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21 Mar
Papua New Guinea rapidly shut its international borders at the beginning of the pandemic, limiting infections to just a few hundred and dodging the worst ravages of the global crisis. But more than 1,000 new cases have been uncovered this month alone, and with testing rates still low, there are fears the real total is much higher.
4 Mar
One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. However, a team of Nigerian students studying robotics at the Glisten International Academy in Nigeria's capital, Abuja have built a machine that can treat COVID-19 patients.
14 Feb
Evenings are usually the busiest time at Mikado, a retro gaming arcade in Tokyo, but these days the shutters come down early, leaving "Street Fighter" fans out in the cold. Bright, noisy game centres are still a neighbourhood fixture in Japan, but have been disappearing as business is hit by virus-curtailed opening hours.
10 Feb
The World Health Organization mission in Wuhan ended without finding the source of the coronavirus, prompting criticism from Washington. But experts have found new lines of inquiry, including some proposed by China.
31 Jan
Long queues form in Beijing for virus testing as China's capital kicks off a drive to test two million people in 48 hours. The city is rushing to snuff out a new local cluster of coronavirus cases believed to be linked to a more contagious virus variant. The mass testing campaign got under way in Dongcheng and Xicheng districts, with Beijing reporting 19 coronavirus cases in the past week.
31 Jan
The director of Senegalese health-research body IRESSEF confirms that the country has recorded its first case of the more-contagious coronavirus strain that initially emerged in Britain. The British coronavirus variant likely emerged in southeastern England in September, according to Imperial College London. The World Health Organization says it has already spread to more than 60 countries worldwide.
31 Jan
Following a call of defiance from the “Highlanders’ Veto” movement, the first restaurants and hotels in Poland’s Tatra Mountains re-open despite a partial lockdown. Police and health officials have conducted inspections, fining business owners 30,000 zloty (around 6,600 euros) each. On Monday, Poland's government extended most of the anti-virus restrictions through the end of the month, requiring ski slopes, gyms and hotels to remain closed to the general public and restaurants to only do takeaway service.
25 Jan
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24 Jan
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22 Jan
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17 Jan
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13 Jan
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