Daily Archives: March 7, 2020

China Rejects Report It Fired Laser at US Navy Plane

BEIJING - China's Defense Ministry says a report one of its navy ships fired a laser last month at a U.S. Navy surveillance plane circling overhead does not accord with reality. The report last month was the

First Case of Virus Found in Cambodian

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - A 38-year-old man in Siem Reap is the first Cambodian diagnosed with the coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Saturday.The development prompted the Cambodian government’s decision to close schools in the provincial capital ...

About 30 Still Trapped After Chinese Coronavirus Quarantine Hotel Collapses

SHANGHAI, CHINA - About 30 people remained trapped early Sunday after a five-story hotel being used for coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the southeast Chinese port city of Quanzhou, state media said.About four hours after the collapse, the Quanzhou ...

China: Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready for ‘Emergency Use’ in April

Weeks after its scientists released the sequence of the coronavirus, China says the first vaccines could be in emergency use next month.A top Chinese health official said Friday the country was moving full steam ahead to develop vaccines for the

Is the Coronavirus Outbreak a Pivotal Moment for China?

WASHINGTON - The death last month of China’s whistleblowing doctor Li Wenliang, weeks after he warned of a new, unnamed coronavirus in an online chatroom, triggered an outpouring of calls for free speech in the world’s most populous authoritarian count...

Is the Coronavirus Outbreak a Pivotal Moment for China?

WASHINGTON - The death last month of China’s whistleblowing doctor Li Wenliang, weeks after he warned of a new, unnamed coronavirus in an online chatroom, triggered an outpouring of calls for free speech in the world’s most populous authoritarian count...

DR Congo: Agencies appeal for funding for refugee support

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees urged for a 621-million-USD fund on Friday to support countries in southern Africa and the Great Lakes region which are hosting more than 900,000 refugees and asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of

A new case of Covid-19 reported in Hanoi

The Ministry of Health reported a case testing positive to Covid-19 at 9:30 PM on Friday. The 26-year-old patient earlier visited her sister in the UK, then travelled to Italy and France and returned to Hanoi on March 1 on

Prime Minister receives Director General of Chinese textile group Texhong

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Friday applauded Texhong, the Chinese textile group, for its business and production activities in Vietnam. Texhong has created nearly 20,000 jobs and built houses for workers in Vietnam.Receiving Tao Hui, Director G...