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Philippines: Guidelines out for safety seal in establishments

MANILA, Philippines — Government agencies have signed the implementing guidelines for the safety seal certification to assure the public of business establishments and government offices’ compliance to the minimum public health standards set amid the pandemic. These include the departments of labor and employment, health, interior and local government, tourism and trade. “Through the safety […]

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Thailand: Group eager to entice exhibitors

The Thai Exhibition Association (TEA) is planning measures to bring back vaccinated international exhibitors without quarantine requirements by the second half of the year, in line with the government’s reopening plans for leisure tourists. Pravit Sribanditmongkol, the newly elected president of TEA, said the association would like to launch an entry scheme for international exhibitors, […]

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Thailand: Red-zone shopping hours cut further

Operating hours of shopping malls, supermarkets and convenience stores will be shortened further in 18 high-risk provinces in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19, the Thai Retailers Association (TRA) said on Saturday. In addition, 42 provinces have now made mask-wearing in public mandatory, while officials in Nonthaburi are asking — but not yet ordering […]

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Laos: Govt to address seven urgent issues to spur development

Addressing financial affairs, particularly public debt and financial leaks, is one of the seven urgent issues that the government will tackle over the next five years. Newly-elected Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh highlighted the seven concerns when presenting a draft of the 9th five-year National Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2021-25 and State Budget Plan for 2021-25 […]

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