Indonesian president calls for South-East Asian travel corridor Oct 26, 2021 0 0 12345 Jakarta: Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday called for a South-East Asian travel corridor to revive the economy as coronavirus cases subsided in the region. He said countries in the region had imposed some of the world’s toughest restrictions to curb Covid-19. “ASEAN economic recovery must be accelerated by reactivating travel, including safe tourism,” Joko told a business forum ahead of the summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations. “With the Covid-19 situation increasingly under control, mobility restrictions can be loosened,” he said. He said the so-called ASEAN Travel Corridor Arrangement proposed by Indonesia last year should be implemented as soon as possible. On October 14, Indonesia re-opened its tourist islands of Bali and Riau Archipelago to visitors from 19 countries, but fellow ASEAN countries including Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand were not among them. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Over half of Afghans may face acute hunger this winter: UN Oct 26, 2021 0 0 Sudanese government unseated by military Oct 26, 2021 0 0 South Korea announces ‘gradual return to normal life’ from November Oct 26, 2021 0 0 China marks 50 years of admission to UN as ‘victory of Chinese people’ DPA Beijing Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday marked 50 years since the United Nations recognised the People’s Republic of China. Xi celebrated the move as a “victory for the Chinese people” in a speech marking the .. China orders lockdown to curb Covid outbreak in remote north-west Beijing: China is taking strict measures to combat a new outbreak of coronavirus infections in the northern county of Ejin, close to Mongolia, where tens of thousands of people have been instructed not to leave their ..