Tag Archives: ASEAN

Myanmar targets higher vaccinations as COVID-19 cases soar

[ad_1] A medical staff wearing a protective suit stands near an ambulance, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Yangon, Myanmar, September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin/File Photo/File Photo July 20 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military-controlled health ministry expects half of the population to be vaccinated against COVID-19 …

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China reports spike in new coronavirus cases on border with Myanmar

[ad_1] Passengers wearing protective suits (PPE) line up to board their plane for an international flight at Hong Kong airport amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), China July 9, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo BEIJING/SHANGHAI, July 20 (Reuters) – China on Tuesday reported the highest daily tally of new …

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COVID-19 surge sparks bond rally, stocks on worst run in 18 months

[ad_1] World share index sees first 5-day fall since Feb 2020 U.S. indexes drop more than 1% in early trading Dollar rises broadly but Japanese yen edges up Oil prices fall almost 4% after OPEC+ resolves spat Government bond yields burrow lower amid COVID angst LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – …

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Thai health workers use canals to get to remote COVID-19 patients

[ad_1] SAMUT PRAKAN, Thailand, July 19 (Reuters) – Two Thai health workers zip up their protective suits, put on masks and face shields and slowly climb aboard a small boat waiting in the reeds on the banks of a countryside canal. This is the best way to ensure remote communities …

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Indonesia reports record 1,338 new coronavirus deaths

[ad_1] Children gather at a street-food shop at the Muara Baru neighborhood, amid the the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) disease in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 14, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan JAKARTA, July 19 (Reuters) – Indonesia reported a record 1,338 new coronavirus deaths on Monday, data from its COVID-19 task force …

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Singapore sees COVID-19 cases double overnight as testing ramps up

[ad_1] A woman wears a face mask at a shop in Little India district, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Singapore, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su SINGAPORE, July 19 (Reuters) – Singapore on Monday saw new local coronavirus cases almost double from the previous day to 163, …

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Indonesian soup kitchen brings food to COVID-19 patients stuck at home

[ad_1] JAKARTA, July 19 (Reuters) – As coronavirus surges in the Indonesian capital, volunteers like Badie Uzzaman are pitching in to help, delivering food to people who have tested positive but are forced to quarantine at home as hospitals run short of beds. The 26-year-old driver of a three-wheeler, Badie …

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COVID-19 response runs underground in junta-ruled Myanmar

[ad_1] Total death toll has already risen 50 percent this month Military ruler appeals for volunteers and cooperation Oxygen in short supply for COVID sufferers Public’s self-help response echoes that to past disasters July 18 (Reuters) – For a week, 21-year-old student Phoe Thar has been out by dawn to …

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Singapore reports 88 new local COVID-19 cases, highest in 11 months

[ad_1] Office workers wearing masks cross a street during lunch hour, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Singapore May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Dawn Chua SINGAPORE, July 18 (Reuters) – Singapore’s health ministry reported 88 new locally-transmitted coronavirus cases on Sunday, the highest daily toll since August last year, driven by …

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Thailand expands lockdown areas as COVID-19 cases surge

[ad_1] Oxygen cylinders are seen at a store as demand for oxygen continues to grow amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Bangkok, Thailand, July 17, 2021. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa BANGKOK, July 18 (Reuters) – Thailand on Sunday announced an expansion of coronavirus restrictions that include travel curbs, mall closures and …

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