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NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's central bank slashed interest rates in an emergency move on Friday to counter the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic after the federal government locked down the country in order to slow the spread of infections across the region.
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has on Friday (March 27) unveiled an economic stimulus package known as package prihatin or caring package valued at RM250bil that will benefit all Malaysians.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) aims to cut its spending to help Thai entrepreneurs and shore up the economy.BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) aims to cut its spending to help Thai entrepreneurs and shore up the economy.
MELAKA (Bernama): The Melaka government is providing special assistance in the form of food kit and deferment of water bill payment for domestic consumers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, said Chief Minister Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali.
MEXICO CITY(Reuters) - Four of the six people who have died from coronavirus in Mexico so far had diabetes, raising alarm bells that a country with one of the world's highest rates of the condition may be more vulnerable than its relatively young average age might suggest.
ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A week after sending half a million coronavirus test kits to the United States, Turkey is struggling to ramp up its own testing for the disease as doctors warn the country has reached a crossroads in containing the fast-growing outbreak.
PUTRAJAYA: As Malaysia steps up its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the government is also waging another war related to the killer virus, on a different front.
KOTA KINABALU: The state’s special assistance of RM200mil for rural infrastructure projects to help mitigate the impact of the movement control order (MCO) will be implemented after the lifting of the order.
NAYPYIDAW (Xinhua): Myanmar parliament approved to get US$350 million of loan from the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) for the Ministry of Electricity and Energy at the meeting on Thursday (March 26)
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): Noting the historical trend that unplanned pregnancies spike during natural calamities, the Commission on Population and Development (Popcom) has urged couples to practise family planning and responsible parenthood even while the enhanced community quarantine is in effect across Luzon due to Covid-19.