Thailand mulls easing COVID-19 restrictions World

Thailand mulls easing COVID-19 restrictions

Thai authorities are mulling over easing COVID-19 restriction measures in Bangkok capital and some provinces as daily new cases were less than 20,000 for the fifth consecutive day.
Philippines further lowers growth forecast for 2021 World

Philippines further lowers growth forecast for 2021

The Philippine government on August 18 revised its economic growth projection for 2021 from 6-7 percent to 4-5 percent due to the re-imposition of lockdown in Metro Manila to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, Xinhua news agency reported.
Philippines speeds up vaccination drive ASEAN

Philippines speeds up vaccination drive

Vaccination centres across the Philippine capital Manila are trying to speed up inoculation rates, including by staying open 24 hours, to help deal with a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.