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JAKARTA (Xinhua): The Indonesian government said on Wednesday (April 8) the death toll of the Covid-19 in the country climbed to 240, the highest in South-east Asia.
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): A global condom shortage is looming as the coronavirus pandemic shutters factories and disrupts supply chains, the world’s top maker of the contraceptives said, with the United Nations warning of “devastating” consequences.
PETALING JAYA: Policymakers need to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as they are especially vulnerable due to their tighter cash flows and reduced access to financing, says Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) secretariat executive director Tan Sri Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria.
JAKARTA (Xinhua): The Indonesian capital of Jakarta, hit the hardest by Covid-19 in the country, will start imposing a large-scale social restrictions on Friday, Governor Anies Baswedan said on Tuesday (April 7) evening.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday after he faced mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier who pleaded for help stemming a coronavirus outbreak onboard.
The coronavirus pandemic has generated overwhelming support for the closure of markets selling illegal wildlife across South-East Asia, an epicentre of the multi-billion-dollar trade, the World Wildlife Fund said in a public opinion poll.
JAKARTA: Indonesia will issue some US$27bil in so-called "Pandemic bonds" to finance efforts to deal with the health crisis and economic impact due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the government announced on Tuesday (April 7).
BANGKOK: The Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has generated overwhelming support for the closure of markets selling illegal wildlife across South-East Asia, an epicenter of the multi-billion-dollar trade, the World Wildlife Fund said in a public opinion poll on Tuesday (April 7).
SINGAPORE: Singapore's usually bustling business district was almost deserted on Tuesday (April 7) as most workplaces in the city-state closed to stem the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak after a surge in cases.
TOKYO/PARIS/SINGAPORE: The Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has killed more than 75,000 people worldwide, the majority of them in Europe, since it emerged in China in December, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources at 0945 GMT on Tuesday (April 7).