Achiko Limited: Achiko extends platform to tackle Indonesia's Covid-19 pandemic problem

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - EQS Newswire - 4 June 2020 - Achiko Ltd. (ISIN KGY0101M1024), a FinTech company listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange, has launched its product, Teman Sehat (http://temansehat.co)...

Cyprus pledges to cover costs for virus-hit tourists

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is pledging to cover all costs for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus while on vacation on the eastern Mediterranean island nation, according to a letter obtaine...

The Latest: Cyprus to cover costs for infected tourists

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Martha Kebede’s adult sons immigrated from Ethiopia and reunited with her in South Dakota this year, they had few work opportunities. Lacking English s...

Virus strands Norway racer in Alaska after Iditarod win

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway. Waerner and his 16 dogs have b...

Taiwan university develops 15-minute coronavirus test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A university in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung has developed a quick test for the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is said to identify asymptomatic patients in 15 minutes. Led by ...

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese man who tried to get $20 million in federal aid for distressed businesses affected by the coronavirus created bogus businesses and falsely claimed he was trying to procure CO...

Jail in virus hot spot holds dozens authorized for release

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland jail in a COVID-19 hot spot is detaining more than 100 prisoners who have been authorized or ordered by a court to be released, according to civil rights attorneys...

Chinese media estimates 500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan, quickly deletes news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Wuhan officials had pledged to test all 11 million of the city's residents amid a new outbreak, news surfaced that potentially 500,000 could be found to be infected...

Beaches, nightclubs? Europe mulls how to get tourists back

AYIA NAPA, Cyprus (AP) — The Mediterranean resort town of Ayia Napa is known for its boisterous parties. Each summer, thousands of young foreign tourists pack the dance floors of its nightlife distric...

Infections soar as Mexico moves toward restarting economy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico moves toward a gradual reactivation of its economy Monday, the number of new coronavirus infections grows higher every day, raising fears of a new wave of infections that ...

VIRUS DIARY: Navigating a flu-like illness in the corona age

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — For those of us from a region where outbursts of violence are an occupational hazard, coping with coronavirus seemed simple enough: Stay at home and you’ll be fine. ...

FDA giving White House new guidance on rapid COVID-19 test

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration said Friday his agency has provided new guidance to the White House after data suggested that a rapid COVID-19 test used by President Don...

System off Florida could become season's first named storm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A trough of low pressure moving through the Florida Straits could organize over the northwestern Bahamas later Friday or Saturday and become the first named storm of the 2...

Companies navigate a world that is vastly changed

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to national and global response, the work place and the sp...