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Wuhan disinfects airport as operations soon to resume

Wuhan, the Chinese city hardest hit by the novel coronavirus outbreak, conducted disinfection Friday on the local airport as operations will soon resume on April 8 when the city lifts...

  Asia / South Asia

Wuhan disinfects airport as operations soon to resume

Wuhan, the Chinese city hardest hit by the novel coronavirus outbreak, conducted disinfection Friday on the local airport as operations will soon resume on April 8 when the city lifts its travel restrictions. Wuhan Tianhe International Airport invited a team of 161 professionals to disinfect an area of around 570,000 square metres in Terminal 3 of the airport, said Ye...

China to mourn COVID-19 victims Saturday

China will hold a national mourning Saturday for martyrs who died in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and compatriots died of the disease, according to the State Council. During the commemoration, national flags will fly at half-mast across the country and in all Chinese embassies and consulates abroad, and public recreational activities will be suspended across...

  Americas

Americans urged to wear masks outside as pandemic worsens

The Trump administration on Thursday looked set to join local officials in advising Americans to wear masks when venturing out during the still-exploding coronavirus pandemic, as the US death toll rose by 1,000 in a single day for the first time. Speaking at a White House briefing, Deborah Birx, a member of president Donald Trump’s...

  Europe

  Europe

  Africa

  Africa

Virus prevention measures turn violent in some African countries

Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country’s first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons. Virus prevention measures have taken a violent turn in parts of Africa as countries impose lockdowns and curfews or seal off major cities. Health experts...

South Sudan imposes curfew amid COVID-19 pandemic

South Sudan has imposed a 30-day night-time curfew as part of measures aimed at forestalling the spread of COVID-19 into the east African country. President Salva Kiir issued an executive order Tuesday night imposing curfew all over the country from 8 p.m. local time to 6 a.m. and announced all security organs and law enforcement agencies are directed to ensure...