Coronavirus outbreak

STARTING DATE: 23 Jan 2022

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TOTAL UPDATE: 8,092 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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Glimmer of hope

Shanghai inches toward gradual reopening after two months of gruelling Covid-19 lockdowns, while Beijing says some mobility curbs will be loosened on Sunday.

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Glimmer of hope
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+4,488 cases

The number of confirmed new Covid-19 cases continues its steady decline, but the daily coronavirus-related death toll rises from 29 on Friday to 38 on Saturday.

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+4,488 cases
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Japan will open to tour groups from next month

Tokyo: Japan announced on Thursday that it will reopen to tourists from 98 countries and regions starting June 10, ending a two-year pandemic closure, but travellers will only be allowed in with tour groups.

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Japan will open to tour groups from next month
27 May 2022

North Korea says Covid 'under control'

North Korea says its Covid-19 outbreak has been brought under control, with state media reporting falling caseloads for a seventh straight day Friday as healthcare workers “intensify” testing and treatment.

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North Korea says Covid 'under control'
27 May 2022

Case numbers down

Covid-19 figures continue to fall, with 29 coronavirus-related deaths and 4,837 confirmed new cases on Thursday.

27 May 2022
Case numbers down
27 May 2022

Nightlife venues warned to stay safe

The government has urged operators of nightlife outlets to follow precautions against Covid-19 strictly after they reopen for business next month.

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Nightlife venues warned to stay safe
27 May 2022

TAT banks on short-haul markets for off-peak season

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is gearing up for a plan to bring back tourists from short-haul markets, particularly India, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia, to build momentum for the off-peak season.

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TAT banks on short-haul markets for off-peak season
26 May 2022

Active cases inch lower

Thursday Covid bulletin: 37 more fatalities but the number of active infections continues a slow decline with 4,924 new cases and zero imports for the second day.

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Active cases inch lower
26 May 2022

No face mask mandate in certain areas

The Public Health Ministry has issued a clarification about news regarding the lifting of the mask mandate next month, saying the mask requirement may be eased only in some designated areas.

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No face mask mandate in certain areas
25 May 2022

Reopening raising incomes, providing jobs in Phuket

PHUKET: The return of tourists is reviving the local economy, generating income and reducing unemployment on the island province, according to local authorities.

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Reopening raising incomes, providing jobs in Phuket