Archive for March 28th, 2020

DOLE assures government assistance for local, overseas workers

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) assured that local and overseas workers affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic will receive government [...] » More

6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Philippines Thursday night

6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Philippines Thursday night

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | ACCU Weather | 6:02 AM

Around 11:30 p.m. local time on Thursday night, March 26, an earthquake was detected at the southern tip of the Philippines, off the shores of the island of Mindanao. [...] » More

The Latest: Top Philippine military official tests positive

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing [...] » More

Jack Ma and Alibaba donate medical supplies to Thailand

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

Medical supplies donated by the Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation were formally received by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health at a handover ceremony on [...] » More

Panel seeks halt to SSF contributions

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) is calling on the government to suspend financial contributions to the Social Security Fund for four [...] » More

Up to 130 state hospitals seek NBTC assistance

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Some 130 state hospitals have sought financial assistance from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), which on Wednesday resolved to set aside 1 [...] » More

Stay home or face curfew, says defence chief

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Defence Forces chief Pornpipat Benyasri on Thursday asked people across the country not to leave home during this weekend in a bid to stem the rapid rise of coronavirus [...] » More

Operators want B20bn in relief sped up

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Tourism operators are urging financial institutions to hasten the approval process for the government’s 20 billion-baht relief package to avoid more non-performing [...] » More

Thailand’s chicken egg exports banned for 7 days

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

“The 7 day ban is a trial period, if the situation does not improve by next week, we may consider extending the ban.” Deputy Pand minister of Commerce Jurin [...] » More

Somkid: Emergency borrowing could top B200bn

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The government is mulling an emergency decree to enable it to borrow more money to support the economy over the next two to three months. The finance ministry has been asked [...] » More

Indonesian volcano spews massive ash cloud

Indonesian volcano spews massive ash cloud

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

Indonesia’s most active volcano Mount Merapi erupted Friday, shooting a column of ash some 5,000 metres (16,000 feet) into the air in its second major eruption this [...] » More

President Halimah, PM Lee send condolences to Jokowi on his mother’s passing

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Singapore President Halimah Yacob and prime minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to convey their condolences on the passing of his [...] » More

COVID-19: Indonesia death toll at 78, cases near 900

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AA | 6:02 AM

The coronavirus death toll in Indonesia rose to 78 on Thursday as authorities confirmed 20 more fatalities across the country. The number of COVID-19 cases increased to 893, [...] » More

Indonesia’s health system on the brink as coronavirus surge looms

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

Indonesia has a significant deficit in hospital beds, medical staff and intensive care facilities as health experts warn that it is primed to become a new epicentre of the [...] » More

Indonesia’s hidden coronavirus cases threaten to overwhelm hospitals

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

The country already has the most deaths in south-east Asia, but research suggests the official 800 infections so far may only be 2 percent of the total It was just last month [...] » More