Asean morning news for April 27

Asean morning news for April 27

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu


COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 26 — global deaths top 200K, infections approach 3 mln
As of 01:18 GMT April 26 there was 26,930 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 887 or 3.41 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 133, or 0.49 per cent, are classified as serious or critical.
— AEC News Today

ASEAN leaders urged to reopen economy gradually
SEAN leaders have been urged to take urgent measures to ensure uninterrupted supply chain for essential food, intensify ASEAN-wide trade facilitation and plans for the gradual reopening of the economy to restore market confidence.
— Borneo Bulletin

Rohingya refugees rejected everywhere as countries grapple with COVID-19 concerns
As countries scramble to contain the spread of COVID-19 in their territories while prioritizing the well-being of their citizens, Rohingya refugees are again facing widespread rejection.
— The Jakarta Post

APEC economy to reduce by 2.7 percent in 2020 due to COVID-19
he Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region is expected to post a 2.7 percent economic decline in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19.
— Vietnamplus

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Visitor arrivals to Asia-Pacific region forecast to drop 32% in 2020
New industry figures predict a drop of 32% in international visitors to Asia-Pacific region this year.

ASEAN urges US to support creation of COVID-19 response fund
Southeast Asian foreign ministers urged the United States to support the creation of a regional fund to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— CNN Philippines

Absent global leadership: Can ASEAN or ASEAN+3 step up?
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, (Asean), and its bigger counterpart, Asean+3, comprising the 10 countries and China, Japan and Korea, have been slow to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Khmer Times

Put women, girls at heart of Covid-19 response and recovery in Asean
A crisis is a test of strength. It reveals the character of leadership and whether individuals and communities can come together in times of greatest need.
— The Star Online

Comparing the Philippine economic package to fight COVID-19 to the response of other countries
The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled economies all over the world, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicting the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression nearly a century ago.
— BusinessWorld

Fortification of staple foods critical weapon against diseases
The Covid-19 pandemic has engulfed the world. As of Sunday, 210 countries and territories have reported more than 2.6 million cases and nearly 200,000 deaths.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ASEAN needs to rely on its own strengths to drive growth: economists
With uncertainties and increasing rivalry among major powers in the world, ASEAN, especially Vietnam, will need to rely on its own devices to drive growth this year, economists said.
— Eleven

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COVID-19 shrinks civic space in Southeast Asia
Limitations on movement, on assembly, on public gatherings and on free speech have severely curtailed the operations of frontline civil society organizations.
— The Jakarta Post

Blueprint For A Sustainable Future
22 April marked the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, which was strikingly different from previous years.
— The Asean Post

DARe inviting businesses to apply for ASEAN Entrepreneur Award
Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) is inviting Brunei businesses to apply for the fifth ASEAN Entrepreneur Award taking place at the 21st World Knowledge Forum in South Korea this September.
— Biz Brunei

A Meatless ASEAN?
Man’s appetite for meat and dairy products is having serious environmental consequences.
— The Asean Post


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Compiled by Mark Henry Uy


Chinese With COVID-19 Found After Cambodian Flight
On April 22, Guangdong Province Health Department found 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 imported from abroad, including 1 from Cambodia .

Cambodian Facebook vendor gets six months prison for ‘pornographic’ adverts
A Cambodian woman was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday after a court ruled that her Facebook live streams selling clothing and cosmetics while wearing skimpy outfits amounted to pornography, women’s rights groups said.
— Reuters

Cambodia Reports No Case of Covid-19 Today; Total Case 122; Total Recovery 117
Cambodia reported no new case of Covid-19 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 26 April 2020 (updated as of 7:00 a.m).
— Fresh News

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Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews


Inflation to touch 0.18% in April, Central Bank forecasts
Indonesia’s Central Bank (BI) has forecast that Indonesia’s inflation rate would rise to 0.18 percent, mark-to-market (MTM), in April, 2020 compared to the previous month.
— Antara News

Indonesia Says Nearly 20,000 Patients Suspected of Having Coronavirus
Indonesia reported on Sunday that 19,648 patients were under strict observation for suspected coronavirus infection, as lab tests were limited due to a lack of equipment.
— Jakarta Globe

Thousands of animals in Indonesian zoos may soon go hungry
Thousands of animals living in Indonesian zoos are facing the threat of famine as management struggles to afford animal feed as would-be visitors stay home to contain the spread of COVID-19.
— The Jakarta Post

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Three more virus patients discharged, 13 days with no new cases
Three COVID-19 patients being treated at Vientiane’s Friendship Hospital returned home on Saturday after twice testing negative for the virus, while no new infections have been reported for 13 straight days.
— Vientiane Times

Lao health system continues to offer immunization services despite COVID-19 pandemic
Despite the arrival of COVID-19 in the Lao PDR last month, the health system here is continuing to provide essential health services – and in particular immunization.

