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Canada, Australia withdraw from Tokyo 2020 as organisers ponder postponement

Canada and Australia said they would not be sending athletes to the Tokyo Olympics if the Games went ahead as scheduled this year as pressure on organisers to postpone because of the coronavirus pandemic reached fever pitch on Monday.

Australian coronavirus cases spike, cruise with sick passengers denied entry

China sees drop in new coronavirus cases; all of them imported

Missile tests and meetings: North Korea signals confidence in face of coronavirus

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'Optimistic' Merkel not infected with coronavirus, chief of staff says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel only had brief contact with a doctor who later tested positive for coronavirus so there is a good chance she is not infected, her chief of staff said late on Sunday.

Germany's infection curve could be flattening off, public health chief says

There are signs that the exponential upwards curve in new coronavirus infections in Germany is flattening off for the first time thanks to social distancing measures in force, the head of the country's public health institute said on Monday.

Ireland likely to give further recommendations on public spaces

Ireland's national public health emergency team is likely to recommend measures to government on Tuesday on how to implement social distancing in public spaces to battle the spread of coronavirus, Health Minister Simon Harris said.

Coronavirus provides unexpected boost for Kenyan fishermen

福利网站The coronavirus pandemic has handed Kenyan fishermen an unexpected boon - a rush of customers who now shun imported Chinese frozen fillets in favour of freshly caught fish from Lake Victoria.

Weeks after Thai soldier kills 29, Amnesty report describes conscript abuses

福利网站Thai military conscripts face widespread violence and sexual assaults, Amnesty International said in a report on Monday, calling the abuse institutionalized and systematically hushed up by the hierarchy.

Singapore to unveil new coronavirus relief packages on Thursday

福利网站Singapore will unveil new support measures for workers, businesses and households in response to the coronavirus pandemic on March 26, the finance ministry said on Monday.

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SE Asia Stocks-Tumble as curbs to fight virus take economic toll, spark recession fears

Southeast Asian stock markets witnessed heavy selling on Monday as the economic impact from lockdowns and travel curbs, meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, fuelled fears of a likely recession. Amid the rising tide of lockdowns, governments have announced stimulus pack

MORNING BID-On the edge again

UPDATE 1-London stocks slide as lockdown hits