Category Archives: Medical Care

New COVID Cases Complicate US Military Missions in Japan, South Korea

SEOUL – The U.S. inability to contain the coronavirus at home is beginning to have a bigger impact on U.S. military missions overseas, some analysts warned Monday, as infections among American service members surge in Japan and South Korea. Japanese officials in Okinawa prefecture on Sunday said more than 60 coronavirus cases have been reported

WHO Team Heads to China to Investigate COVID-19 Origins

The World Health Organization (WHO) says its two-man advance team left for China Friday to establish the ground work for an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 that sparked the global pandemic. In a virtual briefing at WHO headquarters in Geneva, spokeswoman Margaret Harris said the two experts are specialists in animal health and epidemiology

Tokyo Reports Daily Record of 224 New COVID Cases

Tokyo reported a daily record 224 new cases of the coronavirus Thursday, topping the previous record of 206 new infections in mid-April, when Japan was under a state of emergency. At a task force meeting, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said 82 percent of the new cases were among people under age 30, including teenagers. She

Thailand needs to do more to support older people from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Usa Khiewrord, Programme Adviser on Social Protection and Peter Morrison, Programme Adviser on Population Ageing, HelpAge International Asia Pacific Regional Office About 12 million people in Thailand, almost 1 in 5, are aged 60 or over, more than half of them are women. And according to the 2017 Survey of Older Persons, 32% of

Good governance, solidarity vital for Asean to face Covid-19 challenges

KUALA LUMPUR, Good governance and stronger solidarity among member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will be vital to responding to challenges brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic, say several leading public figures in the region. Suos Yara, a member of the National Assembly of Cambodia, said his country was promoting

Establishing humanitarian lanes during COVID-19

Authors: Alistair DB Cook and Christopher Chen, RSIS COVID-19 is severely impacting the humanitarian system. It has forced countries to focus on containing the pandemic with national lockdown measures — hindering humanitarian action and denying aid to many affected communities in the Asia Pacific. But countries in the region have begun negotiations to normalise international

Luck, Culture Helped Cambodia Contain Coronavirus

Count Cambodia among the lucky countries when it comes to the coronavirus. With only 141 confirmed cases this year and zero reported deaths, Cambodia has one of the world’s most enviable records for containing the virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. But independent experts say that has more to do with good luck and