Monday, 30 March 2020
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Monday, 30 March 2020 17:03 WIB

Britain is on an emergency footing for the first time since World War II. The move means the British government is setting up what it calls strategic coordination centers across the U.K. to distribute supplies to citizens to help combat the coronavirus outbreak.  There are more than 22,000 British confirmed cases of coronavirus “ Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles are among them. More than 1,200 have died. The government's deputy chief medical officer says the lockdown could last as long as six months but says if people do as they're told and conditions improve, the...

Japan to Quarantine Visitors from US for Up to 14 days
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 10:02 WIB | Global

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday that his country will require a 14-day quarantine to all visitors from the United States amid an escalating number of coronavirus infections around the globe. The quarantine requirement includes Japanese and American citizens and will go into effect Thursday until the end of April. The move comes after Japan raised its travel advisory for the United States, urging Japanese citizens not to make nonessential trips to the nation. Abes announcement came during a meeting of his government task force on COVID-19 outbreak, citing the number...

Turkey Threatens to Seize Face Mask Producing Factories
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 00:40 WIB | Global

Turkish officials are threatening to seize factories where face masks are produced if the companies running them do not agree to sell their products to the government. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told Turkish state-run media Monday the companies must stop hoarding their stock and sign contracts with the health ministry or they will be seized. He was quoted as saying the government would pay a fair price for the face masks. Soylu said the government Sunday carried out simultaneous raids on depots of some local producers that were stockpiling the protective masks. The actions...

Italy Reports Hundreds of new Coronavirus Deaths
Monday, 23 March 2020 19:01 WIB | Global

Europe has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, with the hardest hit nation, Italy reporting hundreds of new deaths on Sunday. The total number of deaths in the country has now surpassed 5,400. All nonessential businesses in hard-hit Italy have been ordered to close as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. œIt is the most difficult crisis in our postwar period, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said. There are 53,578 confirmed cases of the virus in Italy, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Cuba has deployed a group of doctors and nurses to help...

Norway Joins Nations to Request Rescheduling of Tokyo Olympics
Monday, 23 March 2020 10:04 WIB | Global

The vice president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee, Toshiaki Endo, said Saturday the committee is not in the position to decide whether to postpone or cancel the event. œThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the one making the final decision. We will firmly continue our efforts to host the event in July, Endo told Kyodo news. Endos statement came after Norways Olympic committee requested that Tokyo 2020 Olympics be postponed until the coronavirus spread is contained.Norways call followed similar moves from Colombia and Slovenia on Friday. The U.S....

Australia Closes Borders in Response to Coronavirus Crisis
Friday, 20 March 2020 23:31 WIB | Global

Australia is becoming a fortress. It is banning foreign travelers beginning Friday as it tries to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. International tourists are scrambling to leave Australia asconcerns mount over flight cancellations and border closures. Australia had previously barred entry to passengers flying from China, Iran, South Korea and Italy. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says a broader blanket ban is needed to protect the country from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. œThe overwhelming proportion of cases in Australia have been imported and the measures we have put in...

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