Regional Alerts

Thailand’s top virologist says winter COVID wave would end in February

17 November 2022. Health authorities in Thailand have been reporting an increase in new COVID-19 cases, in what they describe as an expected small wave. Thailand’s top virologist said the latest wave is expected to last until February 2023.

COVID fight continues as cases rise in Haizhu

17 November 2022. Highly concentrated efforts will be made to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak in Haizhu of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, as infections continue to rise in the district.

Over 37.46 million people vaccinated for COVID-19 in Myanmar

17 November 2022. Ministry of Health informed that Myanmar has vaccinated more than 37.46 million people for COVID-19 as of Tuesday. The health authorities tested 8,732 people for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, and the daily positivity rate was 0.69 %.

Cambodia COVID cases rise again

17 November 2022. Cambodia recorded more new COVID cases– and no recoveries. The Kingdom recorded 3 new community and 0 new imported cases of the new variant. There are now 14 active COVID cases (diagnosed by PCR test) in The Kingdom.

Vietnam dengue cases top 300K in 2022

16 November 2022. According to the Vietnam Ministry of Health, since the beginning of the year through November 15,  303,637 dengue fever cases, including 112 fatalities have been reported. Compared with the same period in 2021 (62,106/24), cases increased 4.9 times, deaths increased by 88.

Vietnam – one of countries with high rate of antibiotic resistance : WHO

15 November 2022. Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing global concerns in medicine with highly resistant pathogens of many species proving difficult to treat. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Vietnam is one of the countries with the high rate of antibiotic resistance in the world.

No new Covid case in Cambodia

8 November 2022. Cambodia Ministry of Health reported no new Covid-19 community case and no new recovery. As of November 8, Cambodia had recorded a total of 137,996 Covid-19 cases with 134,934 recoveries and 3,056 fatalities.

 Nearly 38 million people vaccinated against Covid-19 in Myanmar

8 November 2022. According to the Ministry of Health, Myanmar had vaccinated over 30.72 million of people at the age of 18 and above and over 6.70 million of people under 18 against Covid-19 until November 5 this year.

Expert warns about spread of Omicron subvariants

8 November 2022. One of Thailand nation’s leading physicians expressed his concern about the growing spread of Omicron subvariants of the Covid-19 virus in the country.

Latest on COVID-19 pandemic

8 November 2022. The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 843 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 6,632 local asymptomatic cases.

Vietnam dengue cases near 300K, Hanoi surpasses the epidemic warning threshold

7 November 2022. Vietnam health authorities recorded more than 10,000 cases of dengue fever across the country in the past week, including two additional deaths. Compared to the same period in 2021 (56,240 cases/21 deaths), the number of dengue cases increased 4.8 times, the number of deaths increased by 91 cases.

Cambodia on the lookout for Ebola

7 November 2022. Uganda is facing an outbreak of the Sudan ebolavirus that causes the fatal Ebola virus disease, prompting Cambodian authorities to take proactive measures to prevent the virus from entering the Kingdom.

China reports 2,898 new COVID cases for Oct 30 vs 2,105 a day earlier

31 October 2022. National Health Commission in China reported 2,898 new COVID-19 infections on Oct. 30, of which 521 were symptomatic and 2,377 were asymptomatic. That is compared with 2,105 new cases a day earlier.

Myanmar reports 91 new COVID-19 cases

31 October 2022. Myanmar confirmed 91 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s tally to 631,625, according to the Ministry of Health on Sunday. Based on COVID-19 testing in the past 24 hours, and the daily positivity rate was 1.06%.

MoH issues preventative measures after recording human case of A/H5 avian flu

31 October 2022. The Vietnam Ministry of Health announced measures to prevent the transmission of avian influenza to humans after recording a human case of A/H5 avian flu in a 5-year-old girl in the Northern Province of Phu Tho’s Dong Thanh Commune.

Malaria makes a comeback

31 October 2022. Thailand government’s commitment to eradicating malaria by 2024 is facing a tough challenge. The infection rates this year is 2.5 times higher than last year, with 8,229 cases and counting.

Hidden transmission risks exist

30 October 2022. Beijing reported 13 COVID-19 infections by 3 pm on Sunday, two of which were detected from community level, indicating that there still existed hidden transmission sources among the masses.

China-based researchers develop rapid testing methods for monkeypox virus

30 October 2022. Some China-based researchers have recently developed three rapid testing methods for monkeypox virus that can provide the result in 20 to 30 minutes and are significantly faster than the traditional quantitative real-time PCR method.

PM urges vigilance against all communicable diseases

30 October 2022. Cambodia Prime Minister called on the public to remain vigilant against all forms of communicable diseases, in particular the Ebola virus, warning that it could arrive in Cambodia at any time.

Vietnam records over 270,000 cases of dengue fever in 2022

29 October 2022. Vietnam Ministry of Health recorded nearly 270,300 cases of dengue fever, which has resulted in 108 deaths, since the beginning of this year. The number of infected cases increased 4.8 times compared to the same period last year.