05 May 2020 Security News
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- Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report - 106 WHO 05 May 2020
- Success in fighting COVID-19 depends on equal protection of everyone: WHO chief People's Daily 05 May 2020 -- World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that the ultimate measure of success in fighting COVID-19 will not be how fast the tools are developed but how equally they can be distributed.
- Live COVID-19 updates: Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 250,000 People's Daily 05 May 2020 -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
- White House to Wind Down Coronavirus Task Force VOA 05 May 2020 -- The White House is planning to terminate its coronavirus task force despite the continued spread of the COVID-19 infection in the United States and a growing death toll from the disease.
- White House Coronavirus Task Force Could Wind Down by Memorial Day - Pence Sputnik 05 May 2020 -- Vice President Mike Pence said the White House Coronavirus Task Force could be disbanded by Memorial Day, or as early as the next three weeks as the US economy reopens and activity transitions to normal, according to a press pool report.
- Remarks by President Trump at Honeywell International Inc. Mask Production Facility | Phoenix, AZ The White House 05 May 2020
- Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo on Reopening Economies Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: 'The Fundamental Question Which We're Not Articulating is How Much is a Human Life Worth?' New York State 05 May 2020
- Rush Transcript: Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Collaboration with Gates Foundation to Develop a Blueprint to Reimagine Education in the New Normal New York State 05 May 2020
- Wisconsin Guard conducts mobile testing around state Army News 05 May 2020 -- Eleven specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard are supporting state and local health departments to increase COVID-19 testing across Wisconsin.
- Defense Department Senior Leaders Brief Reporters on DOD Efforts Regarding COVID-19 DoD 05 May 2020 -- Secretary Of Defense Mark T. Esper; Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley
- New York Sees Rare Syndrome Affecting Some Kids With Coronavirus VOA 05 May 2020 -- New York City's health commissioner said Tuesday that a number of children who had the coronavirus have also developed a rare condition known as Kawasaki disease.
- Trump Vows to Restore US Economy Battered by COVID VOA 05 May 2020 -- U.S. President Donald Trump declared Tuesday he would restore the U.S. economy devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
- US COVID-19 Death Toll Exceeds 70,000 - Johns Hopkins University Sputnik 05 May 2020 -- The United States leads the world in the number of reported COVID-19 deaths and confirmed cases. There are more than 3.6 million COVID-19 cases worldwide and more than 253,000 deaths, according to the data.
- Leading US Immunologist Fauci Dismisses Trump's Claim that Coronavirus Has 'Artificial' Origins Sputnik 05 May 2020 -- Despite preliminary conclusions from the US National Intelligence director's office that the coronavirus was not "genetically modified" in a Wuhan laboratory, President Donald Trump continues to maintain that the infection was manmade - in stark contrast to the opinions of some White House officials.
- Trump Promises US Will Report on Virus' Origin Soon Sputnik 05 May 2020 -- Earlier, Trump and members of his administration claimed they had evidence that the coronavirus was deliberately released from a laboratory in Wuhan. Beijing has strongly rejected the allegations.
- Influential COVID-19 model projects over 134,000 deaths in U.S. by early August People's Daily 05 May 2020 -- An influential COVID-19 model produced by the University of Washington revised its projections on Monday, estimating over 134,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States through August.
- U.S. COVID-19 death toll rises by 1,015 in 24 hours, lowest in a month: Johns Hopkins People's Daily 05 May 2020 -- The COVID-19 death toll in the United States rose by 1,015 in the past 24 hours, the lowest one-day figure in a month, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University showed on Monday.
- U.S. state of California to begin reopening this week People's Daily 05 May 2020 -- California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that the most populous U.S. state will enter into the second stage of COVID-19 recovery at the end of this week, allowing some retail businesses to reopen with modifications.
- CDC official says US missed chances to curb contagion People's Daily 05 May 2020 -- The US government reacted too slowly to contain the COVID-19 pandemic as the virus was spreading from Europe, which led to the surge of infections and deaths in the country, a top official at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
- COVID-19 will start killing about 3,000 Americans daily: Report Press TV 05 May 2020 -- A sharp rise in the death toll from the novel coronavirus is expected in the United States as the President Donald Trump presses states to reopen the country.
- 'Highly Unlikely': 'Five Eyes' Reportedly at Odds With US Over Speculation on COVID-19 Lab Origin Sputnik 05 May 2020 -- Washington has been ramping up accusations against China amid the COVID-19 pandemic, claiming Beijing covered up the initial outbreak of the virus, tampered with death toll numbers and that the virus accidentally escaped a laboratory in Wuhan, where the outbreak started in December 2019.
