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The Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus in Southeast Asia

The Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus in Southeast Asia

The world watches as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to climb. But at more than 1,000 fatalities and counting, the new virus strain has already claimed more total lives than the 2002–2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak, according to data from CEIC (see figure 1). That said, ...

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Combating medical misinformation, disinformation amid coronavirus outbreak – The Jakarta Post

Combating medical misinformation, disinformation amid coronavirus outbreak - The Jakarta Post

The overwhelming sharing of fake news amid coronavirus outbreak across the globe raised concerns among governments, including in the Southeast Asian region. In the past weeks, we have quickly found disinformation and misinformation on social media stirring public discussion and, at times, leading to unnecessary panic. In Malaysia, misinformation claiming ...

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Asian Destinations Reel From China’s Outbound Travel Ban

Asian Destinations Reel From China’s Outbound Travel Ban

A huge dependence on Chinese tourists sees many Asian countries reeling from China’s move to cancel outbound group trips indefinitely, as part of measures to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Among them are Thailand and Japan. The Tourism Council of Thailand has estimated losses of at least $1.6 ...

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Asean morning news for January 17

Asean morning news for January 17

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Việt Nam proposes 14 initiatives for ASEAN 2020 To implement the priorities of ASEAN in 2020, Việt Nam proposed 14 initiatives, priorities and co-operation plans for discussion, consultation and consensus with member states in the first meeting of the ASEAN Senior ...

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