Tag Archives: ASEAN

Vietnam tightens movement curbs in economic hub to contain virus

[ad_1] A health worker sprays disinfectants at a rapid testing center for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside Hanoi, Vietnam July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kham HANOI, July 6 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s halted dozens of flights in and out of its biggest city on Tuesday to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, …

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Overwhelmed Indonesian coffin maker issues COVID-19 warning

[ad_1] JAKARTA, July 6 (Reuters) – At a workshop located in a Jakarta cemetery, coffin maker Olaskar Purba and his team are hard at work. They staple together boxes made of plywood and paint them brown. The coffins are then fitted with a lining and covered in plastic before being …

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Indonesia reports record daily number of COVID-19 cases and deaths

[ad_1] Workers wearing protective masks load empty coffins for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims into an ambulance to be distributed to a hospital as the cases surge in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 5, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan JAKARTA, July 5 (Reuters) – Indonesia reported on Monday a record 29,745 new coronavirus infections and …

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‘Call of duty’: Indonesian bikers brave COVID-19 surge to escort ambulances

[ad_1] DEPOK, Indonesia, July 5 (Reuters) – Indonesian volunteer biker Sebastian Dwiyantoro and his team have been particularly busy helping ambulances navigate heavy traffic in Jakarta’s satellite city of Depok to get COVID-19 patients to hospital as infections soar in the country. The volunteers ride motorbikes in front of the …

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Thailand to ease COVID-19 curbs on some construction projects

[ad_1] A health worker prepares a dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Central Vaccination Center, inside the Bang Sue Grand Station, Thailand, June 21, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha BANGKOK, July 4 (Reuters) – Thailand plans to allow some construction projects to resume in its capital …

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Malaysia to ease coronavirus lockdowns in five states next week

[ad_1] Police officers check vehicles at a road block during an enhanced lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 3, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 (Reuters) – Malaysia will relax coronavirus lockdowns next week in five states that have met the government’s …

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Indonesia expects COVID-19 cases to rise despite stricter curbs

[ad_1] Saturday’s 28,000 cases are a new high Police put up road blocks, checkpoints Health ministry puts cap on prices of some key drugs JAKARTA, July 3 (Reuters) – The next two weeks are critical for the success of Indonesia’s efforts to rein in the coronavirus, as infections could rise …

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Thailand to vaccinate vulnerable groups faster as critical cases rise

[ad_1] People receive China’s Sinovac coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the Central Vaccination Center, inside the Bang Sue Grand Station, in Bangkok, Thailand, May 24, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha BANGKOK, July 2 (Reuters) – Thailand will speed up inoculations of elderly and medically vulnerable people to reduce the number of coronavirus …

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Vietnam seeks to boost testing as coronavirus cases hit record

[ad_1] Medical workers in protective suits stand outside a quarantined building amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Hanoi, Vietnam, January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Thanh Hue HANOI, July 1 (Reuters) – Vietnam reported a record in new coronavirus cases on Thursday and prepared to conduct mass testing on half of the …

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Malaysia to impose tighter coronavirus restrictions in capital

[ad_1] General view of a deserted street during a lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File Photo KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 (Reuters) – Malaysia on Thursday announced tighter restrictions on movement and businesses in the capital Kuala Lumpur and …

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