Tag: Covid-19

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…

Scandinavian governments donate relief fund to Taal volcano eruption victims in the Philippines

Denmatk, Norway and Sweden are part of a multi national donor group of countries that will resume dispersing relief to people affected by the current eruption of the Taal Vocano in the Philippines. The distribution of cash grant was disrupted by the Covid-19 outbreak. The other donors and partners of the relief effort include the Red…

Covid-19 business impact on Southeast Asia: Danish business webinar report

On 5 May some 150 representatives of the various stakeholders and Danish businesses representatives attended a webinar hosted by the Confederation of Danish Industry

Representatives from the Danish missions in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam outlined the situation in the respective countries on the topic: ‘Markets in the shadow of Covid-19’.

Sweden announced extension on entry ban until 15 May 2020

The Swedish Ministry of Justice published an official statement on 16 April 2020. The subject is in regard of entry ban extension and Covid-19 pandemic situation. The statement said: “Today the Government decided to extend the temporary entry ban to the EU via Sweden that began on 19 March and initially applied for 30 days.…

Telenor Myanmar gets involved in assisting Central Committee for Covid-19 prevention

Since 9 April 2020, Telenor Myanmar has been using its platform to raise funds for the National-Level Central Committee for covid-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment through an SMS-enabled donation programme. Telenor is calling on its 22 million customers in Myanmar to be part of the nationwide prevention, control and treatment of covid-19. Customers can send…

Stranded travelers in Laos can apply for stay-permits

Laos Immigration Department announced that foreigners and stateless people who can not leave Laos due to temporary closure of all borders, are able to request visa extensions,on 25 March 2020. According to  daily Vientiane Times report on 27 March 2020, stay-permits has to be extended for another month directly with the Department of Immigration in…

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs created facebook group to assist stranded Danes overseas

The Danish Ministry of Foreign created a facebook group to assist stranded Danes overseas due to Coronavirus crisis. The statement was published on 21 March 2020 that said: “Are you stranded outside Denmark’s borders – or are you abroad who wants to help other danes in a difficult situation? We are in contact with many…

Singapore Airline reduced 96% flights until end of April

With ongoing global government policies change in order to combat complex Covid-19 situation, Singapore Airlines is wavering all rebooking fees for tickets issued on or before 15 March 2020, for travel up to 31 May 2020, with immediate effect. although a fare difference may apply for the new itinerary. The national airline also announced on…

Nordic countries contribute funds for Covid-19 vaccine research

The Norwegian government published on 18 March 2020 an official statement as an update on the Covid-19 vaccine effort. The statement said: “Several countries are now supporting Norway’s appeal for funding for the development of a vaccine against the Covid-19 virus. Germany, Sweden, Finland and Denmark are among the countries that are now pledging millions.…

Sweden and Indonesia announced temporary travel ban

The Sweden Government decided on18 March 2020, to temporarily stop non-essential travel to Sweden to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce the spread of the virus. The decision takes effect on 19 March and will initially apply for 30 days. This is an exceptional measure that will not apply for longer than…