Indonesian airlines cut staff due to COVID-19

Indonesian airlines cut staff due to COVID-19

A number of Indonesian airlines have started laying off employees, including pilots, flight attendants, and technicians, as part of measures to reduce financial losses caused by COVID-19.

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Thailand, Cambodia announce new COVID-19 cases

Thailand on March 28 reported 109 new COVID-19 cases and one death, bringing the total to 1,245 infections and six deaths.

Thai army sets up 357 COVID-19 checkpoints to monitor travellers

The Royal Thai Armed Forces Command has set up 357 checkpoints nationwide to check inter-provincial travellers as an effort to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

Southeast Asian countries take stronger actions against COVID-19

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on March 25 decided to extend the movement control order (MCO) from March 31 to April 14, as new COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise.

Cambodia’s economy to lose 390 million USD, worst hit in ASEAN

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecast Cambodia will lose more than 390 million USD due to the economic impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak this year, the Phnom Penh Post reported.
PM holds phone talks with Lao, Cambodian counterparts

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 26 held separate phone talks with his Lao and Cambodian counterparts, during which the leaders discussed coordination between Vietnam and the two countries in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Party Central Committee extends greetings to LPRP on founding anniversary

The Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) has sent a message of congratulations to the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) on the occasion of the 65th founding anniversary of the LPRP (March 22).

Lao Airlines suspends flights to Vietnam due to COVID-19

Lao Airlines, the national flag carrier of Laos, said on March 20 that it will suspend all of the flights to Vietnam amidst the complex developments of COVID-19.

ASEAN, EU step up cooperation in fighting COVID-19 pandemic

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, in his capacity as ASEAN 2020 Chair, has affirmed that Vietnam will continue working closely with ASEAN member states, partners, the World Health Organization and the international community in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
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