Wuhan COVID-19 lockdown over, but lingering fears slow recovery

Wuhan COVID-19 lockdown over, but lingering fears slow recovery

WUHAN, China: Hairstylist “Ah Ping” is back in business now that Wuhan’s coronavirus lockdown has been lifted, but his salon has no customers, only empty chairs and lingering fears over a contagion that continues to haunt the city. Wuhan is waking...
Major Indian cities make mask-wearing compulsory amid virus fears

Major Indian cities make mask-wearing compulsory amid virus fears

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of millions of people in India, including in its two largest cities, were ordered on Wednesday (Apr 8) to wear face masks or coverings amid a nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Residents in the capital New Delhi...
Jump in Jakarta funerals raises fears of unreported COVID-19 deaths

Jump in Jakarta funerals raises fears of unreported COVID-19 deaths

JAKARTA: The number of funerals in Jakarta rose sharply in March, a development the governor of Indonesia’s capital city said suggested that deaths from COVID-19 may be higher than officially reported. Nearly 4,400 burials occurred in March, 40 per cent higher...
Indonesia frees 18,000 inmates from bursting jails over COVID-19 fears

Indonesia frees 18,000 inmates from bursting jails over COVID-19 fears

MAJENE, Indonesia: Indonesia has released about 18,000 inmates in a desperate bid to stop coronavirus from rampaging through its notoriously overcrowded prison system, authorities said Thursday (Apr 2). The mass release comes days after the Southeast Asian nation said...
Several Malaysian states call off Ramadan bazaars amid COVID-19 fears

Several Malaysian states call off Ramadan bazaars amid COVID-19 fears

SINGAPORE: Several Malaysian states, including Kedah, Selangor, Terengganu and Melaka, have announced that Ramadan bazaars will be cancelled this year. Johor Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar has also urged bazaar organisers to cancel the events. Advertisement Advertisement...