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Burma charges preacher for defying virus ban on services

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

A Myanmar preacher who posted a sermon online saying Christians were immune to the coronavirus will face charges along with three other people for organising services in [...] » More

Vietnam to extend coronavirus lockdown in 12 provinces for seven days

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

Vietnam will extend its coronavirus lockdown in 12 provinces, including Hanoi and HCM City, for seven days, although restrictions will be lifted in some areas outside of the [...] » More

The Coronavirus Loosens Lips in Hanoi

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ForeignPolicy | 6:02 AM

When Vietnam’s Communist government attempted to cover up a major toxic spill in 2016a disaster that decimated farming and fishing sectors across several provincesit [...] » More

Pandemic to bring Asia’s 2020 growth to halt for 1st time in 60 yearsIMF

Pandemic to bring Asia’s 2020 growth to halt for 1st time in 60 yearsIMF

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | | 11:27 AM

Asia’s economic growth this year will grind to a halt for the first time in 60 years, as the coronavirus crisis takes an “unprecedented” toll on the [...] » More

Vietnam introduces ‘fake news’ fines for coronavirus misinformation

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

A new decree took effect in Vietnam on Wednesday introducing fines for the dissemination of ‘fake news’ or rumours on social media, amid the rapid spread of [...] » More

Burma revelers arrested in Malaysia after party goes viral

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

Sixty-two Burmese men were arrested yesterday after a video of crowds partying outside a Malaysian hostel during the Thingyan weekend surfaced online. Police arrested them [...] » More

Asia Today: More patients in Tokyo, less pay in New Zealand

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

Coronavirus patients are being moved to more hospitals and even hotels in Tokyo as infections surged in the Japanese capital, where medical experts warn the health care [...] » More

South Asia risks becoming the next epicentre for Covid-19 pandemic

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The World Bank has announced that South Asia is advancing towards its worst economic performance in 40 years. With decades of progressing in the battle against poverty, now [...] » More

Officials say eight killed in Burma’s Rakhine state; army says has no information

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

Eight people were killed by shelling in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Monday, two local officials and a resident said, but the army said it had no information about such [...] » More

Southeast Asian leaders vow to cooperate in coronavirus fight

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

Southeast Asian leaders agreed at their first video conference summit on Tuesday to fight together against the “gravest public health crisis” in 100 years to make [...] » More

Chinese ship returns to waters off Vietnam amid virus ‘distraction’ charges

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

A Chinese ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels last year has returned to waters near Vietnam as the United States accused China of pushing its presence in the [...] » More

Asean leaders meet online to tackle coronavirus

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

Southeast Asian leaders warned Tuesday of the crippling economic cost of the coronavirus at a summit held online, calling for trade routes to reopen to protect jobs and food [...] » More

Chinese survey ship returns to Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone

Chinese survey ship returns to Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone

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

A Chinese ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels last year has returned to waters near Vietnam as the United States accused China of pushing its presence in the [...] » More

Vietnam’s total coronavirus cases climb to 265 but no deaths

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

Vietnam’s health ministry reported five more confirmed Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases on Monday (April 13), taking the country’s tally to 265, with no deaths. [...] » More

Abe fuels anger; more recovered Koreans test positive

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

A “stay home” message tweeted by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has fueled anger and accusations that he is insensitive toward people who cannot remain at [...] » More