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New virus cases knock hopes of reviving Southeast Asia’s holiday hotspots

People wearing protective masks walk at the Puputan Margarana Renon field area, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Denpasar, Bali Province, Indonesia, September 2, 2020. Picture taken September 2, 2020 by Antara Foto/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo/via Reuters

Bali/Bangkok, September 8 (Reuters) - A spike in coronavirus infections in Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali and Thailand’s first locally transmitted case in 100 days have dealt further blows to Southeast Asian hopes of reviving vital tourism industries. Plans to reopen Bali to foreign tourists from September have been postponed indefinitely, while Thailand’s proposal for the cautious reopening of Phuket ...

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Total virus cases cross 2.5 lakh mark in Bangladesh

An aerial view of an almost empty flyover during countrywide lockdown for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

August 8 (The New Nation) -  The total number of Covid-19 cases so far in the country reached 2,52,502 with 2,851 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, according to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The current infection rate is 22.45 percent and the total infection rate stands at 20.40 percent, said Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general ...

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Virus-hit Philippine economy plunges into recession

© Lisa Marie David The Philippine economy has been devastated by virus lockdowns

August 6 (AFP) - The Philippines plunged into recession after its biggest quarterly contraction on record, data showed Thursday, as the economy reels from coronavirus lockdowns that have wrecked businesses and thrown millions out of work. Gross domestic product shrank 16.5 percent on-year in the second quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority said, when the country endured one of the world's ...

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