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    Japan declares emergency over coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:22pm on April 07, 2020

    Japan on Tuesday declared a month-long state of emergency over a spike in coronavirus cases, ramping up efforts to contain infections but stopping short of...

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    Prisoners dread virus outbreak in race against time

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 11:16pm on April 07, 2020

    Sleeping shoulder-to-shoulder on the floor of a crumbling, windowless room, prisoners in Indonesia fear an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus inside its walls is a...

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    China says no new deaths from coronavirus milestone

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan, China | Updated at 11:14pm on April 07, 2020

    China on Tuesday reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since it started publishing figures in January, just a day before it plans...

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    Japan to declare state of emergency over coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:42am on April 07, 2020

    Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe will on Tuesday declare a state of emergency in parts of the country, including Tokyo, over a spike in coronavirus...

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    Japan PM proposes state of emergency over coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:18pm on April 06, 2020

    Japan’s prime minister Monday proposed a state of emergency for several major regions seeing a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, as well as a stimulus...

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    Singapore quarantines migrant workers

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 01:50am on April 06, 2020

    Singapore has put nearly 20,000 migrant workers under quarantine for two weeks after a growing number of coronavirus infections were detected in their dormitories, authorities...

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    China rights lawyer released after five years in jail

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:23pm on April 05, 2020

    A leading Chinese human rights lawyer has been released from prison after almost five years behind bars, his wife said Sunday. Wang Quanzhang, 44, was...

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    China helps Algeria battle coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Algiers | Updated at 11:06pm on April 04, 2020

    As adversity strikes in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, Algeria has found a helping hand in China, an old friend and the top exporter...

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    North Korea insists it is free of coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:38pm on April 03, 2020

    North Korea remains totally free of the coronavirus, a senior health official in Pyongyang has insisted, despite mounting scepticism overseas as known cases of infection...

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    China to hold national mourning

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:29pm on April 03, 2020

    China will hold a national mourning event on Saturday to commemorate those who died in its fight against the deadly coronavirus, including 14 frontline workers....

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