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coronavirus outbreak

Thai capital may take over 2 months to contain new virus outbreak
World

Thai capital may take over 2 months to contain new virus outbreak

  • Authorities expect to be able to contain the virus between one and two months in the provinces but in Bangkok, the epicentre, it could take longer, depending on control measures Kiatiphum Wongrajit, the ministry's permanent secretary, said in the statement.
Published 08 Apr, 2021 06:56pm
Russia's economy shrank 3pc last year -revised data
World

Russia's economy shrank 3pc last year -revised data

  • The figures from the Federal Statistics Service Rosstat were marginally better than Rosstat's preliminary estimate that gross domestic product fell by 3.1% last year.
  • The coronavirus outbreak paralysed business activity in 2020, prompting the central bank to slash interest rates to a record low 4.25%, while a drop in global oil prices dented Russia's revenues.
Published 01 Apr, 2021 09:17pm
Touting US ties, Bolsonaro's office releases Biden letter on climate, pandemic
World

Touting US ties, Bolsonaro's office releases Biden letter on climate, pandemic

  • Last week, Brazil's Supreme Court annulled Lula's graft convictions, upending the 2022 presidential election and teeing up a likely showdown between Lula and Bolsonaro.
  • Bolsonaro has been dismissive of the coronavirus and vaccines but faces growing pressure with numbers of infections and deaths reaching record highs in Brazil.
Published 18 Mar, 2021 07:47pm
Indonesia may allow private sector to buy and distribute vaccines
World

Indonesia may allow private sector to buy and distribute vaccines

  • The Southeast Asian country launched a mass immunisation campaign targeting more than 180 million people this week to help tackle one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in Asia.
  • It shouldn't start now, but later after the government has provided mandatory vaccines for health and public workers.
Published 14 Jan, 2021 05:31pm