Archive for March 27th, 2020

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 52 new cases including 28 imported, total at 683

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 52 new cases including 28 imported, total at 683

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 2:28 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (26 March) announced 52 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country’s total to 683. This follows a single-day high of 73 [...] » More

Thailand protests as King takes holiday during pandemic

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Tatler | 2:22 PM

There is growing unrest in Thailand this week as its ruler, King Rama X, continues to holiday at a Bavarian Alpine retreat as his country buckles under the strain of the [...] » More

Fortress Thailand – Thai PM asks for co-operation

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 2:22 PM

The Kingdom has raised the drawbridge and hunkers down for weeks, or months, of self-isolation and a roll-out of measures to control the spread of Covid-19. Foreign nationals [...] » More

Two more Thais die from virus in US

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 2:20 PM

The coronavirus has killed two Thai nationals living in New York, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The Foreign Ministry said the Thai consulate general in New York had [...] » More

One death, 91 new cases, total 1,136

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 2:19 PM

The Public Health Ministry reported one more death from coronavirus on Friday, bringing fatalities to five, while 91 new cases were found in 52 provinces, raising the total [...] » More

Asia virus latest: Thai state of emergency, Tokyo urged to stay home

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 2:15 PM

Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: - Thai state of emergency begins - A state of emergency came into force in Thailand [...] » More

Vietnam PM Orders Cut in Flights From Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 2:13 PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered the transport ministry to cut the number of flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to other Vietnamese cities from March 28 as the [...] » More

Exclusive: US prepares crackdown on Huawei’s global chip supply – sources

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:51 AM

Senior officials in the Trump administration agreed to new measures to restrict the global supply of chips to China’s Huawei Technologies, sources familiar with the [...] » More

Huawei unveils P40 smartphones online as coronavirus thwarts launch event

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:49 AM

China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones on Wednesday in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the [...] » More

China cuts international flights, bars foreign residents

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:48 AM

China will drastically cut its international flight routes and bar entry to returning foreigners based in the country to stem the spread of the coronavirus, authorities said [...] » More

China reports one local coronavirus case, 54 imported, cuts international flights

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:47 AM

Mainland China reported its first locally transmitted coronavirus case in three days and 54 new imported cases, as Beijing ordered airlines to sharply cut international [...] » More

Singapore Airlines secures $13 billion to survive coronavirus and grow after

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:47 AM

Singapore Airlines Ltd <SIAL.SI> said it had secured up to S$19 billion ($13 billion) of funding to help see it through the coronavirus crisis and expand afterward, in [...] » More

Dollar climbs down as panic subsides, on course for biggest loss in decade

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:45 AM

The dollar is on track for its biggest weekly fall in more than a decade on Friday as a series of stimulus steps around the world, including a $2.2 trillion US package, [...] » More

Asia stocks rise on bets of more stimulus as dollar rally fades

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:44 AM

Asian stocks rose on Friday as investors wagered policymakers will roll out additional stimulus measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic after US unemployment filings [...] » More

‘Massively let down’: disappointment in Japan after Tokyo Olympics postponed

27-Mar-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 7:00 AM

On Tuesday, the Tokyo 2020 countdown clock showed there were just 122 days to go before the Olympics opening ceremony. By Wednesday morning, the clock, outside the Tokyo [...] » More