Japan says COVID-19 may force Olympic torch relay changes

Japan says COVID-19 may force Olympic torch relay changes

TOKYO: Japan will adjust the Olympic torch relay set to begin this month “as necessary” to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, organisers said on Wednesday (Mar 4), giving few specifics. The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Japan on Mar 20 and depart...
Pet dog infected with COVID-19, Hong Kong authorities confirm

Pet dog infected with COVID-19, Hong Kong authorities confirm

HONG KONG: The pet dog of a coronavirus patient in Hong Kong was confirmed to be infected with the disease, in a likely case of human-to-animal transmission, authorities said on Wednesday (Mar 4). The canine, which belongs to a 60-year-old female patient, had...
South Korea adds 142 more COVID-19 cases

South Korea adds 142 more COVID-19 cases

SEOUL: South Korea reported 142 more COVID-19 cases on Wednesday (Mar 4), a significantly lower increase than the day before, taking its total to 5,328 – the largest in the world outside China. South Korea had reported 851 new cases on Tuesday, its biggest daily...