Virus: Japan ‘closely monitoring’ cases as border controls eased

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks cross a road in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, Japan, July 30, 2020. (SHOKO TAKAYASU / BLOOMBERG) TOKYO / DHAKA / BANGKOK- Japan's minister in charge of coronavirus measures on Tuesday said the government is "closely monitoring" the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Daishiro Yamagiwa, following the […]

Survey: Australian health system facing ‘significant’ crisis

Staff check a client at a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia on Jan 8, 2022. (MARK BAKER / AP) MANILA / HANOI / SINGAPORE / YANGON / YEREVAN / JERUSALEM / BAGHDAD / RIYADH / DHAKA / KUALA LUMPUR / WELLINGTON / SUVA / SEOUL / CANBERRA –  Australians' confidence in the country's healthcare system has fallen, a […]