Thu, 21 Oct 2021

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen has called on all countries to work together and unite in solidarity to fight COVID-19 without any hidden political agenda.

In his written address sent to the U.S.-hosted virtual Global COVID-19 Summit late on Wednesday, the Cambodian leader said the global outbreak of COVID-19 is a common crisis that no country can stop this alone. (Cambodia-COVID 19-PM)

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COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka's Hambantota International Port (HIP) has entered into a memorandum of understanding with bus manufacturer Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co., Ltd. in China's Fujian Province, HIP said in a statement here on Thursday.

The MOU was signed at the King Long Motor Group offices in Fujian last week and was attended by representatives from the Hambantota International Ports Group (HIPG) and Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China Palitha Kohona. (Sri Lanka-China-MoU)

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BANGKOK -- Thailand on Thursday reported 13,256 new COVID-19 cases and 131 more fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

The spike in new cases is the highest over the past four days. Of the new infections, over 4,000 cases were detected in Bangkok and its neighboring regions, according to the CCSA, the country's COVID-19 task force. (Thailand-COVID-19)

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MANILA -- The Philippine central bank maintained the interest rate on the overnight reverse repurchase facility at 2.0 percent after its monetary meeting on Thursday.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the interest rates on the overnight deposit and lending facilities were also kept at 1.5 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively. (Philippines-Central Bank-Interest Rate)

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