UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Region – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report No.13 (Reporting Period: 19 September – 16 October 2020

East Asia and Pacific has surpassed one million COVID-19 cases, with the Philippines (336,926 cases) and Indonesia (328,952 cases) being the most affected. To date, 1,010,512 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the region, with 26,690 deaths. Most countries in the region have now started reopening schools; however, the new school year has recorded […]

Speakers Urge Fulfilment of Decolonization Agenda, End to Israel’s Impunity in Occupied Palestinian Territories, as Fourth Committee Continues Debate

As the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) continued its joint general debate, some speakers urged the Organization to fulfil its commitment to decolonization at the close of another United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, while others called for an end to Israel’s impunity in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Sierra Leone’s representative remarked […]

Rajprasong intersection: Bangkok’s shopping heart and protest battleground

Rajprasong intersection, a Bangkok shopping hub usually buzzing with locals and foreigners, was instead overtaken by more than 10,000 anti-establishment protesters and their supporters on Thursday evening. They were rallying in defiance of a “severe” state of emergency announced by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at 4am on Thursday, after anti-government protests escalated when a group […]

Police forcibly break up rally at Pathumwan intersection

Anti-riot police, backed by high pressure water jet trucks, have dispersed a mass anti-government rally at Pathumwan intersection in the heart of Bangkok. At least four police personnel and a protester reportedly suffered minor injuries in the operation which began at 6.30 pm and lasted more than hour. Armed with shields and batons, the police […]

Trip.com partners with Etihad Airways Etihad Guest

Trip.com enters partnership with Etihad Airways SINGAPORE, Oct. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trip.com, a leading international online travel service provider with over 1.4 million properties in more than 200 countries and regions, has entered into a partnership with Etihad Airways’ frequent flyer programme, Etihad Guest. This partnership will offer Etihad Guest members the opportunity […]

Align Technology Announces Commercial Availability of Previously Announced ClinCheck™ Pro 6.0 and ClinCheck “In-Face” Visualization for Invisalign Treatment

ClinCheck software moves digital treatment planning to the cloud for access anywhere, on any device Powerful new tool aids digital treatment planning and helps patients visualize personalized treatment outcomes using their photos and 3D models SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced commercial availability of its previously […]