Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Saturday (July 17)

A couple is silhouetted against the setting sun at Lhoknga beach, Aceh province on Saturday (July 17, 2021).- AFP


Covid-19: 12,528 new cases for cumulative total of 905,851

Health DG: Covid-19 becoming 'pandemic of the unvaccinated'

Domestic Trade Ministry: 105,000 retail industry workers to be vaccinated before Aug 31

Schools to reopen in stages for face-to-face classes from Sept 1, says Education Ministry

Health Minister: All PPVs to continue operating during Aidiladha and weekends

Covid-19: Sharp drop in serious cases after vaccination, says PM

Covid-19: Over 13.6 million vaccine doses administered so far, says CITF

Foreign ministers of five nations mark seventh anniversary of MH17 downing

Foreigners allegedly take advantage of robbery after stolen money found during raids

SOP relaxation for fully vaccinated individuals to be decided next week, says PM

Cops detain 18 Chinese nationals in five raids at luxury condominium

Daily cases at 12,541 but not many had serious symptoms


60 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 29 linked to KTV cluster

EU and Asean partnership essential for post-pandemic economic recovery

Singapore to donate vaccines via Covax, urges others to step up

Singapore delays reopening plans after karaoke club cluster

KTV Covid-19 cluster: Singapore suspends over 400 establishments for two weeks

Vietnamese women index case from KTV cluster had entered Singapore via familial ties lane

Reopening plans delayed after karaoke club cluster


Indonesia reports 51,952 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases, daily numbers even higher than virus-hit India

Ethical standards body cuts ties with Indonesian palm giant Korindo

Indonesia urges no travel for Muslim Haj festival, as regions seek more vaccines

Delta variant, holiday, migrant workers major reasons for Indonesia's Covid-19 record spike, say officials

Jokowi urges ‘sense of crisis’ in virus hotspot Indonesia

Grim task for volunteers

Nine killed after boats capsize


More than 10,000 new cases and 141 fatalities in Thailand, another new record

Thailand tycoon’s property unit plots US$3.1 billion reopening bet

Thailand plans more travel limits as Covid-19 deaths hit record

Thailand bans public gatherings nationwide as Covid-19 daily tally, deaths hit new highs

Without herd immunity, Asean sees surge in Covid-19 numbers

Thailand mulls to further tighten restrictions as Covid-19 cases surge

Housing plan puts slum dwellers in charge


Philippines logs 6,040 new Covid-19 cases as virus total exceeds 1.5 million

OceanaGold wins new permit for Philippine mine despite protests; govt defends decision

Philippines senator Pacquiao, the world superstar boxer, ousted as president of ruling party after row

Philippines receives more Sinovac vaccines from China as Covid-19 cases keep surging away

Philippines reports first local cases of Delta strain and one death

Back to stricter measures


Vietnam's daily Covid-19 infections hit new record of 3,718; Vietnam PM promises swift measures to stop virus spike

Vietnam now has sufficient resources for mass Covid-19 vaccination

Vietnam expected to be 'rising star' in South-East Asia's startup ecosystem

Vietnamese parliament to elect top state leaders at upcoming session

Exporters in Vietnam, hit by pandemic, turn to domestic market

Cops arrest 15 at karaoke outlet, including eight Vietnamese women


Myanmar death toll keeps piling and near 5,000 mark; total now above 224,000

3,000 tons of liquid oxygen from China arrive in Myanmar to help fight pandemic

75 children killed, around 1,000 detained since Myanmar coup, say UN experts

South Korea to offer face masks, Covid-19 test kits to citizens in Myanmar amid virus spike

Myanmar to receive six million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China

Detained US editor fears he has Covid-19


Cambodia's famed Capital’s Olympic market reopens again

37 more Delta cases confirmed in Cambodia as total Covid-19 cases soars past 66,000

Covid-19 leads to US$3.6bil financing flow losses for Cambodia last year, says UNDP report

PM: Get 12-17 age group ready for vaccination


Laos: Vientiane court sentences Covid-19 spreaders to jail

Laos and China promise to work closer and further improve great bilateral ties

More than one million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine donated by US arrive in Laos


APEC called to aid in economic recovery from Covid-19 crisis, says Brunei King

Brunei signs agreement with the Philippines on double taxation

Brunei reports 437 days of no local Covid-19 cases, approves four vaccines foe usage in country


Researchers strain to stay ahead of Covid-19 variants in pandemic race

First Covid case found at athletes' village, raising fears ahead of Games

Climate change could bring China more frequent disasters and add a month to Beijing summer: report

China claims it has improved people’s lives in Xinjiang after US warning

Scientists: Coronavirus evolved in nature

Indian govt warns of Covid-19 third wave, says next 100 days crucial; another 38,079 cases confirmed on Saturday

CPO futures likely to continue upward momentum next week

China official in Hong Kong says US sanctions, business advisory have "despicable intention"

Guangdong plans to build regional data centre in Shenzhen with coverage of Hong Kong and Macau

Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader keen on quarantine-free business travel, travel bubble plans with Singapore on hold

Hong Kong Book Fair returns after long delay due to Covid-19, but self-censorship fears persist

Coronavirus: in China, some places are barring the unvaccinated from entry

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