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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Will cheap flights still be possible in the Covid-19 era ?, SE Asia News & Top Stories

BANGKOK - Before the coronavirus crisis, the boom in low-cost airlines has made it possible to board a plane within hours of booking a ticket and sometimes not pay more than it takes to travel overland to the same...

South Asia could face health emergency if children don’t get life-saving vaccine: UNICEF – Kashmir Reader

The United Nations: South Asia could face another health emergency if unimmunized or partially immunized children in the region - nearly 4.5 million of whom live in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan - do not receive their vital...

Domestic flights begin to return to the skies in Asia

Hong Kong (CNN) - In the middle of global pandemic of Covid-19, people around the world wonder when life will return to "normal". The word normal is, of course, relative, but a series of slowly opening domestic flight routes...

Malaysian opposition MP pleads not guilty to spreading false news, SE Asia News & Top Stories

Malaysian opposition MP Fuziah Salleh yesterday pleaded not guilty to spreading false news about the chaos at Johor Baru's customs, immigration and quarantine complex earlier this month. She was charged in the Johor Baru Magistrates' Court for making statements conducive...

“Should I buy a mask or food?”: The poor choice of the poor face of South Asia

KABOUL / COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Buying a mask and letting his family go hungry, or buying food and going out to the crowded city without having it - this is the hardest choice facing Hayatullah Khan, an Afghan...

Airborne coronavirus detected in Wuhan hospitals: study, news from East Asia and main news

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - Adding mounting evidence that the new coronavirus can spread through the air, scientists have identified genetic markers for the virus in airborne droplets, most of which are diameter less than 10,000 thousandths of an inch. This had...

Ramadan bazaars go digital in Southeast Asia amid pandemic – SE Asia

For 15 years, Siti Zabedah Abdul Wahab's family food business has opened for one month a year, selling murtabak, a pan-fried bread stuffed with meat, at Malaysia's popular Ramadan bazaars. But this year, Murtabak Mami Murtabak Sultan started taking orders...

Hong Kong scientists say new antiviral coating can protect surfaces for 90 days, East Asia News & Top Stories

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Researchers at a Hong Kong university said they had developed an anti-viral coating that could provide 90 days of "significant" protection against bacteria and viruses such as the one that causes Covid-19. The coating, called MAP-1,...

Coronavirus keeps mosques in Asia deserted during Ramadan

It is a Ramadan like never before...

Without visitors, dozens of Indonesian zoos lack food and funds, SE Asia News & Top Stories

JAKARTA (JAKARTA POST / ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Thousands of animals living in Indonesian zoos face the threat of starvation as management struggles to afford animal feed as potential visitors stay at home to contain the spread of Covid-19,...
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