Medical workers prepare to perform COVID-19 rapid tests on residents, following an increasing number of locally transmitted cases in Taipei, Taiwan, May 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Taiwan tightens curbs after surge in domestic COVID-19 cases

Taiwan raised its coronavirus alert level on Saturday in the capital, Taipei, and the surrounding city, bringing curbs for a period of two weeks that will shut many venues and…

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Tougher measures ahead for Bangkok and 5 other provinces as 2,048 new COVID-19 cases are recorded today

The Thai Ministry of Public Health will propose to the CCSA subcommittee, today or tomorrow, that they increase restrictions in six Red Zone provinces, including Bangkok, where cumulative COVID-19 infections…

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Bangkok to close 31 venue types for 2 weeks and mandates mask wearing

Bangkok’s Communicable Disease Committee has decided to close 31 types of venue and make it compulsory for everyone to wear a face mask when they are outdoors, effective for 2…

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All nightspots in Bangkok to remain closed for another 14 days

All entertainment outlets in Bangkok, including pubs, karaoke bars and massage parlours, which have already been closed for more than a week, will remain closed for at least the next…

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32 new COVID-19 infections today but no fatalities

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections today fell slightly to 32, from yesterday’s 33, and no deaths were reported for the second consecutive day. The new infections bring the accumulated confirmed cases…

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CCSA to consider whether state of emergency restrictions can be eased

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will conduct an assessment of the enforcement of measures being imposed under the State of Emergency Executive Decree, including the night curfew, to…

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A worker wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus sprays disinfectant as a vehicle prepares to enter to an office building carpark in Beijing, Monday, April 13, 2020. China on Monday reported over 100 new cases of coronavirus infection, dozens of them imported. Of the new domestic cases, several were recorded in the province of Heilongjiang bordering Russia and southern business hub of Guangzhou. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Countries facing pressure to loosen virus restrictions

TOKYO (AP) — South Korean officials warned Monday that hard-earned progress fighting the coronavirus pandemic could be upset by new infections at bars and leisure spots, highlighting global tensions between…

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Indonesia curbs social media, blaming hoaxes for inflaming unrest

JAKARTA, May 22 (Reuters) – Indonesia has introduced curbs on social media in a bid to prevent the spread of hoaxes, some calling for violent post-election attacks, and quell two…

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Tarutao national park imposes limits on visitors

Following in the footsteps of Similan island which has imposed a limit on the number of visitors to preserve its environment, the Tarutao national park in the southern province of…

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