Mon, 23 May 2022

TOKYO -- The Japanese government's advisory panel of virus experts on Tuesday approved a plan to expand COVID-19 quasi-emergency measures to 18 more prefectures with the tougher restrictions coming into effect from Thursday.

The quasi-emergency measures will be in effect until Feb. 20, with 34 of Japan's 47 prefectures subject to more stringent anti-virus measures. (Japan-COVID-19 Measures)

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KABUL -- Mawlawi Ahmad Jan Ahmadi, chief of staff of Afghanistan's Taliban-led caretaker government, has met with Monica Martinez, head of rule of law at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), the Afghan government said on Tuesday.

During their meeting in the capital Kabul on Monday, Ahmadi and Martinez discussed law enforcement and the fight against corruption in the Central Asian country, it said in a statement. (Afghanistan-UNAMA Official)

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PHNOM PENH -- China and Cambodia on Tuesday signed an agreement on dispatching a team of traditional Chinese medicine experts to help Cambodia in its fight against COVID-19.

The deal was inked in Phnom Penh between Huang Luqi, visiting vice-commissioner of the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Cambodia's Health Minister Mam Bunheng, under the presence of Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian. (Cambodia-Traditional Chinese Medicine )

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NEW DELHI -- Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in the Indian capital region would be lifted soon.

"On Jan. 15, the positivity rate was 30 percent in Delhi," and 10 days after on Jan. 25, it has come down to 10-10.5 percent, Kejriwal said. (India-COVID-19 Curbs)

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