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Members of the South Korean military band wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus cross a road during an event to commemorate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Korean War, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Coronavirus still spreading in 2nd S Korea wave

Jun. 18, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — The coronavirus continues to spread in South Korea, particularly in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 49 new cases for the nation Friday, with 26...

Members of Bidyanondo Foundation pack care packages for COVID-19 patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, June 6, 2020. The Bangladeshi group of volunteers is providing COVID-19 patients with fruit baskets and “get well soon” cards to keep their spirits up amid reports that many patients are being ostracized by their families and neighbors. The group stepped in after disturbing news reports that a woman has been abandoned in a forest by her family after she developed coronavirus symptoms. (AP Photo/Al-emrun Garjon)

Bangladeshi group sends cards, baskets to COVID-19 patients

Jun. 18, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — When her father tested positive for COVID-19, Sumona Khanom struggled to get a bed for him at an already overwhelmed Dhaka Medical College Hospital. The family struggled, too, with a lack of money to buy food. She was exhausted. But then, solace came in the form of a fruit basket...

Pakistani investigators examine at the site of Friday's bomb explosion in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Saturday, June 13, 2020. A powerful bomb exploded at a crowded bazaar in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday, killed and wounded some persons, police and government officials said. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The Latest: Pakistan’s upward coronavirus spiral continues

Jun. 15, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD __ Pakistan’s upward spiral of new virus infections neared 145,000 Monday amid warnings from political leaders that the numbers could double by the end of June and were likely to hit a stunning 1.2 million by the end of July if Pakistan’s 220 million people continue to flout basic...

A policeman wearing a protective suit stands watch people living surrounding the Xinfadi wholesale market arrive to get a nucleic acid test at a stadium in Beijing, Sunday, June 14, 2020. China is reporting its highest daily total of coronavirus cases in two months after the capital's biggest wholesale food market was shut down following a resurgence in local infections. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Asia Today: China sees 57 new cases, Bangladesh over 3,000

Jun. 14, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Sunday reported its biggest one-day jump in coronavirus cases in two months after closing the biggest wholesale food market in Beijing and locking down nearby residential communities. The 57 new confirmed infections included 36 in Beijing. The Xinfadi market on Beijing’s...

Bangladeshi Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers in Dhaka, Monday, May 25, 2020. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar. (AP Photo/Al-emrun Garjon)

Muslims in India, Bangladesh celebrate Eid subdued by virus

May. 25, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Muslims in India and Bangladesh joined prayers to celebrate a subdued Eid-al Fitr on Monday, marking the end of the Ramadan holy month by seeking blessings for a world free from coronavirus. Across India, government leaders and imams appealed to Eid celebrants to follow lockdown...