Tag: Covid-19

Ambassador Marina Berg shared her thoughts on the pandemic

Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Marina Berg shared her view on the pancdemeic with Jakarta Now. “This pandemic is far from over, and we continue to see new local outbreaks globally, it is premature to make any firm conclusions on successes or failures for Sweden, or any other country,” Jakarta Now quoted the Ambassador. “We…

Eva Karlberg reflects on: her many years in Hong Kong, the SwedCham GM role

The handover to China of the former British colony, and this last year of protests and a new coronavirus, are among the milestones when Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong General Manager Eva Karlberg reflects on her life there. September was here last month in the job, having clocked an impressive 22+ years with the…

Denmark donated reusable masks to Internally Displaced Persons camps in Rakhine state

Since the first local transmission of COVID-19 started a few weeks ago in Rakhine State, the number of infections has been rapidly increasing. Vulnerable groups such as internally displaced persons are at a high risk of being infected and suffering loss of livelihoods. On 25th August, Denmark has donated 20,000 adult-size cloth face masks and…

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2020 Kuala Lumpur Postponed

The Malaysian Norway Business Chamber (MNBC) released an announcement that the Norway-Asia Business Summit 2020 is postponed. The new date may be set to 2021. The statement said: In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, Malaysia Norway Business Chamber (MNBC) has decided to postpone the Norway-Asia Business Summit 2020 (NABS2020). The decision to postpone the summit…

EUROCHAM donated medical devices and Diagnostics SC test kits to Vietnam

Members of EuroCham Medical Devices & Diagnostics Sector Committee (MDD SC) presented to the Ministry of Health – National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control 12,000 test kits of SARS-CoV-2 in donation for the fight against COVID-19 in Vietnam. Serology test Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 detects antibodies in persons who have been exposed to the corona…

Singapore confirms everyone entering must wear electronic monitoring device

Singapore’s Immigration Authority has confirmed the introduction of Electrical Monitoring Device to all incoming people to the country to carry during Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) 14 days period. The statement said: As Singapore gradually reopens its borders to international travel, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Ministry of Education (MOE)…

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…

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

Swede Nick Jonsson and partners purchase EGN Singapore franchise

“The way we network is changing now and it will probably be with us for the rest of our lives; it will be a different networking landscape when we come out of this,” believes Nick Jonsson from the knowledge-sharing network Executives’ Global Network (EGN) in Singapore. The Swede, whose career in Southeast Asia is already…