Archive for April 8th, 2020

Pattaya lockdown from Thursday

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 2:30 PM

This resort city will be locked down to outsiders from Thursday afternoon following a rise in new coronavirus infections. Chon Buri governor Pakkhathorn Thianchai, chair of [...] » More

Phuket: 14 new Covid-19 cases

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 2:28 PM

Another 14 Covid-19 infections have been confirmed in the province, 13 Thais and one Russian, raising the total to 140, the provincial communicable disease committee [...] » More

Thailand logs 111 new Covid cases, 3 deaths Wednesday

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 2:27 PM

The government on Wednesday reported 111 new local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), including 42 returnees from Indonesia, raising the total to 2,369. Three more [...] » More

Penang state assembly will be in session for half-day on April 17, says chief minister

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 2:25 PM

The Penang state exco has decided that the state legislative assembly sitting this year will be held on April 17, Penang Chief minister Chow Kon Yeow announced today. The [...] » More

Long road still to Covid-19 vaccine, Health D-G says

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 2:22 PM

A viable vaccine to protect against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at least a year away, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today. However, he [...] » More

Amid foul-ups, the face of Malaysia’s fight against Covid-19 stands tall

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 2:22 PM

Every time I see health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, I feel reassured. The man has been a tower of strength for many Malaysians worried about the uncertainties [...] » More

Malaysia’s admin capital declared COVID-19 ‘red zone’

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AA | 2:18 PM

Malaysia has declared its administrative capital of Putrajaya as “red zone” following a surge in coronavirus cases in the region, the country’s health [...] » More

Covid-19: Sepang now red zone as Selangor crosses 1,000 threshold, KL’s Lembah Pantai has most cases for fifth day in row

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 2:17 PM

The Sepang district in Selangor is now a red zone or a Covid-19 hotspot with at least 41 cases, while the state itself which has been the worst hit in Malaysia by the virus [...] » More

Covid-19: 170 new cases lift Malaysia’s tally to 3,963

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 2:16 PM

New Covid-19 cases rose to 170 yesterday from 131 on Monday, pushing the country’s total to 3,963. The overall infections rose 1,197 or 43.28 percent from 2,766 cases [...] » More

Trump says WHO is China-centric, ‘really blew it’ on coronavirus

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:14 PM

US President Donald Trump sharply criticised the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing it of being too focused on China and issuing bad advice during the new [...] » More

Trump blasts world health group, defends early virus steps

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 2:13 PM

President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to freeze US funding to the World Health Organization, saying the international group had “missed the call” on the [...] » More

COVID-19: Over 97% of 106 new cases in S’pore are local transmissions; total 1,481

COVID-19: Over 97% of 106 new cases in S’pore are local transmissions; total 1,481

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 10:11 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed on Tuesday (7 April) 106 more coronavirus cases here, of which over 97 per cent are local transmissions, bringing the country’s total [...] » More

Trump threatens withholding funds from UN world health body

Trump threatens withholding funds from UN world health body

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:08 AM

President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organization, accusing it of bias toward China during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump told [...] » More

Asia markets extend gains on glimmers of hope in virus fight

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

Equities rose again Tuesday as investors seized on signs of a slowdown in the spread of the coronavirus in key hotspots and some governments began making plans to ease [...] » More

Asia-Pacific stocks extend gains as investors see progress in world’s war to defeat the coronavirus

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

Asia stocks extended gains Tuesday after US equities surged amid continued signs lockdowns in the US and other hotspot countries may be working against the coronavirus. The [...] » More