Sofia Flittner

Journalist • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok, Thailand

Three artists charged for corona street art in Myanmar

The government of Myanmar pressed on 3 April 2020 criminal charges against three street artists. The artists were arrested and charged for painting a mural to raise awareness about the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The organization Human Rights Watch demanded on 8 April that the government of Myanmar should immediately drop all charges against…

Finland to begin randomized corona testing

To track the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Finnish population, the Finnish public health authority announced 7 April 2020 that Finland will start randomized antibody tests, according to the news provider Reuters. The main hospitals in the different regions of Finland will mail “invitation letters” to Finnish citizens of all ages that have…

The Danish Foreign Ministry extends its advice to avoid travelling outside of Denmark

Despite the announcement of a gradual re-opening of the Danish public sector after Easter 2020, the Danish Foreign Ministry has decided to continue advising against travelling outside of Denmark as they have done since mid-March 2020 due to the novel coronavirus. The global travel advice against all unnecessary travel will be extended until 10 May…

Vestas continues to make business despite the outbreak of coronavirus

Despite the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that has halted most business’, the Danish wind energy giant Vestas continues to secure business partners. The Danish company Vestas announced on 31 March 2020 that the final agreements between the company and Chinese clients had been finalized. The company will deliver 301-Megawatt turbines for three projects in…

Malaysian business group to build a hotel and apartment complex in Greenland

The Malaysian business group Berjaya Corp Bhd (BCorp) announced their plans to build a luxury hotel and apartment project in Nuuk, the capitol of Greenland, according to Edge Prop. According to a report made by the news site High North News, the advisor of BCorp’s executive chairman, Alex Tan Ghee Keong, stated during the announcement,…

Asian countries rank high in new corona-fear survey

Asian countries are more scared to contract the novel coronavirus than Scandinavian countries, according to a new survey from YouGov based on the percentage of 27,000 participants from 26 countries who have reported that they are ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ scared of contracting COVID-19. Amongst the countries are China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan,…

Danish Vestas to deliver wind energy solutions to Vietnam

The Danish wind developer has signed and secured its fourth intertidal project contract in Vietnam, reports Kallanish Energy. The order is a 29-megawatt wind project. The project, dubbed THE Ben Tre VI-3 project, will be located in the famous region of the Mekong Delta. Danish Vestas chose the area to take advantage of the ‘favorable…

New Dean of the Danish Seamen’s Church and Churches Abroad

The Danish Seamen’s Church and Churches Abroad (DSUK) announced in a press release on 27 March 2020 that Selma Ravn’s first day as the new Dean of the Danish Seaman’s and overseas Churches. She replaces Pia Sundbøll who will retire by the end of April. Selma Ravn is currently the vicar at Frederikskirken in Paris,…