- Washington State Research Institute Projects Coronavirus May Kill Over 130,000 in US Sputnik 05 May 2020 -- A Seattle-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) said it projects over 130,000 coronavirus fatalities in the United States through August, nearly doubling the current death score.
- Briefing With Dr. William Walters, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Operations, Bureau of Medical Services, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ian Brownlee, Bureau of Consular Affairs On COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad US Dept. of State 05 May 2020
- Air Force update for COVID-19 US Air Force 05 May 2020
- US Defense Chief Frets Economic Damage of COVID-19 Could Shrink Pentagon Budget Sputnik 05 May 2020 -- If a poor economy forces budget cuts in the near future, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has picked out "dozens" of legacy programs to trim instead of risking the Pentagon's sweeping modernization programs, he said on Monday.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 05 May 2020
- Pentagon Does Not Know Where COVID-19 Originated - Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Sputnik 05 May 2020 -- The US Department of Defence "does not know" where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) originated, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mark Milley, told reporters on Tuesday.
- Top US general: We don't know if coronavirus emerged from Chinese lab Press TV 05 May 2020 -- A top US general says it is still unknown whether the coronavirus emerged from a wet market in China, a laboratory or some other location, but reaffirmed the US view that it was probably not man-made.
- WHO, intel reject Trump, Pompeo's claim COVID-19 came from Wuhan lab Press TV 05 May 2020 -- The World Health Organization says the US has provided no evidence to support US President Donald Trump's claim that the coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab.
- China's Hubei reports no increase in COVID-19 cases for 31 consecutive days People's Daily 05 May 2020 -- No newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported in central China's Hubei Province for Monday, the provincial health commission said Tuesday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 05 May 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Tuesday that no new domestically transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported on the Chinese mainland for Monday.
- China's Heilongjiang reports no new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 05 May 2020 -- No newly confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province for Monday, the provincial health commission said Tuesday.
- City in S China's Guangdong reports discharged COVID-19 patient tested positive, putting 31 in quarantine Global Times 05 May 2020 -- Local authorities in Maoming, a city in South China's Guangdong Province, tracked down 31 close contacts of a recovered coronavirus patient who had tested positive again last Thursday, and 26 of them returned negative test results, the local government said on Tuesday.
- 87 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland Global Times 05 May 2020 -- Eighty-seven patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were discharged from hospitals after recovery Monday on the Chinese mainland, according to the National Health Commission Tuesday.
- China to expand COVID-19 cooperation special fund, says envoy at global pledging event Global Times 05 May 2020 -- China will take further steps, including expanding the special fund on COVID-19 cooperation as necessary and considering donating to the United Nations Global Humanitarian Response Plan, to strengthen global cooperation and defeat the pandemic at an early date, a Chinese envoy said at the Coronavirus Global Response pledging event Monday.
- China warned to prepare for armed confrontation with US over virus backlash Press TV 05 May 2020 -- An internal report has warned Chinese leaders of the possibility of a military confrontation with the United States as tensions grow with Washington over accusations that Beijing has mishandled the new coronavirus outbreak.
- WHO: Paris Hospital's Discovery of COVID-19 Case From December 'Not Surprising' Sputnik 05 May 2020 -- According to a spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO), France's recent announcement of a Paris hospital's treatment of a patient with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus on December 27 is understandable, considering when symptoms of the disease appeared in China.
- Apolitical scientific tracing of virus urged after earlier cases found in France Global Times 05 May 2020 -- Chinese experts urged international communities and regions to carry out apolitical scientific research to trace the origin of the virus, rather than passing the buck to China for political purposes as some countries including France and the US have reportedly discovered COVID-19 cases that occurred earlier than the first cases they previously reported and showed no direct relation with China.
- France's Macron Addresses Fears About Schools Reopening Next Week VOA 05 May 2020 -- French President Emmanuel Macron sought to ease the fears of parents, school districts and some 300 French cities Tuesday about his decision to reopen the nation's schools next week.
- Germany Reports Continued Drop in New COVID-19 Cases VOA 05 May 2020 -- The head of Germany's disease control institute said Tuesday the rate of new COVID-19 infections in that country continues to drop but says a second – or even third wave of infections is likely.
- Greece reports 6 new COVID-19 cases, one new death Global Times 05 May 2020 -- A day before the lift of the lockdown measures in Greece, the Health Ministry reported on Sunday six new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 2,626 in the country since Feb. 26 when the first case was registered.
