China, Isolated From the World, Is Now the Last Major Country Still Pursuing a ‘Zero COVID’ Strategy

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 22 total views For much of the pandemic, a group of places in the Asia-Pacific brought infections to zero, becoming virus-free havens in a world ravaged by the pathogen. Now, with the rise of the delta variant and the proliferation of vaccines, only one is still holding fast to that goal of eliminating Covid-19: China. With […]

Food charity drive with chefs and gastronomy members

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 34 total views The chefs and volunteers from several culinary-related associations, restaurants and hotels came together recently to do their bit to help needy families and people severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Headed by Master Chef Luu Meng, the CEO and Founder of Almond Hospitality, they also distributed food to volunteer doctors and health offices […]

Cambodia introduces QR code scanning for venues to combat COVID-19

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 56 total views The  Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) has set up a QR Code “Stop Covid” in an attempt to provide additional measures to increase the efficiency and speed of prevention and control of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Ministry of Health announced Saturday on the implementation of the QR Code and […]

With Covid-19 Under Control, China’s Economy Surges Ahead

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 26 total views Exports jumped and local governments engaged in a binge of debt-fueled construction projects. Even consumer spending is finally recovering. As most of the world still struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, China is showing once again that a fast economic rebound is possible when the virus is brought firmly under control. The Chinese economy surged 4.9 […]

Myanmar is Ready for Post COVID-19 Tourism

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 20 total views Interview with Edwin Briels Managing Director of Exploration Travel Myanmar Please introduce yourself and your company to our readers. My name is Edwin Briels and I’ve lived in Myanmar for almost 20 years, working in tourism and other industries. I started the Khiri Travel franchise in Myanmar 9 years ago and we are in […]

PHUKET REOPENING: CHINESE TOURISTS ‘AGREE TO ARRIVE AFTER OCT. 25’

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 26 total views Thailand’s National Security Council Secretary-General Natthaphon Nakpanit on Thursday has confirmed that no tourists will arrive in Thailand’s resort island of Phuket until its annual vegetarian festival is over by the end of this month. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival will be taking place in Phuket with light and sound, performances and food stalls […]

“Tourists arriving on Special Tourist Visa must be 100% Covid-free” – Tourism minister

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 28 total views,  2 views today “If there’s even a single case, we cannot continue to the second phase.” Thailand’s sports and tourism minister of says the first phase tourists arriving under the Special Tourist Visa scheme must be 100% Covid-free. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn says if this is not achieved, then the reopening plan will be halted indefinitely. Given the […]

Thailand’s Health Ministry wants to reduce tourist quarantine to 10 days

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 22 total views Thailand’s Health Ministry is seeking to reduce the mandatory quarantine period for foreign tourists,, currently mandated at 14 days, to 10 days. The reduction would be assessed after one month and, if successful, quarantine could be further reduced to 7 days. However, this reduction would only apply to those arriving from countries considered […]