Coronavirus outbreak

STARTING DATE: 26 Jan 2020

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TOTAL UPDATE: 2,846 STORIES

An outbreak of a novel coronavirus started around mid-December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The virus spread around the world, with cases confirmed in around a dozen other countries including France, Australia and the US and dozens of deaths in China as of Jan 26, 2020.

Coronavirus outbreak
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Hardest virus hit

Migrant workers in the kingdom have been hit hard by the economic impact of Covid-19.

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Hardest virus hit
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B39bn for handouts gets nod

The cabinet agreed to set aside B39.42bn to finance a new cash handout programme designed to help 13.14 million people considered extremely vulnerable.

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B39bn for handouts gets nod
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To bolster SMEs

The government has come up with fresh measures, including quotas under procurement projects to buy products and services from SMEs.

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To bolster SMEs
26 May 2020

Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow students to go back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, even as some countries resume in-person classes.

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Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine
26 May 2020

Another month

Government extends Thailand’a state of emergency for a second time, to the end of June, despite opposition calls to scrap it after novel coronavirus cases dwindled.

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Another month
26 May 2020

Soldiers, police enforce Indonesia's 'new normal'

JAKARTA: Indonesia's military ordered the deployment of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police on Tuesday to enforce rules on wearing masks and safe distancing after reports of people in the world's fourth-most populous nation flouting them.

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Soldiers, police enforce Indonesia's 'new normal'
26 May 2020

WHO stops hydroxychloroquine trials over safety concerns

GENEVA: The WHO suspended trials of the drug that Donald Trump has promoted as a coronavirus defence, fuelling concerns about the US president's handling of the pandemic that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans.

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WHO stops hydroxychloroquine trials over safety concerns
26 May 2020

+3 Covid cases

Government on Tuesday confirms 3 new coronavirus cases, all quarantined returnees, for total of 3,045; death toll remains at 57.

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+3 Covid cases
26 May 2020

Thai vaccine ‘not about making money’

A researcher leading Thailand's push to manufacture a coronavirus vaccine says its aim is to make it cost-effective and accessible to Southeast Asia, and play a part in preventing a supply shortage globally.

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Thai vaccine ‘not about making money’
26 May 2020

Galaxy of African stars hold virtual coronavirus concert

ABIDJAN - Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour and Grammy-winner Angelique Kidjo were among a galaxy of African talent brought together for a virtual concert to raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic.

26 May 2020
Galaxy of African stars hold virtual coronavirus concert