HANOI - Vietnam has pushed back a plan to re-open the resort island of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists until November, after failing to meet targets for inoculating residents due to insufficient vaccine supplies, state media reported. The Southeast Asian nation, which is currently shut to all visitors apart from returning citizens and investors, has been struggling to speed up inoculations to help contain a spike in Covid-19 cases driven by the Delta variant in recent months. Authorities had initially planned to allow vaccinated foreign tourists to start returning to Phu Quoc in October to revive the tourism sector and prop up the economy. "We have to inoculate residents here for herd immunity but vaccine supplies are falling short," the state-run VTC newspaper quoted Huynh Quang Hung, the chairman of Phu Quoc City's People's Committee, as saying. Last week, the island's authorities said an additional 250,000-300,000 doses were needed to achieve herd immunity. So far only 2.9 ... » Learn More about Vietnam delays reopening resort island over low Covid-19 vaccination rate
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The market was also supported by a return of appetite for risk assets as concerns eased over a potential default by property developer China Evergrande and its possible fallout on the world's second-largest economy. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 17 cents, or 0.2%, to $72.40 a barrel by 0645 GMT, while Brent crude rose 18 cents, or 0.2%, to $76.37 a barrel. Both contracts jumped 2.5% on Wednesday after data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed U.S. crude stocks fell by 3.5 million barrels to 414 million barrels in the week to Sept. 17 - the lowest total since October 2018 - in a bigger drawdown than analysts had expected. "With Gulf of Mexico production returning slowly, and natural gas prices remaining sky high, the structural outlook for oil remains promising as OPEC+ struggles to meet even its current production quotas," said Jeffrey Halley, analyst at brokerage OANDA. Several OPEC+ countries - including Nigeria, Angola and Kazakhstan - have ... » Learn More about Oil prices rise on tight supply, renewed risk appetite
Since the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines , a crucial but largely unspoken question has loomed large for countries looking towards returning to pre-pandemic life: How much sickness and death will occur even after nearly everybody has been jabbed? Possible answers to that question are coming into view as a growing number of territories get close to their maximum vaccination rates. Although varying considerably, the emerging picture points to a post-vaccinated future in which societies may have to accept significantly more Covid-19 deaths than those caused by the flu to move beyond restrictions such as lockdowns and border closures. While European countries with high vaccination rates have largely returned to normal life, living with Covid-19 could prove more difficult to accept for Asia-Pacific economies that avoided even flu-level death rates by sealing their borders. “My personal feeling is that, after brainwashing people in many places with this fight against the virus and ... » Learn More about From Singapore to Hong Kong, how many will die even after most are jabbed?
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Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Malaysia and Singapore are discussing the possibility of reopening borders soon, Malaysia's foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah said on Sep. 23. Discussions of borders reopening Saifuddin made this revelation while addressing lawmakers in the Dewan Rakyat, according to The Star . This was in response to the lawmakers' concerns of the Malaysian families having been separated for more than two years since borders closed on Mar. 18, 2020, due to the pandemic. Matter raised Saifuddin said this matter has been raised to Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia's Senior Defence Minister and committee member of Malaysia's Covid-19 National Recovery Plan. Saifuddin added that he was informed that Malaysia's health minister Khairy Jamaluddin had spoken about how borders between both countries can be reopened in a phone call with Singapore's health minister Ong Ye Kung. "I was also informed that the ... » Learn More about M’sia & S’pore discussing reopening border soon: M’sia foreign minister