm
In the world?s largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, filmmaker Mohammed Arafat has been making public safety videos to warn about the dangers of coronavirus.