Tag: Coronavirus

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…

Sweden supports Myanmar online learning during Coronavirus pandemic

The Swedish embassy in Yangon announced on 8 July 2020 that they are proud to be among the supporters for online learning in Myanmar during the difficult situation of the Coronavirus pandemic in Myanmar. The statement said: “Though COVID19 caused shutdown of schools and learning centers, nursing and midwifery schools, across Myanmar continued online learning…

Deadline 24 June for registration to a Coronavirus Webinar organized by Finnish embassy Bangkok

The embassy of Finland in Bangkok invites all to join a Webinar in a topic of Coronavirus situation in Thailand, Cambodia and Finland update, on 25 June 2020. Registration to participate in the event ends on 24 June 2020. The statement said: The Embassy is organizing a sequel to the discussion event from a couple…

Cambodia reopens to tourism – if you pay 3000 USD in deposit for Covid-19 treatment

Travel industry has been on hold during the pandemic breakout, although a few countries have reopened for tourism. For South East Asia, Cambodia has opened up to tourism again on 11 June 2020 with additional US$ 3000 deposit policy upon arrival for travelers. According to Timeout, along with a statement from the Finnish embassy in…

Global seafood industry affected after Coronavirus found in China

Norway along with the global seafood industry will sustain a temporary impact after the latest coronavirus detected in Beijing’s Fengtai district on 13 June 2020, causing salmon sales to be suspended nationwide, analysts said. The virus was detected on a chopping board used by a seller of imported salmon at Fengtai’s Xinfadi market, which led…

Volvo cars to lay off 1,300 white collar workers in Sweden

Volvo Cars announced on 29 April 2020 that it will lay-off 1,300 white-collar positions in its Swedish operations. The company was giving notice to the affected employees in order to accelerate its transformation to effectively position the company for long term growth, the announcement said. The exact nature and amount of job reductions will be…

Thailand increases restrictions to curb Covid-19 spread

Thai Prime minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-o-cha had a press conference to declare the safety agreement regarding Covid-19 situation on 17 March 2020 that said: Temporarily closing of all entertainment venues such as pubs, bars, dance clubs, boxing stadiums, movie theatres, massage parlours in Bangkok and suburban areas for 14 days from 18-31 March 2020. Temporarily…

SCII Implements Handshake-Free Zone to Thwart Corona Outbreak

The Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation (SCII) has implemented a handshake-free zone throughout its building, offices and classrooms to avoid the potential spreading of the coronavirus. This is among a slew of precautionary measures the School has adopted to ensure health and safety in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Besides restricting international travel to…

South east asian airlines announce new policies on Corona virus

Various airlines around the world are shifting their change and cancellation policy during the epidemic situation of Coronavirus. Beijing and Shanghai are among the most affected cities, and some airlines have cut service to Hong Kong, a semi autonomous region of the country. Macau has remained largely unaffected. To name a few of airlines in…

The Consulate General of Sweden published a warning on Corona virus

The general consulate of Sweden in Hong Kong published an announcement regarding Coronavirus on 28th January 2020. The official statement said: There is currently an outbreak of a new coronavirus originating in Wuhan in central China. Majority of confirmed cases have been found in Wuhan. Cases have also been confirmed in other parts of China…