As Asia’s tropical storm season arrives, grounded airplanes at risk of damage

By Reuters, published by Channel NewsAsia Taipei: Airlines, airports and insurers across Asia are bracing for the prospect of unusually high damage as the region’s tropical storm season begins, as hundreds of planes grounded by the coronavirus pandemic cannot be moved easily. Major airports in storm-vulnerable regions such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines,

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6 Thai students returning from Saudi Arabia infected with coronavirus

OFFICIALS manning the Padang Besar checkpoint at Sadao district of southern Songkhla province found six Thai students returning from Saudi Arabia to have been infected with Covid-19 and quickly rushed them to the hospital, Naewna newspaper reported this morning (27.5.2020). All six students are from southern provinces, and aside from two from Songkhla itself, one

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World news

Xi urges preparedness for military combat amid coronavirus epidemic

Reuters and published by Beijing (Reuters) – President Xi Jinping said today (26.5.2020) China would step up its preparedness for armed combat and improve its ability to carry out military tasks as the coronavirus pandemic is having a profound impact on national security, state television reported. China’s performance in fighting the new coronavirus has

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Local news

Curfew could be cut by an hour next week

THE National Security Council said today (24.5.2020) that an ad hoc committee on enforcing measures against Covid-19 outbreak would on May 27 consider both phase 3 easing of the lockdown and shortening the curfew by an hour, PostToday reported. Gen Somsak Rungsita, the council’s secretary general, said the committee’s decision on whether to maintain curfew

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