COVID-19: Number of children living in household poverty to soar by up to 86 million by end of year
30/05/2020
(CPV) - The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic could push up to 86 million more children into household poverty by the end of 2020, an increase of 15 per cent, according to a new analysis released on May 28th 2020 by Save the Children and UNICEF.
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.