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HONG KONG (AP): Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday (June 1) by organisers for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom.
AYUTTHAYA (Reuters): The momentum is building behind Thailand's push to create its own Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine, with more manpower and resources dedicated to the effort amid hopes it could boost medical tourism.
AYUTTHAYA, Thailand (Reuters) - Momentum is building behind Thailand's push to create its own coronavirus vaccine, with more manpower and resources dedicated to the effort amid hopes it could boost medical tourism.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran could face a second, stronger wave of novel coronavirus infections if people ignore guidance and social distancing rules, health minister Saeed Namaki said on Monday.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is likely to receive 102% rainfall of a long-term average this year, the state-run weather office said on Monday, raising expectations for higher farm output in Asia's third-biggest economy, which is reeling from the new coronavirus pandemic.
HoONG KONG: Hong Kong led an Asia-wide market rally Monday (June 1) as investors breathed a sigh of relief after Donald Trump fell short of imposing strict measures against China, while a further easing of Covid-19 (coronavirus) lockdowns continued to provide support.
SINGAPORE: South-East Asian markets rose on Monday (June 1) as US President Donald Trump steered clear of threatening his existing trade deal with China over Hong Kong, while signs of a gradual recovery in China's economy supported sentiment.
HONG KONG: Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is resuming transit services started on Monday (June 1), after they were suspended for over two months in an effort to control the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
MANILA: Millions of people returned to work in the Philippine capital on Monday (June 1) as one of the world's strictest and longest Covid-19 (coronavirus) lockdowns was eased to help resuscitate an economy that has been battered by the closure.
MANILA (Reuters) - Millions of people returned to work in the Philippine capital on Monday as one of the world's strictest and longest coronavirus lockdowns was eased to help resuscitate an economy that has been battered by the closure.