- Italy enters new phase after lockdown, as coronavirus claims over 29,000 lives Global Times 05 May 2020 -- The coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 29,000 lives in Italy, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries to 211,938 as of Monday, according to the latest data released by the country's Civil Protection Department.
- Italy enters new phase after lockdown, as coronavirus claims over 29,000 lives People's Daily 05 May 2020 -- The coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 29,000 lives in Italy, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries to 211,938 as of Monday, according to the latest data released by the country's Civil Protection Department.
- Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 5 May 2020 UK FCO 05 May 2020 -- Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 5 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- UK COVID-19 death toll rises above 32,000 SPA 05 May 2020 -- More than 32,000 people in the United Kingdom have died with suspected COVID-19, the highest official toll yet reported in Europe, according to data published on Tuesday.
- How Did A Bosnian Raspberry Farm Get A State Contract To Acquire 100 Ventilators? RFE/RL 05 May 2020 -- State prosecutors in Bosnia-Herzegovina are investigating a multimillion-dollar deal to import dozens of Chinese ventilators to fight COVID-19 as questions swirl over how a local TV presenter's raspberry farm got picked for the job.
- Varying COVID Guidelines Complicate Reopening of European Tourism Sector VOA 05 May 2020 -- Europe's tourism sector has lost out on weeks of revenue because of the coronavirus lockdown. Now that countries are planning to gradually reopen, potential tourists are facing different rules and safety guidelines across the continent.
- Updates on COVID-19 India PIB 05 May 2020
- GoM reviews current status, preparedness and actions for management of COVID-19 India PIB 05 May 2020 -- Dr. Harsh Vardhan emphasizes that use of technology is integral for the containment strategy forCOVID-19
- Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh reviews contribution of NCC in nation's fight against COVID-19 India PIB 05 May 2020 -- Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh today reviewed the contribution of National Cadet Corps (NCC) in preventing the spread of COVID-19 through a video conference. This is the first ever such conference in which Raksha Mantri has directly interacted with 17 NCC Directorates located all over the country. Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra, DG NCC and Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary also participated in the conference.
- Indian Navy launches Operation "Samudra Setu" India PIB 05 May 2020 -- Indian Navy has launched Operation "Samudra Setu" - meaning "Sea Bridge", as a part of national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas. Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa and Magar are presently enroute to the port of Malè, Republic of Maldives to commence evacuation operations from 08 May 2020 as part of Phase-1.
- India to bring millions of stranded citizens home amid coronavirus pandemic Press TV 05 May 2020 -- India will deploy commercial jets, military transport planes and naval warships to bring back millions of citizens who were stranded when COVID-19-related travel restrictions were imposed by several countries worldwide.
- Indian gov't to facilitate return of nationals stranded abroad Global Times 05 May 2020 -- The Indian government announced it would initiate the process of bringing back citizens stranded abroad in the next two days in a phased manner, officials said Tuesday.
- India Sends Naval Ships, Aircraft to Conduct Massive COVID-19 Evacuation From Persian Gulf, Maldives Sputnik 05 May 2020 -- India has been working closely with the Gulf states to repatriate its thousands of migrant labourers stranded abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- Coronavirus may have 2nd, 3rd peaks in Iran: Official IRNA 05 May 2020 -- The head of Iran's Health Ministry's Public Relations Office said on Tuesday that coronavirus epidemic has no clear future and may come back for the second and third peaks.
- Iran exports 1st COVID19 serology kits consignment to Germany IRNA 05 May 2020 -- The first shipment of the Iranian knowledge-based companies including COVID19 serology diagnostic kits and 40,000 items was exported to Germany on Tuesday.
- Official: 63 more Iranian COVID19 patients die over past 24 hours IRNA 05 May 2020 -- Head of Iran's Health Ministry's Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Tuesday that some 63 more Iranians died of coronavirus over the past 24 hours and that 80,475 people out of a total of 99,970 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered while unfortunately total number of deaths reached 6,340.
- Iran sends first batch of COVID-19 test kits to Germany Press TV 05 May 2020 -- An Iranian biomedicine company has supplied a large batch of coronavirus test kits to Germany amid reported surge in the production of the diagnostic tool in the country.
