After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) — Early this week, the streets of the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak were bustling with shoppers as ultra-Orthodox residents, obeying their religious leaders, ignored pleas t...

Taiwan’s aggressive efforts paying off in fight against coronavirus: PBS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S.'s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) published a video to its website on Wednesday (April 1) explaining how Taiwan's precautions since the early stages of ...

100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand to leave as rules ease

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — About 100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand since it began a lockdown last week were starting to fly to their home countries Friday. The initial proble...

Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden carriers

PARIS (AP) — The worldwide race to protect people against being infected by unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified Thursday, pitting governments against each other as they buy protective gear and ...

Thailand imposes 6-hour nightly curfew to combat virus

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister announced a nationwide 10 p.m.-to-4 a.m curfew starting Friday to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The measure announced Thursday evening by ...

Poorer NYC neighborhoods hit hardest by virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has touched every part of New York City, but new data shows it is hitting especially hard in neighborhoods that tend to be poorer and might be more likely to h...

Taiwanese leaving India unaffected by Japan coronavirus travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese citizens planning to leave India on board a Japanese flight will not be affected by a travel ban imposed by the Japanese government, reports said Thursday (April...

Symptomatic travelers to be directly quarantined

Starting Friday, all inbound passengers arriving in Taiwan with a fever or symptoms of respiratory tract infection will be taken to a designated quarantine facility after having their samples taken fo...

The Latest: Australia to offer child care during pandemic

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...

Airport shuttle services drop significantly due to pandemic

Shuttle bus services serving Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport have plummeted by some 90 percent in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, operators said Wednesday. As the country's ...

Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Tehran should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed groups attack American forces or assets in Iraq. U.S....

Iran general visits Baghdad, tries to forge political unity

BAGHDAD (AP) — A top Iranian general arrived in Baghdad this week to try and unify Iraq's fractured political leaders, Iraqi officials said Wednesday, as stiff opposition by one major bloc thwarts the...

Taiwan's new coronavirus cases drop to 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (April 1) announced seven more cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 329. During...

First N95 medical mask imports finally reaching US

The first N95 medical masks to reach the U.S. since February are arriving by plane and ship this week, with trucks standing ready to speed them to coronavirus hot spots around the country. ...

Companies find a new purpose; workplace rules have changed

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of ...