Thailand’s strict COVID-19 entry restrictions and failure to manage public expectations may have a political basis, and risk harming the country’s international ties.
The coronavirus has infected more than 20 million people worldwide and killed more than 730,000, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.
The US State Department has lifted its advisory warning against all air travel overseas due to COVID-19, but continues to urge citizens to use caution.
After an outcry on social media, the Information Ministry will check to see whether a pro-military video by singer Yone Lay violated a ban on film shoots during COVID-19.
The large number of people working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic is believed to have contributed to a record number of dengue cases in Singapore this year.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered special resources sent to the locked down city of Kaesong, where a suspected COVID-19 case was detected, state media said.
All travelers arriving in Singapore will be electronically tagged to ensure they abide by the required 14-day quarantine to curb COVID-19.
Hong Kong reported 67 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, a new daily record for the region; almost all the cases were locally transmitted.
Reporting 20,000-40,000 new cases a day recently, Brazil is second to the US in terms of both COVID-19 cases and deaths, which stand at 76,688.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said the coronavirus epidemic in the country was likely to peak in Aug-Sept, four months later than first thought.
Hong Kong Disneyland will close again on Wednesday as the region tries to stem a rise in coronavirus cases.
With the resumption of output at its plant in Venezuela, Toyota was set on Monday to return to full production after COVID-19 shutdowns for the first time since February.
The current spike in COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong is worse than the initial outbreak in March, health officials said.
The Japanese government is preparing to open talks with around 10 countries, including Myanmar, on easing COVID-19-related travel restrictions.
The WHO is investigating whether the coronavirus can be spread by suspended airborne droplets, in addition to those emitted by an infected person who coughs or sneezes.