Archive for January 30th, 2020

Viral anxiety: Singapore stores sell out of masks islandwide

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

Singaporeans gripped with the Wuhan virus scare are buying face masks in bulk and depleting supplies islandwide. Retailers said they’ve been forced to impose limits on [...] » More

Wuhan virus: Measures, advisories and info from Singapore ministries

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Various Singapore ministries, statutory boards and hospitals have been implementing measures to reduce the risk of infection and heighten surveillance amid the Wuhan [...] » More

Two new Wuhan virus cases in Singapore bring total to 7 no entry for new visitors from Hubei

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Straits Times | 6:02 AM

Two new cases of Wuhan virus have been confirmed in Singapore, bringing the total number of infected people here to seven, the health ministry said on Tuesday (January 28). [...] » More

Wuhan virus: ‘Do not listen to or spread rumours and untrue reports’ PM Lee

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged the public not to listen to or spread rumours and untrue reports concerning the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. In a post on his Facebook [...] » More

Wuhan virus: MOM to reject new work applications of workers from Hubei

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will reject all new work applications for foreign workers from Hubei, with immediate effect until further notice. This comes in the light of [...] » More

Wuhan virus to hit Singapore’s tourism sector, but too soon to assess impact on overall economy: Experts

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The Wuhan virus outbreak is set to impact Singapore’s tourism-related sectors in the coming months and possibly “cast a shadow” on economic growth for the [...] » More

Wuhan virus: More temperature screenings at pre-schools

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Pre-schools have stepped up vigilance in the wake of the Wuhan coronavirus, with additional temperature screenings for their children. Parents are also required to fill in an [...] » More

Philippines: 1st Joint Committee assesses cooperation with the EU

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Relief Web | 6:02 AM

The first ever Joint Committee under the new European Union Philippines Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) met in Brussels on 28 January 2020. The EU expressed its [...] » More

Coronavirus hits tourism in China, Japan and Thailand ‘hard,’ costing billions

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:02 AM

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak is hitting the tourism industry in China, Japan and Thailand “hard,” industry experts have claimed. In one recent example, about [...] » More

Thailand among world’s top 10 for mobile payments by Chinese tourists

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:02 AM

Thailand ranked among the global top 10 for mobile payments by Chinese tourists, fuelled by the country’s “maturity” in mobile payment solutions, a joint [...] » More

Commentary: Thailand gives up plastic bags yet leaves rampant consumerism intact

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Thailand recently took an important step towards environmental protection when 75 leading retailers stopped issuing plastic bags to shoppers. This step continues a campaign [...] » More

Coronavirus six new cases confirmed in Thailand

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Thai PBS World | 6:02 AM

Six new cases of of the novel coronavirus are now confirmed for Thailand by the Ministry of Public Health. That brings the total number of cases detected to 14. The six new [...] » More

Thailand coronavirus cases rise to 14, all passengers from China to be screened

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thailand announced plans on Tuesday to screen all arrivals from China for symptoms of the coronavirus and confirmed six more infections among such visitors, taking its tally [...] » More

Thailand to screen all airline passengers from China for coronavirus

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Chiang Rai Times | 6:02 AM

Beginning yesterday, all airline passenger arrivals from China, regardless of their point of origin, are being screened for the Wuhan Coronavirus when entering Thailand. [...] » More

UPDATE 1-Thailand plans steps to boost consumption, tourism

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thailand plans to introduce additional measures next month to boost consumption and tourism, its finance minister said on Tuesday, as the government tries to shore up a [...] » More