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Coronavirus robs Bahrainis of Eid joy, festivities

Coronavirus robs Bahrainis of Eid joy, festivities

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: “I am not taking any risks, so I told my daughters and their children to come late for the family lunch, spend a short time with us, then go home,” Fareed said when asked about his plans ahead for the day. “I love my extended family, but with the coronavirus threats, […]

Vietnamese coastal cities to attract more visitors as virus fears ease

Vietnamese coastal cities to attract more visitors as virus fears ease

By Phong Lan Vietnam HANOI: Vietnamese people are having chances to enjoy a cool summer holiday at the beaches as the country has so far successfully curbed the virus outbreak. After staying at home for some time following the government’s social distancing regulation, life has now almost returned to normal in Vietnam and people are flocking […]

Kuwait announces full curfew until the end of May

Kuwait announces full curfew until the end of May

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Government decided on Friday to impose full curfew starting Sunday (May 10) 4 pm until May 30, as part of the measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Official government spokesperson Tareq Al-Mizrem said on Twitter that the decision was taken upon recommendations by the national health authorities, Kuwait […]

Pakistan registers sharp increase in COVID-19 positive cases

Pakistan registers sharp increase in COVID-19 positive cases

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 20,987 on Monday after hundreds of new infections were confirmed in the country. There had been sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the country during last three weeks, as the number of positive cases was about 5000 with a […]

Indonesia: The Epicenter of the Economic Crisis

Indonesia: The Epicenter of the Economic Crisis

By Eddy Suprapto Contributor AsiaN.  The process of economic recovery in Indonesia due to COVID-19 will clearly face a new chapter that is facing an economic crisis. Gross Domestic Product growth is only 1.8%, inflation is at 2.7% and unemployment rate rose from 8% to reach 10%. Indonesian National Budgeting revenue was only IDR 1.761 […]

South Korea reports zero local infections for first time in 72 days

South Korea reports zero local infections for first time in 72 days

SEOUL: South Korea marked the first time in 72 days that local infections have fallen to zero. The four cases of the new coronavirus reported on Thursday were all imported ones and brought the total to 10,765. It was the first time since February 18 that no locally infected cases have occurred. It also marked […]

With eased social distancing, South Koreans imagine post-coronavirus life

With eased social distancing, South Koreans imagine post-coronavirus life

SEOUL: When South Korea reported its first case of the new coronavirus on Jan. 20, little was fathomed about how this virus would change life. Three months into the virus outbreak, what was once deemed a regional virus has developed into a global pandemic, reshaping how people work, rest and live. In South Korea, where […]

Cambodia fully mobilized in fight against COVID-19

Cambodia fully mobilized in fight against COVID-19

By Sopal Chai  Cambodia PHNOM PENH: Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced the mobilization of all national means, forces, and resources to fight the global deadly virus. Up to April 17, Cambodia has reported 122 COVID-19 cases, 87 recoveries and no deaths. Taking serious action, Hun Sen’s government formed […]

Hanoi uses coronavirus discourage dog meat tradition

Hanoi uses coronavirus discourage dog meat tradition

By Phong Lan Vietnam HANOI: It was the death anniversary of Hanh Nguyen’s grandfather and the large family were having a big party together. Someone was asking why there was no dog meat on the table. The Hanoi man answered that from now on there would be no dog meat on his table anymore. “I’ve […]

Muhyiddin shares with ASEAN Malaysia’s experience in fighting COVID-19

Muhyiddin shares with ASEAN Malaysia’s experience in fighting COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia today shared its own experiences and knowledge in facing the COVID-19 pandemic with ASEAN member states during a Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 conducted via video-teleconferencing. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Malaysia had put in place several key strategies to address critical health, economic and social issues brought about by the pandemic, […]

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