- Ministry of Interior Announces Provisions and Fines for Violators of Preventive Measures to Confront Coronavirus Pandemic SPA 05 May 2020 -- An official source of the Ministry of Interior stated that in implementation of the Royal Decree, which comes in line with the concern for the health and safety of the citizens and expatriates to prevent the outbreak of the new Coronavirus, and in fulfilment of everyone's commitment to implement the precautionary and preventive measures to confront this pandemic, the Ministry of Interior announces, to the attention of all citizens and expatriates, the following provisions and fines for violators of precautionary and preventive measures to confront the pandemic:
- COVID-19 Follow-up Committee Holds 76th Meeting SPA 05 May 2020 -- Under the chairmanship of Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, the COVID-19 Follow-up Committee held its 76th meeting today, in the presence of the members of the Committee representing a number of relevant governmental entities.
- Kingdom participates in Brussels Conference to face COVID-19 SPA 05 May 2020 -- As the holder of the G20 Presidency, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia co-led the Coronavirus Global Response conference which was held today to finance the development of a vaccine, treatment and diagnostic tools to be accessible to all with an affordable cost.
- Taiwan reports no new COVID-19 cases Tuesday; total remains 438 CNA 05 May 2020 -- Taiwan reported no new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, with the total number of confirmed cases remaining at 438, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Taiwan to donate 7 million more masks to countries worldwide CNA 05 May 2020 -- Taiwan will start a third round of mask donations soon, giving more than 7 million surgical face masks to countries around the world to help with their response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday.
- Nine of 129 returnees from Delhi tested for abnormal symptoms CNA 05 May 2020 -- Nine of the 129 passengers who returned to Taiwan early Tuesday after being stranded in India and Bangladesh because of the COVID-19 outbreak have been tested for the disease after reporting possible symptoms, immigration officials said.
- Coronavirus response: NATO supports practical scientific cooperation with Allies and partners to enhance COVID-19 diagnosis NATO 05 May 2020 -- NATO is launching a practical scientific project to develop new tools for a rapid and accurate diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
- US Study: New Coronavirus Strain Spreading Faster VOA 05 May 2020 -- A new study led by the U.S. government has found that a new strain of the novel coronavirus that is prevailing worldwide is spreading faster than earlier versions.
- Scientists Identify 'Alarming' COVID-19 Strain That Leaves Survivors With Higher Viral Loads Sputnik 05 May 2020 -- A new report published on April 30 on bioRxiv, a website where researchers share their work before it is reviewed by their peers, reveals that there is a new strain of the COVID-19 coronavirus that is more dominant and contagious than earlier varieties.
- COVID-19: UN teams step up efforts to protect rights in prisons, as revolts intensify worldwide UN News 05 May 2020 -- As senior UN officials spread the alarm over the rapid spread of COVID-19 through prisons – where physical distancing is nigh on impossible, and hygiene is often inadequate – UN Corrections, Justice and Human Rights teams are working to protect prison staff and detainees from the ravages of the virus.
- How will COVID-19 crisis change world economy? People's Daily 05 May 2020 -- The world has rarely seen, if ever, four market circuit breakers and negative oil prices during the same period, while numerous planes are grounded in some of the world's busiest airports and production has stopped in plants across the world.
- Lukashenka Wants World Leaders To Mark Victory Day In Minsk Amid Coronavirus RFE/RL 05 May 2020 -- Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has called on leaders of other countries to attend next week's military parade in Minsk marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.
- 'Who Will Do It, If We Don't?' Belarusians Step Up As President Plays Down COVID-19 Threat RFE/RL 05 May 2020 -- New books unveiled, exhibits held, and the Belarusian language taught. In normal times those would be some of the activities and events at the community center in Hrodna, Belarus -- a city close to the Polish border and 280 kilometers west of the capital, Minsk.
- Myanmar Political Parties Want Say on 2020 Election Timing Amid Coronavirus Fight Radio Free Asia 05 May 2020 -- Political parties in Myanmar have urged the Union Election Commission to consult them on whether to postpone the country's 2020 general election due to the coronavirus pandemic, party officials said Tuesday.
- Turkey confirms 1,614 new COVID-19 cases, 127,659 in total Global Times 05 May 2020 -- The Turkish health minister on Monday confirmed 1,614 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the country to 127,659.
- New Zealand extends state of emergency against COVID-19 Global Times 05 May 2020 -- New Zealand announced Tuesday that the State of National Emergency to support the COVID-19 response will be extended for a sixth time, for a further seven days.
- Australian PM joins funding for global COVID-19 vaccine research Global Times 05 May 2020 -- The Australian government has committed 352 million Australian dollars (about 226 million U.S. dollars) towards the global effort to fight COVID-19 and to find a vaccine.
