The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is to call further emergency meetings with the representatives of member associations and their leagues from both the East and West regions next week as the AFC continues to manage the worldwide impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
A number of Iranian expatriates have signed a petition, calling for urgent action from the United Nations chief and director general of the World Health Organization to stop medical sanctions against Iran as the fatal coronavirus outbreak has created concerns in the country.
The spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry says closure of the country’s borders with some neighboring states over a coronavirus outbreak is only a temporary measure and a result of the current emergency conditions.
South Korea warned its fragile economic recovery is under threat from the coronavirus that has spread dramatically across the country over the past week, and pledged action to minimize the fallout. The country’s currency and the main stock index plunged.
Chinese authors and publishers will not take part at the 33rd edition of Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) as a protective action to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in Iran, the deputy director of the book fair said.
China's central bank will take further steps to support the virus-hit economy, including releasing more liquidity and lowering funding costs for companies, a vice governor of the bank told state media.
Eurozone finance ministers discussed ways to pursue a more growth-friendly fiscal policy mix, in a potential nudge to Germany and the Netherlands to spend more as fears of a downturn grow in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.