President Joko Widodo adjusts his face mask while visiting COVID-19 patients (Photo: AFP)

Indonesian President cancels holiday public gathering

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will not host an open house public gathering at the State Palace on the first day of the Idul Fitri holidays on May 25 to comply with physical distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Illustrative image (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

Malaysia requests compulsory coronavirus test for foreign workers

Malaysia’s authorities have urged all foreign workers in the country to undergo mandatory screening for the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), as COVID-19 cases have risen for two consecutive days at a construction site in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

Vietnam’s total COVID-19 cases now 141

Vietnam’s total COVID-19 cases now 141

The Ministry of Health on March 25 evening confirmed seven more cases who tested positive to SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19, bringing the total in Vietnam to 141 so far.

At the press conference (Photo: VNA)

Laos reports first two COVID-19 cases

The Lao Ministry of Health on March 24 confirmed the first two cases of the acute respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), becoming the last Southeast Asian nation attacked by the disease.

A worker fumigates Dam Sen Park in Ho Chi Minh City. The city has closed entertainment venues in efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 (Photo: VNA)

COVID-19 cases in Vietnam now 134

The total COVID-19 cases in Vietnam has now amounted to 134 as the country reported two more cases on March 24 evening.