Archive for March 30th, 2020

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 42 new cases, new cluster at Yishun bridal studio

30-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 2:47 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (29 March) announced 42 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country’s total to 844. The city-state’s single-day [...] » More

Plane catches fire on takeoff at Philippine airport, eight dead

Plane catches fire on takeoff at Philippine airport, eight dead

30-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 2:43 PM

A Japan-bound plane caught fire on takeoff at Manila airport in the Philippines late Sunday, killing all eight people on board, airport authorities said. The Westwind [...] » More

Thailand reports 143 new coronavirus cases and one death

30-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 2:38 PM

Thailand has 143 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total of cases since the outbreak to 1,388, the spokesman of the government’s centre for COVID-19 Situation [...] » More

COVID-19:Indonesia cases reach 1,285, death toll at 114

COVID-19:Indonesia cases reach 1,285, death toll at 114

30-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AA | 2:36 PM

Indonesia on Sunday announced 12 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus, raising the total to 114. Government spokesman Achmad Yurianto said the number of positive cases [...] » More

Vietnam PM asks major cities to prepare for lockdown to stop virus

30-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:29 PM

Vietnam’s prime minister on Monday asked major cities to prepare for possible lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases in the [...] » More

Exclusive: Support for HK protesters’ demands rises even as coronavirus halts rallies: poll

Exclusive: Support for HK protesters’ demands rises even as coronavirus halts rallies: poll

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

Support for the demands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong has grown even as rallies have paused due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a survey conducted for [...] » More

HK’s property sales agencies report their worst financial results in years amid triple whammy industry slump

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

Hong Kong’s property agencies are reporting their worst financial results in years, as the coronavirus pandemic added to the woes of an industry that was already [...] » More

HK bans public gatherings of more than four people

HK bans public gatherings of more than four people

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam banned public gatherings of more than four people on Friday, hours after the Asian financial hub reported 65 new cases of coronavirus infections, [...] » More

Coronavirus: plan to exempt more HK cross-border workers from quarantine raises eyebrows with some among 650 applicants involved in non-essential trades

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

A new Hong Kong scheme to exempt cross-border suppliers of essentials from compulsory quarantine measures amid the coronavirus pandemic has drawn more than 650 applications [...] » More

HK reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases

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

Hong Kong reported 65 new coronavirus infections on Friday, its biggest daily rise so far, taking the total number of cases in the Chinese-ruled city to 518, health officials [...] » More

Taiwan says US media expelled from China are welcome

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

American journalists expelled by China are welcome to set up shop in Taiwan, foreign minister Joseph Wu said Saturday, as the democratic island burnishes its credentials as a [...] » More

Taiwan’s coronavirus cases rise by 16 to reach 283

30-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

Taiwan confirmed 16 new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) Saturday (March 28), bringing the total for the country up to 283. As has been the case recently, most of the [...] » More

US increases support for Taiwan, China threatens to strike back

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

US President Donald Trump has signed into law an act that requires increased US support for Taiwan internationally, prompting a denunciation by China, which said it would [...] » More

Taiwan foreign minister invites US reporters expelled by China

Taiwan foreign minister invites US reporters expelled by China

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

Taiwan Foreign minister Joseph Wu extended a personal invitation on Saturday for three major US newspapers to station on the island their China-based journalists whose [...] » More

Taiwan’s top universities report coronavirus case, restrict campus access

30-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

National Taiwan University (NTU) has banned visits by outsiders, and National Chengchi University (NCCU) has confirmed that a student has been infected with the Wuhan [...] » More