COVID-19- NEW VARIANTS & VACCINES: GLOBAL & ASEAN status as of Friday, 7am, May 14, 2021

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The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.


COVID-19 infection crosses 161.78 million globally as deaths cross 3.35 million



Here is the GLOBAL status as of Friday, 7am, May 14, 2021


The update-5.14.2021 Sick Earth Plague Day 522
 (1 Year, 6 Months, 14 Days)
Coronavirus Covid-19
Cases Globally: 161,789,903;
Deaths: 3,357,212:
Recovered: 139,601,861


Here is the ASEAN status as of Friday, 7am, May 14, 2021

Here we provide updated information on cases in Asean, comprising new cases, total cases, new deaths and total deaths.

Khmer Times



Brunei had +1 new cases, has a total of 231 with 3 deaths.

Four Brunei students in Egypt test positive for COVID-19: MoRA

The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) announced that four Bruneian students in Egypt were found to be COVID-19 positive. This was based on information from the Education and Cultural Attache’ of the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Egypt.

This was announced by Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman yesterday.



There has been 472 new positive case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cambodia. The tally is at 21141.  142 deaths. Total recovered at 9519.                              

Cambodia, COVID-19 and UN human rights experts

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A checkpoint during lockdown in Phnom Penh. Businesses are being advised to have a contingency plan in place for any future crises. KT/Chor Sokunthea


Until February 20, 2021, Cambodian authorities had succeeded in achieving a great goal : fully controlling the COVID-19 pandemic.

From February 2020 to February 2021, the country had only 454 cases and no deaths.

The government of Cambodia had anticipated the actions to be implemented. Not only has it initiated public awareness campaigns, but it also closed some establishments and ordered other measures.

Above all, from the start, it isolated the country. At land borders, airports, proof of a negative test carried out within 72 hours had to be provided on arrival, a new test was applied and if just one person in the incoming group was found to be positive, the entire group was quarantined for 14 days with retesting on the 13th day.

As a result, during one year, no national cluster was ever detected nor existed. The cases  then largely comprised foreigners or Cambodians returning from abroad.

It turned out, on February 20 of this year, that wealthy foreign tourists, who tested positive with the British version of COVID-19, and therefore had to be isolated, bribed the guards to be able to go to a private nightclub where they infected around 80 people from different parts of the country.

This totally irresponsible attitude is  the origin of a devastating spread of the British virus with the result that, on May 11, there has been 20,223 cases and 131 deaths.

The government’s measures were calculated and well executed. These are not reckless  decisions made by the Cambodian government.



The country reported  +3,448 new cases,  taking total to 1,731,652, +99  new deaths, total is at 47,716  deaths.



The country reported +65   new case recorded, total at 1,482, +0. Total  death is at 1.

Covid-19 taskforce advises caution, announces 65 new cases

The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has advised people to continue to observe measures put in place by the Ministry of Health to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, such as wearing face masks, using hand gels and practising social distancing.
The Deputy Director-General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control under the Ministry of Health, Dr Lasmy Vongkhamsao, urged everyone to follow these  measures while providing an update on the Covid-19 outbreak at a news conference on Thursday.
She said that while it is important for people to continue to exercise, the lockdown remains in place and all related measures must be strictly adhered to. She urged people to exercise within their homes, rather than travelling to any central location to exercise together.



27 new deaths, total is at 1,788 deaths.

Mahathir apologises for flouting COVID-19 rules

Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the aid distribution activity. PHOTO: CNA

KUALA LUMPUR (CNA) – Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad yesterday apologised for flouting COVID-19 regulations during a Hari Raya charity event over the weekend.

In a Facebook post Dr Mahathir said he had travelled back to Langkawi on May 8 to fulfil several Ramadhan and Aidilfitri donation programmes in his parliamentary area.


Myanmar reported +7 new cases, taking total to 143,004, +1 new deaths, total is at 3,212 deaths


The Philippines recorded +6,385  new cases, bringing the total to 1,124,724 with +107 new   deaths, bringing total 18,821 deaths.



Reported +34 new cases, taking the total to 61,453 and 0 new death, tally now 31 deaths.

24 new community COVID-19 cases in S’pore

(201207) — SINGAPORE, Dec. 7, 2020 (Xinhua) — People visit terminal 3 of Singapore’s Changi Airport on Dec. 7, 2020. (Photo by Then Chih Wey/Xinhua)
People visit Terminal 3 of Singapore’s Changi Airport. PHOTO: XINHUA

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Twenty-four community cases were among 32 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon yesterday, said its Ministry of Health (MOH).

Eighteen of the 24 infections in the community are linked to previous cases. Of the 18, 14 had already been placed on quarantine earlier.

Seventeen cases are linked to the Changi Airport cluster, which has now grown to 43 cases.

The remaining eight new cases were imported and were placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon their arrival in Singapore, said the ministry in its preliminary daily update.

No new infections were reported in foreign workers’ dormitories.




Reported +4,887 new cases, total at 93,794, +32 new deaths, total deaths stands at 518  .


Vietnam reported +87 new cases and a total of 3,710 cases, no new death, total remains at  35.

Source: worldometers

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