Asean morning news for April 6

Asean morning news for April 6

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu


COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 5 — new infections down across region
As of 01:36 GMT April 5 there was 9,726 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 268, or 3.83 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Preceding US-China trade war may help cushion COVID-19s effect on Asean
The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a human tragedy. Measures introduced to deal with it could save lives, but are having wide-ranging economic effects and inducing economic contagion.
— AEC News Today

World Bank’s ‘third shock’ threatens to reverse Asia’s economic progress
Good luck sleeping after reading the World Bank’s take on how coronavirus is upending East Asia.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

ASEAN-China medical experts tackle COVID-19 in video conference
Medical experts from countries in Southeast Asia and China have exchanged views on sustaining and further enhancing regional collective responses to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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COVID-19 to force millions of Southeast Asian labourers to lose jobs
Millions of labourers in Southeast Asia could lose their jobs as economies grind to a halt due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
— Vietnamplus

U.S. Military Seeks More Funding for Pacific Region After Pandemic
United States military officials have outlined a spending request to bolster deterrence against China after the coronavirus pandemic ebbs, a sign of how national security leaders are already studying ways to shore up the country’s standing in the Asia-Pacific region once the outbreak ends.
— The New York Times

Indonesia mandates mask use as SE Asia virus cases climb
Malaysia on Sunday reported 179 new coronavirus cases, raising the cumulative total to 3,662 cases as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy grapples with the highest number of infections in the region.
— Bangkok Post

NGO voices concern about Myanmar, regional migrants affected by COVID-19 scare
A migrant support network has voiced concern over Myanmar and other regional migrants in Southeast Asia who are negatively affected by government efforts to rein in the spread of the coronavirus.
— Mizzima News

In Southeast Asia, Governments Exploit Coronavirus Fears To Tighten Grip
Three Southeast Asian nations — Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar — are using fears over the coronavirus to double down on repressive measures aimed at silencing critics or opponents.

The time to ramp up protection against Asian financial contagion is now
A surge of financial crises across emerging economies has already begun. Ecuador and Zambia have been the first to default.
— East Asia Forum

South China Sea: Fears of conflict surge as China accuses Vietnam of ramming coast guard
CHINA has accused Vietnam of ramming one of its coast guard ships in the disputed South China Sea.

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Fake news laws may ‘catch on’ during coronavirus
The prevalence of fake news related to the coronavirus could be used by countries to justify new misinformation legislation that could harm academic freedom, scholars have warned.
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Thailand Seeks Myanmar, Laos Help to Fight Haze Effecting Air Quality
The Thai Government is seeking help from Myanmar and Laos to support the fight against haze and poor air quality in northern Thailand.
— Chiang Rai Times

Oyo discounts rooms for health staff while other Asia hotels close
As the coronavirus pandemic deals a devastating blow to hospitality companies in Asia, Indian startup Oyo Hotels & Homes is providing rooms to those fighting the disease at a deep discount while many of its rivals shut their doors.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

How Homage is tackling Southeast Asia’s growing eldercare need
The world’s population is aging, but the needs of elderly people are still being underserved.
— TechCrunch

Thailand Seeks Myanmar, Laos Help to Fight Haze Effecting Air Quality
The Thai Government is seeking help from Myanmar and Laos to support the fight against haze and poor air quality in northern Thailand.
— Chiang Rai Times


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NA, Senate set for bill on ‘emergency’
Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested the Senate to convene an extraordinary meeting to review the draft law that aims to put the Kingdom in a state of emergency after the bill reached the National Assembly (NA) on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Announces to Temporarily Ban Fish Exports
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has announced to ban the export of fish to foreign markets, in addition to paddy rice and milled rice.

Malaysian preacher in Cambodia recovers, 50 Covid-19 patients cured in total
One more Covid-19 (coronavirus) patient in Cambodia has recovered, bringing the total number of patients cured in the country so far to 50, said a Ministry of Health (MoH) statement released on Sunday (April 5).
— The Star

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Indonesia Reports Highest Single-Day Rise in Covid-19 Cases
The Indonesian government announced on Sunday there had been 181 confirmed Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours to bring the country’s total to 2,273, the highest surge in a day since the first case was reported in late February.
— Jakarta Globe

At least 18 doctors have died in the fight against COVID-19
At least 18 doctors across Indonesia have died in the fight against COVID-19, the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) said on Sunday.
— The Jakarta Post

Ramadan Is Coming; Muslims Advised to Perform Tarawih at Home
Chief of an Islamic organization (LPOI), Said Aqil Siroj, calls on the Muslim community to continue perform their prayers at home during the fasting month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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One more case confirmed today
The latest Covid-19 case, 11th in the country, is a Papua New Genea man, 55, a staff member at Phu Bia Mining. 89 have reportedly had close contact with the man are being monitored closely by health workers.

