BBC Japan's Yoshihide Suga prime minister has said he will not run for re-election as party leader this month, signalling the end of his tenure. Mr Suga had been appointed to the role just a year ago following the resignation of Shinzo Abe...
REUTERS WELLINGTON, Sept 3 - New Zealand reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, a big drop compared to the last few days, as authorities said the country was breaking the chain of transmission of the highly infectious Delta variant..
BBC Being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 not only cuts the risk of catching it, but also of an infection turning into long Covid, research led by King's College London suggests. It shows that in the minority of people who get C..
Philippine Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York with a lender-supported plan that helps the country's main carrier recover after the Covid-19 pandemic devastated global travel. The company aims to cut US$2 billion (S$2.68 ..
India has sent about 150 tonnes more oxygen to Sri Lanka to help the island nation combat the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sri Lanka on Friday extended the nationwide lockdown till September 13 amidst a surge in the number of deaths and mo..
The decision to lift the travel ban came even as Philippines recorded its second highest number of COVID-19 cases with 20,310 infections on Friday, pushing the national tally to 2.04 million, a report said. The Philippines on Saturday decided to w..
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials booked 2047 people in the country for violating preventive and precautionary measures that were enforced in order to curb the further spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). Among the booked 2047 ind..
New Zealand has reported 20 new cases of coronavirus in the community, bringing the total number in the outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant to 801. It is the fifth day in a row cases numbers have remained low, and an encouraging sign that..
Sri Lanka on Tuesday declared a state of emergency over food shortages as private banks ran out of foreign exchange to finance imports. With the country suffering a hard-hitting economic crisis, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he ordered emergen..
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