Asean morning news for March 30

Asean morning news for March 30

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu


COVID-19 in Asean: update for March 29 — 32 deaths, 591 new cases regionally in past 24hrs
As of 01:40 GMT March 29 there was 6,028 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 591, or 10.31 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Declining fertility rates in ASEAN
ASEAN countries have collectively achieved remarkable economic growth, however, when it comes to fertility rates, the region has been drifting.
— The Asean Post

ASEAN nations see large numbers of new COVID-19 cases
The Philippines Ministry of Health on March 29 recorded 343 more people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the highest number in a day in the country, raising the total cases to 1,418 people, including 71 deaths
— Vietnam+

Philippines seeks ASEAN help in sourcing 300k MT of rice
The Philippines is seeking the assistance of other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) peers for the importation of an additional 300,000 metric tons of rice through government-to-government agreements, inter-agency task force on coronavirus 2019 spokesman and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said late Friday.
— The Philippine Star

China returns favor, helps ASEAN
March 19 was a special day. For the first time since the outbreak began, no new domestic transmissions of COVID-19 were reported in mainland China. This is truly a milestone in China’s months-long battle against COVID-19.
— The Jakarta Post

ASEAN Education Center closes, but mobile classroom still rolling
The ASEAN Education Center was among the ranks of schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but continues to run its mobile classroom to teach children in migrant laborer camps.
— Pattaya Mail

DA to work with ASEAN trading partners to ensure food supply
The national government has approved the recommendation of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to work with Southeast Asian trading partners to ensure that there will be enough food for the public as the country battles the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
— Manila Bulletin

Myanmar suspends all types of visas for foreign nationals to contain Covid-19
Myanmar’s Foreign Affairs Ministry announced temporary suspension of all types of visas for foreign nationals from all countries with effect from March 29 till April 30 as part of measures to control the risks of Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak on Sunday (March 29).
— The Star

PH to ASEAN partners: ‘Refrain from trade restrictions’
The Philippines will ask its neighbors in Southeast Asia to “refrain from imposing trade restrictive measures” to ensure supplies will not run out amid the mass quarantine in the country, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Friday.
— Panay News


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Compiled by Mark Henry Uy


Health Ministry Discourages Self Coronavirus Rapid Testing
The Ministry of Health has once again called on people not to use self COVID-19 rapid testing, explaining that there is no any rapid test kit recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

TOP NEWS: Cambodian Government Imposes Temporary Entry Restrictions into the Kingdom
Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a press release on Saturday regarding travel restrictions issued by the Royal Government of Cambodia in relation to the Covid-19.
— Fresh News

TOP NEWS: Cambodia Confirms One New Case of Covid-19, Tallying to 103; 21 Recovered
Cambodia confirmed one new case of Covid-19 on Sunday, adding up to 103, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 29 March 2020 (updated as of 7:42 a.m).
— Fresh News

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Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews


#LockdownOrDie: populous Indonesia under pressure
Indonesia’s government faced increasing calls to tighten restrictions on movement as deaths from the coronavirus rose by 12 to 114 on Sunday in the world’s fourth most populous nation which has so far resisted blanket lockdowns.
— Reuters

Indonesia Records 1,285 Cases, 114 Death Toll from COVID-19
The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Indonesia has continued to increase and reached 1,285 as of Sunday, with 64 patients recovered and 114 died of the disease, the government spokesman for COVID019 handling Achmad Yurianto said.

AirAsia to Halt Flight Services in Indonesia from April 1
AirAsia Indonesia will provisionally halt flight services in Indonesia since April 1, 2020, to stem the risk of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country and bolster the government’s efforts to contain its spread.

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Compiled by Mark Henry Uy


Laos Announces Two New Covid-19 Cases: Total Now 8
Laos has announced two more confirmed cases of the new Coronavirus known as Covid-19 in Luang Prabang and Vientiane Capital.
— The Laotian Times

Laos To Enter Full Lockdown Starting March 30
Government Spokesperson and Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Chalern Yapaoher headed a press conference just moments ago, in which he outlined the details of the Prime Minister’s Order regarding the country’s new and upgraded COVID-19 regulations.
— The Laotian Times

Face Mask Shortages Cause Price Hikes Across Southeast Asia as COVID-19 Spreads
Face mask shortages in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are leading to price increases, causing many to reuse their disposable masks, make their own masks at home, or use materials like baby wipes to cover their faces.

