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Second wave of Covid-19 grips Pakistan

Second wave of Covid-19 grips Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative  Islamabad: The second wave of novel coronavirus has gripped Pakistan, compelling the government to again close down the educational institutions, impose a ban on visiting the shrines, curtail the business timings and strike ‘smart lockdown’ in specific areas identified as hubs of the pandemic. Pakistan recorded the highest single-day […]

The importance of overcoming COVID-19 anxiety

The importance of overcoming COVID-19 anxiety

Dr. Rasha Abdelrahman, Head of psychology Department, Ajman University -UAE AJMAN: Doubtless, COVID-19 pandemic is considered a global health emergency, the unpredictable, fast-spreading cause of multiple serious socioeconomic and psychological impacts. Researches and media reports have pointed to the universal anxiety and distress. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) has underlined the seriousness of the current […]

Korean scientist Dr. Ra: Stem cells will be the mainstream of medicine worldwide

Korean scientist Dr. Ra: Stem cells will be the mainstream of medicine worldwide

SEOUL: Korea’s most prominent Stem Cell researcher has emphasized that close global cooperation, more normal diet, and closeness to nature were essential to boost chances to beat coronavirus and other viruses. In a virtual roundtable with members of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) today with the famous Korean scientists and also the chief executive officer […]

Kazakhstan requires COVID-19 test results from all passengers upon arrival

Kazakhstan requires COVID-19 test results from all passengers upon arrival

  NUR SULTAN: All foreigners arriving into Kazakhstan will be required to show the negative result of a PCR test starting October 6, the Central Asian country chief state health officer has said. “Starting from October 6, foreign citizens coming from abroad without a PCR test will be banned from entering Kazakhstan,” Sadvakas Baigabulov was […]

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 […]

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