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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
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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
The Latest: Ohio reducing jail populations to fight virus  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Officials are taking steps to reduce jail populations in Ohio's most populous counties as they work to prevent the spread of the coronavirus 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
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
Flatter or fight? Governors seeking help must navigate Trump  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Amid an unprecedented public health crisis, the nation’s governors are trying to get what they need from the federal government, and get it fast 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
Our oceans are suffering, but we can rebuild marine life  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
It's not too late to rescue global marine life, according to a study outlining the steps needed for marine ecosystems to recover from damage by 2050. The study... 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
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
Apple temporarily shuts stores worldwide to fight virus  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the tech giant’s retail operation outside of China is going online-only for two weeks as part of efforts to fight the global viral pandemic more
New anti-COVID-19 system could potentially fight other viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has sparked many research projects to meet the challenge of the virus and come up with measures to fight its activity. A new study published in the journal... more
The Latest: WHO chief talks use of face masks in virus fight  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The World Health Organization is citing “some evidence” that wearing face masks — if used improperly — could actually do more harm than good... 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
Volunteers fight virus by testing new experimental vaccine  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The first people to roll up their sleeves to receive an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus say they were inspired to help because they wanted to do more to fight the disease... more
Apple temporarily shuts stores outside China to fight virus  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the tech giant’s retail operation outside of China is going online-only for two weeks as part of efforts to fight the global viral pandemic 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: NY sends National Guard in to help fight virus  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
New York's governor is sending the National Guard into a New York suburb to help fight what appears to be the nation's biggest known cluster of... more
Hungary imposes new taxes on retail chains and banks  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The Hungarian government says it will impose new taxes on multinational retail chains and banks to boost state budget revenues needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic more
The Latest: France's Macron turns to military to fight virus  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
President Emmanuel Macron has launched a special military operation to help fight the new coronavirus in France, one of the world’s hardest-hit countries 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
Hezbollah shifts attention from Syria fight to battle virus  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Lebanon's Hezbollah group has mobilized the organizational might it once deployed to fight Israel or in Syria's civil war to battle the spread of the novel 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: 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
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
States scramble to arrange child care for essential workers  ABC NEWS · 1 week
With schools and many day care centers closed, states, local governments and philanthropists are scrambling to free up parents who are medical workers, emergency responders and others needed on the... more
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