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.
The government arrested four members of the dissolved opposition party for sharing information about coronavirus, according to Human Rights Watch.
Currently, there are no approved medicines or preventive vaccines targeting the novel coronavirus, with most patients receiving only supportive care, such as help with their breathing.
There is increasing scepticism about claims of zero cases in under-developed Myanmar and Laos where many of the labourers come from, as fears grow for their weak health care systems and fragile economies.
The TraceTogether app will work by exchanging short distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other participating users in close proximity of two metres.
Engineering team in Thailand is racing to build more "ninjas" – known as such because of their matte black exterior – for another 10 hospitals around the country.
The experience of battling the 2003 SARS outbreak has helped East Asian countries to develop more effective strategies in containing the coronavirus pandemic.
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