Category: Health

ASEAN Summit in Vietnam Postponed Until end-June Over Coronavirus

HANOI – A summit of Southeast Asian and other international leaders scheduled in Vietnam early next month has been postponed until end-June due to worries about coronavirus, Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan …

Posted in Health March 19, 2020

Doctors: Coronavirus Outbreak Among Refugees Would Be Catastrophic

LONDON – Doctors are warning that any outbreak of the coronavirus in refugee communities would have a devastating impact. The United Nations estimates there are more than 30 million refugees worldwide, many living in conditions that are ideal for transmission …

Posted in Health March 19, 2020

On the Frontlines: Preventing Coronavirus in Cox’s Bazar

COVID-19 continues to sweep global news headlines, with updates each hour informing us of the latest number of reported cases and quarantine measures. Everywhere you turn, people are stocking up on essentials, working remotely, or even on lockdown. In fact, …

Posted in Health March 17, 2020

Myanmar Denials Define COVID-19 Response

In a world beset by the coronavirus pandemic, denial is becoming an increasingly rare commodity – but don’t tell that to Myanmar’s government, which still claims there are no cases of COVID-19 in the country.

Astonishingly, government spokesperson Zaw Htay …

Posted in Health March 17, 2020

Chinese Diplomat Accuses US of Spreading Coronavirus

Tensions between the U.S. and China may re-escalate after officials of both countries hurled verbal attacks at each other about the origin of the coronavirus, observers say.

In his Thursday tweets, Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson of China’s Ministry of Foreign …

Posted in Health March 14, 2020