AIIB donates US$1 mln worth of medical supplies to help China contain epidemic

AIIB donates US$1 mln worth of medical supplies to help China contain epidemic

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said Monday (February 24) that it is contributing US$1 million worth of medical supplies to help China's battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic. (3 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: February 24

  Feb 24, 2020 10:22:49
Five suspected southern insurgents were shot dead by security forces on a mountain in Thailand's restive south. The clash took place in the southern border province of Narathiwat on Sunday (February 23). 

27th ASEAN – New Zealand Dialogue takes place in Cambodia

  Feb 23, 2020 13:16:07
NDO/VNA – The 27th ASEAN – New Zealand Dialogue took place on February 20-21 in Cambodia, focusing on commitments to further deepening bilateral strategic partnership in 2020. 

World News in Brief: February 23

  Feb 23, 2020 12:39:37
Myanmar's Yangon Region Investment Committee (YRIC) recently approved 16 foreign investment businesses for the region, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) late Saturday. A total of US$28.507 million of foreign investments from China, Seychelles and Estonia as well as MMK3 billion (US$2 million) from one local enterprise engaged the region's manufacturing sector and other services, creating over 8,900 job opportunities for local citizens. 

China reports 648 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, 97 new deaths

  Feb 23, 2020 12:39:18
Chinese health authority Sunday (February 23) said it received reports of 648 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 97 deaths on Saturday (February 22) from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. 

2,700 Turkish military vehicles enter Syria in 19 days

  Feb 22, 2020 23:12:31
As many as 2,700 Turkish military vehicles have been sent into Syria over the past 19 days, as part of the Turkish tactic to send military equipment in Idlib province in northwestern Syria and the northern province of Aleppo, a war monitor reported Saturday (February 22). 

WHO warns window of opportunity to contain global spread of COVID-19 narrowing

  Feb 22, 2020 22:23:35
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday (February 21) that the window of opportunity to contain wider worldwide spread of the COVID-19 epidemic is narrowing, urging the international community to act quickly before it completely closes. 

World News in Brief: February 22

  Feb 22, 2020 14:48:23
The Republic of Korea (RoK) confirmed 142 more cases of the COVID-19 on Saturday, raising the total number of infections to 346. Of the new patients, 131 were residents in Daegu, about 300 km southeast of the capital Seoul, and its surrounding North Gyeongsang province. Health authorities kept the four-tier virus alert at the second-highest "orange" level, vowing to take measures with an urgency corresponding to the highest "red" level. 

China's Hubei reports 366 new coronavirus cases

  Feb 22, 2020 14:48:07
Hubei Province, center of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 366 new confirmed cases and 106 new deaths on Friday (February 21), the provincial health commission said Saturday (February 22). 

Saudi-led coalition says intercepts missiles fired by Houthi militia

  Feb 21, 2020 15:41:23
Saudi-led coalition announced Friday (February 21) it intercepted several ballistic missiles launched by Houthi militia towards Saudi cities, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 

World News in Brief: February 21

  Feb 21, 2020 11:55:11
The Republic of Korea (RoK) on Friday (February 21) confirmed 52 more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of infections to 156. Since January 3, the country has tested more than 14,000 people, among whom 11,953 tested negative for the COVID-19 virus and 2,707 were being checked. 

China races to develop vaccines against coronavirus: official

  Feb 21, 2020 11:54:58
Chinese scientists are racing to develop vaccines against the novel coronavirus by adopting five technological approaches, a senior National Health Commission official said Friday (February 21). 

ASEAN, China enhance cooperation in response to COVID-19

  Feb 20, 2020 20:58:29
NDO/VNA – A special meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) and a special conference of ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers on cooperation in responding to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) took place in Vientiane, Laos, on February 20. 

ASEAN foreign ministers talk COVID-19 fight

  Feb 20, 2020 17:39:20
NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attended a special meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) in Vientiane, Laos on February 20. 

Indonesia plans to impose tax on sugary beverages

  Feb 20, 2020 14:49:46
Indonesia is planning to impose excise tax on sugary and artificially sweetened beverages for their linkage to health risks, including diabetes and obesity, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said during a meeting with members of the country's House of Representatives here on February 19.