US President Donald J. Trump (C) hands a pen to Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (3-L) during a signing ceremony for the The CARES Act in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, USA on 27 March 2020. Photo: EPA
28 March 2020
President Donald Trump signed into law Friday the $2 trillion rescue plan to salvage a US...
China has banned foreigners from entering the country in a bid to halt a second wave of coronavirus infections (AFP Photo/Hector RETAMAL)
28 March 2020
Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:
China has not reported any new domestic COVID-19 infections for two consecutive days but officials have raised concerns about the number of imported cases (AFP PHOTO/ NOEL CELIS)
27 March 2020
China will drastically cut its international flight routes and bar entry to returning...
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Photo: EPA
24 March 2020
In an appeal issued on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged warring...
This photo taken on March 16, 2020 shows a pile of shared bicycles set up as a makeshift barrier beside a temperature checking station at the entrance of a residential community in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province. Photo: AFP
24 March 2020
China reported 78 new cases of the deadly coronavirus on Tuesday, with the vast majority...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Indians to thank medical workers and other emergency personnel by clapping or banging pots and pans (AFP Photo/Money SHARMA)
23 March 2020
From Australia's Bondi Beach to the streets of New Delhi, authorities across Asia have...
A Thai investor holds a newspaper reporting on US actor Tom Hanks' coronavirus case, as indicator boards show mainly red signs of falling share prices data at a stock brokerage in Bangkok, Thailand, 13 March 2020. Photo: EPA
19 March 2020
The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives...
People wearing protective masks use mobile phones in Beijing, China, 11 March 2020. Photo: EPA
19 March 2020
WhatsApp today announces the launch of two initiatives in support of the global fight...
Visitors wearing masks take photos near the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, 06 March 2020. Photo: EPA
19 March 2020
Japan's prime minister said Wednesday the country will expand quarantine measures and a...
Wall Street Journal reporters Josh Chin (right) and Philip Wen walk through Beijing Capital Airport as they are expelled in February 2020 over a controversial headline in an op-ed in the newspaper (AFP PHOTO/File / GREG BAKER)
18 March 2020
China on Wednesday expelled American journalists at The New York Times, The Washington...
Myanmar men wearing protective face masks pass along a roadside at downtown area in Yangon, Myanmar, 13 March 2020. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
15 March 2020
The European Union launched a €3.5 million [5.65 billion MMK] regional project to support...
US President Donald J. Trump addresses the nation from the Oval Office about the widening coronavirus crisis, in Washington, DC, USA, 11 March 2020. Photo: EPA
12 March 2020
President Donald Trump announced on Monday the United States would ban all travel from...