Sun, 14 Aug 2022

JAKARTA -- The Indonesian authorities have temporarily unblocked search engine Yahoo, payment firm PayPal, and gaming platforms Steam, Dota and Counter-Strike, following public protests, an official said Tuesday.

Previously, the digital platforms were blocked by the country's Communications and Information Ministry as they failed to comply with the regulation regarding licensing registration. Prior to the blocking, the ministry had given a warning. (Indonesia-Yahoo-Unblocking)

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SINGAPORE -- The Singapore purchasing managers' index (PMI), an early indicator of manufacturing activity, edged down 0.2 points from the previous month to post a slower rate of expansion at 50.1 this July, the Straits Times reported on Tuesday.

The overall manufacturing sector has now recorded 25 months of consecutive expansion, said the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM), which publishes the Singapore Purchasing Managers' Index on a monthly basis. (Singapore-Manufacturing-PMI)

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HONG KONG -- Children aged between six months and three years in Hong Kong will be able to receive Sinovac COVID-19 jabs from Thursday, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said Tuesday.

As the fifth wave of COVID-19 infections in Hong Kong has led to deaths and severe cases among children, the HKSAR government urged parents to schedule vaccinations for their young children as early as possible so as to lower the risks. (Hong Kong-Vaccine)

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NEW DELHI -- After eight monkeypox cases, including one death, over the past two-and-a-half weeks, the viral disease scare seems to have gripped India as the federal government is planning to develop a vaccine.

The southern state of Kerala has been the most affected after five cases have been reported from there, while the rest three were detected in Delhi. (India-Monkeypox-Scare-ROUNDUP)

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