Archive for April 7th, 2020

Indonesia’s high Covid-19 kill rate hides hard facts

07-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 2:06 PM

Indonesia has fifth highest Covid-19 mortality rate worldwide but it’s not clear yet nation is necessarily a ticking viral time bomb If the experience of two random [...]
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GSV bids $2.5 billion for Malaysia Airlines, says funded by European bank

07-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:04 PM

Privately held Golden Skies Ventures (GSV) has made a $2.5 billion offer to fully take over the holding company of ailing state carrier Malaysia Airlines, with financing from [...]
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Khaled Nordin: Post-MCO ‘exit strategy’ needed for Malaysia

07-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 2:03 PM

An exit strategy is needed, as the present situation under the movement control order (MCO) cannot last forever, says Umno vice president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin. He [...]
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Covid-19: Five passengers entering Malaysia hospitalised

07-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 2:02 PM

Five passengers who flew in to Malaysia on Sunday (April 5) have been hospitalised after showing symptoms similar to Covid-19. Selangor police spokesman on Covid-19, Asst [...]
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Malaysia identifies 2 new COVID-19 clusters resulting from mass gathering events

07-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 2:01 PM

Malaysia has identified two COVID-19 clusters as a result of mass gathering events, health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah said at a press conference on Monday (Apr 6). [...]
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Indonesia announces biggest daily rise in COVID-19 cases, 24 doctors now dead

Indonesia announces biggest daily rise in COVID-19 cases, 24 doctors now dead

07-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 1:59 PM

Indonesia announced its biggest daily increase in novel coronavirus cases on Monday (Apr 6) and a medical association said 24 doctors had now died after contracting the [...]
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US warns China not to ‘exploit’ virus for sea disputes

US warns China not to ‘exploit’ virus for sea disputes

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

The United States on Monday warned China not to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to exert itself in the South China Sea after Vietnam said Beijing sank a trawler. [...]
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Samsung Electronics beats first-quarter estimates, braces for bigger blow from coronavirus

07-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:50 AM

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> said on Tuesday its first-quarter operating profit likely managed to rise slightly from a slump a year earlier, as solid chip [...]
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Brazil-China diplomatic spat escalates over coronavirus supplies

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

Renewed attacks on China by a member of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s inner circle soured diplomatic relations again on Monday as the education minister accused [...]
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Mainland China posts drop in new imported coronavirus cases

Mainland China posts drop in new imported coronavirus cases

07-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:42 AM

Mainland China reported on Tuesday a decline in imported coronavirus cases, after closing its borders to virtually all foreigners, while increasing vigilance on infected [...]
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COVID-19: Panic-buying disrupts stockpiling efforts, says Chan Chun Sing

07-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:40 AM

Panic buying severely disrupts the usual consumption rates and the government’s stockpiling efforts, said minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Monday (6 [...]
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COVID-19: Singapore reports 66 new cases, 2 new clusters at dorm and preschool, total 1,375

COVID-19: Singapore reports 66 new cases, 2 new clusters at dorm and preschool, total 1,375

07-Apr-2020 Intellasia | | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:39 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed on Monday (6 April) 66 more coronavirus cases here, bringing the country’s total to 1,375. Of the 66 new cases, 1 is an imported [...]
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Australia, Korea, Japan lead Asia-Pacific rally on rising hopes lockdowns may work against the coronavirus

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

Australia, Japan and South Korea led a rally in Asia-Pacific markets Monday, after a decline in daily deaths in hotspots in the US and elsewhere offered some hope against the [...]
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COVID-19 Report: Economic impact of coronavirus becoming evident in Southeast Asia

07-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

The economic impact of the coronavirus is becoming evident in Southeast Asia with thousands of people in Indonesia driven out of jobs and a third round of financial aid [...]
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Shares rebound on signs of progress in battling virus

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

Asian shares and US futures rebounded on Monday as investors grasped at threads of hope that the battle against the coronavirus pandemic may be making some progress in some [...]
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