Municipality workers in protective suits disinfect entrance of Taksim metro station, due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) concerns, in central Istanbul, Turkey, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey confirmed early on Wednesday its first death related to the coronavir1us and the country more than doubled its confirmed cases to 98, from 47 a
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia reported 12 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, doubling its tally to 24. Of the new cases, 11 were people who had traveled to Malaysia for a religious event at a mosque, a statement from the Ministry of Health said. Two others who had traveled to the same ceremony had
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Cuban asylum seeker with breast cancer who has been detained since November is among dozens of people seeking to be released by U.S. immigration authorities amid fears that the coronavirus could spread quickly in densely populated detention facilities. FILE PHOTO: A detainee talks with an employee in an exam
People wearing face masks walk at Beijing Capital International Airport as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said on Monday that imported coronavirus cases involving travellers entering the country from abroad have become the main
PARIS (Reuters) – Voters turned out in low numbers in France’s mayoral elections on Sunday after the government imposed stringent restrictions on public life to curb the spread of the coronavirus, though many headed outdoors to enjoy the warm spring sunshine. An official wearing latex gloves holds an electoral card at a polling station during
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis’ Holy Week and Easter services, which normally draw tens of thousands of people, will be held without the public attending because of the coronavirus outbreak, a step believed to be unprecedented in modern times. FILE PHOTO: Pope holds his first ever virtual general audience, amid Italy’s coronavirus epidemic, at
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech at his Jerusalem office, regarding the new measures that will be taken to fight the coronavirus, March 14, 2020. Gali Tibbon/Pool via REUTERS JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will shut malls, hotels and restaurants in a partial shutdown of its economy starting on Sunday and
BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese city of Wuhan, ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak, reported just five new cases on Friday, the second day in a row the tally has been less than 10, while no locally transmitted infections were reported in the rest of the country. A man wearing a protective face mask is
CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – Aya al-Umari looks at the bunches of flowers and reads messages of support outside the Al Noor mosque, tributes left for the victims of the Christchurch shootings a year on from the attacks. Aya Al-Umari, sister of mosque attack victim Hussein Al-Umari, poses outside Al Noor Mosque in advance of the anniversary
BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The European Union on Thursday sharply criticized the U.S. decision to restrict travel from most European countries to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and said the crisis required global cooperation not unilateral action. FILE PHOTO: EU Council President Charles Michel (not pictured) and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen hold a news
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China had eight new coronavirus infections in Hubei province, the first time the epicenter of the epidemic recorded a daily tally in single-digits, as more businesses reopened with local authorities cautiously easing strict containment measures. Women wears face masks outside an office complex in Beijing as the country is hit by an
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s new prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, extended an olive branch on Wednesday to the leader he recently replaced, veteran politician Mahathir Mohamad, calling on him to endorse the new government after weeks of political tension. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during a news conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia March 11, 2020.
FILE PHOTO: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani, his first Vice President Amrullah Saleh (L) and second Vice President Sarwar Danish (R) taken an oath during their inauguration, in Kabul, Afghanistan March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/File Photo KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani signed a decree to facilitate the release of some Taliban prisoners in Afghan
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo is weighing an audacious 2032 Olympics bid centered on the country’s not-yet-built new capital and is in early talks with SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son and other investors for support, sources said. FILE PHOTO: Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo attends an ASEAN leaders summit with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio
FILE PHOTO: Community workers in protective suits disinfect a residential compound in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) – Mainland China outside Hubei reported no new locally transmitted cases of coronavirus on Sunday for the second straight day, while 36 were reported in Wuhan,
MEXICO CITY/SANTIAGO (Reuters) – From Buenos Aires to Mexico City, women across Latin America’s biggest cities took to the streets for International Women’s Day on Sunday, spurred by a growing outcry over inequality, femicide and strict abortion controls. Women take part in a rally during the International Women’s Day in Santiago, Chile March 8, 2020.