Wearing a face mask is common in some parts of Asia, even more so as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. It’s even compulsory in some parts of China since the virus outbreak. But it’s a different story in Europe and the U.S. Public health officials have said there’s no need for healthy people to go … Read more Coronavirus: Face Mask Culture Clash?
Many of the measures that have being adopted by affected countries were introduced weeks ago in East Asia. The region was the first to be vulnerable to the virus, but it has passed on its lessons to the rest of the world on how to control its spread. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Seoul. … Read more Asia passes on coronavirus lessons
Bloomberg Markets produced this item which showed that Global CIO Ofice’s CEO Gary Dugan prefers bonds over equities at the present time: Mar.23 — Gary Dugan, chief executive officer at Global CIO Office, discusses his investment strategy for volatile markets. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.” Bloomberg Markets
Mar.23 — The International Olympic Committee made its most public step yet toward delaying the world’s biggest sporting event. Calling a board meeting on Sunday, The IOC says it started planning changes to Tokyo 2020 with a decision within the next month. Bloomberg’s Chris Anstey reports on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”
Germany’s Angela Merkel in Quarantine over Covid-19 Bloomoberg Politics reports on German Chancellor, Angela Merkel going into quarantine following contact with a physician who has a confirmed case of Covid-19: Mar.22 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in quarantine at home following contact with a doctor who later tested positive for coronavirus. Spain and Italy … Read more Germany’s Merkel in Quarantine
In Asia, Thailand reported 89 new cases – the biggest daily jump in the number of infections so far, taking its total to 411. Meanwhile, Singapore recorded its first two deaths from the new coronavirus. Al Jazeera’s Divya Gopalan reports from Hong Kong, where she says the government is stepping up measures to stop the … Read more Thailand sees biggest jump in coronavirus cases