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AseanPlus News 20 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thailand to pay tourists infected and killed by SARS

B>BANGKOK: /B>Tourists arriving in Thailand are to be awarded US$100,000 (RM380,000) if they become infected by the SARS virus in the kingdom and die, tourism and sports minister Sonthaya Khumplem said yesterday.

Nation 20 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Penang economy hurt by SARS and global turmoil

THE Penang economy has #8220;fallen victim#8221; to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak and other global turmoil, Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas said yesterday.

Nation 20 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Surveyor 'was fine when he visited Johor'

Singapore#8217;s latest probable SARS case is #8220;likely to have contracted the disease in the republic#8221; although he had visited Johor Baru days before he was warded, said the Health Ministry.

Nation 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Three-nation package to boost tourism

Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia will jointly launch a new #8220;drive and fly#8221; caravan tour package to promote tourism and highlight that the three countries are free from SARS.

AseanPlus News 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

S'pore fails WHO's SARS test

B>HONG KONG: /B>The World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday it would not yet remove Singapore from its list of SARS-affected countries as the city-state had hoped, while Taiwan reported a record number of infections for the second straight day.

AseanPlus News 18 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS wreaks havoc on tourism in Thailand

B>BANGKOK:/BThe impact of the SARS outbreak on Thailand's tourism industry is worsening, with the number of tourists arriving in the kingdom down 46% last month and 55% so far this month, a report said Saturday.

Nation 16 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Three health workers quarantined in Penang

Three healthcare workers at the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) isolation wards in Penang Hospital have been put under observation, state health director Dr Azmi Shapie said Thursday.

Nation 14 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tour and travel industry needs help

Some of the proposals put forward to help the tour and travel industry include asking banks to restructure loans and lowering of electricity tariffs for hotels.

AseanPlus News 12 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

More deaths and infections in HK, China

B>HONG KONG:/BChina and Hong Kong recorded a total of eight new deaths from SARS and more than 70 new infections yesterday.

Nation 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

WHO: Malaysia learnt from Nipah outbreak

Malaysia's experience in dealing with the Nipah virus has helped stop the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) from spreading locally, said the World Health Organisation (WHO).