Category Archives: Health

IMF deploys emergency financing for 70 countries amid COVID-19 pandemic

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said it is expected to deploy emergency financing for 70 countries by Friday as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ripple across the globe, IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said at a virtual press briefing Thursday that “tomorrow we expect that number to be 70, so 70 countries supported by the

UNDRR Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Brief: The Human Rights Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting unique challenges to the protection of human rights around the world, including the Asia-Pacific region. This brief covers key human rights issues that have been long-standing areas of concern in the region and that have been exacerbated by the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Other equally important human rights dimensions,

UNDRR Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Brief: The Human Rights Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting unique challenges to the protection of human rights around the world, including the Asia-Pacific region. This brief covers key human rights issues that have been long-standing areas of concern in the region and that have been exacerbated by the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Other equally important human rights dimensions,

Thailand takes live music festival to Zoom amid virus outbreak

Rock fans in Thailand watched their favourite bands play via video-meeting platform Zoom on Sunday as a live music festival went onlineç Public gatherings have been banned in Thailand since mid-March to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but Sunday’s six-hour-long show gave people a chance to see and interact with artists from afar. “My favourite

Thailand reports two new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Thailand on Saturday reported two new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, taking its total confirmed cases to 3,104 infections and 58 deaths since the outbreak began in January,  The two cases are men who returned from Russia and Kuwait and are in quarantine, where most of Thailand’s recent cases have been detected, said Panprapa

COVID-19: United States and UNICEF join forces to protect the most vulnerable including migrants in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand – The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are partnering in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic to help curb the spread of the virus and mitigate the impacts among the most vulnerable populations in Thailand, such as migrants and their families, and

Peru registers 115,754 COVID-19 cases with 3,373 deaths

Peru registered 4,056 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the national tally to 115,754, with 3,373 deaths, Trend reports citing A total of 788,341 tests for the disease have been carried out, most of which concentrated in Lima the capital, the health ministry reported. The government extended the state of emergency till June 30. The president

Hong Kong police arrest at least 180 rioters, several officers injured

Hong Kong police said they arrested at least 180 people on Sunday as a large number of rioters took part in unlawful assemblies and committed violent acts on Hong Kong Island, leaving several police officers and passers-by injured, Trend reports citing Xinhua. Starting from Sunday noon, rioters gathered in Causeway Bay and Wan Chai areas and blocked

Singapore reports 548 COVID-19 cases

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 548 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 31,616, Trend reports citing Xinhua. Of the new cases, 99 percent are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing. A total of 994 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been