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Covid-19 likely to last till year’s end at least

Covid-19 likely to last till year’s end at leastIt is unlikely that the disease will taper off like SARS did, said experts. “The virus is here to stay until the end of the year,” said Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, infectious diseases programme leader at the NUS’ Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. — The Straits Times/ANN

Safety measures put in place for Duterte

Well-wishers will not be allowed to touch President Rodrigo Duterte under new measures announced by his security detail. At 74, Duterte is in a vulnerable age group for Covid-19, which is particularly harmful in older people with pre-existing health conditions. — Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN

Ministry push for work-from-home solution

The Digital Economy and Society Ministry is working with the private sector to promote working from home as a solution to ensure seamless business operations amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Minister Puttipong Punnakanta said this is to reduce the need to go out. — The Nation/ANN

13,000 soldiers to be assigned at Asem meeting

A committee has been formed to oversee security matters during the Asia-Europe Meeting, which will be held in November. To guarantee the safety of all participants, nearly 13,000 soldiers have been assigned. — The Phnom Penh Post/ANN

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