Category: Health

Myanmar Workers Leave China Without Pay, Fearing Virus

Migrant workers returning to Myanmar from China’s Yunnan province because of coronavirus fears are walking away from their jobs without receiving the pay owed to them, as their Chinese employers try to discourage them from leaving, sources say.

Nearly 1,000 …

Posted in Health February 5, 2020

Expansion of US Travel Restrictions Explained

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump added six countries to his administration’s travel ban on Jan. 31 � Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar (Burma), Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania and Sudan.

The amended executive order, which takes effect Feb. 21, still maintains restrictions on some …

Posted in Health February 3, 2020

First Coronavirus Death Reported Outside China

A man in the Philippines died of the Coronavirus Sunday, marking the first death from the virus outside of China.

Chinese officials in central Hubei province, where the outbreak began, said Saturday at least 304 people have died and more …

Posted in Health February 2, 2020

New Tech Could Make Coronavirus Vaccine in Record Time

A vaccine against the new Wuhan coronavirus may start testing in as little as three months, according to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci.

That’s fast.

It took 20 months before a vaccine against severe acute …

Posted in Health February 1, 2020

Foreign Students on Lockdown Live in Fear in Wuhan

WASHINGTON – For the foreign students on lockdown in China where a deadly flulike coronavirus has emerged, days are marked by fear, frustration and boredom.

I wear a mask all the time, said Redwan Mohamed Nur, an accounting student who …

Posted in Health January 30, 2020

Laos Sentences Eight Members of Mr. X Drug Ring to Death

Authorities in Laos last week sentenced eight people to death for their roles in connection with the major Southeast Asian drug ring run by drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpha, better known as Mr. X.

Fourteen others connected with the ring were …

Posted in Health January 27, 2020