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Masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?

Masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?

02-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:40 PM

The use of face masks in Asia during the coronavirus outbreak has been far more widespread than in the West, where governments have urged people to reserve supplies for [...]
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Vietnam prepares for coronavirus lockdown as government aims to keep cases below 1,000

02-Apr-2020 Intellasia | MorningstarOnline | 6:02 AM

VIETNAM is preparing for lockdown after prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc put major cities on standby to stop the spread of coronavirus. The number of confirmed cases in the [...]
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Vietnam to close border gates with Laos, Cambodia to prevent virus outbreak

02-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

Vietnam will close its border gates and border crossings with Laos and Cambodia starting from Wednesday (April 1) in an effort to limit the spread of the Covid-19 [...]
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Asia’s factory activity plunges as coronavirus shock deepens

02-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Factory activity contracted sharply across most of Asia in March as the coronavirus pandemic paralysed economic activity across the globe, with sharp falls in export [...]
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Vietnam to offer up to $1.27 billion in cash to virus-hit families

02-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam will offer 28 trillion-30 trillion dong ($1.19 billion to $1.27 billion) in cash to low-income earners hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the government said on [...]
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Coronavirus epidemic ‘far from over’ in Asia-Pacific, WHO warns

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 7:11 AM

The coronavirus epidemic is “far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to [...]
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Two Vietnam provinces want rice export ban lifted

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 6:02 AM

The Mekong Delta provinces of Kien Giang and Long An have asked the government to reconsider its temporary ban on rice exports, saying it would discourage farmers from [...]
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Vietnam to carry out 15 days of social distancing in coronavirus battle

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam will begin 15 days of social distancing from Wednesday to curb community transmission of the coronavirus, the Southeast Asian country’s prime minister said on [...]
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Coronavirus epidemic ‘far from over’ in Asia: WHO official

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The coronavirus epidemic is “far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to [...]
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In scrappy Cambodian casino town, Chinese plan future beyond coronavirus

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

When casino owner Kang Qiang looks out the window of his 20th floor office in this city on the remote Cambodian coast, he sees construction cranes sitting idle. The [...]
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US military operations in South China Sea increase risk of confrontation, think tank says

US military operations in South China Sea increase risk of confrontation, think tank says

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The United States intensified its military activity in the South China Sea last year, raising the risk of a confrontation with China in the strategically important waters, [...]
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Covid-19 cases in Vietnam rise to 194, no death so far

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Monday morning confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 infection, all related to a Hanoi-based hospital, bringing the total in the country [...]
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Vietnam to suspend all inbound flights for COVID-19 control

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Sunday agreed to suspend all inbound flights to the country in the next two weeks in an effort to better control the COVID-19 [...]
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Vietnam’s ban on rice exports still in force, Govt may set limitTraders

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam, the world’s third-largest rice exporter, has not yet lifted the ban on new rice export contracts, traders said on Monday, adding that they expect the [...]
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Vietnam’s domestic airlines reduce flight frequency

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s domestic airlines reduce flight frequency The Ministry of Transport green-lit the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam’s proposal to limit domestic [...]
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