02 Apr 2020

Global Cases Approach One Million, U.S. Weighs Grounding Domestic Flights

The global number of COVID-19 cases is approaching one million as the last border crossing points are closing to combat the virus’s spread. The US, which has roughly 216,700 cases, has reportedly considered grounding domestic flights to and from cities that have a large number of cases. The US accounts

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02 Apr 2020

Anger as Japanese Prime Minister offers two cloth masks per family while refusing to declare coronavirus emergency

The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is facing criticism after announcing that the government would distribute two cloth face masks per household amidst the global pandemic and growing concern over medical shortages. The country currently faces a steadily increasing number of COVID-19 cases, but the Prime Minister has failed to

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23 Mar 2020

New York quiets to slow virus as pressure grows on Olympics

In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered all nonessential businesses to close and nonessential workers to stay home, further tightening previously implemented restrictions. The pandemic has killed more than 14,000 worldwide and infected over 335,000, threatening to make New York one of the biggest hotspots. Leaders have warned of

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03 Mar 2020

North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles, South Korea says

According to South Korea’s military, North Korea fired two unidentified short-range projectiles from a coastal area into waters in between the Korean Peninsula and Japan at 12:37 p.m. Korea time. The unidentified objects are estimated to have a flight distance of 240 kilometers and an altitude of 35 kilometers. According

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28 Feb 2020

World harshens its virus response as epidemic worsens by day

Over the past week, several countries have implemented strict temporary travel bans and heightened security as the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus continues to rise and spread to new countries. Saudi Arabia has blocked travel to the Kaaba in Mecca, one of Islam’s holiest sites, while South

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03 Feb 2020

Coronavirus Campaigns Spread Emotet, Malware

Hackers are capitalizing on the public fear of the coronavirus, using headlines related to the global health emergency to spread malicious files, including the notorious Emotet malware. The botnet driven emails are using the coronavirus as a theme to target populations, luring victims into clicking on bad links. The emails

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31 Jan 2020

NEC Defense Contracts Info Potentially Compromised in Breach

NEC, a Japanese electronics giant, was the victim of a cyberattack resulting in unauthorized access to its internal network. The attack occurred on Thursday, and the company has since released an official statement regarding the hack. NEC is a major contractor for the Japanese defense industry and has engaged in

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29 Jan 2020

4 Japanese evacuees from Wuhan taken to hospital with fevers

Japanese officials have disclosed that four evacuees on a flight outbound from Wuhan have a cough and fever, two signature symptoms of the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed the report after the flight arrived on Wednesday morning, containing 206 evacuees. The passengers underwent temperature checks before boarding and

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28 Jan 2020

Japan tourism company faces 20,000 cancellations from coronavirus outbreak

A Tokyo based travel agency that works to provide tour opportunities for Chinese travelers, has received over 20,000 cancellation notifications as coronavirus infects almost 3,000. On Sunday, China announced a bad on outbound travel in groups as part of its battle to combat the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. To

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22 Jan 2020

China is trying to stop the spread of a deadly new virus at the worst possible time of year

A new coronavirus has hit China as hundreds of millions prepare to travel during the Lunar New Year period, which marks the largest annual human migration on Earth. Last year, almost 7 million Chinese tourists traveled abroad for the Lunar New Year. The holiday comes at a critical time for

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