US warns China not to ‘exploit’ virus for sea disputes
The United States has warned China not to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to exert itself in the South China Sea after Vietnam said Beijing sank a trawler.
Amid the global focus on fighting COVID-19, China has ramped up self-described research stations and landed special military aircraft in the dispute-rife sea, according to the State Department.
ELSEWHERE – The Indonesian Medical Association has said at least 25 Indonesian doctors had died after contracting the new coronavirus, raising alarm about the toll the disease was taking on health workers.
According to the association’s spokesman, Halik Malik, at least 19 doctors and six dentists have succumbed to COVID-19. Malik, however, said that no figures were available for casualties among other health workers, including nurses.
Written By Saviour Robert
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