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South Asia coronavirus cases top 37,000, headache for governments eyeing lockdown end

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

South Asia’s coronavirus infections have crossed 37,000, with more than half in India, official data showed on Thursday, complicating the task of governments looking to [...] » More

Australia calls on G20 nations to end wet wildlife markets over coronavirus concerns

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:05 AM

Australia has called on G20 nations to end wet wildlife markets over concerns they pose a threat to human health and agricultural markets, a move which could further strain [...] » More

41 Myanmar workers caught celebrating ‘Songkran’ handed over to Immigration

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Freemalaysiatoday | 7:20 AM

Forty-one Myanmar nationals who were fined RM1,000 each for celebrating the “Thingyan” (Songkran) festival at their workers’ hostel last week, have been handed over to [...] » More

Exclusive: Facebook agreed to censor posts after Vietnam slowed traffic sources

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:19 AM

Facebook’s local servers in Vietnam were taken offline early this year, slowing local traffic to a crawl until it agreed to significantly increase the censorship of [...] » More

Vietnam to gradually ease Covid-19 control measures

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Vietnam News | 7:18 AM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the country could start gradually loosening Covid-19 containment measures during a Government meeting in Hanoi on Monday (April 20). [...] » More

Vietnam-linked hackers targeted Chinese government over coronavirus response: researchers

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

Hackers working in support of the Vietnamese government have attempted to break into Chinese state organisations at the centre of Beijing’s effort to contain the [...] » More

Driver killed in attack on UN vehicle in Myanmar’s Rakhine

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Myanmar government health worker was injured and his driver killed when their United Nations-marked vehicle was ambushed as they carried COVID-19 test samples in [...] » More

Australia joins US ships in South China Sea amid rising tension

Australia joins US ships in South China Sea amid rising tension

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

An Australian frigate has joined three US warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil, near waters also claimed [...] » More

Asia Today: Clusters among crew on 2 ships in Taiwan, Japan

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Japanese officials said Wednesday that 33 crew members on a docked cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus in one day of testing after the first case from the ship [...] » More

Asia virus latest: China sued by US state; northeast China tightens curbs

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

Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: US state sues China The US state of Missouri has sued China’s leadership over the [...] » More

China says Vietnam’s claims in South China sea are illegal, ‘doomed to fail’

China says Vietnam’s claims in South China sea are illegal, ‘doomed to fail’

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

China’s Foreign Ministry says it has lodged stern representations in response to what it called Vietnam’s illegal claims in the South China sea and that any [...] » More

Vietnam accuses Beijing of ‘seriously violating’ sovereignty in South China Sea

Vietnam accuses Beijing of ‘seriously violating’ sovereignty in South China Sea

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | | 7:02 AM

China’s latest activities in the South China Sea have triggered a strong protest from rival claimant Vietnam, which said the move “seriously violated” its [...] » More

Ramadan on collision course with virus for Asia’s Muslims

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Across Asia, home to about half of the world’s Muslims, the coming Islamic holy month of Ramadan is on a collision course with the coronavirus pandemic as clerics call [...] » More

Vietnam’s leadership, public showing strong response to contain coronavirus WHO

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

Vietnam is staying on top of its coronavirus infections as a result of strong leadership by the government and cooperation among its people in helping to contain the spread, [...] » More

Cambodian double amputee artist fights stigma through art

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Whispered insults, social isolation, and lost opportunitiesMorn Chear is channelling the stigma he has endured since he lost both his hands a decade ago into artwork that [...] » More