Thai Travelers Who Visited Laos Likely Carried COVID-19 Across the Mekong

As Vietnam and Cambodia reported increases in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, authorities in Thailand warned their Lao neighbors that a group of Thai nationals that recently visited Laos…

Thai Travelers Who Visited Laos Likely Carried COVID-19 Across the Mekong

As Vietnam and Cambodia reported increases in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, authorities in Thailand warned their Lao neighbors that a group of Thai nationals that recently visited Laos…

Vietnam Introduces Law Aimed at Fighting Climate Change

Vietnam has introduced legislation to advance its greenhouse gas reduction goals as per the Paris climate accord, decreasing worries the fast-growing nation’s reliance on coal would stymie those efforts. The…

In Myanmar’s Yangon, Volunteers Step in Where Government Response is Minimal

A volunteer group has been building makeshift hand-washing stations in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the absence of a systematic response by the…

Weekly Dry Season Situation Report for the Mekong River Basin – Prepared on: 17/03/2020, covering the week from 10 to 16 March 2020

General weather patterns:From 10 to 16 March 2020, there was no rainfall in the LMB. Based on the weather outlook bulletins and maps issued by the Thailand Meteorology Department (TMD)…

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Situation Report – 57 (17 March 2020)

HIGHLIGHTS • 8 new countries/territories/areas (African Region [3], Eastern Mediterranean Region [1], Region of the Americas [3], and Western Pacific Region [1]) in have reported cases of COVID-19 in the…

Myanmar Denials Define COVID-19 Response

Government Claims Defy Reality In a world beset by the coronavirus pandemic, denial is becoming an increasingly rare commodity – but don’t tell that to Myanmar’s government, which still claims…

Thailand Reports 30 New COVID-19 Cases, Health Ministry Warns Of Mass Contagion

BANGKOK, Mar 17 (NNN-TNA) – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, today warned of mass COVID-19 contagion, with 30 new cases, raising the total cases in the country to 177. The…

Thailand reports 30 new coronavirus cases, total of 177

Eleven of the new cases are connected to a crowded boxing match that saw a large number of coronavirus cases, while other cases are those that worked closely with foreigners,…