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An abandoned church in Sinabung, Indonesia.

These ‘ghost villages’ in Indonesia are all that remain after years of eruptions from the volcanic Mount Sinabung

In North Sumatra, Indonesia, the volcanic Mount Sinabung eruption forced inhabitants to abandon their homes, which now remain untouched under ash.
An abandoned church in Sinabung, Indonesia.

These ‘ghost villages’ in Indonesia are all that remain after years of eruptions from the volcanic Mount Sinabung

In North Sumatra, Indonesia, the volcanic Mount Sinabung eruption forced inhabitants to abandon their homes, which now remain untouched under ash.
A cyclist wearing a face mask rides past a mural depicting Hindu god Hanuman in Allahabad, India, on March 18, 2020.

India’s Prime Minister has put the country’s 1.3 billion people on lockdown: ‘It will have a huge economic cost but this is necessar...

The WHO is urging countries to increase coronavirus testing, but Indian officials said doing so can spark "more fear, more paranoia, and more hype."

Ford and Toyota are shutting down plants in Asia and India, and BMW will idle its US factory during the coronavirus pandemic

Last week, Ford shut down operations in Europe, North America, and South America. Almost the entire US auto industry moved to idle itself last week.
Staff accompanying passengers outside a centralized facility for screening and registration near the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

New coronavirus cases in Asian countries that seemed to have outbreaks under control are being blamed on people fleeing Europe

A new wave of coronavirus cases in Asia is said to be made up of mostly "imported cases" from people flying home to escape the outbreaks in Europe.

Airlines have been flying over the Pacific Ocean since the 1930s — here’s how the practice evolved over the years

The vast Pacific Ocean has always proved difficult for flying but airlines have been successfully navigating the waters for decades.
Mount Everest.

The Nepalese government has closed Mount Everest ahead of its busy spring climbing season as a ‘precaution’ against the coronavirus outbre...

"A COVID-19 outbreak at base camp would be dangerous and potentially devastating," said Adrian Ballinger, who leads expeditions to the Himalayas.
A doctor puts on protective goggles before entering the isolation ward at a hospital, following the outbreak of a new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 30, 2020.

A Wuhan doctor says Chinese officials silenced her coronavirus warnings in December, costing thousands their lives

"He made me feel that I alone had ruined the future of Wuhan. I was in despair," Ai Fen said after being rebuked by Wuhan Central Hospital officials.
Volunteers carry out disinfection work during an anti-virus campaign in Pyongyang, North Korea, on March 4, 2020.

Almost 200 North Korean soldiers have reportedly died from the coronavirus, while thousands more are in quarantine. The government won’t acknowl...

Military leaders are scrambling to deal with the epidemic by disinfecting areas and increasing the amount of food given to each soldier.

An Italian cruise ship will finally dock in Singapore after Thailand and Malaysia rejected it amid the global coronavirus epidemic

Nearly 2,000 people — dozens of whom are Italians — will be screened for coronavirus symptoms before disembarking in Singapore.