Tag Archives: Asia Pacific

Devastated Indonesian parents mourn children lost to COVID-19 | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Paga / Jakarta, Indonesia – At a hospital in Indonesia’s Sikka regency, funeral workers have come to collect a small coffin left outside the emergency ward. It is light enough for the two workers to carry with ease. Inside is the body of a two-month-old baby. Her name was …

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COVID-19 resurgence puts Philippine health workers under strain | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] The Philippines’s already stretched healthcare system is under more strain as the country reports its second-largest daily increase in COVID-19 infections since the pandemic, providing more evidence of how the virulent Delta variant may be spreading. Hundreds of hospitals in the country were again nearing full capacity as of …

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Former Myanmar strongman Than Shwe in hospital with COVID | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Myanmar’s former military leader, who ruled the country with an iron fist for almost 20 years, has been admitted to hospital in Naypyidaw after testing positive for COVID-19,  even as its citizens with the virus are left to look after themselves in crowded health facilities across the country amid …

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WHO urges China to share raw data on early COVID cases | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged China to share the raw data from its earliest cases of the coronavirus, which first emerged in its central city of Wuhan, saying on Thursday it was “vitally important” to understand the virus’s origins to prevent future pandemics. More than 4.3 million …

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WHO to trial malaria, arthritis drugs as COVID treatments | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Three drugs will be added to the UN agency’s global trial to test their efficacy in patients hospitalised with COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) will test three new drugs as potential treatments for people in hospital with severe COVID-19 as it expands its global trial to 52 countries. …

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Bangladesh vaccinating Rohingya refugees amid virus surge

[ad_1] DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s government and aid agencies started vaccinating Rohingya refugees Tuesday as a virus surge raises health risks in the sprawling, cramped camps where more than 1 million people who fled Myanmar are sheltering. The highly transmissible delta variant is driving an infection surge across Bangladesh, with …

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Did the Tokyo Olympics drive Japan’s COVID-19 surge? | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] When the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) declared the Tokyo Summer Games closed on Sunday, he called this year’s competition one of “hope, solidarity and peace”. “For the first time since the pandemic began, the entire world came together,” Thomas Bach said at the largely empty National …

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China reports 143 new coronavirus cases vs 125 the day before

[ad_1] BEIJING, Aug 10 (Reuters) – China reported 143 new cases of COVID-19 on the mainland for Aug. 9, up from 125 cases a day earlier, the health authority said on Tuesday. China’s latest clusters are mainly driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant, officials have said. Among the new …

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Indonesia’s Aceh medics offer COVID lifeline for the isolated | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Medan, Indonesia – It was the evening after the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on July 20 when Hambal M Zain began to run a fever. The 61-year-old coffee shop owner, who lives in the city of Banda Aceh in the northwestern Aceh Province, thought little of it at …

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Vietnam reports record 9,690 coronavirus infections on Sunday

[ad_1] By Reuters Staff 1 Min Read HANOI, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s health ministry reported 9,690 coronavirus infections on Sunday, a record daily increase and up from 7,334 cases on Saturday. Editing by Andrew Cawthorne Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. [ad_2] Source link

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