MANILA: Movie theatres, video game arcades and other leisure businesses closed since last year in most of the Philippines got approval to reopen on Monday (Feb 15) but haven’t yet done so because many mayors opposed the action, fearing it will bring new coronavirus infections.
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With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, and in reference to the press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on January 25, the PMO informed the public that the temporary suspension on entry of foreign nationals from Malaysia – including transits through Brunei Darussalam via land and sea ports – is extended by 14 days until February 24.
Brunei’s Ministry of Health said in a press release on Wednesday that the country received a batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine donated by China on Tuesday and is reviewing a vaccination program.
[Cambodge / Chine] (COVID-19) Cambodge : début de la campagne de vaccination avec le vaccin chinois Sinopharm
Le Cambodge a lancé mercredi sa campagne de vaccination contre le nouveau coronavirus dans quatre hôpitaux de Phnom Penh, la capitale, trois jours après avoir reçu dimanche un don de vaccins du laboratoire pharmaceutique Sinopharm offert par la Chine.
Out of total 541,560 confirmed cases reported in the Philippines until today, 54% are male, with the most affected age group 20-29 years (26%) followed by 30-39 years (23.6%).
41% of cases reported from National Capital Region (NCR), CALABARZON (17.5%), Central Visayas (6%), and Central Luzon (6.68%). Largest increase in new cases from NCR.
Out of 11,401 confirmed deaths, 60% are male, with the most affected age group aged over 70 (34.99%) followed by 60-69 years (27.64%)
39.6% of deaths reported from NCR, followed by Central Visayas (12.9%), CALABARZON (12.9%), and Central Luzon (7.8%). Largest increase in new deaths from NCR.
Department of Health (DOH) and WHO emphasizing the need for compliance to, and proper implementation of, national guidelines at LGU level – Currently 170 laboratories using RT-PCR are accredited for COVID-19 testing, as well as 50 laboratories using GeneXpert.
[Laos / Chine] Les vaccins anti-COVID-19 offerts par la Chine remis au Laos lors d’une cérémonie officielle
Jiang Zaidong, ambassadeur de Chine au Laos, a officiellement remis les vaccins à Phankham Viphavanh, membre du Bureau politique du Comité central du Parti révolutionnaire populaire lao et vice-président du Laos. Le lot de vaccins anti-COVID-19 Sinopharm transporté par un avion-cargo chinois YTO Express est arrivé lundi matin à Vientiane, la capitale laotienne.
Testing for coronavirus has collapsed in Myanmar after a military coup prompted a campaign of civil disobedience led by doctors and mass protests swept the country, official testing figures showed.
Front-line healthcare workers from more than 70 medical units and hospitals across the country announced a strike on Wednesday, refusing to work for the military regime. The developments raise fresh concerns about Myanmar’s coronavirus response and vaccination programme, which began on January 27, days before the coup.
According to Brunei’s Ministry of Health, the Chinese New Year can be celebrated in the country with family members only by holding private events. Those with large families are permitted to have private events at banquet halls in hotels or restaurants, provided that Mass Gathering guidelines are adhered to, including the provision of hand sanitizers and conducting temperature checks at the premises. If the number of family members is huge, the celebrations’ attendance should be limited to a maximum of 350 people.
While the health care sector has been on the forefront in managing the pandemic, the education sector is yet to come to terms of overcoming the disruptions in the learning opportunities of for children. The Global Education Monitor (GEM) Report 2020, released by the UNESCO points out that ‘over half of the world’s student population still affected by full or partial school closures’. It estimates that on average 100 school days have been lost by each student globally during the last academic year. While Myanmar’s children too faced similar disruptions and it is also opportunity to accelerate reforms that would ensure inclusive education, meeting the aspirations of all sections of population.
According to one rumour circulating in the Philippines, the coronavirus vaccine will allow President Rodrigo Duterte to kill people at the push of a button.
Elsewhere in the country of 108 million, memories of a dengue vaccine that has been banned locally are putting people off the idea of immunisation even before the campaign begins.
Des chercheurs de l’Institut Pasteur de Phnom Penh ont établi une très grande similitude entre le Covid-19 et un virus retrouvé dans des chauves-souris conservées dans un laboratoire cambodgien depuis 2010. Une découverte qui questionne le fait que la Chine serait le point d’origine de la pandémie actuelle.
[Philippines] Coronavirus: le président philippin interdit aux 10-14 ans de sortir, «ils peuvent concentrer leur attention sur la télévision toute la journée»
Le président philippin Rodrigo Duterte a interdit aux enfants âgés de 10 à 14 ans de quitter le domicile familial, les invitant plutôt à regarder la télévision, après l’apparition dans le pays d’un nouveau variant du coronavirus.