Coronavirus outbreak

STARTING DATE: 8 Jul 2020

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TOTAL UPDATE: 4,029 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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Europe faces tougher virus curbs but Melbourne lifts lockdown

PARIS: People in France and Germany were bracing Wednesday for tough new curbs on their daily lives as Europe struggled to contain an alarming surge in coronavirus cases with winter looming.

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Europe faces tougher virus curbs but Melbourne lifts lockdown
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Emergency decree extended to curb coronavirus

Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said on Wednesday the cabinet agreed to extend the emergency decree for another month.

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Emergency decree extended to curb coronavirus
12:15

13 new cases

Coronavirus infections found in people arriving from eight countries - 12 Thais and one Frenchman.

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13 new cases
11:00

Singapore expands list of travellers able to isolate at home

SINGAPORE: Singapore will allow travellers from more countries to spend their mandatory 14-day isolation period upon arrival in the city at their place of residence from November, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

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Singapore expands list of travellers able to isolate at home
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ASQ under investigation after Samui Covid case

The Department of Disease Control has begun urgently investigating whether a French woman patient who tested positive for Covid-19 was allowed to pass on the infection to two others staying in the same quarantine facility as her.

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27 Oct 2020

Covid risk recedes

Mae Sot is free of novel coronavirus while risk of transmission is slim on Koh Samui, where French woman is sole Covid-19 case, say officials.

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Covid risk recedes
27 Oct 2020

Champagne and donuts: Virus-beating Melbourne readies reopening party

MELBOURNE: Melbourne on Tuesday achieved what elated residents called the "double donut" -- two days of no new coronavirus cases -- as bars in Australia's second city readied for a midnight reopening after a gruelling months-long lockdown.

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Champagne and donuts: Virus-beating Melbourne readies reopening party
27 Oct 2020

+3 Covid+ foreigners

Government reports three new Covid cases, quarantined foreigners who flew in from Qatar, Sudan and US, for total of 3,746; no new deaths.

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+3 Covid+ foreigners
27 Oct 2020

Covid payments

Police around the country claim they have been cheated of extra payments due to them for special work carried out during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Covid payments
27 Oct 2020

Govt checks ASQ after woman infected

The Public Health Ministry is vowing to beef up its Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) standards after a Frenchwoman appeared to have contracted Covid-19 while staying at her hotel in Samut Prakan.

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Govt checks ASQ after woman infected