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In Brazil’s shadow, laid-back Uruguay curbs COVID-19
on May 28, 2020 at 4:13 am
Leonardo Silveira, a bookstore owner in Montevideo, is hopeful about the future as Uruguay begins a gradual reopening. The small country has kept rates of COVID-19 at one of the lowest levels in Latin America, even as the region becomes a coronavirus epicenter.
South Korea coronavirus cases jump to highest since early April as warehouse outbreak widens
on May 28, 2020 at 3:41 am
South Korea reported 79 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the most since April 5 and the third straight day of rising infections, raising the spectre of a second wave of disease in a country widely praised for containing the initial outbreak.
Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 353 to 179,717: RKI
on May 28, 2020 at 3:19 am
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 353 to 179,717, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Thursday.
As Japan reopens, coronavirus testing slowed by bureaucracy and staff shortages
on May 28, 2020 at 3:16 am
At the beginning of April, a young Japanese sumo wrestler known as Shobushi came down with a fever. His coaches tried calling a local public health centre to get him a coronavirus test, but the phone lines were busy.
U.S. and China fight at United Nations over Hong Kong
on May 28, 2020 at 2:51 am
The United States and China clashed over Hong Kong at the United Nations on Wednesday after Beijing opposed a request by Washington for the Security Council to meet over China’s plan to impose new national security legislation on the territory.