- Several Canadian provinces start loosening COVID-19 lockdown restrictions Global Times 05 May 2020 -- Some provinces in Canada on Monday started easing some of their COVID-19 restrictions following a weekend over which thousands more cases were identified and hundreds more deaths reported.
- Govts. cautiously lifting lockdowns as COVID-19 deaths surpass quarter-of-a-million Press TV 05 May 2020 -- The world has started to cautiously reemerge from strict lockdowns and quarantines of the past few months, as deaths from the COVID-19 disease have surpassed a quarter of a million – 252,4800 – globally, and the global caseload now stands at 3,646,225, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
- COVID-19: WHO Mission To 'Coronavirus-Free' Turkmenistan Reportedly Canceled RFE/RL 05 May 2020 -- The global death toll from the coronavirus has risen above 250,000 with more than 3.6 million infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness.
- Morocco Reports 100 New Cases of COVID-19 SPA 05 May 2020 -- Morocco reported today 100 new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and one death. This brings the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 5153, and the death toll to 180, according to Morocco Press Agency (MAP).
- UAE Reports 462 New Cases of COVID-19 SPA 05 May 2020 -- The UAE Ministry of Health and Community Protection has reported 462 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) , bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 15,192.
- Oman Reports 98 New Cases of COVID-19 SPA 05 May 2020 -- The Omani Ministry of Health reported today 98 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Sultanate of Oman to 2,735.
- Israeli Government 'Forgot' to Approve Extension of Lockdown in Major Coronavirus Hotspot Sputnik 05 May 2020 -- Tel Aviv began a gradual easing of COVID-19 related lockdown measures in late April after managing to keep the country's total confirmed infection rate at just over 16,000, and a reported death rate of 237 coronavirus-related fatalities.
- Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits UN News 05 May 2020 -- Well over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions a new factor adding to people's vulnerability, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
- Pandemic Likely to Worsen West Africa's Looming Mass Hunger, WFP Warns VOA 05 May 2020 -- A recent U.N. assessment estimates more than 21 million people across West Africa will be short of food during the coming lean season between June and August when food stocks are at their lowest. U.N. officials report they will need urgent assistance from the international community to survive.
- African Countries Should Reopen Economies Gradually, Once Data Shows It's Safe, Experts Say VOA 05 May 2020 -- The World Health Organization, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Economic Forum have issued guidelines for African countries looking to reopen their economies after weeks of lockdown due to the coronavirus. Health authorities are concerned that opening up too quickly could trigger a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases on the continent.
- UN in Malawi Launches Emergency Appeal for COVID-19 Response VOA 05 May 2020 -- The United Nations has launched an emergency appeal in Malawi, one of Africa's poorest nations, for funding to help the country cope with the coronavirus.
- Kenya Records Highest Single-Day COVID Case Spike VOA 05 May 2020 -- Kenya's Heath Ministry says 45 new coronavirus cases have been reported in a single day as the nation takes steps to stop the infection from spreading.
- Sierra Leone President Tests Negative for COVID-19 After Self Isolation VOA 05 May 2020 -- Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio says he is healthy and determined to fight the COVID-19 pandemic after announcing on twitter he tested negative for the virus following a 15-day self-isolation.
- Virus Surge Among Migrants Highlights Singapore's Two-track Economy VOA 05 May 2020 -- It's a side of Singapore not often seen: Colorful T-shirts hang from the bunks, or from rods attached to the beds as makeshift closets. The taupe colored walls of the dorm room are bare, except for the occasional fan jutting out.
- Chinese Railway Workers Are Put Under Quarantine Upon Return to Laos Radio Free Asia 05 May 2020 -- Chinese laborers working on a high-speed rail line connecting landlocked Laos with its northern neighbor China are being allowed to re-enter Laos if they go into quarantine to address COVID-19 concerns which have kept the country's border closed to others, Lao sources say.
- China donates medical equipment, accessories to Myanmar's COVID-19 testing laboratory PLA Daily 05 May 2020 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Monday donated medical equipment and accessories to a newly-built laboratory of Myanmar's military hospital for testing COVID-19.
- 11 more COVID-19 cases cured in Vietnam Global Times 05 May 2020 -- As many as 11 more patients in Vietnam have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total cured patients in the country to 232, according to its Ministry of Health on Tuesday.
- Confirmed COVID-19 cases keeps mounting in Asia-Pacific, Japan extends state of emergency until May 31 People's Daily 05 May 2020 -- Asia-Pacific countries are still on high alert of the COVID-19 pandemic as Japan extended a state of emergency Monday to curb the virus, and a steep upward trend of daily cases has been shown in Bangladesh.
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