Israel under lockdown for Passover holiday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country's coronavirus outbreak, but offered citizens some hope by saying he expects to lift widespread restrictions after the week-long festival.

Japan to consider including sex workers for virus compensation

The Japanese government will consider making bar hostesses and sex workers also eligible to receive compensation for parents unable to work due to school closures in the wake of the spread of the new coronavirus, a senior official said Monday.

Asymptomatic cases reportedly on rise in China

Just as China is about to lift travel restrictions in Wuhan—the city considered to be the country’s one-time epicenter of the coronavirus—Beijing has reported an increase in asymptomatic cases there, which raises new concerns about a second wave of infections.