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The Latest: South Korea to tighten border to slow virus  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
South Korea plans to take further steps to tighten border controls to slow coronavirus infections imported from abroad as outbreaks worsen in Europe and the United States more
The Latest: UN leader encouraged by ceasefires amid virus  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
 U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is welcoming calls by some groups for an immediate ceasefire to tackle the coronavirus pandemic more
The Latest: UN calls for stop to hostilities in Libya  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The U.N. Security Council is expressing concern at the possible impact of the coronavirus pandemic in war-torn Libya and is calling on the warring parties to stop fighting... more
Possible coronavirus drug identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study has shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world can kill the virus within 48 hours. Scientists found that a single dose of the drug, Ivermectin, could stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture.... more
The Latest: Greece's Orthodox Church won't stop communion  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Greece’s powerful Orthodox Church has rejected calls to stop communion that has been identified a risk for spreading the coronavirus, Instead, priests have been instructed nationwide to pray against the spread of... more
NKorea's Kim admits troubled medical system amid virus fears  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un admitted the country lacked modern medical facilities in a rare assessment of its system and said improving its health care was “crucial” as... more
Virus cluster around Seoul call center raises S. Korea alarm  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A virus cluster connected to a call center has raised alarms that South Korea's outbreak has gained a foothold around the capital more
Calls mount to close Grand Canyon after resident gets virus  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Calls are mounting for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after a resident of the iconic park tested positive for the coronavirus and has been... more
The Latest: Dutch leader shakes hands after saying not to  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called on citizens of the Netherlands to stop shaking hands to prevent spreading the new coronavirus and then -- oops more
The Latest: South Korea sees fewest virus cases since Feb 21  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
South Korea has reported 76 additional cases of the new coronavirus over the past 24 hours, the lowest daily increase in new infections since Feb. 21 more
The Latest: Israel closes restaurants, malls to stop virus  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that the nation's restaurants and places of entertainment will be closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus more
South Korea: North Korea fires 2 presumed missiles into sea  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
North Korea has fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea as it continues to expand military capabilities amid a standstill in nuclear negotiations with the Trump... more
Navy leader calls fired carrier captain 'naive' or 'stupid'  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly says the captain of the COVID-stricken aircraft carrier who was fired last week had betrayed his service and may have been “too naive or too... more
Daily life near a standstill as nations try to halt pandemic  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Meeting with friends, dining out, worshiping and other daily routines have nearly halted as nations take drastic steps to try to stop the coronavirus pandemic more
BU creates COVID-19 US state policy database to track steps taken to slow the pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Researchers and students at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) have created a COVID-19 US state... more
Supercomputer helps in tracking East Africa locust outbreak  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A supercomputer is boosting efforts in East Africa to control a locust outbreak that raises what the U.N. food agency calls "an unprecedented threat" to the region's food security. more
The Latest: Second US solder in South Korea tests positive  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A U.S. soldier stationed at a camp near Seoul has tested positive for the coronavirus, making her the second case among U.S. servicemembers in South Korea more
The Latest: South Korea raises testing of European arrivals  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
South Korea says it tested more than 1,440 passengers arriving from Europe for the coronavirus as the country tightens border controls to prevent the illness from re-entering from the West more
N Korea test fires missiles; Seoul slams it as inappropriate  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
North Korea has fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea as it continues to expand military capabilities amid a standstill in nuclear negotiations with the Trump... more
The Latest: Spain becomes 4th most virus-infected nation  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Spain has become the fourth most virus-infected country in the world, surpassing South Korea with a sharp curve of COVID-19 contagion more
The Latest: European airports slammed by virus travel cuts  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Europe's airports say they expect 187 million fewer passengers this year due to the virus outbreak, which is “turning into a shock of unprecedented proportions for our industry.” more
The Latest: North Korea releases thousands from quarantine  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
North Korea says it released thousands of people from quarantine, including all but three foreigners, while maintaining a tough campaign to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the country more
The Latest: South Korea to quarantine some arriving from USA  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
South Korea says it will enforce 14-day quarantines on South Korean nationals and foreigners with long-term stay visas arriving from the United States starting Friday more
The Latest: Japan, China, South Korea leaders to share info  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Foreign ministers from Japan, China and South Korea held a video conference Friday and agreed to continue cooperating in their effort to fight against the coronavirus outbreak more
US nears China's virus death toll as New York calls for help  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The mounting death toll from the virus outbreak in the United States has it poised to overtake China's grim tally of 3,300 deaths, with... more
Will heat stop the spread of new virus? No one really knows  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
As outbreaks of the new virus that first emerged in China spread to more than 100 countries, one of the biggest unanswered questions is... more
The Latest: South Korea reports 147 new coronavirus cases  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
South Korea has reported 147 new infections of the coronavirus and eight more deaths more
Scramble to prepare hospitals; pope calls for virus prayer  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Italy, Iran and the United States reported soaring new death tolls as the coronavirus pandemic marched relentlessly across the globe more
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