Archive for March 19th, 2020

China reports zero new domestic virus cases for first time

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 2:41 PM

China on Thursday marked a major milestone in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic as it recorded zero domestic infections for the first time since the outbreak [...] » More

Japan’s Aso calls Tokyo Olympics “cursed” amid cancellation concern

Japan’s Aso calls Tokyo Olympics “cursed” amid cancellation concern

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 2:40 PM

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday referred to the 2020 Olympics as “cursed” due to mounting speculation that the Games may need to be postponed [...] » More

‘That’s a fact’: Olympics are ‘cursed’, says Japan’s deputy prime minister

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 2:34 PM

Japan’s deputy prime minister has said the Tokyo Olympics are “cursed”, as speculation mounts that the Games will have to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. [...] » More

‘No need to decide today’, Australia continues to plan for Tokyo

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:31 PM

Australia will put extra measures in place because of the coronavirus pandemic but is continuing preparations to send a delegation to Tokyo for the Olympics in July, [...] » More

COVID-19 outbreak could last 2 years in Thailand but there is still time to limit impact: Expert

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 2:28 PM

Half of Thailand’s population – about 33 million people – could be infected by COVID-19 over the next two years in the worst case scenario described by deputy [...] » More

Thailand should shut down for 21 days, says infectious disease expert

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 2:24 PM

The doctor in charge of Chulalongkorn University’s Information Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases believes all public activity in Thailand should be shut down for 21 [...] » More

Thai-Malaysia border sealed

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 2:22 PM

The Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported today the Royal Thai Army has ordered a shutdown of 13 temporary Thai-Malay border checkpoints to prevent the spread of the Covid 19 [...] » More

Thailand confirms 35 new coronavirus cases, total surpasses 200

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 2:22 PM

Thirty-five new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus have been confirmed in Thailand today, a new daily record, taking the total to 212 since the virus struck in January. [...] » More

COVID-19: All travellers entering S’pore to serve 14-day stay-home notice; S’poreans advised to defer all travel abroad

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 12:32 PM

From Friday (20 March), all travellers entering Singapore must serve the 14-day stay-home notice as part of enhanced measures announced amid a spike of imported COVID-19 [...] » More

Philippines’ death rate from coronavirus one of world’s highest

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 12:28 PM

The Philippines is reporting one of the highest death rates for the coronavirus pandemic that has swept across the globe. Manila’s health ministry confirmed 15 [...] » More

Indonesians seek to get tested for COVID-19 as tally rises; govt says unnecessary to test everyone

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 12:25 PM

Mr Fachri Muchtar developed a cough and had difficulty breathing after staying in a packed lodging in Jakarta’s Old Town for an event in early March. He visited a referral [...] » More

Indonesia praises China effort in fighting Covid-19

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 12:24 PM

China has earned precious time for the world in the battle against COVID-19 and embodied a high sense of responsibility for global public health, a renowned Indonesian expert [...] » More

Indonesia reports 14 more COVID-19 deaths, bringing death toll to 19

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 12:19 PM

Indonesia reported 14 more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday (Mar 18), taking the death toll to 19, a health ministry official said. This marks the country’s biggest [...] » More

Thousands of Muslim pilgrims brave coronavirus to gather in Indonesia

Thousands of Muslim pilgrims brave coronavirus to gather in Indonesia

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:16 PM

Thousands of Muslim pilgrims from across Asia gathered in Indonesia on Wednesday, despite fears that their meeting could fuel the spread of a coronavirus, just two weeks [...] » More

Health secretary placed on self-quarantine

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 12:09 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III is on self-quarantine for possible novel coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission, Health Undersecretary Rosette Vergeire confirmed on [...] » More