The online music marathon will take place from 4 pm to 10 pm on May 30. The programme will draw the participation of many famous singers, including My Linh, Quang Dung, Phan Manh Quynh and Uyen Linh as well as directors Le Hoang and Viet Tu and journalist Diem Quynh. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 29
— RULES RELAXED FOR CHURCHES: Australia’s New South Wales state will allow larger religious gatherings starting Monday. Australia’s largest state changed its guidance after Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher noted the rules were unfairly more strict on churches than pubs. Their capacity limits will increase from 10 to 50 people from Monday. “It is crucial that worshipers remember to follow health advice,” especially people vulnerable to the virus, state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said. The state’s chief health officer, Kerry Chant, advised finding alternatives to church practices that might spread the virus, like singing, sharing books and passing around collection plates. … [Read more...] about Asia Today: Indonesians return to mosques, at a distance
"Thailand is in the grip of a growing plastic waste crisis - both domestically, through overproduction and consumption, and via the importation of plastic waste from abroad," Rugrod told DW. "Much of this plastic simply ends up in landfill sites or dumped in our streets because of a lack of waste management options, exacerbating urban flooding, or polluting rivers, seas and oceans - killing wildlife and affecting the food chain." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus aggravates Thailand’s plastic waste crisis
Cyclones, typhoons, hurricanes - the power of devastation Fastest storms As the warm air rises, it forms a funnel, the main characteristic of a tornado. Inside the funnel, the speed of the air can be tremendous - up to 500 kilometers per hour. Tornadoes are the fastest whirlwind type of weather phenomenon. … [Read more...] about Cyclone Amphan: Is Bangladesh prepared?
Nariyanuri said Southeast Asian retailers are promoting contactless payment. And central banks in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand are encouraging the use of low-cost, standardized quick response codes that allow merchants to accept payment solutions offered by various banks and nonbanks. … [Read more...] about SE Asia region adjusts to a cashless ‘new normal’