Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pounded by critics, Japan defends handling of virus outbreak

Japan faces mounting criticism for its handling of a coronavirus-afflicted cruise ship, with questions over a patchy quarantine, incremental testing and the decision to let people walk away after 14 days.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Three new coronavirus cases in Iran after two deaths

Iran has confirmed three new coronavirus cases following the deaths of two elderly men, the health ministry told AFP on Thursday, as Iraq banned travel to and from its neighbour.