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Vietnam bans foreigners, overseas citizens from entering country

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

The Vietnamese government on Sunday (March 22) has approved a ban on all foreigners entering the country in a bid to slow the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. [...] » More

Southeast Asians consider emergency powers, Singapore carrier grounds fleet

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

Southeast Asian countries considered more emergency powers on Monday to tackle the threat of the coronavirus as Singapore Airlines said it was grounding almost all of fleet [...] » More

Cambodia scraps plans for Mekong hydropower dams

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:51 AM

A Cambodian government decision to postpone building new hydropower dams on the Mekong river has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it will provide welcome relief to the [...] » More

Asia deploys innovative, if invasive, tech to curb virus

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Electronic bracelets and phones that report your whereabouts, text messages if you stray too far from quarantine and digital detectives tracking where you’ve beenAsian [...] » More

Cambodia scraps plans for Mekong hydropower dams

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

A Cambodian government decision to postpone building new hydropower dams on the Mekong river has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it will provide welcome relief to the [...] » More

Vietnam health ministry reports rise in coronavirus cases to 85

20-Mar-2020 Intellasia | | 2:33 PM

Vietnam’s health ministry reported an additional nine coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total number in the Southeast Asian country to 85. Weeks after Vietnam [...] » More

Perfect storm of virus peril in Asia’s sprawling slums

20-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Mary Grace Aves is terrified of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, but the best weapons to protect her familyisolation and sanitationare unreachable luxuries in the Manila [...] » More

Black-market wildlife trade ‘could undermine Vietnam’s new ban on disease-spreading animal markets’

20-Mar-2020 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

Wildlife experts say moves in Vietnam to shut down its live wild animal markets are just one step towards preventing the emergence of further infectious global pandemics. [...] » More

Cambodia confirms 11 of 12 new Covid-19 cases from prayer meet in Malaysia

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Phnom Penh Post | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Health confirmed on Tuesday (March 16) that 12 new Covid-19 positive cases have been identified. Of the 12 new cases, two were found in Banteay Meanchey, two [...] » More

Burma has zero coronavirus cases, claims Aung San Suu Kyi

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Myanmar has zero coronavirus cases, claims Aung San Suu Kyi The porous Myanmar-China border stretches more than 1,400 miles but coronavirus cases have only been reported on [...] » More

Can hot weather stop coronavirus? Southeast Asia surge raises doubts

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

A dramatic surge in coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia in recent days has increased doubts over a theory that warmer weather could stem the spread of the virus, health [...] » More

US demands Vietnam free blogger handed 10-year term

18-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The United States on Monday (March 16) demanded that Vietnam immediately free a blogger who was sentenced to 10 years in prison after posts critical of the government. The [...] » More

Vietnam: Christian released after 16 torturous years in prison; future uncertain amid failing health

18-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Christian Post | 6:02 AM

A Vietnamese Christian jailed for almost 16 years for demanding land rights and religious freedom has been released. Yet his future remains uncertain as he battles health [...] » More

All in Vietnam must wear face mask in public places for coronavirus prevention

18-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

All Vietnamese and foreign nationals are required to wear face masks in public places such as airports, bus stations, supermarkets, and public transport vehicles in Vietnam [...] » More

Northern Laos province closes 10 border crossings with Vietnam

17-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

Authorities in northern Laos’ Huaphan province on Sunday (March 15) called for the temporary closure of 10 traditional border crossings with Vietnam as part of efforts [...] » More