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Norway gives medical protection supplies to frontliners in Puerto Princesa City

On 6 August 2020, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Philippines visited Puerto Princesa’s City Mayor office to show supports to medical staffs by donating medical supply to front liner staffs. The Pueto Princesa City published a thank you note to Norway, the statement said: Health workers in Puerto Princesa City are now better equipped to…

President Duterte ordered a stricter lock down of Metro Manila as Coronavirus infected numbers rise

Philippines prepares for another round of lock down measures to curb Covid-19 spreading. In an announcement on 3 August 2020 by President Rodrigo Duterte, the new ‘Lock Down Manila’ or MECQ measure starts from 4 to 18 August 2020. The lock down also means that some business and public transport will close down during this…

First death from Covid-19 in Vietnam

A 70 years old man was recorded as patient 428 became the first reported death from COVID-19 in Vietnam. The man lived in Hoi An Town of Quang Nam Province. The health department says his death was due to COVID-19 complications on 31 July 2020. Vietnam has recorded 93 locally transmitted coronavirus cases since the…

Finland embassy urges Finns in Danang to stay informed while Air traffic is suspended for 15 days

New Covid-19 cases were found in Danang, Vietnam on 26 July 2020. The Government were quick to announce another restriction to curb spreading including restriction protocols that were lifted are now called back in practice. The Embassy of Finland also announced on 28 July 2020, according to local authorities, Danang’s air traffic has been suspended…

Norway is the latest donor to LIFT to support vulnerable groups in Myanmar

Norway has joined the Livelihoods and Food Security Fund “LIFT” as its newest donor on 24 July 2020. Norway joins the existing donors to the pooled fund, which are the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, Switzerland, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand and Ireland. LIFT’s funding to date totals USD 574 million.…

Denmark donates 50,000 reusable masks to Deputy Mayor of Yangon City

On 24th July, The Danish Ambassador, H.E. John Nielsen handed over 50,000 reusable masks worth of 30 million Kyats to the Deputy Mayor of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) for further distribution to street vendors and daily workers at wet markets and for its municipal workers who are working on the ground. Mr Nielsen said,…

Norwegian Charge d’ Affairs attended UNFPA’s event

The Norwegian Chargé d’affaires a.i. Mr Jan Whilhelm Grythe attended the Launching Ceremony of the UNFPA’s State of World Population (SWOP) 2020 report event on 17 July 2020. Speaking as a panelist at the event, the Norwegian CDA said “Norway gives high priority to strengthening and defending global norms on harmful practices and the rights…

Ambassador Løchen shares thoughts on consular affairs during pandemic

The Norwegian Ambassador H.E.Grete Løchen recently shared her thoughts with the Dangkongsan newspaper about the importance of consular affairs in the crisis situation like the Covid-19 pandemic, and the need to balance the containment of the virus and gradual reopening of the country for investors and visitors. For a full story, please read here

Sweden hands out healthcare items in Myanmar

Sweden together with partners of ‘The Access to Health Fund’ is supporting healthcare service providers in Myanmar during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team has been contributing to that critical need, and handed out $6.2 million worth of healthcare items to Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports on 17 July 2020. Sweden is proud to support…