The aid industry as we know it may be one of the many victims of the coronavirus pandemic. At minimum, globalization has taken a big hit; protectionism is back—with a vengeance.
People in India voiced concerns about access to medicine and how they will feed their families under the lockdown that began Wednesday as COVID-19 spread across the country.
The Chin State authorities have called for more protective equipment, saying it is poorly prepared to cope with a possible COVID-19 outbreak.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the country will go into lockdown for 21 days beginning Wednesday.
Over one fifth of American companies say they are already back to normal operations, with another quarter expected to be back to normal by the end of April.
Ayeyarwady Region has stopped tours of its popular beaches and other tourist destinations to counter the coronavirus threat.
The government has ordered quarantines at government facilities for all travelers except diplomats and UN officials arriving from any country.
Neither of Myanmar’s two COVID-19 patients had serious health conditions and the public should avoid spreading misinformation, said the health ministry.
Clothing retailer H&M says it will use its vast supply chain network to source protective equipment for hospitals in the European Union to help stem the spread of COVID-19.
Religious leaders of many faiths are turning to streaming technology to reach congregations as more and more countries ban public gatherings due to the coronavirus.
A gathering at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur in late February and early March appears to have been the source of hundreds of new coronavirus infections across Southeast Asia.
In Italy, the hardest-hit country after China, infections and deaths from coronavirus rose by 3,526 and 345 respectively in the latest count.
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, India has closed the Taj Mahal and ordered millions of Mumbai office workers to stay home; cases in Pakistan spike to 183.
All but one of the 21 new coronavirus cases reported in China on Tuesday were imported from overseas, health authorities said.
A mandatory quarantine is in effect for anyone who has been in Korea, Italy, Iran, France, Spain or Germany, and arrivals from China and the US will be monitored.