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Absent government support, coronavirus seen to put 40pct of new poor in East Asia and Pacific

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Without social aid, the economic slump from the coronavirus global pandemic would likely wipe out three decades of gains in fighting poverty, with nearly half of new poor [...] » More

Vietnam can produce 5.72 million surgical masks a daygovernment statement

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

The Vietnamese government said on Thursday the Southeast Asian country can produce 5.72 million surgical masks a day to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. There are 70 [...] » More

Scores of detained Rohingya freed in Burma as virus fears mount

Scores of detained Rohingya freed in Burma as virus fears mount

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

Cases against scores of Rohingya Muslims detained after fleeing Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state have been dropped, as fears grow of a potential coronavirus outbreak in [...] » More

Vietnam says 15,000 people linked to COVID-19 hotspot tested negative

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

More than 1,000 healthcare workers and 14,400 others linked to a COVID-19 outbreak at a hospital in Hanoi have tested negative for the coronavirus, the Vietnamese [...] » More

Vietnam to ship 450,000 protective suits to United States

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

Vietnam has expedited the shipment of 450,000 DuPont protective suits to the United States to help healthcare professionals there fight the coronavirus, the US Embassy in [...] » More

Jakarta to start shutdown as burials, and fears, rise amid coronavirus outbreak

Jakarta to start shutdown as burials, and fears, rise amid coronavirus outbreak

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Schools and workplaces will be closed in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, as greater restrictions are imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus in the city, where a sudden [...] » More

Asia virus latest: Wuhan travel ban lifted, Japan under state of emergency

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

Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic: Wuhan outbound travel ban ends Outbound travel from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the [...] » More

New Zealand government supports Indonesia to detect COVID-19

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:02 AM

New Zealand has stepped up its support for Indonesia in its efforts to tackle COVID-19 by increasing the capacity, quantity and quality of COVID-19 testing. The New Zealand [...] » More

Indonesia’s capital to impose large-scale social restrictions

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta decided late Tuesday to impose “large-scale social restrictions” to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, introducing limits [...] » More

Asia virus latest: China reports no new deaths, Indonesia issues ‘pandemic bonds’

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

Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic: China reports no new deaths China reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since it [...] » More

After-coronavirus, Southeast Asia strongly favours crackdown on wildlife trade, says WWF

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

The coronavirus pandemic has generated overwhelming support for the closure of markets selling illegal wildlife across Southeast Asia, an epicenter of the multi [...] » More

No new cases of Covid-19 in Vietnam three days in a row

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

For the third morning in succession, there have been no new cases of Covid-19 reported in Vietnam. The total amount of patients nationwide who have tested positive for [...] » More

Isolation blues? Burma’s ex-political prisoners share survival tips

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

From meditation to memory games, former political prisoners in Myanmar are dishing out tips on surviving isolation in a pandemic as the country once severed from the world [...] » More

Fishing boat takes 202 Rohingya migrants to Malaysia

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

Malaysia on Sunday detained 202 suspected Rohingya Muslims who arrived illegally by boat, a top official said, raising fears that people smugglers are back in action despite [...] » More

Asia virus latest: Japan may declare emergency, Singapore quarantines dorms

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

Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic: Japan may declare emergency The Japanese government may declare a state of emergency this week [...] » More