Tag: Thailand

India approves vaccines as nations fight virus resurgence

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by AFP bureaus India on Sunday approved emergency use of two Covid-19 vaccines to kick off one of the world's biggest inoculation drives, while the European Union offered to help drug companies expand production to ease distribution bottlenecks. India, the second-worst affected country, has authorised use...

Lockdowns, curfews, alcohol bans as nations fight resurgent virus

by AFP bureaus Countries across the world tightened restrictions on their populations Saturday to fight a resurgence in the coronavirus, as the European Union offered to help drug companies expand vaccine production to improve distribution "bottlenecks". From local curfews, to alcohol bans and complete lockdowns, governments are...

Bangkok imposes partial lockdown to combat virus

Bangkok's nightlife will go quiet as a ban on bars, nightclubs and restaurant alcohol sales goes into effect Saturday, among a raft of restrictions aimed at curbing the kingdom's rising coronavirus toll. Thailand initially appeared to have escaped the worst of the virus, registering just...

Elephant Santas spread virus awareness among Thai children

Christmas and Thailand's love of elephants combined Wednesday when four of the giant creatures dressed as Santa turned up at a school just outside Bangkok, complete with huge coronavirus masks. Excited children from Jirasat Wittaya School in Ayutthaya, an hour's drive from the capital, sang...

Rise in Covid-19 cases leaves health experts divided on CMCO’s efficacy

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 23 -- The persistent spike in daily Covid-19 cases in the last two months has prompted health analysts to question if the renewal of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) has been effective in reining in the pandemic. Despite the consensus that...

FGV expands palm oil seed market in India, targeting to sell 1.5 million seeds by 2021

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 4 -- FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) is expanding its presence in India's oil palm seed market by targeting to sell another 1.5 million seeds by 2021 following growing market demand for premium oil palm seeds in the country. The group said to...

Online sales for Malaysian condom manufacturer, Karex jumps seven folds since MCO started

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 31 -- The start of the movement control order (MCO) in March to combat the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in seven-fold sales for one of the country's major condom manufacturer companies. Channel News Asia reported condom manufacturer Karex's chief executive officer Goh...

Democracy, human rights deteriorating in Malaysia since Covid-19 hit, says watchdog

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 20 -- Democracy and human rights have declined in 80 countries, including Malaysia, since the Covid-19 pandemic hit earlier this year, with governments undermining systems that are meant to ensure their accountability, a recent report revealed. United States-based human rights watchdog Freedom...

Hong Kong, Singapore agree ‘travel bubble’

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Hong Kong and Singapore on Thursday said they had agreed “in principle” to set up a bubble allowing residents to travel freely between the two financial hubs as long as they test negative for the coronavirus. The announcement is a rare moment of good news...

Drunk Singaporean dances naked in Thailand, upon his arrest police discover he’s overstayed 5 years

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Singapore—A Singaporean national identified as Chow Chung Cheng got drunk, stripped naked, and danced the night away on Sunday (Oct 4) in Korat, Thailand. When he was apprehended by the police, an immigration check revealed that his visa expired on March 15, 2014. Mr Chow...
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