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Covid-19: S-E Asia

Chinese cities on high Covid-19 alert as peak CNY travel season starts

China is yet to show any solid sign of shifting its guideline of quickly containing any local infections, despite a high vaccination rate.

Shortage of Covid-19 testing kits 'not unique' to Australia, says PM Morrison

Antigen rapid tests are in short supply all around the world, he says. 

Britain's PM Johnson plans to scrap Covid-19 self-isolation law

He wants to permanently revoke emergency coronavirus laws as Britain's Covid-19 cases continue to fall.

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Millennials in South Korea embrace travel-as-you-work trend in Covid-19 era

Until the Covid-19 pandemic, telecommuting never quite took off in South Korea. 

Indonesian economy appears set for strong growth as commodity prices surge

The country remains the world's largest exporter of thermal coal and crude palm oil, and is also the world's second-largest rubber exporter.

Good Samaritans step forward with free services for flood victims in Malaysia

A  doctor says donations poured in for her temporary medical camp from Malaysians, Singapore and Dubai.

Too many recall votes and referendums - Taiwan needs to amend laws, say experts

An analyst calls the current system “a recipe for partisan warfare and gridlock” which hurts smaller parties. 

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