Asia Covid19 

Coronavirus emergency lifted in six prefectures outside Tokyo region

Osaka/Tokyo – The coronavirus state of emergency was lifted in six prefectures outside the Tokyo region on Monday amid signs of an improvement in the infection situation, as concerns about a possible resurgence of COVID-19 cases lingers. The state of emergency was lifted in Aichi, Gifu, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo and Fukuoka prefectures a week earlier than the planned March 7 expiry date, after the six met conditions for an early exit. The four remaining prefectures — Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama — will await further signs of improvement. To exit…

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Australasia Covid19 

Australia coronavirus infection rate halved in past few days

Half as many Australians are catching coronavirus as a week ago with the borders, pubs, and restaurants shut, Scott Morrison claims.  The Prime Minister said the rate of virus infections was 25 to 30 per cent a day, but slowed to about 13-15 per cent in the past few days. ‘They are still strong rates of increase, there’s no doubt about that,’ he said on Sunday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a week ago the rate of virus infections was to 25 to 30 per cent a day, but slowed to about…

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Asia Covid19 

Plane carrying coronavirus medical supplies crashes and explodes into fireball

A plane carrying emergency medical supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic crashed during takeoff before exploding into a fireball.   The jet crashed at Manila International Airport in the Philippines and it is believed all eight people on board were killed. The flight was bound for Haneda, Japan. It had reportedly been chartered by the government and was carrying emergency supplies to the country as it battles against the spread of coronavirus. Footage from the crash scene showed huge flames as emergency services were scrambled, reports the Daily Star. Thick plumes…

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