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Asia Today: More controls used in Beijing as outbreak grows

China is reporting 40 more coronavirus infections as it increased testing and lockdown measures in the capital By The Associated Press June 16, 2020, 2:42 AM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China reported 40 more coronavirus infections Tuesday as it increased testing and lockdown measures… Read More »

Tougher quarantine amid Tas virus outbreak

Tasmania has stepped up quarantine measures in the state’s northwest, where an outbreak of coronavirus has hit two hospitals. Thirty-eight people linked to the North West Regional Hospital and North West Private Hospital in Burnie, including 26 healthcare workers, have tested positive to COVID-19. About 130 staff from the hospitals have been stood down and… Read More »

Ecuador’s Moreno calls for probe into handling of corpses in coronavirus outbreak

QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Wednesday called for an investigation into how local authorities handled the bodies of coronavirus victims in Guayaquil, the epicenter of the country’s outbreak that has overwhelmed health and sanitary authorities. Family members have complained via social media that public hospitals have failed to quickly locate the bodies… Read More »

White House officials see ‘real evidence’ that coronvirus mitigation efforts are slowing outbreak, even as some states struggle

Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Tasos Katopodis | Bloomberg | Getty Images White House officials are seeing “real evidence” that statewide lockdowns and other efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic are working in states… Read More »