Archive for March, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown leaves migrant workers stranded in Thailand

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 3:30 PM

Bangkok shutdown fuels mass exodus of migrants but those left behind worry about survival as factories close. When Thailand’s government started shutting down the [...] » More

Thailand reports 127 new coronavirus cases, 1 death Tuesday

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 3:22 PM

Thailand reported 127 new coronavirus cases and one death on Tuesday, a health official said. On Monday the country reported 136 new infections and two deaths. [...] » More

Thailand earmarks further $15 billion for coronavirus crisis

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 3:20 PM

Thailand‘s new stimulus package to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus crisis will be worth more than 500 billion baht ($15.3 billion), its finance minister said on [...] » More

It’s getting worse for Thailand after it reports 136 new Covid-19 cases

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 3:18 PM

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health on Monday (March 30) reported 136 new Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak cases, bringing the total cases in the country to 1,524. The [...] » More

N Korea slams Pompeo and says will ‘walk our way’

N Korea slams Pompeo and says will ‘walk our way’

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:05 AM

Nuclear-armed North Korea on Monday warned it could cut off dialogue with the United States, but Washington’s top diplomat said the US still looked forward to talks, [...] » More

Japan’s factory output slows, plunge seen as virus grips economy

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:00 AM

Japan’s industrial output rose in February at a slower pace than the previous month and factories expect production to plunge in March, adding to growing signs the [...] » More

Tokyo lockdown would have ‘huge’ impact on economy – Nishimura

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:59 AM

A lockdown of major Japanese cities like Tokyo and Osaka to halt the spread of the coronavirus would have a “huge” impact on the economy, Yasutoshi Nishimura, the [...] » More

Japan urges citizens to stay away from a third of the world

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:58 AM

Japan is urging its citizens not to travel to 73 countries and regions, or a third of all countries in the world, Foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday, as the [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 35 new cases, including NCID porter, and 3 new clusters

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 35 new cases, including NCID porter, and 3 new clusters

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:57 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (30 March) announced 35 new COVID-19 cases — including a porter at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) — and [...] » More

Philippines grounds company’s aircraft after deadly fire

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:53 AM

Philippine aviation officials on Monday grounded all aircraft belonging to a company that owns a plane that caught fire while taking off from Manila’s airport, killing [...] » More

Asia shares edge up, China factories show flicker of life

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:51 AM

Asian shares managed a tentative rally on Tuesday as factory data from China held out the hope of a rebound in activity even as other countries across the globe all but shut [...] » More

Pandemic to hit growth in Asia, China – World Bank

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:49 AM

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to sharply slow growth in developing economies in East Asia and the Pacific as well as China, the World Bank said in an economic update [...] » More

World Bank sees outbreak taking a big toll on Asia’s economy

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:48 AM

The World Bank is estimating that the cornavirus outbreak will cause economic growth to slow significantly this year in China and other East Asian-Pacific countries, throwing [...] » More

Air quality in North still ‘critical’

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 7:00 AM

Air pollution across the upper North remains at critical levels with authorities monitoring almost 400 active hotspots in Chiang Mai alone on Sunday. The air quality did not [...] » More

Thai A350 descended below 670ft while still far from Frankfurt runway

31-Mar-2020 Intellasia | FlightGlobal | 6:59 AM

German investigators have detailed an approach incident in which a Thai Airways Airbus A350-900 descended to less than 670ft above ground while still nearly 6.5nm from [...] » More