Laos tests 53 negative COVID-19 cases
aos tested more 53 COVID-19 suspected cases, and all of them are negative, according to Lao health official.
— Xinhua

Chinese experts join Lao counterparts to fight COVID-19 epidemic
Members of Chinese anti-epidemic medical expert team communicate with their Lao peers about the situation of confirmed COVID-19 patients in Lao government-designated Mittaphab Hospital (Hospital 150) in Vientiane, Laos, April 4, 2020.
— Xinhua

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Covid-19: 179 new cases, death toll now at 61 (updated)
Another 179 new Covid-19 cases have been reported, bringing the total to 3,662 cases as of Sunday (April 5), says the Health Ministry.
— The Star Online

M’sians with S’pore work permits must do Covid-19 test before returning to Johor
Malaysians with work permits in Singapore are allowed to return to Johor on condition they take the swab test at clinics or hospitals in the republic to show that they are free of Covid-19.
— The Sun Daily

AirAsia opens e-commerce platform to assist Malaysian traders affected by MCO
Low-cost carrier AirAsia has initiated an e-commerce platform called OURSHOP to help local businesses affected by the movement control order (MCO) enforced by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19.
— Malay Mail

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No new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday after National Laboratory conducts 55 tests
The Ministry of Health and Sports is closely monitoring, conducting surveillance and medical treatments, identifying those who had close contact with the positive patients for quarantines, admitting to the hospitals, getting information about the returnees from foreign countries in coordination with local authorities and state.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar to face power shortages as emergency plants miss deadlines
Driving past trucks laden with containers along the road that leads to the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the outskirts of Yangon, one can easily spot from afar the company logos of the many manufacturers and utilities providers which have their factories there.
— Myanmar Times

14-day quarantine, stay home in April called key to defeat COVID-19 in Myanmar
April might be considered the month which will decide the fate of the Coronavirus in Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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DOH targets 10,000 tests per day by end of April
The Department of Health (DOH) said on Saturday, April 4, that it was targeting to conduct 10,000 coronavirus tests a day by end of April.
— Rappler

Duterte to donate a month’s salary to COVID-19 response
President Rodrigo Duterte would donate a month’s salary to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) effort, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo announced in a Sunday statement.
— GMA Network

Covid-19 cases now 3,246; death toll climbs to 152
The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported 152 new positive cases for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-2019), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 3,246.
— Philippine News Agency

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Most workplaces to close for one month from Apr 7 to curb spread of COVID-19
All workplaces except for those providing essential services and those able to operate remotely will be suspended from Apr 7 to May 4 during a month-long circuit breaker campaign to curb further spread of COVID-19, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo on Friday (Apr 3).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Covid-19: 20,000 foreign workers at two dormitories to serve 14-day quarantine order
CLOSE to 20,000 foreign workers are required to serve a 14-day quarantine order on the back of a growing number of Covid-19 infections at two dormitories, according to the multi-ministry task force at a press conference on Sunday.
— The Business Times

Coronavirus: Singapore to take care of foreign workers
The livelihood of foreign workers will be taken care of, as Singapore ramps up measures to fight the spread of the coronavirus, said Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Thai Ministry of Interior tells Provincial Governors to take urgent measures to prepare for potential further Covid-19 restrictions and measures
Yesterday afternoon, the Thai Ministry of Interior Permanent Secretary, Mr. Chatchai Phromlert, sent an urgent official communication to all the Provincial Governors of Thailand, informing them that the National Covid-19 Coronavirus Disease Management Center has asked for the following measures to be addressed immediately and urgently.
— The Pattaya News

Chinese man arrested hoarding over 62,000 protective face masks in Jomtien-Video
A 38 year old Chinese man, Mr. He Chunyu, was arrested yesterday afternoon and has been charged with several offenses related to price gouging and hoarding of medical supplies after being found with 62,000 protective face masks in Jomtien.
— The Pattaya News

Gov’t Bans Media From Field Report During Virus Curfew
Reporters are asked not to report in the field during the overnight curfew that will come into effect tonight, deputy prime minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said Friday.
— Khaosod English

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Sunday COVID-19 update, one more infection, one more recovers
The Ministry of Health has confirmed one more COVID-19 infection cases, raising the patient tally to 241.
— Chinhphu

Vietnam’s conglomerate to produce ventilators to fight against coronavirus
Vingroup, Vietnam’s biggest listed firm, plans to produce ventilators to fight against the new coronavirus that has infected 249 people in Vietnam as of Saturday.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam condemns sinking of boat off Paracels, demands China compensate
Vietnam has demanded that China take action against the Chinese Coast Guard vessel that sank a Vietnamese fishing boat and compensate the fishermen for their loss.
— VnExpress

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