Commuters wearing face masks ride a tramcar in Pyongyang. (Photo: AFP/KIM Won Jin) Pyongyang has not reported a single case of the virus now known as COVID-19, which originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and has since spread around the world including South Korea. … [Read more...] about North Korea extends school breaks over COVID-19 fears
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At the training course, trainees have been taught on how to use personal protective equipment; the right way to wash hands and wear medical masks; measures to prevent COVID -19 infection in collecting, packaging, storing and transport samples for testing, and methods to prevent infection for patients’ relatives and visitors. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese PM lauds medical workers’ contributions to COVID-19 fight
In the northern port city of Hai Phong, 82 people returning from Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province Wednesday have also been quarantined for 14 days at the Viet Tiep Hospital. 37 are Hai Phong residents and the rest are South Koreans, said Pham Thu Xanh, director of the Hai Phong Department of Health. … [Read more...] about Over 300 Vietnamese returning from South Korea quarantined
There are fears that the outbreak may tip Italy into economic recession. The BBC's Mark Lowen in Milan says fear is the reason for the city's empty cafes and many hotel cancellations. But the Milan authorities have put out a slick video on social media to woo people back to the city. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus in Europe: epidemic or ‘infodemic’?