Singapore reports record new cases, quarantines migrant workers

Singapore reports record new cases, quarantines migrant workers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Singapore reported 120 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, by far its highest daily rise, and quarantined nearly 20,000 migrant workers in their dormitories. Of Sunday’s new cases, 116 were locally transmitted and many were linked to two...
US-China mask fight upends international cooperation

US-China mask fight upends international cooperation

BEIJING/BRUSSELS — A global tug of war is intensifying over needed medical supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with some countries wary of a Chinese offer to donate needed gear even as the U.S. stands accused of hogging it. China has provided surgical masks,...
Abe seen declaring coronavirus emergency for Japan soon

Abe seen declaring coronavirus emergency for Japan soon

TOKYO — Senior Japanese officials are leaning toward the view that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will soon declare a coronavirus emergency as new cases in the capital increase at a record pace. Abe met with parties including Health Minister Katsunobu Kato and...
Oyo discounts rooms for health staff while other Asia hotels close

Oyo discounts rooms for health staff while other Asia hotels close

BANGKOK — As the coronavirus pandemic deals a devastating blow to hospitality companies in Asia, Indian startup Oyo Hotels & Homes is providing rooms to those fighting the disease at a deep discount while many of its rivals shut their doors. Oyo hopes to...