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June 2021

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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11 Jun Haze Outlook 2021: Sustainable Resources and Opportunities in ASEAN

Event DetailsDate: Thursday, 24 June 2021Time: 10:30am – 11:45am (SGT) / 9:30am – 10:45am (JKT)Format: Online (Zoom) Registration link: http://bit.ly/haze2021 (closes on Tuesday, 22 June 2021) Programme (SGT) 10:25am – 10:30amRegistration 10:30am – 10:35amIntroductory Remarks by –Ms. Seraphim Cheong, Director for Outreach and Special Projects, SIIA 10:35am – 10:40amOpening...

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11 Jun [PREMIUM]- Country Updates (27 May-9 June 2021)

CountryShare of population fully vaccinated (two doses) against COVID-19Total vaccine doses administeredNumber of COVID-19 casesSingapore30% (as of 31 May)4.05 million (as of 31 May)62,219Indonesia4.1% (as of 7 June)28.97 million (as of 7 June)1,869,325Malaysia3.5% (as of 7 June)3.64 million (as of 7 June)627,652          Thailand2% (as of 7...

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10 Jun Singapore’s COVID-19 Resurgence

Singapore’s Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) is due to end on Sunday, 13 June 2021. The new restrictions were imposed following a spike in cases due to more infectious variants of the COVID-19 virus. Since the imposition of the heightened alert, unlinked Covid-19 cases fell from...

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04 Jun Myanmar Corporate Briefing

As the political crisis in Myanmar deepens, estimates reveal that the death toll has exceeded 800 and more than 4000 people have been detained. On 3 June 2021, the SIIA held its monthly corporate briefing on Myanmar for the Institute’s Roundtable and Corporate members. Associate...

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03 Jun Malaysia’s Covid-19 Resurgence

Malaysia has imposed a 2-week nationwide lockdown from 1 June 2021 to contain the worsening Covid-19 outbreak. Only essential businesses are allowed to operate under the lockdown, with schools and shopping malls shuttered. Covid-19 cases are on the rise, with new infections averaging over 6,000...

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02 Jun Haze-free chat with SIIA’s Deputy Director, Meixi Gan

Why should we care about the transboundary haze issue, and what does the SIIA do about it? “Transboundary haze is much more than an air pollution problem – it actually affects a number of sustainable development goals. Transboundary haze is caused largely by the use of...

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