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[Cambodge, Viêt Nam, Laos] Kingdom, VN, Laos strike Covid deal

Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos have vowed to strengthen cooperation and agreed to mutually provide free Covid-19 vaccinations to diplomats and students residing in the countries.

The agreement came at a virtual meeting initiated by Prime Minister Hun Sen on March 10, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.


[Thaïlande] Thai businesses to offer COVID shots to wealthy and companies

Private hospitals and drugmakers in Thailand are seeking approval from the government to import several COVID-19 vaccines independently to meet demand from wealthy Thais and companies that want to receive their choice of shots as quickly as possible.

Under the government’s vaccination program that kicked off March 1, only two vaccines, made by China’s Sinovac and the U.K.’s AstraZeneca, will be distributed through public hospital networks free of charge. Private businesses now want to offer fast-track inoculations for those who are willing to pay.

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[Viêt Nam] Vietnam approves Russian Sputnik V vaccine

The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has authorized the use of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the country, official government information website announced on Friday.

It was reported that at the same time, the Ministry of Health has approved the use of the US vaccine Moderna in Vietnam. So far, the only vaccine approved by the Ministry of Health of Vietnam for use on the territory of the country was AstraZeneca.


[Thaïlande] Thailand announces plans for human trials after developing its second COVID-19 vaccine

Following the production of its second domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine, Thailand is all set to commence its human trials from as early as April this year.
The vaccine which was developed by Chulalongkorn University showed promising results in prior trials with mice and monkeys. The University’s Centre of Excellence in Vaccine Research and Development is utilizing new mRNA technology and its clinical testing on transgenic mice showed that the vaccine was able to prevent clinical symptoms and viremia after two shots. The university is looking to enroll 72 participants in the first phase of the human trials and subsequently increase the number to 300-600 participants in the second phase. The university has also begun research on a second-generation vaccine that will help grant additional protection to its citizens against the UK and South African variants of the COVID-19 virus.


[Thaïlande] Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Thailand Situation Report – 22 February 2021 [EN/TH]

On 22nd February, 89 new cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were announced by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand bringing the total number of cases to date to 25,504. No new deaths were reported today.

• Of the cases reported in Thailand to date, 95.5% (24,361) have recovered, 0.3% (83) have died, and 4.2% (1,060) are receiving treatment or are in isolation (736 are in conventional hospitals and 324 in field hospitals).


[Myanmar] Myanmar’s health leaders stand against military rule

Responding to the military coup of Feb 1, 2021, the citizens of Myanmar are on the airwaves, the web, and the streets peacefully protesting their outrage and unreserved rejection of this unlawful and anti-democratic act. Emergency Medicine (EM) doctors have led the resistance through a Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), minimising work in government hospitals under military rule. The CDM has spread throughout the health workforce, resulting in closure of public hospitals as well as medical and nursing universities. Clinical services have drastically diminished, leading to a health system suddenly in crisis.


[Cambodge] Le variant anglais fait son apparition au Cambodge

Le Cambodge a signalé lundi ses premiers cas de la variante britannique hautement contagieuse du nouveau coronavirus, après que trois étrangers arrivés de l’étranger aient été testés positifs pendant leur quarantaine.


[Myanmar] COVID coup: how Myanmar’s military used the pandemic to justify and enable its power grab

Myanmar’s popular leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been in custody since the country’s military seized power in a coup on February 1, has been charged with a new crime: that of violating the country’s National Disaster Management Law. It’s proof, if any were needed, of the extent to which the country’s military leaders are willing to subvert the COVID crisis to their own ends.


[Philippines] Philippines Says Covid Vaccine Orders Enough to Hit 2021 Goal

The Philippines, which has the second-worst outbreak in Southeast Asia, is expecting difficulties in procuring shots in the first half, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez earlier said. The nation aims to inoculate up to 70 million adults this year under a vaccination program that underpins its efforts to recover from a record economic contraction last year.


[Malaisie] Malaisie: livreurs de repas ou chauffeurs VTC pour survivre pendant la crise sanitaire

En Malaisie, la crise du coronavirus a fait naître des nouveaux précaires. Des jeunes diplômés ou des chômeurs qui se tournent vers un nouveau métier pour ne pas sombrer dans la pauvreté : livreur de repas ou VTC, employés pour des sociétés comme le géant Grab ou ses concurrents. Ils sillonnent les rues vides de Kuala Lumpur en quête de nouvelles commandes, les yeux rivés sur l’application qui les met en relation avec les clients, avec souvent la faim au ventre.

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