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Japan Olympic Committee deputy head says he has coronavirus

Japan Olympic Committee deputy head says he has coronavirus

Japan Olympic Committee deputy chief Kozo Tashima said Tuesday he had contracted coronavirus, as doubts increase over whether Tokyo can safely host the Summer Games.
China allows detained Canadian ex-diplomat to call sick father

China allows detained Canadian ex-diplomat to call sick father

China has allowed a former Canadian diplomat detained for allegedly gathering state secrets to speak on the phone to his ill father, the foreign ministry said Monday.
New coronavirus cluster linked to South Korean church

New coronavirus cluster linked to South Korean church

A new coronavirus cluster linked to a South Korean religious group emerged on Monday, with 46 cases at a church near Seoul that defied calls to suspend services.
Chinese official claims U.S. may have brought virus to China

Chinese official claims U.S. may have brought virus to China

A Chinese official has suggested that the U.S. army may have brought the deadly coronavirus into China, without providing any evidence to support his eyebrow-raising claim.
Six scenarios for how suspended NHL season could play out for the Canucks

Six scenarios for how suspended NHL season could play out for the Canucks

Let’s start with the obvious: one of the least important aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is how it affects your favourite sports team
Pandemic shuts down Everest as Nepal suspends all permits

Pandemic shuts down Everest as Nepal suspends all permits

Nepal on Friday barred climbers from all mountains -- including Everest -- over the coronavirus pandemic, in a major blow to its tourism industry. The Himalayan country, which has so far confirmed one coronavirus case, earns 4.
Season-opening Australian Grand Prix in chaos as McLaren pulls out

Season-opening Australian Grand Prix in chaos as McLaren pulls out

McLaren pulled out of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix Thursday after a team member tested positive for coronavirus, throwing the race into chaos.
Virus housing cluster highlights secretive South Korea sect

Virus housing cluster highlights secretive South Korea sect

Behind a closed metal gate and a sign barring entry to outsiders, dozens of religious sect members are quarantined in a social housing complex in Daegu, the epicentre of South Korea's coronavirus outbreak.
Asia stocks sink after U.S. bans Europe travel on virus

Asia stocks sink after U.S. bans Europe travel on virus

Stock markets tumbled Thursday after US President Donald Trump announced a 30-day ban on travel to the United States from Europe over the coronavirus.
Tokyo 2020 organizers insist Olympics on despite virus 'concern'

Tokyo 2020 organizers insist Olympics on despite virus 'concern'

Preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer are going ahead "as scheduled," organisers insisted on Wednesday, while acknowledging they are "concerned" about the spread of the new coronavirus.
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