South Korean officials are working to keep more than a thousand people displaced by flooding safe and healthy with anti-coronavirus measures in place at crowded shelters as the government weighed declaring disaster zones on Wednesday.
Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) could be preparing for hard days as expectations rise for prolonged demand destruction caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But will the bloc be able to save the dwindling oil industry as majors report historic losses?
Iran’s Health Ministry on Sunday expressed concern over the high number of new infections from the coronavirus in some provinces after it reported the country’s highest single-day coronavirus infection count in nearly a month.
After 23 days in quarantine in Uganda — far longer than required — Jimmy Spire Ssentongo walked free in part because of a cartoon he drew. It showed a bound prisoner begging for liberation after multiple negative tests, while a health minister demanded to know where he was hiding the virus.
Researchers raised fears that "systematic racism" in the provision of protective equipment was putting minority health workers at greater risk, as a study showed higher coronavirus infection rates among British and American medical staff.