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1 dead, 127 hurt in passenger train derailment
Train struck debris from a landslide that had fallen to the track.
Singapore court rejects challenge to gay sex ban
Trio of retired doctor, DJ and LGBT rights advocate had sought to prove the law unconstitutional.
Zimbabwe begins coronavirus lockdown
Police mount checkpoints on routes leading to Harare’s central business district, stopping cars, turning away pedestrians.
More than 1.5 billion out of school due to Covid-19, says Unesco
School closures in over 160 countries affect more than 87% of the world’s population.
China boosts ventilator production to meet local, overseas demand
Major producers have offered 27,000 such equipment.
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Moscow begins lockdown, as Russia regions prepare for confinement
New rules come into place as city records 1,000 Covid-19 infections.
New Olympic date likely to be announced ‘this week’, say organisers
Organisers say it will likely be postponed to June 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Spain records 812 virus deaths in 24 hours, total 7,340
First decline in number of deaths since Thursday.
China slashes rate, pumps US$7 billion into market to counter virus
The move has little impact on market sentiment, with Shanghai’s key index about 1% lower.
UAE conducts over 220,000 lab tests for Covid-19
This makes the UAE's testing coverage at over 22,900 test per million people.
France steps up Covid-19 evacuations from packed hospitals
Two trains transferred 36 patients to the west where infections are limited.
US regulator approves limited use of malaria drugs for virus
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine both being investigated as potential Covid-19 treatments.
In Iraq, no resting place for coronavirus dead
Tribes and townspeople have sent the bodies of Covid-19 victims back to hospital morgues, where they are piling up.
Germany bets on S. Korean model in virus fight
Germany is carrying out 300,000 to 500,000 tests a week.
Twitter removes Bolsonaro tweets questioning virus quarantine
Brazil's resident calls for 'return to normality' in one of the deleted videos.
Asian markets resume losses as stimulus joy fades
This follows Wall Street’s drop as investors lose confidence.
Singapore eases monetary policy as virus slams economy
The move has been echoed by other countries in the region.
Trump ditches hopes of quick virus bounce-back
US has recorded more than 140,000 cases of Covid-19 so far.
Brazil economy ‘can’t stop’ for coronavirus
President Jair Bolsonaro questions quarantine measures, urges people to go back to work.
Cruise ship still searching for port after 4 suspected Covid-19 deaths
After Florida turned it away, the Zaandam is now in Panama waters.