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Coronavirus pandemic likely to permanently change dining habits of Asian consumers, Nielsen study says

07-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian consumers are unlikely to go back to their old habits of frequently dining out, and will instead prefer takeaways and eating at home once life goes back to normal after [...] » More

Asia virus latest: China mourns dead, S. Korea extends social distancing

Asia virus latest: China mourns dead, S. Korea extends social distancing

06-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic: Australia sends cruise ships on their way The largest maritime operation ever undertaken in [...] » More

Vietnam protests Beijing’s sinking of South China Sea boat

Vietnam protests Beijing’s sinking of South China Sea boat

06-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat it said had been rammed by a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel near [...] » More

Asia-Pacific medical experts to offer insight from front lines of Covid-19 battle in online discussion with Post, other newsrooms

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The South China Morning Post is joining two other leading Asia-Pacific newsrooms in Singapore and Sydney for the world’s first international Facebook Watch media event [...] » More

Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to virus

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world’s largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, with officials warning that containing the [...] » More

Vietnam plans $2.6bil unprecedented support package

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 6:02 AM

The Vietnamese government is poised to adopt a $2.6 billion relief package to help those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic that has devastated the economy. The draft [...] » More

Vietnam bans posting fake news online

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheRegister | 6:02 AM

Vietnam will fine people posting fake news on social media in an effort to crack down on the spread of both general misinformation and falsehoods about the novel coronavirus. [...] » More

Coronavirus Pushes Reluctant Aung San Suu Kyi to Facebook

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | USNews | 6:02 AM

MYANMAR leader Aung San Suu Kyi cited the coronavirus pandemic as the impetus for reluctantly creating her first personal Facebook account in a post on Wednesday. Since [...] » More

Vietnam declares Covid-19 a nationwide epidemic

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed a decree on Wednesday (April 1) to declare a nationwide epidemic in Vietnam. The Covid-19 epidemic is spreading nationwide, [...] » More

Masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?

Masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?

02-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:40 PM

The use of face masks in Asia during the coronavirus outbreak has been far more widespread than in the West, where governments have urged people to reserve supplies for [...] » More

Vietnam prepares for coronavirus lockdown as government aims to keep cases below 1,000

02-Apr-2020 Intellasia | MorningstarOnline | 6:02 AM

VIETNAM is preparing for lockdown after prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc put major cities on standby to stop the spread of coronavirus. The number of confirmed cases in the [...] » More

Vietnam to close border gates with Laos, Cambodia to prevent virus outbreak

02-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

Vietnam will close its border gates and border crossings with Laos and Cambodia starting from Wednesday (April 1) in an effort to limit the spread of the Covid-19 [...] » More

Asia’s factory activity plunges as coronavirus shock deepens

02-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Factory activity contracted sharply across most of Asia in March as the coronavirus pandemic paralysed economic activity across the globe, with sharp falls in export [...] » More

Vietnam to offer up to $1.27 billion in cash to virus-hit families

02-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam will offer 28 trillion-30 trillion dong ($1.19 billion to $1.27 billion) in cash to low-income earners hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the government said on [...] » More

Coronavirus epidemic ‘far from over’ in Asia-Pacific, WHO warns

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 7:11 AM

The coronavirus epidemic is “far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to [...] » More