Tokyo tour bus operation restarts as state of emergency lifted

Japan’s major tour bus firm Hato Bus Co. resumed its operations on Monday following the lifting of a coronavirus state of emergency for the Tokyo area, allowing passengers to enjoy fresh air and cherry blossoms in full bloom from an open-top bus. The Japanese government on Sunday lifted the state of emergency for Tokyo and…

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Malaysia sets up compensation fund for COVID-19 vaccinations

Malaysia on Monday announced it had established a $2.4 million compensation fund to provide cash assistance for any COVID-19 vaccine recipients who suffer severe reactions due to inoculations. The Southeast Asian country has inoculated nearly 430,000 frontline workers, with the majority having received the first of two jabs of the vaccine jointly developed by U.S….

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International spectators to be barred from Olympics in Japan

International spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan for this summer’s Olympic Games amid public concerns over coronavirus, organisers said on Saturday, crushing many fans’ hopes and setting the stage for a drastically scaled-back event. Some 600,000 Olympic tickets purchased by overseas residents will be refunded, as will another 300,000 Paralympic tickets, Toshiro Muto,…

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Philippines receives its first AstraZeneca vaccines under COVAX

The Philippines has received its first delivery of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots, secured through the vaccine-sharing COVAX facility, its health ministry said on Thursday. The country hopes to get a total of 4.58 million doses of AstraZeneca shots via COVAX by May, and the newly arrived 487,200 doses are the initial shipment. The first batch…

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Singapore’s Connect@Changi facility opens door to business travellers

The Singapore-based investment company Temasek on Thursday announced the launch of the first phase of Connect@Changi, a pilot short-stay facility designed to support safe in-person exchanges between business travellers and their Singapore-based counterparts despite the COVID-19 pandemic. As the first facility appointed under the Connect@Singapore initiative, Connect@Changi aims to support the progressive reopening of Singapore’s…

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10 rare Royal Turtles released into natural habitat in Cambodia

Ten of Cambodia’s nearly-extinct Royal Turtles were released on Thursday into their natural habitat in the Sre Ambel River in southwest Preah Sihanouk province, a conservationist group said. The Royal Turtle, also known as Southern River Terrapin, is one of the world’s 25 most endangered freshwater turtles and tortoises and it is listed on the…

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Brunei opens its ASEAN Chairmanship outlining three strategic thrusts

Recovery, digitalisation and sustainability were the three strategic thrusts outlined by Brunei during the ASEAN Senior Economic Officials (SEOM) Retreat 2021, as the sultanate proposed ten Priority Economic Deliverables (PEDs) under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Pillar. Chaired by the Permanent Secretary (Economy) at the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE) Dr Hjh May Fa’ezah…

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Black box of Indonesia’s crashed plane retrieved

Divers on Tuesday retrieved a black box of the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 plane that plunged into the water off the coast of the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday, local TV reported here. The black box was found on the seafloor between Lancang Island and Laki Island of Jakarta Gulf. The Boeing 737-500 aircraft with…

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