April 2020
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April 2020

27 Apr Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (27 April 2020)

In ASEAN, varying rates of new infections have led countries to take different policy directions. Vietnam, having crested this wave of the outbreak, relaxed its social distancing policies on Thursday, 23 April 2020. Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, however, expanded existing measures meant to contain the...

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24 Apr [Premium] Country Update: 2 – 15 April 2020

COVID-19 Updates   Country No. of Confirmed Cases (End 14 Apr) No. of New Cases Since 1 Apr No. of Deaths Testing Rate Per Million Pop (Est) Philippines 5,223 +2,912 | (2,311) 335 397 Malaysia 4,987  +2,079 | (2,908) 82 2,620 Indonesia 4,839 +3,162 | (1,677) 426 116 Singapore 3,252 +2,252 | (1,000) 10 12,423 Thailand 2,613 +902 | (1,711) 41 1,440 Vietnam 266 +44 | (222) 0 1,252 Brunei 136 +5 | (131) 1 23,658 Cambodia 122 +14 | (109) 0 345 Myanmar 63 +47 | (16) 4 45 Laos 19 +9 | (10) 0 170  Singapore: The Circuit Breaker and...

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23 Apr Infographic: Jokowi’s Mudik Ban

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced on 21 April that Indonesians would be banned from going on the Idul Fitri mudik, or exodus, that is scheduled to take place over the coming weeks. Previously, the President had banned civil servants from going on these journeys on...

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22 Apr Infographic: Singapore’s Extended Circuit Breaker

As Singapore’s “Circuit Breaker” rounded off its second week of implementation, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on 21 April 2020 that the overall period would be extended until 1 June 2020. Tighter restrictions would be put in place until 4 May 2020, the date...

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15 Apr [Premium] ESG Update: 15 – 31 March 2020

Resources Sustainability   Malaysia lockdown could spell disaster for key palm oil industry (17 Mar) Malaysia's decision to restrict movement nationwide in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus is raising fears it could imperil the country's vital palm oil industry. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said...

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