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The Laos government has extended the current nationwide lockdown for 15 more days to contain the spread of Covid-19.
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australian doctors on Thursday warned the country's hospitals are not ready to cope with the government's reopening plans, even with higher vaccination rates, as some states prepare to move from a virus suppression strategy to living with COVID-19.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) -New Zealand on Friday extended pandemic restrictions by four days after which they will be eased slightly, although businesses and schools will remain shut and the biggest city Auckland will be locked down for longer.
KUALA LUMPUR: Residents in enhanced movement control order (MCO) areas are hoping that the lockdown would soon be lifted but are also prepared for an extension.
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australian authorities reported a slight slowdown in new COVID-19 cases in Sydney on Tuesday, but left open the possibility of extending a lockdown in the country's largest city to douse an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities on Friday pleaded with Sydney's five million residents to stay home, warning a three-week lockdown may be extended as they struggle to control a COVID-19 outbreak, with the city reporting the biggest rise in local cases in 2021.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The leader of Australia's New South Wales state on Friday said lockdown restrictions in state capital Sydney would have to be extended beyond July 16 unless there is a "dramatic change", as the state reported its biggest rise in local cases for the year.
The Laos government has decided to extend the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown for another 15 days, effective from Monday (July 5) up to July 19 with certain relaxations.
The Lao government has decided to extend the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown for another 15 days, effective from July 5-19 with certain relaxations.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Sunday (June 20)