Archive for March 2nd, 2020

Coronavirus: British Cruise Ship Passenger Dead In Japan, government Confirms

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:02 AM

A British man who was aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama has died from coronavirus, the first death of a UK citizen during the outbreak. The [...] » More

Japan to create fund to subsidise parents during school closure: Nikkei

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on the public to cooperate in a “tough battle” to contain the coronavirus outbreak in coming weeks as the [...] » More

Tokyo Disneyland, Universal Studios Japan announce two-week closure over coronavirus scare

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:02 AM

Tokyo Disneyland said Friday that it would close for two weeks as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus in Japan, one day after prime minister Shinzo Abe asked [...] » More

Alibaba-owned Lazada sees ‘unprecedented demand’ for online grocery in Singapore

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

After a brief period of panic-buying in Singapore earlier this month amid the coronavirus outbreak, more people are said to be going online to purchase groceries and other [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 2 new cases, total at 98; new cluster of 4 cases

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (28 February) confirmed two new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Singapore, bringing the total to 98. Three more patients have been [...] » More

United Airlines reducing service to Japan, Korea, Singapore amid coronavirus outbreak

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:02 AM

United Airlines announced on Friday that it would be scaling back its routes to Japan, Singapore and South Korea amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The airline further [...] » More

Collapse of Singapore commodity firm leaves lenders exposed

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Lenders including ING Bank NV have accused a Singapore commodities firm of fraud after it defaulted on debt and left the financiers facing potential losses on hundreds of [...] » More

COVID-19: NS men can book IPPT again as FCCs resume operations

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) fitness conditioning centres (FCCs) will resume operations on Sunday (1 March), after its services were suspended since 13 February [...] » More

COVID-19: Couple from China charged under Infectious Diseases Act

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Two Chinese nationals were charged under the Infectious Diseases Act on Friday (28 February) amid efforts by authorities to carry out contact tracing and carry out quarantine [...] » More

Healthcare workers battling COVID-19 to get special bonus of up to 1 month

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Front-line public officers involved in battling the COVID-19 new coronavirus will get a special bonus of up to one month, said deputy prime minister and Finance minister Heng [...] » More

Singapore’s coronavirus response has contained the outbreak but its strategy is hard to replicate

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:02 AM

As the novel coronavirus starts to gather speed in Europe, the Middle East and the US, there’s one place it is seemingly being contained: Singapore. With no reported [...] » More

Ex-NUS student admits to taking photos of 2 female students showering in campus toilet

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A former National University of Singapore student on Friday (28 February) admitted to photographing two fellow female students as they showered in a residential hall toilet [...] » More

Singapore police investigating teens for spittle in public lifts

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The police are investigating two males, aged 12 and 17, for their suspected involvement in two separate cases of public nuisance in HDB lifts. In a press release issued on [...] » More

Philippines, US considering new military pact: Report

Philippines, US considering new military pact: Report

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:02 AM

A new military pact between the Philippines and the US is reportedly under consideration. The Defense Department was left “extremely concerned” after Philippine [...] » More

Ex-Philippine official warns of `tragedy’ if US pact ends

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | ABC News | 6:02 AM

A former Philippine foreign secretary warned Friday that the president’s decision to end a key US security pact will undermine the ability of American forces to help [...] » More