Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

Covid-19 Delta variant is pushing Southeast Asia to breaking point

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN —   Countries across Asia are grappling with their worst coronavirus outbreaks of the pandemic, spurred by low vaccine rates and the highly-contagious Delta variant. While nations such as China, Japan and South Korea are seeing growing outbreaks, the sharp edge of the Delta wave is …

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Activists allege Myanmar leaders are ‘weaponizing’ COVID-19

[ad_1] BANGKOK (AP) — With coronavirus deaths rising in Myanmar, allegations are growing from residents and human rights activists that the military government, which seized control in February, is using the pandemic to consolidate power and crush opposition. In the last week, the per capita death rate in Myanmar surpassed …

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Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

[ad_1] KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia has converted nearly its entire oxygen production to medical use just to meet the demand from COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe. Overflowing hospitals in Malaysia had to resort to treating patients on the floor. And in Myanmar’s largest city, graveyard workers have been …

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Indonesia short on oxygen, seeks help as virus cases soar

[ad_1] JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Just two months ago, Indonesia was coming to a gasping India’s aid with thousands tanks of oxygen. Today, the Southeast Asia country is running out of oxygen as it endures a devastating wave of coronavirus cases and the government is seeking emergency supplies from other …

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LGBTQ+ Pride in the Time of Coronavirus – The Diplomat

Vietnam: LGBTQ+ Pride in the Time of Coronavirus

[ad_1] Advertisement The gay former Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir said, “It is absolutely imperative that every human being’s freedom and human rights are respected, all over the world.” Sigurðardóttir’s message, delivered while defending LGBTQ+ rights at a 2014 Pride festival, would certainly have been welcomed by LGBTQ+ communities as …

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AP PHOTOS: Malaysian cemeteries face coronavirus surge

[ad_1] ByThe Associated Press May 26, 2021, 9:45 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Nowhere is Malaysia’s worsening coronavirus surge more apparent than in the cemeteries around the capital. The rising infections and deaths have alarmed health officials. They spiked …

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