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Health experts have warned that a community transmission of the more contagious Delta variant of Covid-19 was already taking place and the Philippines must brace for another surge in infections following the detection of the virus in 11 persons who did not travel abroad.
MANILA (Reuters): The Philippines has recorded the country's first locally transmitted cases of the more infectious Delta coronavirus variant, the health ministry said on Friday (July 16), with one person dying from the disease.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): A labyrinth of rooms lie behind tinted doors, obscuring the view of the world within from the public. But the lingering smell of cigarette smoke, coupled with bursts of loud music escaping each time the doors open, gives it away.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Travellers from Myanmar will not be allowed to enter Singapore from Thursday (July 15) given a rise in Covid-19 cases there, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wednesday (July 14).
HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN): The renamed quarantine-free travel corridor plan between Hong Kong and Singapore has hit another snag after months of delay.
Laos records 106 new cases of Covid-19; influx of imported cases continues as country running out of oxygen
Laos has confirmed 106 new cases of Covid-19 as an influx of imported cases continues on Monday (July 12).
Thailand is preparing 7, 000 beds at an unused area in two of its major international airports - Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang - in Bangkok, amid a rapid surge in new COVID-19 infections especially in the capital city.
Thailand: 'Phuket Sandboc' projected to draw more than 600, 000 visitors and baht15bil in three months
The reopening of popular resort island of Phuket starting July 1 is expected to draw more than 600, 000 foreign and local tourists and generate a cash flow of about 15 billion baht in the next three months.
Thailand is planning for wider reopening to vaccinated visitors, without the need to undergo mandatory quarantine, to its top tourist destinations from July 1, in a bid to revive its tourism industry hit hard by Covid-19 pandemic.
HONG KONG (Bloomberg): Hong Kong will shorten hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers from most places to seven days as long as they pass an antibody test, people familiar with the matter said, easing a border policy which has been criticized by residents and the city’s powerful finance industry for being among the strictest in the world.