coronavirus

23 Mar 2020
Thai students in the UK are struggling to return home after the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, announced that Thais returning from overseas will be required to present a Fit to Fly certificate and a certifying letter from their local Thai Embassy before being allowed to board a flight home.
23 Mar 2020
As governments in Southeast Asia increase measures in response to the spread of coronavirus, regional lawmakers have today urged authorities to ensure that human rights are at the forefront of their responses. 
22 Mar 2020
Bangkok’s Governor announced today (21 March) that malls, educational institutions and places of entertainment are to close for 22 days, while the number of COVID-19 cases in Thailand has risen to 411.
20 Mar 2020
The World Health Organization today (17 March) called on Member states in South-East Asia Region to urgently scale-up aggressive measures to combat COVID-19, as confirmed cases cross 480, and the disease claims eight lives.
20 Mar 2020
The Thai government is planning to have Buddhist temples nationwide perform a Buddhist prayer believed to expel diseases and misfortune from the country during their evening prayer routine to raise morale during the COVID-19 outbreak, while the Ministry of Public Health reports 60 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 272.
19 Mar 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: Uselessness detector
17 Mar 2020
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Thailand rose to 177 over the past three days, while a cabinet resolution ordered all Bangkok Metropolitan Region educational institutions and places of entertainment are to close for 14 days.
17 Mar 2020
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) urges the government of the Philippines to respect the fundamental rights of its people in the ‘community quarantine’ enforced in Metro Manila, and in other cities and provinces in the country.
17 Mar 2020
Some stories that probably won’t be appearing in the next few weeks.
18 Feb 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: Ministry of Health
18 Feb 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: Sinophobia is now a global health emergency.
12 Feb 2020
Regional lawmakers have today called on authorities in Southeast Asia to stop using broadly worded anti-fake news laws to prosecute those accused of spreading disinformation about the coronavirus health emergency, and instead invest in public messaging campaigns to ensure their citizens are reliably informed about the issue.

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