Tag: Covid-19

Danish daily: Wet markets in Asia are a ticking time bomb

Wet markets in Asia are a ticking time bomb and it is a scandal that the world has not closed down these infection hot spots, writes Danish daily Politiken in their editorial piece last week. The newspaper states that although we do not currently know everything about how Covid-19 originated – a question we may…

Danish WHO researcher: Coronavirus may have originated from bats in Thailand

For a year, we have been told that coronavirus came from Wuhan in China. But now the WHO is questioning the narrative and has instead turned their eyes to Thailand. According to Danish WHO researcher Thea Fischer who has just returned from Wuhan in China, the virus may have originated from bats in Thailand, writes…

Rich Danish tourists to visit Thailand under bubble arrangement

According to New Straits Times, Danish tourists are amongst a group of 70 very wealthy foreign tourists traveling in a “bubble” arrangement to Thailand this coming Sunday. The group will, upon arrival, be quarantined in luxury villas at the upscale five-star resort complex Sri Panwa Hotel in Phuket which is a luxury resort with its…

Sweden allocated extra USD 12 million to democracy and human rights in Asia and the Pacific Region

The global trend of democratic backsliding, as well as lack of respect for human rights and the rule of law, are risks being exacerbated by the pandemic says Sweden. “We have seen several worrying signs of this – not least in Asia and the Pacific Region. The Government has therefore decided to allocate approximately USD…

Experts: WHO and China could have reacted to Covid-19 faster

Both China and the World Health Organization (WHO) could have responded more quickly to prevent a disaster when the Covid-19 outbreak was in its initial stages. That is the conclusion from a group of independent experts led by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who have been examining…

Malaysia declares Covid-19 state of emergency until 1 August

Malaysia has declared a national State of Emergency to battle the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed as many people in the past two months, as in the first 10 months of 2020 in Malaysia. The Palace said on Tuesday 12 January that King Abdullah Ahmad Shah has assented to the government’s request for an Emergency…

China finds Coronavirus on packaging of imported food from Denmark

The town of Tianjin in northern China has found the COVID-19 virus on a sample collected from the packaging of imported pig trotter, local authorities have announced. The food had been imported from Denmark and the city’s COVID-19 prevention and control headquarters said that authorities detected the novel coronavirus in the sample taken from the…

DTAC handed out essential kits to locked down shrimp industry communities in Samut Sakon

On 24 December 2020, Norwegian controlled DTAC helped migrant communities around the central shrimp market in Samut Sakon that were locked down when Covid-19 infections were found earlier this week. DTAC donated 3,000 facemasks, 10,000 bottles of water and 3,000 sets of dry food through the charity foundation Mirror Foundation. DTAC and the Mirror Foundation…

Norwegian Government introduce registration forms for all people entering Norway

On 22 December 2020 the Norwegian Government introduced a registration requirement for all people entering Norway. As of noon Monday 21 December, all people entering Norway will have to register themselves as a step in improving infection control. The general rule is that all people, including Norwegian citizens, must register their information. Read more in…