Human rights groups estimate Myanmar’s overcrowded prisons hold 92,000 people, including those awaiting trial.
President Duterte has repeatedly threatened to impose military rule in the Philippines where the mere words evoke the worst rights abuses of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship.
Authorities have targeted several phases of ramped-up testing, starting on Tuesday with 8,000 people working at or admitted to Manila hospitals that were treating patients of Covid-19.
After four years in power, the government of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has done little to change the country’s legal framework, the London-based rights organisation said.
Malaysian scientists have created a barrel-shaped robot on wheels that they hope will make the rounds on hospital wards to check on coronavirus patients, reducing health workers' risk of infection.
When Maryati Dimursi heard from friends working in hospitals that they don't have enough proper protective gear when dealing with suspected Covid-19 patients, she listened, and then she acted.
The group, including 152 men, 45 women, and five children, has been detained at coastguard's Kedah state headquarters, Malaysian maritime enforcement agency says.
The amount of burials in March 2020 is at least 40 percent higher than any other month in the past two years, while only 90 deaths have been reported as a result of coronavirus-related complications.
Eighteen ambassadors to Myanmar –– including from the United States, Britain and Turkey –– issued a joint statement on Wednesday, saying they were "deeply concerned," and called for an end to fighting in the country.
Growing racism against Asian communities following the coronavirus pandemic has brought some right-thinking people together to support the victims of racial abuse and to empathise with people regardless of their identity.
The Lion Air plane was bound from Manila to Haneda, Japan, and burst into flames at the end of the runway at around 1200 GMT, Manila's main airport said.
The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.8 quake just before midnight Saturday was centered 64 kilometers northwest of Central Sulawesi province's Pendolo town, at a depth of 10 kilometers.
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