Global coronavirus cases cross 350,000, the death toll exceeds 15,000

Confirmed rapidly spreading coronavirus infections exceeded 350,000 worldwide Monday and global deaths increased by over 15,000, while COVID-19 spreads to Europe and North America. COVID-19 has now infected over 350,536 people, according to Johns Hopkins University, and killed at least 15,328 people. More than 100,000 people from that count recovered, according to Hopkins. Global cases […]

Australia and South Korea shares drop by more than 5%

Shares in Asia Pacific experienced significant declines in Monday morning trade as concerns about the economic impact of the global coronavirus epidemic continue to weigh heavily on investor sentiment. South Korean stocks were among the biggest losers in the major regional markets, with Kospi down 5.59% in early trading. In Australia, the S&P / ASX […]

Singapore will ban short-term visitors from reducing imported coronavirus cases

Passengers wearing face masks, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, pass through the arrival area at Singapore’s Changi International Airport on March 16, 2020. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images Singapore will ban entry and transit for all short-term visitors starting at 11.59pm Monday, the Ministry of Health said in a […]

South Korean equities drop after arrest, Philippines equities

Asia Pacific equities lost their previous upward momentum in Thursday afternoon trade as concerns about the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic continued to weigh on investor sentiment. The main markets in the region fell deeply into negative territory, with the South Korean Kospi recording losses as it fell 6.86% while the Kosdaq index fell […]

Shares in Korea slide more than 2% while Asian markets fluctuate wildly

Shares in Asia fluctuated in trading on Tuesday morning after Wall Street stocks plunged into their biggest daily drop in over three decades overnight, and the Philippines temporarily closed their markets. South Korea’s Kospi caused losses in the region’s major markets down 2.2%. Mainland China’s shares recorded previous losses, but continued to decline. The Shanghai […]

The first human study for the coronavirus vaccine begins Monday in the United States

Scientist Xinhua Yan works in the Moderna laboratory in Cambridge, MA on February 28, 2020. Moderna developed the first experimental medicine for coronavirus, but an approved treatment is in more than a year. David L. Ryan | Boston Globe | Getty Images The first human study that tested a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 started […]

Trade in Thailand stopped when the switch was turned on

Shares in Asia Pacific saw heavy trading losses on Friday morning after Wall Street stocks fell historically overnight as concerns about the global coronavirus epidemic continued to weigh on investor sentiment. . The Thailand Stock Exchange stated that trading in all stocks was temporarily halted as the SET composite index fell 10% and hit the […]

WHO declares the coronavirus epidemic a global pandemic

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on Wednesday as the new coronavirus, which was unknown to world health officials only three months ago, quickly spread to over 121,000 people from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and United States . “In the past two weeks, the number of cases outside China has increased […]