COVID-19 cases rise to 141,728 in Myanmar

COVID-19 cases rise to 141,728 in Myanmar

The number of COVID-19 infections has risen to 141,728 in Myanmar on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports. (Feb 20, 2021 10:52:40)

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World News in Brief: February 18

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday proposed that the Group of 20 (G20) set up an emergency task force to prepare a "Global Vaccination Plan" against COVID-19. 

ASEAN proves its centrality in a turbulent 2020

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NDO - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of Vietnam’s ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) delegation, has written an article summarising the process of building ASEAN centrality, highlighting the efforts made by Vietnam in its ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020. Nhan Dan Newspaper introduces the full text of the article. 

Roundup: B.1.1.7 may become predominant variant in US in March: CDC

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India imports over 85 pct of oil, 53 pct of gas in 2019-20: PM

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday that his government imported over 85 percent of oil and 53 percent of gas to meet domestic demand in the 2019-2020 (April 2019-March 2020) fiscal year. 

World News in Brief: February 17

  Feb 17, 2021 15:43:48
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen has signed a sub-decree on establishing the National Internet Gateway (NIG) with the aim of facilitating and managing online traffic. 

Spain betting on vaccine passports to revive summer tourism

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Spain hopes the introduction of vaccination passports combined with pre-travel COVID-19 testing will allow British tourists to return to Spanish destinations this summer, a tourism ministry source told Reuters on Tuesday. 

Victoria state to end snap lockdown, allow fans at Australian Open

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A five-day snap lockdown in Australia's Victoria state will end on Wednesday, officials said as they reported no new cases in a cluster linked to a quarantine hotel in the city of Melbourne. 

Vietnam shares development experience at UN session

  Feb 17, 2021 09:00:57
NDO/VNA – Head of Vietnam's delegation to the United Nations Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy shared the country’s development experience via promoting digital technology at the 59th session of the UN Commission for Social Development that is underway virtually from February 8-17. 

World News in Brief: February 16

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Vietnamese Ambassador assumes office as ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General

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NDO/VNA - Vietnamese Ambassador Tran Duc Binh took office as Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs at a ceremony in Jakarta on February 15. 

China becomes EU's biggest trade partner in 2020

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China became the main trade partner of the European Union (EU) in 2020, with exports and imports both increasing despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Eurostat said on Monday. 

18 to 19 COVID-19 vaccine candidates are in pipeline: Indian health minister

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Indian federal Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday that presently at least 18 to 19 vaccine candidates against COVID-19 are in the pipeline and in different stages of the clinical trial. 

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