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COVID-19 in ASEAN ends February 6: Over 46,600 deaths; Myanmar approves Russian vaccines


People socially relax during rituals at churches in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Straits Times

According to the website worldometers.info, as of 23:59 p.m. on February 6, the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) recorded an additional 28,467 cases of COVID-19 and 2h55 deaths.

Thus, ASEAN countries currently record a total of 2,148,124 cases of COVID-19, of which 46,674 deaths and 1,819,691 patients have recovered.u

In the past 24 hours, there are 3 countries in Southeast Asia that recorded deaths from COVID-19, of which Indonesia accounted for the majority with 191 cases. With over 12,000 new infections, the Indonesian situation shows no signs of cooling down. The country continues to be the most serious outbreak of COVID-19 among ASEAN countries with over 31,000 deaths.

Malaysia is undergoing stressful developments after Indonesia with over 3,800 cases on February 6. Meanwhile, with an outbreak in Samut Sukhon, Thailand recorded 490 new cases and the total cases in this country had surpassed 23,000 people.

Brunei, Laos, and Timor Leste have not recorded any new infections, while Cambodia has 2 more cases.

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Medical staff took samples to test COVID-19 for people in Selangor, Malaysia on January 30, 2021. Photo: THX / TTXVN
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Chart of total SARS-CoV-2 virus infections and deaths in ASEAN countries as of February 6, 2021 (According to data of worldometers.info).

Myanmar approves Russian Sputnik V vaccine

On February 6, the Russian Direct Investment Fund announced that Myanmar had approved the use of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

According to the official Twitter account, the fund confirmed that Myanmar became the 21st country in the world to approve the Sputnik V vaccine. This week, the Russian Sputnik V vaccine has been recognized by scientists as effective in prevention. COVID-19 reached nearly 92% after the results of large-scale end-stage clinical trials were published in the prestigious international medical journal The Lancet.

This data was evaluated by independent experts, thereby confirming the Russian-made vaccine is one of the most effective vaccines for COVID-19 currently available, along with vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

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Medical staff vaccinate COVID-19 vaccine for people in Yangon, Myanmar, on February 5, 2021. Photo: THX / TTXVN

Indonesia: Economy is still in recession

The Central Statistics Office of Indonesia (BPS) said that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2020 has decreased by 2.19%, showing that the country’s economy is still in decline. quit.

Director of BPS Suhariyanto said that for the whole 2020, Indonesia’s economy will decrease by 2.07% compared to 2019, although the government has taken many measures to revive the economy. Most recently, Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that the country will spend 619 trillion rupiah ($ 44.2 billion) for the National Economic Recovery Program (PEN) in 2021, up from 553,090 billion. The rupiah was announced on January 26 and is nearly equal to the PEN ceiling in 2020 of 659,200 billion rupiah.

The widespread pandemic has further affected economic activities and mobility of the people, thereby pushing Indonesia officially into recession, when the country’s economy in turn recorded a decline of 5.32%. and 3.49% in the second quarter and the third quarter of 2020.

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Medical staff took samples to test COVID-19 for people in Bali, Indonesia on 1/2/2021. Photo: THX / TTXVN

In the past day, Indonesia, an epidemic hot spot in the region, discovered 12,156 new cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,147,010 cases. More than 939,180 patients were discharged from the hospital and 31,393 people died. The virus has now spread to 34 provinces in Indonesia.

Malaysia called for the early formation of an ASEAN tourism corridor

At the meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin during his official visit to Indonesia on February 5, Indonesia and Malaysia agreed to set up the Tourist Bubble Corridor to help citizens of the two countries easily move back and forth for travel purposes. calendar.

Prime Minister of Malaysia emphasized that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should soon form a framework of the ASEAN Tourism Corridor, especially in the difficult period due to the current epidemic of acute respiratory infections COVID-19. continue to show the unity and central role for the sustainable development and the common good of the bloc.

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Medical staff took samples to test COVID-19 for people in Selangor, Malaysia on January 30, 2021. Photo: THX / TTXVN

On February 6, Malaysia recorded 3,847 new cases per day, bringing the total number of cases in this country to 238,721 cases. Meanwhile, the total number of deaths due to disease in Malaysia also increased by 12 to 857.

Singapore: 26 new infections are all on entry

All 26 new cases in Singapore on February 6 are on arrivals, immediately quarantined. Thus, the total number of infections in the lion island nation is 59,675 cases, of which 29 deaths. Currently, Singapore has only 41 patients hospitalized, with 1 case of special care.

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Singapore has been able to control cases in the community. Photo: Straits Times

Thailand there were 490 new cases recorded in 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in this country to 23,134. Among new cases, there were 479 cases of infection in the community and 11 cases of entry. A total of 16,274 COVID-19 patients in the country were recovered and discharged, 6,781 were on treatment and 79 died from the disease.

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Spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 epidemic in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: THX / TTXVN

Ministry of Health Philippines This country reported that 1,941 new cases were reported, bringing the total to 535,521 cases. The total number of deaths from the disease also increased to 11,110, an increase of 52 from the day before. More than 488,400 patients in the Philippines have recovered. To date, the Philippines has conducted tests for more than 7.55 million people out of a population of about 110 million people.

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Residents wear masks and masks to prevent COVID-19 infection at a market in Manila, Philippines, on January 5, 2021. Photo: THX / TTXVN




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