Asean morning news for March 27

Asean morning news for March 27

Asean morning newsAsean morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

COVID-19 in Asean: update for March 26 — 122 dead regionally as global deaths top 20,000
As of 01:19 GMT March 26 there was 4,502 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 497 on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Concerted effort needed to achieve all SDGs in Asia Pacific by 2030 (video)
Rising economic prosperity and poverty reduction may not tell the whole story of progress in Asia and the Pacific. Telling signs in the natural world recount a narrative that is far from complete.
— AEC News Today

ASEAN falling behind on SDG targets
Yesterday, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) released the ‘Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020’.
— The Asean Post

Asean must unite to resolve Covid-19
As the Covid-19 pandemic runs its course and wreaks havoc worldwide, the numbers look bleak. Nearly 500,000 people have been infected, and more than 21,000 had died as of Thursday.
— Bangkok Post

ASEAN Gaming Summit 2020 postponed to September
I asked my family and friends recently when they felt it might be wise to start planning trips again, for work or pleasure.
— Calvin Ayre

Surviving the virus lockdown
Strict measures are being taken by countries around the world to contain the deadly COVID-19 virus.
— The Asean Post

Urgency for Asean to realise the vision of the AEC and trade more with itself is greater than ever: EU-ABC
Underneath its rosy headline figures, Asean’s foreign direct investment (FDI) numbers suggest cause for concern, as the region continues to miss its own targets for regional economic integration and intra-Asean trade continues to lag warns the EU-Asean Business Council in its latest report.
— The Business Times

Cambodia morning newsCambodia morning news

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Prime Minister Hints at Declaring State of Emergency; Criticizes Price Gouging
Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday he was considering the possibility of declaring a state of emergency, though he said it in the middle of an irate speech criticizing price gouging.
— VOA Khmer

‘Overstay’ charges might be waived
Sok Phal, Secretary of State at the Interior Ministry, has exclusively told Khmer Times that he is seeking approval from the Minster of the Interior Sar Kheng to waive overstay fines for tourists stranded in the country due to the ongoing severe disruption to flights caused by COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

Nanchang Airport Closes Sihanoukville Flights
March 26. From 00:00 on March 26, Nanchang, (Jiangxi province), will stop inbound flights from Sihanoukville, Cambodia, for a period of 14 days.
— CNE

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Covid-19: 235 new positive cases recorded in country, death toll rises to 23 – Health DG
A total of 235 new positive Covid-19 cases were recorded in the country as at noon today, the highest daily increase to date, bringing the total to 2,031, with the death toll due to the disease stood at 23.
— The Borneo Post

Tax deductions for donations to Covid-19 funds
Tax deduction incentives will be given to those who donate cash or items that will be used to contain the spread of Covid-19 and to help the people affected by the outbreak, said Inland Revenue Board (IRB).
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia gets 35,000 masks, 1,120 pieces of protective gear from China fundraising team
Wisma Putra today announced that it has received on behalf of Malaysia a donation of face masks and protective gear from a fundraising team in China.
— Malay Mail

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

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Three new virus infections confirmed bringing total to six
Authorities confirmed yesterday that three more people were infected with coronavirus (Covid-19) bringing total infections to six.
— Vientiane Times

PM inspects provincial readiness to combat Covid-19
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith travelled to the central province of Khammuan on Thursday where he inspected the readiness of provincial authorities in the battle against Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Buses to Laos, Cambodia suspended
The Transport Co on Wednesday suspended all 15 inter-country bus services to Laos and Cambodia, while imposing stricter measures including thermal scans on passengers taking existing routes to control the transmission of Covid-19.
— Bangkok Post

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Covid-19: 235 new positive cases recorded in country, death toll rises to 23 – Health DG
A total of 235 new positive Covid-19 cases were recorded in the country as at noon today, the highest daily increase to date, bringing the total to 2,031, with the death toll due to the disease stood at 23.
— The Borneo Post

Tax deductions for donations to Covid-19 funds
Tax deduction incentives will be given to those who donate cash or items that will be used to contain the spread of Covid-19 and to help the people affected by the outbreak, said Inland Revenue Board (IRB).
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia gets 35,000 masks, 1,120 pieces of protective gear from China fundraising team
Wisma Putra today announced that it has received on behalf of Malaysia a donation of face masks and protective gear from a fundraising team in China.
— Malay Mail

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

China provides $6.7m for 22 projects in Myanmar
China will provide US$6.78million (K9.45 billion) to Myanmar for 22 projects under the Mekong-Lancang cooperation initiative, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar urged to restore Internet during virus crisis
Townships in Rakhine and Chin states need access to critical information during the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Asia Times

Myanmar confirms third COVID-19 case
The Health Ministry confirmed another COVID-19 case in Myanmar on Tuesday, the third in two days.
— Myanmar Times

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

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PH coronavirus cases up by 71, bringing total to 707

The Department of Health on Thursday, March 26, announced 71 new coronavirus cases in the country, bringing the total to 707.
— Rappler

Nine doctors die from coronavirus in Philippines
Nine doctors have died in the Philippines from the coronavirus, the country’s top medical association said Thursday (Mar 26), as hospitals were overwhelmed and medics complained about a lack of protection on the front lines.
— Channel NewsAsia

DOLE 4A releases P3.6M cash aid for workers in the private sector
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) CALABARZON has released a total of P3,660,000.00 for the P5,000 cash aid for workers in the private sector temporarily displaced by the implementation of the Luzonwide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19.
— Philippine News Agency

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

S$48.4b more to fight pandemic, with up to S$17b from reserves
THE government has committed a record S$48.4 billion in a supplementary budget unveiled on Thursday to help Singapore weather the Covid-19 crisis, with in-principle support gained to draw up to S$17 billion from past reserves, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.
— The Business Times

Trade bellwether Singapore signals deep recession for world as virus batters economy
Singapore is bracing for the worst recession in its 55-year history after the coranavirus pandemic knocked its bellwether economy into a sharp contraction in the first quarter, reinforcing fears global activity will tank this year.
— Reuters

52 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, 2 new infections linked to PCF Sparkletots in Fengshan
Singapore reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday (Mar 26), bringing the total number of cases to 683.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ

 

Thailand’s COVID-19 cases might reach 3,000 by end of April
Thailand’s Disease Control Department (DCD) has forecast that the number of COVID-19 infections will increase to about 3,000 by the end of April, if the average rate of new infections stays at 100 per day.
— Thai PBS News

Stay home or face curfew, says defence chief
Defence Forces chief Pornpipat Benyasri on Thursday asked people across the country not to leave home during this weekend in a bid to stem the rapid rise of coronavirus cases.
— Bangkok Post

Rights Groups Worried for Press Freedom Under Emergency Law
Media and rights watchdogs on Thursday urged the military-backed government to respect freedom of the press as it wields emergency powers to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
— Khaosod English

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Ministry advises people to stay home as Covid-19 cases rise to 148
This morning, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health announced seven more cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) bringing the total infected cases to 149 patients in the country advising people against going out unless absolutely necessary.
— Sggp News

Vietnam quarantines tens of thousands in camps amid vigorous attack on coronavirus
Vietnam has sent tens of thousands of people to quarantine camps as waves of overseas citizens return home to escape a coronavirus pandemic spreading in Europe and the United States.
— Reuters

Taiwan Factory Fire Kills 3 Foreign Workers After Calls to Abolish On-Site Dorms Go Unanswered
A fire in a Taichung factory took the lives of three Vietnamese workers. Past calls to ban on-site housing for factory workers have been rejected by Taiwan’s labor ministry.
— The Diplomat

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