Coronavirus sparks a ‘war for masks’ in desperate global scramble for protection

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across Europe and the United States, a global scramble for medical equipment such as respirator masks and gloves is underway. Several...

Spain’s coronavirus death toll shows signs of flattening

A further 809 people have now died from coronavirus in Spain, bringing the total to 11,744 deaths, according to Spanish Health Ministry figures released...

Taiwan’s coronavirus response is among the best globally

On January 25, as the world was still waking up to the potential danger of the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly out of central China,...

Doctors say India must prepare for an ‘onslaught’ as one of Asia’s biggest slums...

One of Asia's biggest slums has confirmed its first coronavirus death as top Indian doctors warn that the country must prepare to face an "onslaught" of...

Bodies are being left in the streets in an overwhelmed Ecuadorian city

The streets of Ecuador's western city of Guayaquil are deserted, with few residents in sight -- and a few dead, as bodies are being...

Opinion: The pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing

These are very difficult days, as the world faces one of its worst challenges ever: the novel coronavirus pandemic. And it seems almost no...

Coronavirus sparks a ‘war for masks’ as accusations fly

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across Europe and the United States, a global scramble for protective equipment such as masks and gloves is underway....

There are fears a coronavirus crisis looms in Tokyo. Is it too late to...

Each day seems to bring more bad news for Tokyo. The daily count of new coronavirus cases has doubled in the past week, from about...

More than 40 spring breakers who ignored public health advice test positive for coronavirus

Dozens of spring breakers from Texas boarded a plane for fun and came home with coronavirus. About 70 people in their 20s chartered a plane from Austin,...

South Africa gathered homeless people into a sports stadium. Here too, coronavirus divides rich...

The policeman raised his bullhorn to shout instructions, backed up by a group of soldiers piling out of an armored personnel carrier. "Go home. Get...

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