September 29, 2020

Asia steps up virus efforts as second wave of infections strikes

Asia steps up virus efforts as second wave of infections strikes

From Australia’s Bondi Beach to the streets of New Delhi, authorities across Asia ramped up efforts this weekend to stem the coronavirus amid fears of a second wave of infections in places where outbreaks had appeared under control. Tighter travel restrictions were imposed in several countries while Malaysia deployed its army to enforce a lockdown as the number of cases in the region soared past 95,000 — a third of the world’s infections, an AFP tally shows. Outside China — where the virus was first detected in December and infected more than 80,000 people — South Korea is the hardest-hit country in Asia with over 8,500 cases.

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