Archive for March 21st, 2020

Two die of coronavirus in Singapore

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 11:56 AM

The coronavirus which has been spreading throughout the world claimed its first two lives in Singapore today, around two months after it arrived on the island. Health [...]
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COVID-19: All events, gatherings with at least 250 attendees here suspended until end-June

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 11:48 AM

From now till end-June, all events and gatherings with 250 or more participants in Singapore must be suspended, as part of enhanced social distancing measures to curb the [...]
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China’s imported coronavirus cases jump as students, expats flock home

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:42 AM

China reported a record rise in imported coronavirus cases on Friday as expatriates returned home from the United States and Europe, sparking fears of a second wave of [...]
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WHO message to youth on coronavirus: ‘You are not invincible’

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:41 AM

Coronavirus can sicken or kill young people as well and they must also avoid mingling and spreading it to older and more vulnerable people, the World Health Organization said [...]
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China berates ‘lying’ Pompeo as US presses on pandemic

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AP | 11:39 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday demanded that China share more data on the novel coronavirus as Beijing angrily accused him of lying and said Washington was [...]
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N Korea test fires missiles; Seoul slams it as inappropriate

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AP | 11:37 AM

North Korea on Saturday fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said, as it continues to expand military capabilities [...]
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N Korea fires two ‘ballistic missiles’ into sea

N Korea fires two ‘ballistic missiles’ into sea

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:35 AM

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday, the latest in a series of such launches by Pyongyang as the world [...]
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COVID-19: Singapore confirms 40 new cases, including 30 imported; total at 385

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 40 new cases, including 30 imported; total at 385

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 11:22 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed on Friday (20 March) 40 new cases of COVID-19 here, bringing the total to 385. This is the second-highest number of cases reported in a [...]
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Indonesian capital declares emergency over coronavirus

Indonesian capital declares emergency over coronavirus

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:03 AM

The governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Friday (March 20) declared a state of emergency for the next two weeks in the city, the centre of Indonesia’s [...]
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South Korea reports 147 new coronavirus cases, total 8,799 – KCDC

South Korea reports 147 new coronavirus cases, total 8,799 – KCDC

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:55 AM

South Korea reported 147 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new cases bring the country’s [...]
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High hopes in hospitality

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | VIR | 7:00 AM

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China has affected Vietnam’s tourism dramatically, with losses reaching well beyond several billion US dollar, according to [...]
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HK sees biggest gain since 2011 as Asia-Pacific markets rally on global stimulus packages to battle coronavirus

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s benchmark jumped by the most in almost a decade as it led a broad rally in Asia-Pacific markets, as sentiment improved on steps by global central banks and [...]
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Asian stocks rise after Wall Street advance on aid hopes

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian stock markets rose Friday after Wall Street gained on hopes government and central bank action can shield the world economy from a looming recession caused by the [...]
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HK activates only a third of virus quarantine wristbands as thousands return home

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

Many overseas arrivals in the Asian financial hub of Hong Kong are going unmonitored as they begin two weeks of mandatory self-quarantine, with only a third of the 6,000 [...]
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All eyes are on Victor Li, as he steers the Cheung Kong Group through HK’s worst economic slump in decades

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, the elder son of Hong Kong’s richest man, said the two flagship companies founded by his father nearly seven decades ago are financially adequate [...]
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