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US to build hundreds of temporary wards

US to build hundreds of temporary wards

The United States aims to build hundreds of temporary hospitals to ease pressure on medical centres struggling to keep up with a surge of coronavirus patients, officials said yesterday, a day after the number of US deaths hit a new daily high.

Republicans wary as Trump pushes infrastructure plan

Republicans wary as Trump pushes infrastructure plan

US Republican lawmakers yesterday signalled caution over Democratic plans to prepare yet another large spending bill to battle the coronavirus crisis, even as President Donald Trump called for $2tn in spending, this time on infrastructure.

Worldwide lockdown hardens as Spain sees deadliest day

Worldwide lockdown hardens as Spain sees deadliest day

Tightened lockdowns across the planet saw nearly half of humanity told to stay at home in a bid to stem the spiralling coronavirus pandemic, as Spain recorded its deadliest day ...

Russia's parliament paves way for state of emergency over coronavirus

Russia's parliament paves way for state of emergency over coronavirus

Russia's parliament passed legislation on Tuesday to enable the prime minister to declare a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Furniture giant IKEA making masks to help fight coronavirus

Furniture giant IKEA making masks to help fight coronavirus

Furniture giant IKEA is producing face masks and other protective gear for hospitals, joining a growing list of companies branching out of their normal business areas to help meet equipment shortages ...

Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds

Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds

Japan's capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day, as pressure built on the prime minister to order a lockdown with a minister

Czech Republic's coronavirus infections top 3,000

Czech Republic's coronavirus infections top 3,000

The tally of coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic has exceeded 3,000 as the central European country ramps up testing and keeps strict measures in place to curb the outbreak.

Japan says destroyer and Chinese boat collided; China says one hurt

Japan says destroyer and Chinese boat collided; China says one hurt

A Japanese destroyer and a Chinese fishing boat collided in the East China Sea on Monday night and no one was injured, Japan's defence minister said

Indian doctors fight coronavirus with raincoats, helmets amid lack of equipment

Indian doctors fight coronavirus with raincoats, helmets amid lack of equipment

Shortages of protective health gear in India are forcing some doctors to use raincoats and motorbike helmets while fighting the coronavirus, exposing the weak state of the public health system

Global lockdown tightens as virus deaths mount

Global lockdown tightens as virus deaths mount

Lockdowns aimed at halting the march of the coronavirus pandemic have extended worldwide as the US outbreak continued to accelerate with the death toll there passing 3,000.

China delays college entrance exam as fears grow over risk of coronavirus second wave

China delays college entrance exam as fears grow over risk of coronavirus second wave

China will delay its national college entrance exam by a month as it grapples with a coronavirus pandemic as travellers returning from abroad are fuelling new cases and boosting concern over the threat of a second wave of infections.

Extreme isolation: world's last virus-free corners hold tight

Extreme isolation: world's last virus-free corners hold tight

A coronavirus-free tropical island nestled in the northern Pacific may seem the perfect place to ride out a pandemic -- but residents on Palau say life right now is far from idyllic.

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