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South Koreans turn to social media challenges to beat coronavirus blues

South Koreans turn to social media challenges to beat coronavirus blues

SEOUL: When YouTuber Ddulgi uploaded a four-minute video on making dalgona coffee on the global video-sharing platform in mid-February, she did not expect it to turn into a mega-hit garnering over 3 million views in less than a month. Amid “social distancing” measures due to COVID-19, more South Koreans are turning to social media challenges […]

Malaysia’s King, Queen in self-quarantine after seven staff tested positive for COVID-19

Malaysia’s King, Queen in self-quarantine after seven staff tested positive for COVID-19

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al Mustafa Billah Shah and Queen Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah are observing a 14-day self-quarantine after seven of Istana Negara staff were tested positive for COVID-19. Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, in a statement, said Their Majesties had also undergone the COVID-19 […]

Only a surge in COVID-19 cases may change Singapore move for elections

Only a surge in COVID-19 cases may change Singapore move for elections

  By Ivan Lim Former AJA President Contributor to AsiaN Singapore Singapore: Many Singaporeans would agree that the prevalent Corvid-19 pandemic is an inconvenient time, for all intents and purpose, to hold a general election. However, the long-ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) strategists apparently have their own ideas. The government recently unveiled its report on […]

China’s COVID-19 situation shows visible improvement: Experts

China’s COVID-19 situation shows visible improvement: Experts

By Ji Yuqiao and Li Qiao Global Times Beijing: Chinese authorities and experts agree there is a visible improvement in the country’s COVID-19 outbreak situation, with some places in the country ceasing to issue a daily report of infections after seeing zero new cases in several days and a top epidemiologist saying that the epicenter […]

Tourism industry moves to counter COVID-19 influence

Tourism industry moves to counter COVID-19 influence

By Yang Kunyi and Song Lin Beijing: As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have issued a joint statement. The statement stressed that International cooperation is vital for ensuring the tourism sector to contribute effectively to the containment of […]

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