Coronavirus in Asia
4 April 2020
Coronavirus in Indonesia
2 092 persons with infection
The Indonesian authorities decided to close all public places, administrations, and National Parks from March 16 midnight to April 19, 2020, and to limit all unnecessary trips. Beaches and seasides are closed too.
Visa extension: For all visitors in Indonesia, whatever the date of arrival, no penalties and not necessary to extend the visa (for any kind of visa).
Access to certain islands is now either conditional or prohibited and schools, universities, mosques, etc. are closed until March 29, 2020. Each region governor can make specific and targeted restrictions or prohibitions if necessary.
UPD. 17th March
No more visa exemption policy for 30 days.
No more visa on arrival.
Visa must be obtained at Indonesian missions with a health certificate document.
Temporary travel ban for the people been in the following countries during the last 14 days: China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, France, Spain, Germany, UK, Switzerland.
Coronavirus at Bali
9 persons with infection
0 recovered (No new data since 8th March 2020)
UPD 30th March 2020
The access to the island of Bali is now possible to ONLY people with a Balinese ID. (Harbour, airports)
16th March 2020 From Governor of Bali
Bali banned all events and gatherings
Most employees of administrations don’t have to be present at the office.
Abolition or restriction for all entertainment crowds and other activities involving the masses.
Coronavirus in Malaysia
2908 persons with infection
The government places the following restrictions from March 18 to 31, 2020:
- Closings of all stores except food.
- Ban on traveling abroad for Malaysians citizens and for those returning to the country, quarantine of 14 days mandatory. -
- Entry ban for all non-nationals.
- Closure of all schools, and universities.
- Closure of all public or private offices, except the distribution of water, mail and electricity, service stations and television, banks, ports, airports, and groceries.
Coronavirus in Singapore
732 persons with infection
On Sunday 15th March 2020, Singapore will block entry or transit for visitors with travel history to Germany, France, Spain, and Italy within the last 14 days.
Singapore citizens and permanent residents who were in Germany, France, Spain, and Italy within the last 14 days will need to stay at home during 14 Days.
“All border restrictions will be temporary, and will be upgraded regularly based on the global situation,” the health ministry said.
Coronavirus in Thailand
1771 persons with infection
30th March 2020
For the foreigners already in Thailand, all the visa are automatically extended to 30th June 2020
No more visa exemption policies for travelers from:
Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy.
No more visa on arrival for the travelers from:
China, India, Russia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Romania, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia...
Coronavirus in World
1 099 389 persons with infection
226 603 recovered
58 901 dead
What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses COVID-19 are the last viruses discovered from the family of animals or humans viruses. Several coronaviruses are known to cause some severe diseases (MERS) and (SARS).
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the infectious disease from a coronavirus discovered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Frequently: fever, tiredness, and dry cough.
Rarely: aches and pains, nasal congestion, sore throat, runny nose or diarrhea.
80% of the people infected will recover without any treatment.
16% of the people infected will develop difficulty breathing.
More risks to develop serious illness for old peoples, high blood pressure persons, or diabetes and heart problems.
In case of fever, cough, and difficulty breathing you should seek a doctor.
How does COVID-19 spread?
COVID-19 is a coronavirus transmitted person to person.
If a person with COVID-19 cough or exhale, some droplets from his nose or his mouth can contaminate persons around, or land on some surfaces.
If someone touching these surfaces and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth, he can catch COVID -19
It is important to stay more than 1 meter away from a contaminated person.
Transmission of coronavirus COVID-19 by objects or banknotes?
There is no certainty at this time that the COVID-19 coronavirus can survive on surfaces or banknotes. According to specialists studying the majority of cases, the coronavirus would survive only a few minutes.
So, it is strongly advised to wash your hands as often as possible or to use alcohol-based products.
Concerning parcels coming from China, or from infected countries, they, therefore do not pose health risks, while their number has very significantly decreased due to the drop in air traffic.
How to protect yourself from COVID-19?
Every hour wash and clean your hands with an alcohol-based soap or wash them with soap and warm water. (The virus on your hands will be killed by this action)
If someone is coughing (or sneezing), stay at least 1 meter away from yourself to this person.
If some COVID-19 are on your hands, it would be better to avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth and then you would not transfer the virus inside your body.
If you feel unwell or feel some symptoms, stay at home and avoid contact with other members of your family or friends. Don’t go to the hospital or to doctors: call your doctor and he will inform you what to do and to direct you to the right health facility.
Seek medical advice quickly If you feel fever, if you cough and if you develop difficulty breathing.
10 reasons why you don’t have to panic
1. We know what the virus is.
2. We already know how to detect the virus.
3. The situation is now improving in China.
4. Most of the cases are mild (80%).
5. After several days, people recover.
6. Usually, children have mild symptoms.
7. The virus can be easily cleaned.
8. World science is on it.
9. Some vaccine prototypes already on the test.
10. Antiviral trials are underway.
Wear or not a face mask?
NOT, if you are not sick
YES, if you are already sick.
Healthy people don’t have to wear a mask.
By putting on your mask or removing your mask, you can self-contaminate yourself with your hands touching the mask, then the face. Surgical masks are not suitable and do not hold onto the face well enough, and not thick enough to prevent the virus. In addition, wearing a mask can give you a false sense of security, which is really not helpful.