Asean morning news for March 25

Asean morning news for March 25

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

Pandemic hits all 10 ASEAN members as Laos confirms first 2 cases
Laos on Tuesday confirmed its first two cases of the new coronavirus, meaning the pandemic has now spread to all 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
— The Mainichi

Cambodian economy will be ‘worst hit in Asean’ ADB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said the Kingdom will see losses amount to more than $390 million due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

COVID-19 in Asean: update for March 24 — 553 new cases, 13 deaths in past 24 hrs
As of 01:51 GMT March 24 there was 3,692 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 500 on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: outbreak delayed but developing
Considering the geographic and economic closeness between Southeast Asia and China, the coronavirus challenges Southeast Asia both economically and directly as an outbreak.
— Relief Web

Covid-19: Asean must act more boldly
The past 12 weeks have displayed Asean’s strengths and exposed weaknesses when the grouping has had to respond to an unprecedented common catastrophic crisis, the coronavirus pandemic.
— Bangkok Post

Airlines hunt places to park idle planes
As airlines idle thousands of aircraft for which there are no passengers, they are hitting an unprecedented problem: finding a place to park them.
— News.com.au

Agribusiness plays vital role in ASEAN socio-economic development, says report
Competitiveness of agribusiness has really increased in ASEAN, according to the ASEAN-Japan Centre, which provides a solution by participating more in global value chains (GVCs) of agribusiness.
— The Edge Markets

COVID-19: Malaysia ahead of ASEAN, several European countries in testing, hospital capacity
Malaysia’s aggressive testing strategy: ‘test per million capita’ for COVID-19 has far exceeded its ASEAN peers and even several European nations, which could result in higher reported infection numbers and has given the confidence of milder development and mortality, JP Morgan said.
— EdgeProp

AJC Proposes Key to Empower ASEAN Agribusiness: How to Participate More in Agribusiness Global Value Chains
Does competitiveness of agribusiness really increase in ASEAN? The answer is yes according to the ASEAN-Japan Centre.
— Rome News Tribune

Asean, EU on COVID-19 – international cooperation and coordination essential
A common criteria or set of guidelines for determining when and how to impose time-limited travel restrictions would be a useful step to think ahead.
— Khmer Times

Multilateralism, regional cooperation victims of Covid-19
ECONOMIES, travel, healthcare systems, communities and lives are not the only wreckage that Covid-19 is leaving in its wake.
— New Straits Times

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Cambodian economy will be ‘worst hit in Asean’ ADB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said the Kingdom will see losses amount to more than $390 million due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

31 French tourists infected with COVID-19 had traveled to multiple destinations in Cambodia before detection
The 31 French nationals who were all tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus over the weekend, had been traveling together since they arrived in Siem Reap on March 11.
— Khmer Times

Four more foreigners tested positive for COVID-19 in Kampong Cham
Four more passengers of Viking Cruise Journey were tested positive for COVID-19 after being quarantined in Kampong Cham province, raising the tally to 91, according to a provincial official.
— Khmer Times

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Indonesia’s Covid-19 Deaths Climb to 55, New Cases Hit Biggest Single-Day Rise
Six more people have died from coronavirus in Indonesia over the last two days, bringing the country’s death toll from Covid-19 to 55 as a worrisome trend continues where the number of deaths keeps beating the number of patients recovering from the disease.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia cancels national exams, affecting more than 8 million students
Indonesia has cancelled the country’s upcoming National Examination over concerns about the spread of coronavirus, a move that will affect more than eight million high school students, education minister Nadiem Makarim said on Tuesday (Mar 24).
–CNA

Bank Indonesia: Inflation under control in March at 0.11 percent
Bank Indonesia (BI) said the inflation rate until the third week of March, 2020 had remained under control at 0.11 percent, helped by government measures to regulate the price of basic commodities.
— Antara News

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Two Covid-19 cases confirmed
Two Covid-19 infection cases have been confirmed in Vientiane Capital, Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meuangpak told a press conference today.
— KPL

