Archive for April 6th, 2020

China reports increase in new coronavirus cases on April 5; one death

06-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:44 AM

Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, all but one of them imported from abroad, up from the 30 reported a day earlier, as the number of asymptomatic [...]
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Japan PM Abe set to declare state of emergency as soon as Tuesday-Yomiuri

Japan PM Abe set to declare state of emergency as soon as Tuesday-Yomiuri

06-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:41 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading across the country, the Yomiuri newspaper [...]
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Singapore reports record new cases, quarantines 20,000 migrant workers

06-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:25 AM

Singapore reported 120 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, by far its highest daily rise, and quarantined nearly 20,000 migrant workers in their dormitories. Of Sunday’s [...]
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COVID-19: Singapore reports single-day high of 120 new cases, 3 more clusters; total 1,309

COVID-19: Singapore reports single-day high of 120 new cases, 3 more clusters; total 1,309

06-Apr-2020 Intellasia | | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:22 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed on Sunday (5 April) 120 more coronavirus cases here the highest number of cases in a single day to date bringing the country’s [...]
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Coronavirus: HK MTR services cut on three lines including Airport Express, as Covid-19 hits passenger numbers

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

Hong Kong’s embattled rail operator is set to further cut services on three lines including the Airport Express, after the Covid-19 outbreak caused passenger numbers to [...]
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HK district council election data reveals turnout now highest among young people, driven to the ballot box by anti-government protests

HK district council election data reveals turnout now highest among young people, driven to the ballot box by anti-government protests

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

The turnout of young people in Hong Kong’s district council elections doubled last year to 73.1 per cent, as new voting analysis reveals how pan-democrats secured their [...]
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Coronavirus: applause rings out in HK for health workers on Covid-19 front line

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

Hongkongers clapped their hands and beamed electronic messages of support from the city’s skyscrapers on Friday in tribute to health workers fighting the coronavirus [...]
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HK official reprimands TV station over WHO interview that mentioned Taiwan

06-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

The Hong Kong government has accused a media organisation of “breaching the One-China principle” after a reporter asked a senior World Health Organization (WHO) [...]
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HSBC boss Noel Quinn writes letter to reassure HK shareholders after sharp three-day drop in stock price

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

HSBC chief executive Noel Quinn sent a letter to each of the bank’s shareholders in Hong Kong on Friday to explain the lender’s decision to cancel its dividend [...]
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HK scientists race to determine if they can disinfect and reuse respirators, masks

06-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:02 AM

As Hong Kong struggles with a shortage of supplies amid coronavirus, scientists there are studying whether they can disinfect and reuse N95 respirators worn by medical [...]
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HK business activity slumps further in March as virus pummels economy

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

Business activity in Hong Kong deteriorated further in March, a private survey showed on Friday, as demand, output and confidence plunged amid the deepening coronavirus [...]
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Glass half empty or full? HK bars confused over new coronavirus curbs

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

Confusion reigned on Friday in some Hong Kong pubs and bars, after authorities ordered a two-week closure from 6 p.m. (1000 GMT) to curb a coronavirus pandemic, with many [...]
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Coronavirus: HK trio stranded in Poland urge city’s government for help in returning home, with one kicked out of hotel following ban

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

Three Hongkongers stranded in Poland have called for assistance from their government, as one of them was evicted from his hotel after a ban on guests kicked in amid [...]
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Coronavirus: quieter Ching Ming Festival as Hongkongers mark grave-sweeping date with social-distancing laws in place

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

Hong Kong’s families visited their ancestors’ tombs on Saturday in small batches amid a much quieter Ching Ming Festival this year under a government ban on [...]
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US State Dept. calls for Taiwan to receive WHA observer status

06-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The United States State Department on Friday called for Taiwan to receive observer status in the World Health Assembly (WHA), and said Taiwan’s model for fighting the [...]
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