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News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Friday (July 16)
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The looming extension of the Covid-19 emergency restrictions on travel and business activities could jeopardise Indonesia’s economic recovery, threatening businesses and workers alike, industry experts have cautioned.
Thailand grants aid to businesses affected by Covid-19 measures; total virus cases goes above 350, 000 on Tuesday (July 13)
The Thai government approved on Tuesday a one-month relief aid for people affected by travel restrictions and curfew under the sustained Covid-19 situation.
Thai people may apply as recipients to the government's Ying Chai Ying Dai (the more use, the more benefit) e-voucher campaign on Monday, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri has announced.
KUANTAN: The Pahang government has announced a further RM9.3mil in aid for people in the state who have lost their source of income due to the movement control order (MCO).
CIMB Bank Bhd and CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd’s financial relief assistance programmes will continue for affected customers due to the recent nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0.
PETALING JAYA: Average hotel occupancy rates are projected to hover at around 20% during the first quarter of this year, as Malaysia continues to grapple with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
KOTA TINGGI: The government has allowed Kawasan Rukun Tetangga (KRT) and Voluntary Patrol Scheme (SRS) groups to carry out certain activities during the movement control order, says Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique.The National Unity Minister said among the programmes allowed were security patrols within residential areas, flood relief operations and making personal protective equipment (PPE).
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Clean water supplies are running short in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region where a conflict has left infrastructure damaged and looted, equipment stolen and a dam inoperative, a state-run news agency said on Wednesday.