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Vietnam’s economic hub struggles to curb new Covid-19 outbreak

Vietnam’s economic hub struggles to curb new Covid-19 outbreak

    By Phong Lan Deputy Head of the World News Desk Dantri Online Newspaper HO CHI MINH CITY: Vietnam’s biggest economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City is experiencing the largest ever Covid-19 outbreak which seems hard to curb despite strict preventive measures by local authorities. Medical staff shortage Ho Chi Minh City authorities […]

Cheery archival treasure in a world of pandemic fatigue

Cheery archival treasure in a world of pandemic fatigue

By Habib Toumi MONASTIR: Here I am in the family home Monastir, a coastal resort in Tunisia, indulging in the customary Mediterranean culture of leisure with sandy beaches, warm sunshine and delicious food. But, this year, there are many more gaps of time than usual due to the pandemic and the movement restrictions imposed by […]

Kyrgyzstan faces third wave of COVID-19; Cabinet says situation under control

Kyrgyzstan faces third wave of COVID-19; Cabinet says situation under control

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva  BISHKEK: Health authorities in Kyrgyzstan have announced that the third wave of COVID-19 has begun in the country as the epidemiological situation has deteriorated sharply lately. The statistics show that the daily number of new cases is more than 1,000 per day. Minister of Health and Social Development of the country Alymkadyr Beishenaliev […]

Cautious easing of tightened Covid-19 curbs in Singapore

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: Singapore is moving cautiously to ease some heightened restrictions following a drop in community cases in the past week. From June 14, five people, instead of two, can gather publicly. However, they will not be allowed to sit down in a coffee shop or restaurant […]

Vietnamese health workers exhausted battling with coronavirus in searing heat

Vietnamese health workers exhausted battling with coronavirus in searing heat

By Phong Lan Deputy Head of the World News Desk Dantri Online Newspaper HANOI: Many health workers in a Vietnam’s virus epicentre have become exhausted after working long hours in protective suits under the severe hot summer weather. Many areas in Vietnam are experiencing extremely hot days with temperatures rising up to over 40 degrees […]

COVID-19 developments, reports top AJA virtual meeting

COVID-19 developments, reports top AJA virtual meeting

SEOUL: The latest COVID-19 national developments and vaccination drives topped the agenda of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) meeting. Held virtually, the meeting brought together members from Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Germany and Bahrain. The Korean team was reinforced by Dahye Min, Asia N Reporter, whose latest contribution to the Asia […]

Official points out reasons for fourth Covid-19 wave in Vietnam

Official points out reasons for fourth Covid-19 wave in Vietnam

By Phong Lan Deputy Head of the World News Desk Dantri Online Newspape HANOI: Illegal migrants, lax management at quarantine areas, and people’s ignoring virus prevention regulations have been pointed out as the main causes for the new Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam. Speaking at a government meeting on May 20, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh […]

Tough curbs in Singapore as leap In Covid-19 cases raises concern

Tough curbs in Singapore as leap In Covid-19 cases raises concern

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Singapore is scrambling to check the proliferation of a more virulent Coronavirus in the community by a slew of tough restrictions that come close to a previous lockdown Kicking in on May 16, and to last till June 13, social gatherings in public are capped […]

Singapore jolted into action in wake of Covid-19 spurt

Singapore jolted into action in wake of Covid-19 spurt

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Days after being rated the safest place to be during the COvid-19 pandemic, Singapore has been hit by a sudden jump in new community cases, jolting the authorities to impose new restrictions on citizens’ gatherings and travels of foreigners to the Republic. Only last week […]

Climate change conference stresses need for prompt collective action, proactive role of media

Climate change conference stresses need for prompt collective action, proactive role of media

  By Habib Toumi MANAMA: An international media conference in the Korean capital Seoul has warned that the threats associated with climate change are so ominous that inaction to take collective action would have a high cost for humanity. Participants at the World Journalists Conference 2021, an annual event hosted by the Journalists Association of […]

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