Algernon Announces Enrollment of First Patient in 2b/3 Human Study of Ifenprodil for Treatment of COVID-19

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE: AGN) (FRANKFURT: AGW) (OTCQB: AGNPF) (the “Company” or “Algernon”) a clinical stage pharmaceutical development company, is pleased to announce that it has enrolled its first patient in its multinational Phase 2b/3 human study of NP-120 (Ifenprodil) for the treatment of COVID-19. The countries […]

Guidelines for Caregiver-Led Education

Instructions to caregivers Due to COVID19, all learning facilities are closed until the end of the month. While the learning centers are closed, it is important that the students continue with learning using the education materials they have at home. Therefore, you as the caregivers can support your children in learning. General Caregiver Instructions: Practice […]

Education Sector in Cox’s Bazar – Multi-year Strategy

  Preamble Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, education is currently disrupted for 1.5 billion students worldwide, which includes Bangladeshi and Rohingya students in Cox’s Bazar. All of the almost 6,000 learning facilities in the Rohingya camps are closed until at least 9 April 2020, in alignment with the Government of Bangladesh’s (GoB) decision to […]

Myanmar Ayeyarwady, Bago (West) and Yangon Region: Imagery analysis: 2 August 2020 | Published 5 August 2020 | Version 1.0

This map illustrates satellite-detected surface waters over Ayeyarwady, Bago (West) and Yangon Region of Myanmar as observed from a Sentinel-1 image acquired on 2 Aug 2020 due to the current monsoon rains. Within the analyzed area of about 22,200 km2, a total of about 1,700 km2 of land appear to be flooded. Based on Worldpop […]

Asia and Pacific Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 6

Regional Situation The pandemic continues to spread across the region. India, Iran, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines continue to experience a steady increase in new cases. With over 1.8 million confirmed cases, India has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the region. Maldives continues to have the highest number of COVID-19 cases per million […]

Myanmar Villagers Flee Into China to Escape New Fighting

More than 100 villagers fled their homes in Myanmar’s northern Shan state into China as fighting broke out between ethnic Shan rebels and government forces, sources said Wednesday. A military spokesman said the clash, which wounded one civilian, began Tuesday when government troops seized three truckloads of illegally logged timber, though a spokesman for the […]

Chinese Workers and Gamblers Illegally Stream Into Laos to Avoid Quarantine

Laos has detained and deported hundreds of Chinese nationals in recent months for illegally entering the country to sidestep a mandatory 14-day coronavirus quarantine period and head straight to casinos to gamble or work, sources in the country told RFA. Most of the illegal border crossers are tourists bound for casinos in northwestern Bokeo province’s […]

Discrimination, Lack of Rights Motivate Muslim Candidates in Myanmar Elections

  Muslim candidates will compete in Myanmar’s parliamentary elections in greater numbers than they did in the last elections five years ago, with some of the current 25 contenders in November’s race openly advocating for Muslim minority rights in the predominantly Buddhist country. The candidates say they aim to tackle discriminatory policies that in many […]

Asian Markets Mostly Higher as Gold Hits Record High

Asian markets are mostly higher Wednesday despite investors’ concerns over the ongoing stalemate in Washington over a new round of emergency aid to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. Japan’s Nikkei index closed 0.2% lower.  The S&P/ASX index in Sydney lost 0.5%.  South Korea’s KOSPI index gained 1.2%, and Taiwan’s TSEC index rose 0.7%. In late […]