Asean members lead the world in COVID-19 pandemic suppression

Asean members lead the world in COVID-19 pandemic suppression

As citizens and public health professionals globally increasingly raise concern over the rapidly rising number of SARS-CoV-2 infections, Asean member states, particularly those in the CLMVT, rank amongst the best in the world at containing the viruses’ spread. More curiously, it is the less affluent and least capable of mounting a sustained and robust defence […]

Thailand morning news for June 22

Thailand morning news for June 22

Suphachai urges post-Covid business sustainability The Covid-19 pandemic is a wake-up call for private sector reform to gear businesses towards sustainability, according to Suphachai Chearavanont, chairman of Global Compact Network Thailand. — Bangkok Post Banyin attempts suicide in prison after discovery of failed escape plan Thailand’s former deputy commerce minister, Banyin Tangphaporn, tried to commit […]

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 20 — new records in Indonesia and Brazil; new infections break into a gallop

• Global infections grow at 180,000 in 24 hours • 1 mln new cases every four days by months end

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 20 — new records in Indonesia and Brazil; new infections break into a gallop

As of 00:41 GMT June 20 there was 52,700 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 163, or 0.31 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 425, or 0.81 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,673** people were discharged. Indonesia continued to lead the […]

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 19 — record infection growth in Indonesia, again

• Global infections top 8.5 mln • Global recoveries top 4.5 mln

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 19 — record infection growth in Indonesia, again

As of 00:47 GMT June 19 there was 52,537 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 378, or 0.72 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 426, or 0.81 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,729** people were discharged. Indonesia continued to lead the […]

Thailand morning news for June 19

Thailand morning news for June 19

Thailand records six new COVID-19 cases among returnees from abroad Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections surged to six today. All are in state quarantine after their return from Saudi Arabia and India. — Thai PBS News CAAC chief: International flights unlikely before September Dashing hopes that international arrivals (code for ‘tourist flights’) could resume on July […]

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 18 — Indonesia tops all COVID-19 indices except recoveries

• Global deaths top 450,000 • Thailand records 23rd day without local transmission

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 18 — Indonesia tops all COVID-19 indices except recoveries

As of 00:42 GMT June 18 there was 52,159 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, a decrease of 37, or -0.07 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 426, or 0.82 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,733** people were discharged. Indonesia continued to lead the […]

Thailand morning news for June 18

Thailand morning news for June 18

Airports of Thailand forecasts 50% fall in revenue, passengers Airports of Thailand (AoT) said it expects passenger numbers and revenue to fall by 50% in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus crisis. — Bangkok Post Government approves B42bn of investment plans The Government has approved five investment project applications worth about 41.8 billion baht […]

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 17 — Indonesia breaks through 40,000 cases

• Most number of new infections recorded in a 24-hour period • Most number of deaths in a 24-hour period since April 27

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 17 — Indonesia breaks through 40,000 cases

As of 00:34 GMT June 17 there was 52,196 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, a decrease of 432, or -0.82 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 426, or 0.82 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 2,022** people were discharged. Indonesia continued to record the […]

Thailand morning news for June 17

Thailand morning news for June 17

Cabinet rolls out support for those who missed out on previous subsidy schemes Thailand’s Cabinet has rolled out four new schemes to help people affected by business closures caused by COVID-19 and who missed out on previous aid packages. — Thai PBS News Thailand sees dip in competitiveness ranking Thailand has fallen four places to […]

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 16 — massive spike in Philippines critical cases

• Indonesia reports record number of deaths   • Quickening infection rate sees 1mln new cases in less than 8 days

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 16 — massive spike in Philippines critical cases

As of 00:42 GMT June 16 there was 52,628 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, a decrease of 40, or -0.08  per cent, on the day prior. Of this 427, or 0.81 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,729** people were discharged. Indonesia yesterday set a new […]

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