Archive for March 24th, 2020

COVID-19: All travellers to Singapore to submit health declaration at checkpoints

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 2:57 PM

From 9am on Friday (27 March), all travellers arriving in Singapore must submit a health declaration before proceeding with immigration clearance, as an additional [...] » More

Philippines reports 39 new coronavirus cases

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:53 PM

The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 39 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the country’s total to 501. The number of patients who have died from the [...] » More

Migrants let through ‘shut’ checkpoints

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:09 AM

Thousands of migrant workers from Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam returned to their home countries after authorities reopened land borders which had been ordered shut to prevent [...] » More

Covid-19: Thailand closes nine border checkpoints to Malaysia

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:07 AM

The Thai government has closed nine border checkpoints to Malaysia until further notice to curb the spread of Covid-19. The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (Customs) said [...] » More

COVID-19 cases in Philippines breach 500-mark, deaths steady at 33

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 10:06 AM

The Philippines on Tuesday morning reported more cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the country’s total count above the 500-level. According to a [...] » More

Vietnam says next 10-15 days ‘decisive’ in country’s virus fight

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:24 AM

The next 10-15 days will be decisive in Vietnam’s fight against the coronavirus, the Southeast Asian country’s prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Monday, [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore sees new single-day high of 54 cases including 48 imported; total at 509

COVID-19: Singapore sees new single-day high of 54 cases including 48 imported; total at 509

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:21 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (23 March) announced 54 COVID-19 cases a new single-day high in Singapore, taking the country’s total to 509. Monday’s [...] » More

UOB Malaysia offers relief measures due to Covid-19

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 7:05 AM

United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOB Malaysia) is providing relief measures such as flexible repayments to its customers in Malaysia affected by the outbreak of Covid-19. [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK records 44 new cases including 20-month-old child

Coronavirus: HK records 44 new cases including 20-month-old child

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:54 AM

Hong Kong confirmed 44 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, most of them involving travellers returning from overseas, taking the local tally to 317. Twenty-nine of the newly [...] » More

Asian markets sink as pandemic deaths soar

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets were mostly in the red in early trade Monday despite massive economic stimulus efforts worldwide, with investors spooked by the relentless march of the [...] » More

As Wall Street empties, Asia’s bankers slowly head to work

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

Simon Kavanagh never thought he’d be so happy to go to work. The investment banker rode the elevator to the 20th floor of his office on Queen’s Road Central in [...] » More

Asian shares, US futures sink as virus crisis deepens

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

US futures dropped more than 4 percent and Australia’s share benchmark initially plunged 8.5 percent as work on more stimulus for the US economy hit snags in the US [...] » More

HK bars non-residents, limits alcohol over virus

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong will ban all non-residents from entering the financial hub from midnight on Tuesday evening in a bid to halt the coronavirus, its leader said Monday, as she also [...] » More

HK activists attacked by alleged national security law supporters

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | HongkongFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong activists Hendrick Lui and Wong Ka-ho were assaulted by a group of men after trying to intervene in a separate attack in Fanling on Sunday. According to Lui’s [...] » More

Divisions among HK expats over virus response

24-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

As Hong Kong suffers a new spike in coronavirus infections, anger and recrimination have broken out among the city’s expatriates over whether enough of their [...] » More