Mainland China reports 327 new cases, the lowest since January 23, taking its tally to more than 78,800 cases with almost 2,800 deaths. Meanwhile, WHO says outbreak "getting bigger," warns of spread worldwide.
Beijing reports 433 more cases of new coronavirus and a total of 2,744 deaths, while Australian PM Scott Morrison says the world is about to be gripped by "a pandemic of coronavirus."
Scientists race to find a treatment, crews scrub everything from money to buses, and quarantines are being enforced from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to an uninhabited island in the Pacific as the world fights the spread of the coronavirus.
US military statement says a 23-year-old soldier is in self-quarantine at his off-base residence adding that he had been based in Camp Carroll in a town near Daegu, and visited both Carroll and nearby Camp Walker in recent days.
A surge of infections in South Korea and Italy, and an alarming rise in the death toll in Iran over the weekend, triggered steep falls in Asian share markets and Wall Street stock futures on Monday as investors fled to safe havens such as gold.
Outbreak in Iran centers on holy city of Qom, where officials say travellers from China brought new coronavirus infecting 43 people so far. Meanwhile, Iran's neighbours close land and air traffic with it over jump in infection cases.
More than half the additional cases were found to be linked to a Shincheonji Church of Jesus congregation in the southeastern city of Daegu.
"Can we get 'Gone With the Wind' back, please?" he said to thousands of supporters, referring to the film about the Civil War-era South that won the best-picture Oscar 80 years ago.
The country has reported a sharp rise in infections, pushing the total number of confirmed cases to 104.
Five times a week, Lee So-jeong is beamed into living rooms across the country for the "News 9" bulletin. South Korea's broadcasts have a formula: a male anchor for the day's major developments, followed by a younger female anchor for lighter items.
Turkish white goods producer Arcelik claimed that LG Electronics used the firm's washing machine technology, named 'Direct Drive', in its devices under another name – '6 motion' which is unlicensed.
‘Parasite’, a South Korean film, has won four Oscars –– the most for this year, including Best Picture. This has people wondering whether Hollywood is finally less insular, or if there is still a long way to go.
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