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov


Covid-19: Malaysia reports 7 more deaths, 150 new cases
The Health Ministry today reported seven additional deaths and 150 new Covid-19 coronavirus infections in Malaysia.
— New Straits Times

Malaysia arrests hundreds for flouting curbs on movement as COVID-19 deaths rise
Malaysia this week arrested hundreds of people for violating restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus, a senior minister said on Sunday (Mar 29), amid a spike in the number of deaths linked to the outbreak.
— Channel NewsAsia

Communications Ministry: List of fake news relating to Covid-19 today
Following is the list of denials issued by the relevant agencies to the Quick Response Team of the Communications and Multimedia Ministry on fake news relating to Covid-19 which went viral on social media.
— Malay Mail

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov


Myanmar COVID-19 patients climb to 10
The number of COVID-19 patients in Myanmar has been increasing steadily as the Health Ministry confirmed two more infections on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 10.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to ban intl. commercial passenger flights
Myanmar’s government says it will ban the landing of all international commercial passenger flights for two weeks starting late on Monday, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
— NHK World

Myanmar CSOs issue statement of concern over rights during the COVID-19 crisis
An extensive list of 200 Myanmar civil society organizations (CSOs) today issued a joint statement voicing concern about how the Myanmar authorities handle their programme to prevent the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19.
— Mizzima

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu


Plane explosion in Philippines kills eight, including two foreigners
A medical evacuation plane exploded during take-off in the Philippine capital on Sunday, killing all eight passengers and crew, including an American and a Canadian, officials said.
— Reuters

Cayetano urges house to house aid distribution for COVID-hit households
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano suggested that national and local governments distribute cash and non-cash assistance to households affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic house to house.
— GMA Network

Philippines reports 343 additional coronavirus cases, three new deaths
The Philippine health ministry on Sunday reported 343 new coronavirus cases, marking the country’s largest daily increase in infections, and three additional deaths.
— Reuters

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Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews


Tighter border restrictions as coronavirus cases in Singapore go past 800
Singapore has further tightened restrictions on the entry of foreigners, with all long-term visit pass holders and student pass holders having to obtain approval from the authorities first, starting from 11.59pm on Sunday night.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore reports third death from COVID-19
A third patient has died in Singapore from complications due to COVID-19 infection on Sunday (Mar 29), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a press release.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Covid-19: Details of 42 new cases in S’pore, 14 discharged cases on March 29, 2020
There are now 844 total confirmed cases in Singapore and 212 discharged cases.
— Mothership

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ


New virus infections among health personnel soar
The number of new infections among health personnel in Thailand has risen sharply amid calls for better protection for doctors, nurses and other staff on the frontline of the battle against the coronavirus.
— Bangkok Post

Over thirteen million people already successfully registered for government financial aid, millions more expected
Registration for 5,000 baht government aid, for people affected by the coronavirus crisis, was opened yesterday at 6pm via the “เราไม่–ิ้งกัน “อ–คอม” website. Immediately after the registration opened, the website crashed, due to the overwhelming number of applicants.
— The Pattaya News

Thailand announces 143 new confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus and one additional death
At a press conference by the Ministry of Public Health and the Department of Disease Control this morning Thailand confirmed 143 new confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus and one additional death.
— The Pattaya News

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov


Hospital related Covid-19 cases take Vietnam total to 179
Five new infections, four of them related to Hanoi’s Bach Mai Hospital, have taken the national Covid-19 tally to 179.
— VnExpress

Vietnam Considers Resuming Rice Shipments Amid Virus-driven Stockpiling
Vietnam is now considering when it will resume exporting rice amid the coronavirus pandemic, after first saying Tuesday it was suspending the signing of any new rice contracts. The nation is the world’s third-largest rice exporter.

Việt Nam saves over VNĐ800 million worth of electricity during Earth Hour
Việt Nam saved 436,000kWh of electricity, equivalent to VNĐ812.9 million (US$34,928), for one hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on March 28 in response to Earth Hour 2020, according to the National Power Dispatch Centre.
— Viet Nam News

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