Pandemic pranks off the table on April Fools' Day

World Apr 1, 2020

Pandemic pranks off the table on April Fools' Day

It may be the global day for pranks, but with the world under assault from the deadly coronavirus pandemic, many governments on Wednesday were warning against virus-themed April Fools' jokes — some even threatening jail. The April 1 tradition sees families, web users and corporations ...

Best coronavirus strategies: Track, isolate and communicate

Asia Pacific Mar 18, 2020

Best coronavirus strategies: Track, isolate and communicate

Singapore, a tiny city-state of less than 6 million people, had one of the earliest and biggest clusters of cases of the coronavirus in early February, before it began its rapid, inexorable expansion around the globe. Within weeks, the country's tally of infections with the ...

Asia Pacific Mar 4, 2020

Thai quarantine flip-flop throws holidays into doubt

Thailand threw possibly tens of thousands of holiday plans into confusion after the health minister ordered any new arrivals from eight countries to undergo quarantine for the coronavirus, before swiftly reversing the decision. Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul posted an announcement Tuesday saying travelers from affected ...

Thailand to decide on TPP participation around April, says Japan minister

Business Feb 17, 2020

Thailand to decide on TPP participation around April, says Japan minister

Thailand will likely decide whether to join a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership around April, economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said Monday. Nishimura, the government's point man on the TPP, told reporters after meeting with Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak in Tokyo that he hopes the current ...