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Covid-19: S-E Asia

Australia's 'hermit kingdom' maintains controversial plan to 'crush' Covid-19 despite Omicron

Borders will not reopen on Feb 5 as planned and the state will remain closed indefinitely.

Number of children admitted for Covid-19 at KKH doubles since December 2021

There has been a doubling of such admissions over the past seven weeks.

Omicron sub-variant appears to be more contagious, says Denmark

COPENHAGEN • The BA.2 sub-variant of the Omicron coronavirus variant, which is dominant in Denmark, appears more contagious than the more common BA.1 sub-lineage, Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke has said in a national address.

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World Bank expects Myanmar growth of 1%, economy 'critically weak'

It expects the number of unemployed to have swelled by around one million since February last year.

Malaysia sees sharp rise in school clusters due to violations of Covid-19 rules

Teachers with Covid-19 symptoms still turned up in class, increasing the rate of infection.

Compensation claims for Covid-19 deaths in India exceed official fatality count

There were also other signs that far more people are dying from coronavirus than govt estimates.

Singapore-Indonesia agreements reflect both sides' interests as well as rights

Once ratified and implemented, they will allow bilateral relations to move forward, says Zakir Hussain.

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