Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Friday (April 16)


A health worker in personal protective equipment walks inside a covered court used as a quarantine facility for Covid-19 patients in Manila, Philippines.- Reuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Existing vaccines still effective against UK, South African variants, says Dr Adham

Covid-19: Cases up by 2,551, bringing total to 370,528 (updated daily)

Malaysia Airlines extends flexibility for passengers to change travel dates

Covid-19 vaccination: 434,301 people have completed both doses as of Thursday (April 15)

Singapore:

Covid-19: Singapore experts study mixed-vaccine regimen for efficacy, safety

World Economic Forum's Singapore event likely to use multiple central hotels

Food, music and money are Singaporeans' favourite simple pleasures: poll

Singapore Air to stop flying transit passengers to Hong Kong

Hong Kong bans Scoot flights from Singapore until April 29

Thailand:

Thailand reports record daily increase of 1,582 Covid-19 cases

Thai health officials get one month to flatten third Covid-19 wave

No curfew but 18 Thai provinces marked 'red' face strict measures for 14 days

Thai money changers severely hit by pandemic, urged to offer electronic transactions

Carelessness, partying could bring Thailand's daily Covid-19 infections up to 3,000, warns ministry

Indonesia:

Indonesia holds first international motor show in Jakarta amid Covid-19 pandemic

Hitachi to launch hydraulic shovel parts recycling factory in Indonesia

Pertamina ignored locals’ warning, says Indonesian Ombudsman over Balongan refinery fire

Philippines:

Expect more deaths due to scant Covid-19 vaccine supply: Duterte

Telemedicine acts as lifeline during pandemic: Inquirer columnist

Philippines to start inoculating workers as more Covid-19 vaccines arrive

Vietnam:

Dependence of Vietnam exports on FDI sector concerns experts

Vietnam calls for faster vaccine rollout before shots expire

Vietnam's wood exports expected to hit a new record

Myanmar:

EU agrees to sanction two companies close to Myanmar military: diplomats

Opponents of Myanmar coup announce unity government

Rebel groups see opportunity in post-coup Myanmar

Opponents of Myanmar military rule hold 'silent strike'

Cambodia:

Cambodia's Hun Sen set for Asean summit, to get early Covid jab

Mao Ayuth, veteran Cambodian filmmaker and info ministry secretary of state, dies

Cambodia reports 262 new Covid-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Brunei:

Thai ambassador to Brunei visits joint venture company Siam Safetech

No new Covid-19 cases reported in Brunei

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