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LONDON/BANGKOK/DELHI (Reuters) - In Armenia, journalists must by law include information from the government in their stories about COVID-19. In the Philippines, the president has told security forces that if anyone violates the lockdown they should "shoot them dead". In Hungary, the premier can rule by decree indefinitely.
MANILA (Reuters): Some Catholic penitents flagellated themselves and prayed outside closed churches in the Philippines to commemorate the death of Jesus on Good Friday (April 10), despite strict government orders for people to stay indoors to contain the coronavirus.
Hundreds of people have been arrested across Asia for posting purported false coronavirus information, according to an AFP investigation, deepening concerns that growing government efforts to combat “fake news” will target the wrong people and silence dissent.
As coronavirus cases surge in Indonesia, doctors are working double-time treating patients both at hospitals and online through healthtech startups — an approach that is quickly becoming part of the national healthcare system.
In its editorial, the Philippine Daily Inquirer says that health workers in the Philippines have found themselves evicted from eateries, turned away from their dormitories and refused transport by tricycles.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Chinese video sharing platform TikTok, which has gained popularity among young Indonesians, donated Rp100 billion (US$6.28 million) to medical workers on the frontlines of the country’s battle against Covid-19.
Young architects and undergraduates invited to submit innovative designs that address issues related to the Covid-19 crisis.
DUBAI (Reuters) - The emirate of Dubai is preparing field hospitals to handle any surge in cases of the new coronavirus, a health official said on Thursday, as the United Arab Emirates saw its infection count more than double in the last week.
HONG KONG: The decade-long surge in foreign exchange reserves among emerging markets is coming to an end, highlighting the danger posed by future currency depreciation