Archive for April 3rd, 2020

Thailand reports 103 new coronavirus and 4 new deaths; total cases at 1,978

Thailand reports 103 new coronavirus and 4 new deaths; total cases at 1,978

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:43 PM

Thailand on Friday reported 103 new coronavirus cases and four more deaths, bringing its total number cases to 1,978, a health official said. There were four new deaths, [...] » More

Taiwan, Czech Republic forge partnership over COVID-19

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 7:13 AM

Taiwan and the Czech Republic has forged a partnership to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, with efforts such as cooperation in the development and production of [...] » More

Pandemic fears curb global stocks as markets wait on US jobs test next

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Asian share markets were pinned down on Thursday, haunted by the rising US coronavirus death toll, and with investors braced for more signs of economic pain in the [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK social-distancing rules likely to continue, government adviser says, as officials warn beauty parlours could be next to close

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Social-distancing measures in Hong Kong are likely to continue beyond the initial 14-day period to combat the spread of the coronavirus, a government public health adviser [...] » More

Smuggler jailed for two years after he was caught by HK customs officers with 57 endangered tortoises

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A foreign traveller convicted of smuggling 57 endangered tortoises with an estimated market value of HK$340,000 has been jailed for two years, the heaviest penalty ever [...] » More

HKers embrace confined space workouts during pandemic

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

In an empty park overshadowed by Hong Kong’s cramped apartment blocks, personal trainer Kristen Handford presses record on her phone and begins a workout for clients [...] » More

Coronavirus: University of HK final-year medical students sit exams as government exempts event from ban on gatherings

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Some 200 medical students at the University of Hong Kong sat their final-year exams on Wednesday despite the coronavirus pandemic, after the government exempted the event [...] » More

Coronavirus: four rescue flights from Hubei province cost HK HK$7.4 million

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The first four chartered flights to bring Hongkongers back from one of the epicentres of the coronavirus pandemic cost taxpayers about HK$7.4 million (US$950,000), officials [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK university to mass-produce reusable face shields for public to help in fight against epidemic

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Polytechnic University is to mass-produce reusable and affordable face shields for community use as part of Hong Kong’s fight against the coronavirus epidemic. On [...] » More

Coronavirus: airport service firms call on HK to follow Singapore in covering wages of aviation workers, warning of further job loss

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Major businesses serving Hong Kong’s airport have called on the government to follow Singapore’s example in subsidising the wages of workers, warning that job [...] » More

Taiwanese groups donate face masks to Philippines

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Two Taiwanese groups in the Philippines have donated urgently needed surgical face masks to the government and a hospital here to help in the fight against the COVID-19 [...] » More

Taiwan guards against second wave of Covid-19 infections

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

The Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on Wednesday (April 1) reported seven new imported cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) infections, bringing the total number [...] » More

EU leader Ursula von der Leyen risks Beijing’s ire by lauding Taiwan’s donation of 5.6 million masks for coronavirus battle

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The European Union’s top leader has praised Taiwan for donating millions of masks to help the bloc battle the coronavirus pandemic, in a highly unusual show of [...] » More

Taiwan’s coronavirus cases rise by 10 to reach 339

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan confirmed 10 people as new Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases Thursday (April 2), bringing the total for the country up to 339. As on previous days, most of the new [...] » More

The TAIPEI Act is well-intended, but will it be effective?

03-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act, signed by President Donald Trump on March 26, is the latest legislation aimed to enhance [...] » More