Archive for March 26th, 2020

COVID-19: All courses, organised and interest group activities at CCs and RCs to be suspended-PA

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 2:37 PM

All courses, organised activities and interest group activities at community clubs and centres (CCs), residents’ committee (RCs) centres and other People’s [...] » More

All PCF Sparkletots centres to close for 4 days after 14 staff including principal infected with COVID-19

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 2:36 PM

All of PCF Sparkletots’ centres will be closed from Thursday to Sunday (26-29 March) after 14 staff including a principal of its preschool at Fengshan tested positive [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms new single-day high of 73 cases including 38 imported, total 631

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 2:33 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wednesday (25 March) announced 73 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – a single-day high – taking the country’s total to 631. [...] » More

Thailand Introduces Non-Citizen Entry Ban From Midnight

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | SimpleFlying | 2:30 PM

Earlier today, Thailand became the latest in a long line of countries to announce that it will be closing its borders. Effective midnight, foreigners will no longer be [...] » More

Thailand bars entry as state of emergency bites

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 2:29 PM

Thailand barred entry into the kingdom late on Wednesday, enacting sweeping emergency powers in a bid to stem the local spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The measures, [...] » More

Thailand records 107 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 934 – health official

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:28 PM

Thailand has recorded 107 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 934, a health official said on Wednesday. The new cases consist of 27 patients linked to previous cases, 13 [...] » More

COVID-19: Indonesia confirms 790 cases, 58 dead

COVID-19: Indonesia confirms 790 cases, 58 dead

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AA | 1:26 PM

Indonesia on Wednesday confirmed a total of 790 positive cases of the coronavirus. “There have been 105 new [coronavirus] cases in various provinces since yesterday [...] » More

Malaysia COVID-19 death toll rises to 20; 172 new cases reported

Malaysia COVID-19 death toll rises to 20; 172 new cases reported

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 1:14 PM

A total of 172 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday (Mar 25), bringing the total number of cases in Malaysia to 1,796 since the start of the outbreak, while the [...] » More

How Irish business owners in Vietnam are dealing with Covid-19′s economic impact

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Fora | 7:01 AM

JACK O’SULLIVAN CAN see a clear sky in HCM City   something that’s new since the coronavirus first hit the Asian country. “I’m just staring off our [...] » More

Asian Shares Soar, US Markets Rebound as White House, Senate Strike Deal on Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | FX Empire | 6:02 AM

The major Asia-Pacific stock indexes are trading higher on Wednesday, chasing yesterday’s spectacular gains on Wall Street, as investors awaited the announcement of a [...] » More

Asia markets surge as US agrees blockbuster stimulus package

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

Asian equities soared again Wednesday after US lawmakers finally agreed a mammoth stimulus package to support the world’s top economy against the impact of the [...] » More

‘Like a storm in my mind’: My experience getting the coronavirus test in HK

26-Mar-2020 Intellasia | InkStoneNews | 6:02 AM

I now understand how a dog feels when it poops in the hallway instead of making it downstairs. When I walked into a Hong Kong hospital on Thursday night, I was greeted with [...] » More

Coronavirus: Hongkongers sending surgical masks overseas as shortages hit friends and family around the world

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

Hongkongers who once scrambled to buy face masks to protect themselves from Covid-19 now queue up to send them to family and friends overseas, amid a global shortage of the [...] » More

HK police arrest suspected fraudster after online shoppers wanting masks are duped out of HK$950,000

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

Hong Kong police have arrested a suspected member of a fraud syndicate who was accused of posing as a seller of surgical masks and duping more than 100 online shoppers out of [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s fearful bar industry braces for alcohol-sales ban as alarming surge in infections continues

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

Hong Kong’s bars and restaurants were wracked by uncertainty on Tuesday, awaiting the start of a liquor-sales ban that industry insiders warned could wipe out thousands [...] » More