COVID-19 Hotline Numbers By Province
Apart from the 24-hour-a-day national COVID-19 hotline numbers 165, 064 166, 166, and 021 212610 (based in the capital city of Vientiane), there are also numbers based in the provinces residents can contact for all inquiries related to the disease.
— The Laotian Times

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Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov


Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases dip further to just 38, no new deaths recorded
Malaysia recorded no new deaths from Covid-19 over the last 24 hours as of noon today, with only 38 new cases recorded over the same period, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah revealed
— Malay Mail

Malaysians returning from Singapore will need an entry permit, only 400 allowed to return daily
Only 400 Malaysian workers in Singapore are allowed to return per day, and they must first apply for an entry permit before heading back, Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said on Sunday (April 26).
— The Straits Times

Coronavirus: for Malaysia’s migrant workers, lack of food is a bigger worry than Covid-19
Unlike in neighbouring Singapore, there have not yet been any large virus outbreaks among Malaysia’s migrant worker community.
— South China Morning Post

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Covid-19 infections rise to 144 in Myanmar
The total number of Covid-19 (coronavirus) infections in Myanmar has risen to 144 cases, with five more confirmed cases reported on Saturday morning (April 25), according to a statement from the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— The Star Online

Online mystics cash in during Myanmar virus lockdown
Myanmar lawyer Thiri had been excited about her wedding and new job this year – before the coronavirus threw both into doubt. With the stars very much unaligned, she turned to an astrology app for help.
— Channel NewsAsia

Virus Adds to Challenges for Fledgling Myanmar Insurance Market
The Covid-19 crisis has disrupted Myanmar’s efforts to develop its fledgling insurance industry. At the same time, it’s showing why coverage is important, according to the country head of Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc.
— Bloomberg

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Philippines President Extends Manila’s Coronavirus Lockdown to May 15
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended until May 15 a lockdown in the capital Manila, his spokesman said on Friday.
— Chiang Rai Times

Remnants of virus possibly detected in COVID-19 recoveries who tested positive anew –DOH
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that there is no sufficient evidence yet to make conclusions on the possible reinfection of recovered COVID-19 patients.
— GMA Network

Manila realigns P611-million infra budget to food, financial assistance
The Manila City government realigned P611 million of its budget originally set for infrastructure to fund its financial assistance and food subsidies for over 600,000 residents.
— Rappler

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Singapore factory output rebounds 16.5% in March due to surge in pharmaceuticals
SINGAPORE’S factory output for March rebounded with a 16.5 per cent year-on-year jump on the back of a surge in biomedical manufacturing amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, said the Economic Development Board (EDB) on Friday.
— The Business Times

Singapore to propose law to enable virtual marriage solemnisations amid Covid-19 outbreak
This means that the couple would not have to be present at the Registry of Marriages or the Registry of Muslim Marriages, nor need to be in the physical presence of a marriage solemniser and witnesses.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

931 new COVID-19 infection cases confirmed; Brings total tally to 13,624
As of Sunday (26 April 2020), 12pm, Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 931 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
— The Online Citizen

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Billionaires dip into deep pockets to fight Covid-19
As Covid-19 infections and fatalities continue to rise across the world, many billionaires are stepping up to help ease the blow for the poorest people while also fighting back against the deadly disease.
— Thai PBS News

Thailand loses US free trade benefits worth billions of baht
Thailand loses duty free access for 42.2 billion baht in exports to the US market from today, 6 months after Washington warned it would pull back on trade privileges unless the kingdom committed to labour rights reforms.
— The Thaiger

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections drop to 15, in-patients fewer than 300
Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections have fallen to 15 today, from 53 yesterday, while the number of in-patients has dropped to 277, the lowest for over a month.
— Thai PBS News

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Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov


Vietnam Looks for Economic Rebound After Mass Quarantines
Vietnam flattened its coronavirus infection curve with a sledgehammer, and after some early success, it’s now starting to open up its economy again.
— Bloomberg

Vietnam reports no COVID-19 cases, total confirmed cases remain at 270
Vietnam reported no new cases of COVID-19 infection on Sunday, with its total confirmed cases remaining at 270, according to its Ministry of Health.
— Xinhua

Vietnam’s pork imports surge 300 percent
Vietnam’s pork imports increased 300 percent year-on-year in the first four months, reaching nearly 70 percent of the entire volume last year.
— VnExpress

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