Bounce-back continues as foreign arrivals in Turkey arises 225.6%

Foreign arrivals in Turkey continue to bounce back, official data for April showed Monday, as the industry washes away the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The number of foreign visitors arriving in April jumped 225.6% from a year earlier to 2.57 million, the Culture and Tourism Ministry said. The arrivals compared with a level of … Read more

Beijing ramps up COVID-19 quarantine, Shanghai defies uneven rules

Chinese capital Beijing on Tuesday stepped up quarantine efforts to end its month-old COVID-19 outbreak as fresh signs of frustration emerged in the country’s financial hub Shanghai, where some bemoaned unfair curbs with the city of 25 million preparing to lift a prolonged lockdown in just over a week. Even as China’s drastic attempts to … Read more

Widespread disbelief over North Korea’s tiny COVID-19 death rate

North Korea says its fight against COVID-19 has been impressive; about 3.3 million people have been reported sick with fevers, but only 69 have died. If all are coronavirus cases, that is a fatality rate of 0.002%, something no other country, including the world’s richest, has achieved against a disease that has killed more than … Read more