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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky
Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months
US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos
Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise.
Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap
Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record
China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek
Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab
Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence
Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise. Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
Aug
2021
12

Philippine vaccination hubs open 24 hours as Delta threat grows

With just over 10% of the country’s 110 million people fully vaccinated, millions remain vulnerable to infection amid efforts to fully immunize up to 70 million before the year ends. Movement in metro Manila, an urban sprawl of 16 cities home to 13 million people, has been restricted to try to contain the Delta variant, which was first detected in India. Salvador Camacho, 71, got over his initial worry about side effects and decided to get his jab when a…
Jul
2021
16

Philippines tightens curbs after detecting first local cases of Delta variant

Eleven cases locally acquired -health ministry Variant seen introduced by overseas travellers -genome expert Five returning from overseas also test positive for Delta One patient dies in the capital region Delta’s spread main factor behind case surge in Southeast Asia MANILA, July 16 (Reuters) – The Philippines has recorded the country’s first locally acquired cases of the more infectious Delta variant, prompting authorities to reimpose stricter coronavirus measures in some areas as health experts sought bans on social gatherings. The…
Jul
2021
15

U.S. begins shipping 3.2 mln COVID shots to the Philippines -White House

Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and sryinge are seen in front of displayed Johnson&Johnson logo in this illustration taken, February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) – The United States has started shipping 3.2 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines, the White House said on Thursday, as Washington continues its coronavirus diplomacy by sharing doses with developing nations. “We are beginning to ship over 3.2 million doses of J&J to the Philippines…
Jul
2021
12

US warns China it stands committed to Philippine defense

Blinken made the comments Sunday, in a statement marking the fifth anniversary of a ruling by an independent arbitration tribunal rejecting China’s expansive territorial claims over the waterway, siding with the Philippines. Tensions in the South China Sea, which is also contested by Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam have ratcheted up this year, with Manila accusing Beijing of trying to intimidate its coast guard vessels, as well as sending its so called “maritime militia” to crowd out Philippine fishing boats.…
Jul
2021
12

Under Philippine law, 12-year-olds can consent to sex. Activists are trying to change that

She had already endured years of beating and physical violence from her mother and stepfather, she said — but then he took it a step further. He would put a long knife near her face during the abuse, and threaten to kill her mother and brother if she reported him, she said. Terrified and ashamed, she didn’t tell anyone for a year and a half — until a school teacher saw her with a black eye and notified the police.…
Jul
2021
12

Philippines relaxes COVID-19 curbs to allow children outdoors

A passenger wearing a face mask and face shield for protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walks towards a counter in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines, January 14, 2021. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo MANILA, July 9 (Reuters) – The Philippines on Friday loosened coronavirus restrictions to allow children out of their homes so they can return to parks, playgrounds, and hiking trails in the capital region and some other provinces after a slowdown in infections. Children…
Jul
2021
11

The Philippines Is Taking a Long and Confusing Path to Tourism Recovery

Veteran tour operator Jose C. Clemente III was perplexed. The Philippine government on July 3 announced that vaccinated individuals no longer needed to submit negative Covid-19 test results prior to their travel from one quarantined zone to another. In the Philippines, which has garnered a reputation for having the longest lockdown in the world, areas are grouped into quarantined zones according to the magnitude of Covid infections. With the new policy, any vaccinated Filipino can now travel from a low…
Jul
2021
9

Five years after South China Sea ruling, China’s presence around Philippines only growing

CATO, Philippines, July 9 (Reuters) – Filipino fisherman Randy Megu has often braved the storms that spring up in the South China Sea, but these days he has a greater fear: seeing a Chinese maritime enforcement vessel on the horizon. Five years after a landmark international arbitration court ruling repudiated China’s claims to the waters where Megu fishes, the 48-year-old complains that his encounters with Chinese boats are more frequent than ever. “I was so scared,” said Megu, describing how…