Thailand: As COVID-19 cases surge in the country, Buddhist monks are showing up in personal protective equipment over their distinctive robes, delivering oxygen tanks, taking nasal samples for testing, and even delivering the dead to crematoriums.
For those who have lost someone due to Covid-19, the pain of the loss is made worse because they are unable to say a proper farewell. Loved ones are not allowed to participate in the final rites but can only pray over the graves after burial is done.
Hunger drives a gang of hungry monkeys to fight amongst themselves in Thailand. Regularly feeding the monkeys is a popular activity for locals and tourists alike. As a result of their reliance on human food, these animals are ill-prepared to survive a pandemic when it strikes Thailand.
A 45-year-old Indonesian man from North Sumatra’s Toba regency put his fellow villagers at risk of contracting Covid-19 after escaping quarantine and faced the wrath of residents who tried to stop him from flouting safety protocols.
Refugee activist Heidy Quah, the founder of the Refuge for the Refugees organisation, revealed that she would be charged today at the Cyber Crimes Court under the Communications and Multimedia Act with circulating false or offensive content.
XINXIANG, China: Trucks carrying water and food streamed into the city at the centre of flooding that had killed at least 63 people including 12 in the inundated subway system, with five people missing.
62-year-old Junaidah Omarang, a grandmother staying at the Sri Stulang low-cost flats in Johor Baru, was pleasantly surprised when two blind strangers dropped by to visit her yesterday, carrying white canes in their hands.
The chief of a police station in Kajang along with three of his officers and four civilian women aged between 21 and 37 were nabbed in a raid by Bukit Aman while they were partying in a special room at the police station on Tuesday evening.
Brickfields district police chief Assistant Commissioner Anuar Omar said a 33-year-old man who gained instant notoriety by verbally abusing and intimidating several individuals at a nasi lemak stall after being told to wear a face mask will be charged tomorrow for criminal intimidation and not following Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP).
A 13-year-old boy was found dead in the school toilet that led to the arrest of a 16-year-old in River Valley High School, Singapore on Monday (19 July). It was believed that the victim was axed to death.
Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob revealed that 4,839 vehicles were stopped at roadblocks and asked to turn back on Saturday — the highest recorded figure in a day since the National Recovery Plan was implemented last month.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced today that all adults will be fully vaccinated by October after the expedition of the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme (NIP) to achieve an inoculation rate at 500,000 doses daily.
The answer is yes, according to Dr. Kumitaa Theva Das (picture attached), a virologist at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang who warned that Covid-19 infections could reach 20,000 a day within the next two weeks while the number of deaths was likely to hit 200 a day.