Doctors, nurses demand social distancing, self-quarantine to control COVID-19
Local medical professionals have joined a global campaign, which demands social distancing and self-isolating as measures to control the spread of COVID-19 infection in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Over 1,000 Lao allowed extra day to cross from Thailand
More than 1,000 Lao people were granted an extra day to cross the Second Laos-Thai Friendship Bridge between Mukdahan province in Thailand and Savannakhet province after Thailand began temporarily closing all border crossings with Laos on Monday.
— Vientiane Times

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Malaysia Covid-19 toll rises to 15 deaths, 1,624 infections
The Health Ministry today announced 106 new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, bringing the tally of infections to 1,624.
— New Straits Times

JPMorgan says worst is yet to come, predicts Malaysia’s Covid-19 infection rate will peak mid-April
Malaysia might see an even bigger number of Covid-19 infections recorded locally, as analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co have predicted that a peak in cases might occur around mid-April.
— MalayMail

All premises must adhere to social distancing rules: KL mayor
All licencees, employees, customers and suppliers who wish to enter supermarkets, sundry shops, restaurants and public markets must adhere to the one-metre social distancing rules until March 31.
— The Sun Daily

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First 2 COVID-19 cases detected in Myanmar
Two persons who returned from the U.S and the UK tested positive for the COVID-19 on 23 March, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Inquirer.net

Domestic flights to cease operations from Wednesday, says Govt as Coronavirus crisis deepens
Meanwhile, all international passenger flights have already been prohibited to land in India from Sunday till a week’s time to contain the spread of COVID-19.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Faces Squeeze on Hospitals, Basic Needs as Virus Arrives
Myanmar, which shares borders with China, India, Thailand, Bangladesh and Laos, is facing the reality of the novel coronavirus, after the government officially confirmed the first two cases of Covid-19 late Monday.
— Bloombergquint

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Poor should get food, cash aid first – Bong Go
SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go called on concerned government agencies to provide food and cash assistance to the most vulnerable groups first as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
— Manila Times

Duterte wants speedy delivery of medical supplies in war vs. COVID-19
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night called for the speedy delivery of medical supplies amid the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
— GMA Network

Duterte’s special powers bill punishes fake news by jail time, up to P1-M fine
A last-minute amendment to President Rodrigo Duterte’s special powers bill to contain the novel coronavirus was an expansion of the section on penalties, which now specifically punishes the spreading of fake and alarming information by up 2 months in prison and up to P1 million in fines.
— Rappler

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S’poreans who travel abroad from Mar. 27 to be charged unsubsidised rates at public hospitals for Covid-19 symptoms
Any work pass holder or their dependant who leaves Singapore from March 27, 2020, will be deprioritised for entry approval.
— Mothership

Covid-19: Fine & jail term for those who breach SHN measures in S’pore
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has reminded Singaporeans that breaches of measures aimed at containing Covid-19 could result in jail, fines, or both.
— Mothership

49 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, with 32 imported cases; most travelled to UK
Singapore reported 49 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (Mar 24), of which 32 were imported infections.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Prayut Declares State of Emergency Amid Virus Outbreak
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said an emergency decree, along with a raft of new restrictive measures, will come into effect on Thursday.
— Khaosod English

Thai Airways suspends its flights
Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) will suspend several international flights in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
— Bangkok Post

Search on for tour bus passengers after three test positive for COVID-19
Officials, in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai, have been trying to track down passengers from a VIP tour bus, which travelled from Bangkok to the Chiang Saen district of Chiang Rai.
— Thai PBS News

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Indonesia’s Covid-19 Deaths Climb to 55, New Cases Hit Biggest Single-Day Rise
Six more people have died from coronavirus in Indonesia over the last two days, bringing the country’s death toll from Covid-19 to 55 as a worrisome trend continues where the number of deaths keeps beating the number of patients recovering from the disease.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia cancels national exams, affecting more than 8 million students
Indonesia has cancelled the country’s upcoming National Examination over concerns about the spread of coronavirus, a move that will affect more than eight million high school students, education minister Nadiem Makarim said on Tuesday (Mar 24).
–CNA

Bank Indonesia: Inflation under control in March at 0.11 percent
Bank Indonesia (BI) said the inflation rate until the third week of March, 2020 had remained under control at 0.11 percent, helped by government measures to regulate the price of basic commodities.
— Antara News

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