Archive for April 4th, 2020

Dengue fever infects more than 4,500 people, kills 48 in East Nusa Tenggara

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 11:51 AM

A Dengue fever outbreak in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has worsened as the province records more than 200 patients treated for the disease in less than a week, while the number [...]
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Indonesian virus deaths top Korea as cases near 2,000

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 11:50 AM

Indonesia reported its biggest daily spike in confirmed Covid-19 (coronavirus) infections as the nation’s death toll from the pandemic surpassed South Korea to become [...]
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Covid-19: Malaysian adds to 65 new cases in Singapore, tally rises to 1,114

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 11:49 AM

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) today confirmed 65 new positive cases of Covid-19 infection with another Malaysian involved. The 40-year old female Malaysian who [...]
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Coronavirus cases in Japan top 3,000 after record 357 new infections reported Friday

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 11:47 AM

The cumulative number of new COVID-19 cases in Japan reached 3,113 on Friday, excluding infected people who were on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, quarantined off Yokohama [...]
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WHO opens door to broader use of masks to limit spread of coronavirus

WHO opens door to broader use of masks to limit spread of coronavirus

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:25 AM

The World Health Organization on Friday (April 3) said that medical masks should be prioritised for health workers, but it opened the door to greater public use of homemade [...]
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WHO, IMF say saving lives ‘prerequisite’ to save jobs

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:24 AM

The WHO and IMF chiefs insisted Friday that saving lives was a “prerequisite” to saving livelihoods in the coronavirus pandemica crisis they called “one of [...]
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Exclusive: Jump in Jakarta funerals raises fears of unreported coronavirus deaths

Exclusive: Jump in Jakarta funerals raises fears of unreported coronavirus deaths

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

The number of funerals in Jakarta rose sharply in March, a development the governor of Indonesia’s capital city said suggested that deaths from the new coronavirus may [...]
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China mourns thousands who died in country’s coronavirus epidemic

China mourns thousands who died in country’s coronavirus epidemic

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:00 AM

China on Saturday mourned the thousands of “martyrs” who have died in the new coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the country [...]
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China’s Wuhan marks sombre Tomb Sweeping festival amid coronavirus

China’s Wuhan marks sombre Tomb Sweeping festival amid coronavirus

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:53 AM

Each year for the tomb sweeping festival, Wuhan resident Dai Jinfeng drives with her mother to a nearby cemetery to pay respects to their ancestors. The coronavirus has [...]
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South Korea to extend intensive social distancing as coronavirus cases persist

South Korea to extend intensive social distancing as coronavirus cases persist

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:45 AM

South Korea said on Saturday it will have to extend its intensive social distancing campaign scheduled to end on Monday as concerns about imported coronavirus cases and new [...]
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COVID-19: All NSmen ICTs, IPPTs deferred until 4 May

COVID-19: All NSmen ICTs, IPPTs deferred until 4 May

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | (Yahoo News Singapore) | 9:30 AM

The Singapore Armed Forces will defer all operationally-ready national servicemen (NSmen) activities such as in-camp training (ICT) and the Individual Physical Proficiency [...]
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Oil dips after record rally, Asia stocks mixed as weekend looms

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

Crude prices slipped Friday after the previous day’s record surge as traders questioned Donald Trump’s claims that Russia and Saudi Arabia were set to slash [...]
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Asia-Pacific markets downbeat as coronavirus infections reach 1 million and US weekly jobless claims hit 6.6 million

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

Most Asia-Pacific stock markets slipped Friday, as sentiment turned downbeat on the coronavirus’ latest grim markers: US weekly jobless claims hit 6.6 million and the [...]
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Anti-government sentiment persists in HK

Anti-government sentiment persists in HK

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

It will be one year on Friday since Hong Kong tried to pass a controversial extradition bill that many feared would compromise the city’s independent rule of law. The [...]
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HK Mandatory Provident Fund loses $13.6 billion in first quarter amid wider market meltdown

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

Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund lost a total of HK$105.7 billion (US$13.6 billion) about HK$35,223 for each of the about 3 million people covered by the [...]
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