Trial finds experimental chikungunya vaccine CHIKV VLP is safe

Trial finds experimental chikungunya vaccine CHIKV VLP is safe

A Phase 2 trial by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of an experimental chikungunya vaccine has been found to be safe and well-tolerated, producing durable immune responses in healthy volunteers. Detailed in a paper published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in May, the NIAID trial comprised 400 […]

Indonesia morning news for June 25

Indonesia morning news for June 25

Suspected Rohingya Refugee Boat Floating Off Indonesia A boat carrying almost 100 suspected Rohingya refugees was floating several miles off the coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province on Wednesday after being rescued by fishermen, authorities said. — The New York Times Indonesia reports 1,113 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by […]

Singapore morning news for June 25

Singapore morning news for June 25

Singapore on track to roll out 5G by 2025; Singtel, StarHub-M1 joint venture issued final awards Singapore is on track to offer nationwide 5G coverage by 2025, after Singtel and a joint venture by StarHub and M1 were on Wednesday (Jun 24) issued final awards to operate networks here. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) […]

Indonesia morning news for June 24

Indonesia morning news for June 24

AIIB approves $1 billion loan for Indonesia’s COVID-19 response The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a China-backed multilateral development bank, announced on Tuesday that it had approved a US$1 billion loan to help strengthen Indonesia’s health and economic responses to the COVID-19 crisis. — The Jakarta Post Govt to Require Public Transport Passengers to Undergo […]

Singapore morning news for June 24

Singapore morning news for June 24

Polling Day for General Election set on 10 July The long-awaited General Election has officially been called, with the Polling Day set to be held on 10 July, Friday, and the Nomination Day on 30 June, Tuesday. — The Online Citizen Singapore core inflation records fourth straight month of decline in May Singapore’s core inflation […]

Indonesia morning news for June 23

Indonesia morning news for June 23

Indonesia’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 2500, with over 46,000 infections Indonesia reported 954 new coronavirus infections on Monday, taking its total number of cases to 46,845. — CNA Indonesia warns unemployment to spike due to pandemic Indonesia’s unemployment rate could hit the highest in more than a decade this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, […]

Singapore morning news for June 23

Singapore morning news for June 23

Employment agencies to get new licence conditions on fair hiring: MOM THE Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday said it will impose new licence conditions on all employment agencies (EAs) in a bid to strengthen fair hiring. — The Business Times No ERP charges at all gantries until Jul 26 as traffic conditions remain optimal […]

Indonesia morning news for June 22

Indonesia morning news for June 22

Indonesia lowers 2020 economic growth projection – between -0.4% and 1% Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has revised down the target of the national economic growth from the previous range between minus 0.4 per cent and 2.3 per cent to the range between minus 0.4 per cent and 1 per cent this year over […]

Singapore morning news for June 22

Singapore morning news for June 22

COVID-19 patients can ‘shed high load of virus’ in first week, irrespective of symptoms: Singapore study COVID-19 patients can shed high loads of the novel coronavirus into the air and onto surfaces in their first week of illness, irrespective of their symptoms, according to a recent Singapore study published by the National Centre for Infectious […]

Thailand tiger footage offers renewed hope for big cat population (video)

There is renewed hope for Asia’s wild tiger population with images from camera traps similar to those captured in the video above recording showing tiger cubs in Thailand’s Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai (DPKY) forest. Published in Biological Conservation, the survey has provided conservationists and authorities with hope that the decade-old DPKY Tiger Recovery Project (TRP) may […]

Indonesia morning news for June 19

Indonesia morning news for June 19

Indonesia central bank makes third rate cut this year Indonesia’s central bank on Thursday delivered its third interest rate cut this year, as expected, seeking to boost support for Southeast Asia’s largest economy amid a coronavirus-induced downturn. — Bangkok Post Indonesia Records 1,331 New Covid-19 Cases; Highest in East Java The national Covid-19 mitigation task […]

Singapore morning news for June 19

Singapore morning news for June 19

More Covid-19 tests will be done in Singapore as economy reopens All those aged 45 years and above who are diagnosed with acute respiratory infection will be tested from later next week. — Straits Times (annoying popups) No mid-year bonus for civil servants for first time since 2009; year-end bonus still up in the air […]