A hotel in Tenerife, in Spain's Canary Islands, is in lockdown after a doctor from Italy visiting the hotel tested positive for the virus Italy - Europe's worst-affected country - confirmed the deaths of four more elderly people, bringing the total number of fatalities there to 11 The virus has spread to the regions of Tuscany, Sicily and Liguria but Italy's PM said his country remained safe for tourism Several countries - Austria, Croatia, Switzerland, Algeria - reported their first cases, all involving people who had been to Italy While Italy's European neighbours have agreed to keep borders open, some are screening arriving travellers US health authorities warned Americans to brace for the coronavirus to spread and potentially cause severe disruption In Iran, a conflict between religion and science … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Iran’s deputy health minister tests positive as outbreak worsens
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Team leader of the joint mission between World Health Organization (WHO) and China on COVID-19, Bruce Aylward shows graphics during a press conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva on February 25, 2020. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP "It's confirmed," a spokeswoman for Switzerland's federal health office told AFP, adding that more details about the case would be released later on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Switzerland reports first case of COVID-19
Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - The Thai Prime Minister clarified, during the censure debate this week, that the government has expedited measures to stimulate the economy quickly and strengthen the foundations of the country. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha reiterated that the administration is doing its best to come up with solutions to handle both local and global factors affecting the Thai economy. He noted that several nations, including Thailand, are facing problems like low agricultural goods prices, the effects of the Sino-US trade war and, recently, the COVID-19 outbreak. General Prayut pointed out that the government has issued various policies to boost the economy, including initiatives to develop the Eastern Economic Corridor and Thailand 4.0-related programs. Furthermore, he said there are projects to develop the macro economy, increase national competitiveness, implement technology, bolster the industrial sector, lay down infrastructure and provide assistance to low-income … [Read more...] about Thai gov’t expedites measures to stimulate economy: PM
Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - Forest fires continue to ravage Thailand’s central province of Nakhon Nayok, particularly Khao Falami in Khao Phra subdistrict, which is near Khao Yai National Park. Officers have rushed to extinguish the fires and prevent them from spreading into Khao Yai National Park. However, fires have now been detected in some areas of the national park. The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation deployed helicopters to contain the fires in Khao Falami by using water from Huai Prue Reservoir in Nakhon Nayok. At present, plumes of smoke can still be seen in the area. Wildfires were also detected near Sai Thong Reservoir in Khao Phra subdistrict. The area is part of Khao Yai National Park. Forest officials used water from Huai Prue and Sai Thong reservoirs to fight the blaze. Military helicopters were deployed to transport water to the location. Officials inspected the forest areas to bring the situation under control. Fire trucks were deployed to prevent the … [Read more...] about Helicopters sent to help combat forest fires in Thailand’s Nakhon Nayok
According to iViVu CEO Nguyen Trung Cong, local consumers have provided the bedrock for robust development in the online travel sector. The market, however, remains dominated by foreign players. To boost the market share, local players need to provide something unique that shows a deep understanding of the domestic market and applies disruptive technologies. … [Read more...] about An internet economy: a golden treasure trove?