Archive for April 1st, 2020

Philippines’ COVID-19 deaths now 88; cases breach 2,000

Philippines’ COVID-19 deaths now 88; cases breach 2,000

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | GMAnetwork | 1:35 PM

The death toll in the Philippines due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) climbed to 88 on Tuesday after the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed 10 more fatalities. [...] » More

Indonesia confirms 114 new coronavirus infections, taking total to 1,528

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:30 PM

Indonesia confirmed 114 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, bringing the total to 1,528, a health ministry official said. Another 14 people had died, taking the total to [...] » More

US spies find coronavirus spread in China, N Korea, Russia hard to chart

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:01 AM

As US spy agencies seek to assemble a precise picture of the world’s coronavirus outbreaks, they are finding serious gaps in their ability to assess the situation in [...] » More

China lockdown may have blocked 700,000 virus cases: researchers

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:00 AM

China’s decision to lock down the city of Wuhan, ground zero for the global COVID-19 pandemic, may have prevented more than 700,000 new cases by delaying the spread of [...] » More

SoftBank names Goldman alumnus Taiichi Hoshino head of investment planning department

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:59 AM

SoftBank Group Corp said on Wednesday it has appointed former Goldman Sachs banker Taiichi Hoshino as head of a new investment planning department, as the group increases [...] » More

Japan business sentiment negative for first time since 2013: survey

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:58 AM

Confidence among Japan’s biggest manufacturers has plunged into negative territory for the first time in seven years, a key survey showed Wednesday as the coronavirus [...] » More

Singapore warns firms to enable home-working as coronavirus cases rise to 926

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:57 AM

Singapore said on Tuesday it could force companies to suspend operations if they do not do more to ensure employees can work from home to reduce the risk of coronavirus [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore to penalise firms that don’t carry out telecommuting where possible

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:56 AM

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Singapore government is going after companies that do not do enough to carry out telecommuting for staff where possible, with fines and even [...] » More

Stocks under pressure after biggest quarterly drop since 2008

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:55 AM

Asian shares faced another leg lower on Wednesday as the coronavirus sharply slows global growth, leading a gauge of world stocks to post its biggest quarterly decline in [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 47 more cases, new Westlite Toh Guan dormitory cluster

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 47 more cases, new Westlite Toh Guan dormitory cluster

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:54 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed on Tuesday (31 March) 47 more coronavirus cases here and a new cluster at Westlite Toh Guan dormitory, bringing the country’s [...] » More

Coronavirus epidemic ‘far from over’ in Asia-Pacific, WHO warns

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 7:11 AM

The coronavirus epidemic is “far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to [...] » More

Ride-hailing apps help people buy food without going out

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 7:07 AM

With people wanting to stay at home amid the COVID-19 outbreak, apps like Be and Grab are piloting new services in HCM City to help them buy more and more things without [...] » More

Stocks rise, oil rebounds as China data boosts virus-hit economy

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

European stock markets extended gains Tuesday after a largely positive showing across Asia and as oil prices rebounded from 18-year lows, with a jump in Chinese factory [...] » More

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street health-care-led rally

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian shares were mixed after some benchmarks lost earlier gains Tuesday, following a rally in US stocks that mostly was spurred by health care companies’ announcements [...] » More

Asia virus latest: Burma reports first death, China factory turnaround

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic: First confirmed death in Myanmar Myanmar reported its first coronavirus deatha 69-year-old man [...] » More