Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak In Asia — News Updates March 8, 2020

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Reuters: South Korea calls for ‘concessions, consideration and cooperation’ as coronavirus spreads

SEOUL (Reuters) – The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea rose again on Sunday, albeit at a slightly lower rate than previous days, as officials called for the public to cooperate in new rationing policies for face masks.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 93 new coronavirus cases from late Saturday, for a total of 7,134 in the country.

The increase in cases was lower than the same period a day before, though health officials have warned that numbers could fluctuate as more tests are processed.

South Korea has conducted one of the most ambitious coronavirus testing programs in the world, with thousands of people being tested every day.


Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak In Asia — News Updates March 8, 2020

South Korea to ration face masks as coronavirus cases rise — SCMP/Reuters
Coronavirus: China sees lowest number of cases within single day since count began — AP
No time to relax in Wuhan’s coronavirus battle, top Chinese law enforcer says — SCMP
Four die at collapsed China quarantine site; virus spread slows ex-Wuhan — Reuters
People at centre of China’s virus outbreak say time to end lockdown — France 24
Shanghai tightens airport checks as imported virus infections in China jump — Reuters
China virus fight sparks outcry over female frontline staff — AFP
27 countries and regions restrict entry from Japan over coronavirus crisis — Japan Times
Coronavirus update: Two Australian Defence Force personnel infected by COVID-19 as Australian cases continue to climb — ABC News Online
Asia-Pacific economies face $292b hit from coronavirus; Singapore among most exposed: S&P — AFP
10 lessons from Asia on how to live with a coronavirus outbreak — Jessie Yeung, CNN

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