Daily Archives: January 1, 2021

Covid-19: UK approves lower-cost vaccine as pandemic surges globally

LONDON,  Britain became the first nation to approve a lower-cost vaccine partially developed by Oxford University as the Covid-19 pandemic raged worldwide. New Year’s Eve marks one year since the World Health Organization first mentioned a mysterious pneumonia in China later identified as Covid-19, which went on in 2020 to kill more than 1.79 million

MFA Spokesperson’s Comments on the Temporary Ban on the Entry of All Foreign Nationals into Indonesia

In response to media queries, the MFA Spokesperson said:   “On 28 December 2020, Indonesia announced a temporary ban on the entry of all foreign nationals into Indonesia from 1 to 14 January 2021. The Indonesian government has notified MFA that this ban would also apply to foreign nationals travelling to Indonesia under all of

Police Detain Guangxi Activist in China’s Yunnan, Near Myanmar Border

Chinese police have detained a woman in the southwestern province of Yunnan on suspicion of subversion, as part of a crackdown on dissent in the southern province of Guangdong, her associates confirmed Friday. Wei Yani, who hails from the southern region of Guangxi, was detained by police in Yunnan in November as part of a

Indonesia, Flooding in Tuban Regency, East Java Province (16:00 Dec 30 2020)

Description Chronology: Caused by high-intensity rainfall on Wednesday, 30 December 2020 at 16.00 WIB. Location: Merakurak Sub-district: Bogorejo, Mandirejo, Tahulu, Kapu village Tuban Sub-district: Sumurgung village Casualty: – 590 families were affected Material loss: – 590 housing units affected Latest situations: The flood has receded, conditions have returned to normal Source: Pusdalops Kab. Tuban Informed

Opposition Activists Detained For ‘Incitement’ as Cambodia Court Sentences Acting Party Chief

Authorities in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, sent three opposition activists to Prey Sar Prison on Wednesday for pre-trial detention on charges of “incitement to commit a crime” after taking part in a protest, prompting human rights groups to decry the move as a restriction on freedom of expression. Hong An and San Srey Neat, Phnom

Vaccine Seen as Potentially Shoring Up China’s Image in Indonesia, the Philippines

TAIPEI – Chinese supply of a COVID-19 vaccine to Indonesia and the Philippines is likely to strengthen Beijing’s image in those countries, despite current resentment of its expansion in the South China Sea, if the vaccines work, analysts say. Both countries have moved to order vaccines made by Sinovac Biotech, a Beijing-based pharmaceutical company, according