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June 2021

30 Jun Low (Green) risk of severe transboundary haze in 2021

The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) has released its annual Haze Outlook 2021 Report, providing a risk assessment of the probability of a severe transboundary haze episode affecting Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore this year. An online launch event was held on 24 June 2021...

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29 Jun Region can do much to create and sell carbon credits

By Simon Tay and Aaron Choo For The Business Times Accusations too often accompany the dry season, especially when the problem of transboundary haze returns across our region. Accusations are traded not only within Indonesia, which usually suffers the worst of the fires and the heaviest pollution,...

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25 Jun [PREMIUM] Country Updates (10- 23 June 2021)

Country Share of population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two doses) Share of population with one dose administered Total vaccine doses administered Number of COVID-19 cases Singapore 36% (as of 18 Jun) 50% (as of 18 Jun) 4.8 million (as of 18 Jun)   62,448 Indonesia 4.53% (as of 21 Jun) 8.4% (as of 21 Jun) 35.93...

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23 Jun Indonesia’s COVID-19 Resurgence

Indonesia faced its highest daily increase of over 14,000 cases on Monday, 21 June 2021, with total cases surpassing the two million mark. Eight provinces, including Jakarta, Central Java, East Java and Yogyakarta, reported the greatest increase. The healthcare sector is struggling as hospitalisation rates...

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17 Jun Thailand’s COVID-19 Resurgence

Thailand is currently facing its third and most severe wave of COVID-19. Cases have spread to more than 70 provinces of the country. As a result of the spike in cases, Thailand announced in May a two-month extension of its nationwide State of Emergency, which...

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