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Indonesia’s COVID-19 Resurgence
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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...

Thailand’s COVID-19 Resurgence
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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...

When ash from Philippines blanketed Singapore (The Straits Times)
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30 years ago, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines rocked the planet with a series of eruptions. The eruption on 15 June 1991, the largest recorded in the past century, blew ash to Singapore which hung in the air for three weeks. Recalling the event, Associate Professor...

Haze Outlook 2021: Sustainable Resources and Opportunities in ASEAN
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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...

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

Singapore’s COVID-19 Resurgence
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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...

Myanmar Corporate Briefing
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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...