Asia Today: S. Korean cases rise in hospitals, nursing homes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea recorded its highest increase in coronavirus cases in more than 40 days on Friday as more infections were reported at hospitals and nursing homes. ...

The Latest: India issues virus warning ahead of state polls

NEW DELHI — Indian authorities are worried elections in the third-largest state and a religious congregation could spread the coronavirus. India added fewer than 60,000 new cases fo...

Back in the bubble, Chinese Super League into playoff stages

When Odil Ahmedov left Shanghai SIPG to join fellow Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda in August, the midfielder didn’t have to travel anywhere to meet his new coach and colleagues. ...

The Latest: China says Qingdao outbreak linked to hospital

BEIJING — Authorities say they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 10 million people in the northern Chinese port city of Qingdao after a hospital outbreak there blamed on “inappropriate dis...

The Latest: India reports fewest virus deaths in 11 weeks

NEW DELHI — India has reported its lowest daily increase in coronavirus deaths in nearly three months. The Health Ministry on Thursday reported 680 fatalities in the past 24 hours, t...

Asia Today: SKorea reports 110 cases, half in Busan hospital

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 110 new cases of the coronavirus, half of them linked to a hospital in Busan. The numbers released by the Korea Disease Control an...

The Latest: India sees its fewest new cases since mid-August

NEW DELHI — India has registered 55,342 new coronavirus cases, its lowest single-day tally since mid-August. The Health Ministry raised India’s confirmed total to more than 7.17 mill...

Asia Today: China to test 9 million after fresh outbreak

Chinese health authorities will test all 9 million people in the eastern city of Qingdao for the coronavirus this week after nine cases linked to a hospital were found, the government announced Monday...

The Latest: China to test city of 9 million amid new cases

BEIJIJNG — China’s government says all 9 million people in the eastern city of Qingdao will be tested for the coronavirus this week after nine cases linked to a hospital were found. ...

The Latest: India's virus cases top 7 million; soon past US

NEW DELHI — India’s confirmed coronavirus toll has crossed 7 million with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in. ...

S. Korea elevates distancing as epidemic nears spring levels

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Beaches and churches are closed and baseball games will be played in empty stadiums on Sunday after South Korea added hundreds to its growing coronavirus caseload amid concer...

Asia Today: S Korea mulls stricter measures as virus spreads

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 332 new cases of the coronavirus, its ninth straight day of triple-digit increases, as government officials mull unprecedented economic restrictions ...

Asia Today: Seoul surge appears to spread around South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea added its most new virus cases in months on Friday, driven by a surge around the capital that appears to be spreading nationwide. The 324 new in...

Coronavirus bounces back to threaten South Korea's health system

Just five days after South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared that the nation had "surmounted" the coronavirus crisis, new cases of the illness are once again spiking to five-month highs....

Asia Today: S. Korea has highest daily increase since March

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 297 new cases of the coronavirus, its biggest daily rise since early March, as the country began restricting gatherings in the greater capital area a...