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New Yorker magazine fuels Vietnamese Covid 19 super spreader debate

New Yorker magazine fuels Vietnamese Covid 19 super spreader debate

By Lan Phong Head of World News, Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam  HANOI: The Vietnamese rich Covid 19 infected socialite who lied about her travel history to avoid quarantine which caused a large outbreak in Hanoi in March recently again aroused public outrage after her sister told the US New Yorker magazine about how her family had […]

World media share and seek cooperation to help combat COVID-19

World media share and seek cooperation to help combat COVID-19

By Chhay Sophal Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia: Global journalists and media experts participating in the Online ‘World Journalists Conference 2020’ on Tuesday recognize the media role to help fight against the world deadly COVID-19 while seeking cooperation for the common problem. Besides sharing many countries’ experiences on the virus at the conference on day 2 […]

New Covid-19 outbreak brought under control in Vietnam

New Covid-19 outbreak brought under control in Vietnam

By Phong Lan Head of World News, Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HANOI: Tourist sites, hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs have resumed operations in many areas in Vietnam as the latest Covid-19 outbreaks have been basically contained in the country. The central coastal city of Danang, the country’s new Covid-19 hotspot, has just resumed all passenger transport […]

The science and economics of COVID-19 vaccines

The science and economics of COVID-19 vaccines

By Crispin Maslog MANILA: A mad race to produce a vaccine against COVID-19 has begun with the world’s superpowers leading the pack. At stake are millions of lives and billions of dollars. Among the frontrunners is the US with its futuristic-sounding Operation Warp Speed. Europe and China also have their own leading candidate vaccines. As […]

Coping with COVID-19 news fatigue

Coping with COVID-19 news fatigue

  By Crispin Maslog Chair of the Board, Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, Manila MANILA: Media fatigue from months of intense COVID-19 coverage affects vital public communication. Media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing full blast for more than half the year by July, seems to have hit a bump. There are indications that people […]

New tech aids Singapore leap to launch Covid-19 vaccine

New tech aids Singapore leap to launch Covid-19 vaccine

  By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: Singapore, which clocked a low of 42 new daily infections on Wednesday, has joined in the fast-tracked global race to find a Covid-19 vaccine, starting early tests with a newer type of technology. About 100 volunteers, aged between 21 and 55, have been recruited […]

Facemasks must be worn properly, Health Director-General urges

Facemasks must be worn properly, Health Director-General urges

KUALA LUMPUR: A facemask must be worn properly to be effective in preventing the spread of diseases, Malaysia’s Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has said. He said the facemask should cover the entire nose up to the chin, while leaving it around the forehead or neck, or having it only cover part of the […]

Kazakhstan’s first president tests positive for COVID-19

Kazakhstan’s first president tests positive for COVID-19

NUR-SULTAN: Kazakhstan’s First President Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev has self-isolated after his latest coronavirus test returned positive. “Unfortunately, Elbasy’s latest test for the coronavirus infection has returned positive. There is no reasons to panic. Nursultan Nazarbayev will continue to carry out his duties remotely while in isolation,” the press service statement said, national news agency Kazinform […]

Even amid virus fears, Koreans choose to dine together, separately

Even amid virus fears, Koreans choose to dine together, separately

SEOUL: After Yi Si-woo got off work last Friday, he hurried home to start preparing for a company dinner, cooking seafood risotto with fresh salad on the side. An hour later, the 24-year-old was joined by a dozen others in his studio with barely enough space for a smaller group, but none had to stand, […]

BTS fans raise $1 million in Black Lives Matter donations

BTS fans raise $1 million in Black Lives Matter donations

SEOUL: International fans of K-pop giants BTS have raised over $1 million in donations for the Black Lives Matter cause in the United States, matching the amount donated earlier by their idols toward the human rights movement, according to a fan charity project Monday. One In An ARMY, an organization of BTS fans involved in […]

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