Singapore announces fourth stimulus package against COVID-19
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Singapore Heng Swee Keat on May 26th announced another 33 billion SGD (23.2 billion USD) supplementary budget, aimed primarily at helping workers and businesses to tide over the COVID-19 crisis and the bleak economic outlook ahead.
ADB announces USD6.5 billion iinitial response to COVID-19 pandemic
09:59 20/03/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced a USD6.5 billion initial package on March 18th 2020 to address the immediate needs of its developing member countries (DMCs) as they respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Additional measures of the Indonesian government in reflation to COVID-19 response
18:25 19/03/2020
(CPV) - The Government of the Republic of Indonesia continues to follow closely WHO situation report on the spread of Covid-19.
Thailand prepares for nationwide lockdown if COVID-19 outbreak worsens
17:47 19/03/2020
The Thai Government is making preparations to cope with a third-stage outbreak of COVID-19 which would include a countrywide lockdown, according to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
Indonesia to launch third stimulus to counter COVID-19 outbreak
17:42 19/03/2020
The Indonesian government is expanding a stimulus package worth 27.17 trillion rupiah (1.8 billion USD) in a bid to further prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on March 18th.
COVID-19: Laos suspends visa granting for foreigners, closes schools
17:37 19/03/2020
The Lao Government has suspended the issuance of visas for foreign tourists for 30 days and closed schools at all levels to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith announced on March 18th.
Vietnam, Senegal look to sign extra deals to boost trade, investment
17:02 18/03/2020
Vietnam and Senegal will complete the necessary legal steps to ink a number of agreements to boost bilateral trade and investment.
Malaysia reports first death from COVID-19
11:09 18/03/2020
Malaysia on March 17th announced the first death from the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) outbreak.
Philippines closes all airports on Luzon to curb COVID-19
10:54 18/03/2020
The Philippine Department of Transportation announced on March 17th that it will close all airports on Luzon island, starting from March 20th.
Cambodia’s construction sector remains stable
10:46 18/03/2020
The Cambodian Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction said the construction industry in the country remains stable despite a serious downturn facing many sectors globally due to impact of COVID-19.