Archive for April 9th, 2020

As Wuhan comes out of lockdown many are asking: where is Auntie Xiong and her delicious street food?

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 3:55 PM

As traffic jams and other trappings of urban life return to the streets of Wuhan, something in the city’s old town feels off. Where is Auntie Xiong? Before the coronavirus [...] » More

Coronavirus: tens of thousands say goodbye to Wuhan as city ends 11 weeks of lockdown

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 3:50 PM

Towns and cities across China were preparing for the return of thousands of residents on Wednesday after people locked down for weeks in Wuhan, the city at the epicentre of [...] » More

Xi and his unremitting call for global health cooperation

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 3:44 PM

As countries worldwide mark the 2020 World Health Day amid a raging COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s remarks on global public health have become [...] » More

Xinhua Headlines: Wuhan reopens after 76-day life-and-death battle against novel coronavirus

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 3:41 PM

Wearing a mask and gloves, captain Mao Lin finally returned to his familiar cockpit after 76 days of grounding. Looking at the dashboard and joystick, he felt a surge of [...] » More

Remarkable scenes as lockdown lifted in China’s coronavirus epicentre

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 3:29 PM

Seventy-six days after it was plunged into an unprecedented lockdown, Wuhan – the original epicentre of the novel coronavirus – has had its travel restrictions lifted by [...] » More

Singapore coronavirus surge raises fears of post-lockdown breakouts

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 3:21 PM

Fears have resurfaced about the ability of coronavirus to surge again after lockdowns are eased, as Singapore confirmed a sharp rise in new infections. One of the worst-hit [...] » More

Singapore bans all social gatherings under coronavirus lockdown

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 3:20 PM

Singapore on Wednesday imposed a strict control order that bans all social gatherings, including at home, with harsh penalties such as fines and jail time to enforce a [...] » More

Phuket: 21 new covid cases, total 161

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

Twenty-one more people, including a six-year-old schoolgirl, have been confirmed infected with the novel coronavirus in Phuket, raising the total in the province to 161. The [...] » More

54 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 2:24 PM

The government on Thursday reported 54 new local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), raising the total to 2,423 spread over 67 provinces, and two new deaths – [...] » More

Indonesia: 254 people die of dengue fever since January

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AA | 1:46 PM

At least 254 people have died in Indonesia since the beginning of this year due to dengue fever, according to local daily on Wednesday. The number of dengue cases in the [...] » More

Covid-19: 66 cops infected and 1,255 close contacts quarantined

Covid-19: 66 cops infected and 1,255 close contacts quarantined

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 1:09 PM

The police revealed today that 66 of its personnel have tested positive for Covid-19. In a press conference, Bukit Aman’s Internal Security and Public Order Department [...] » More

COVID-19: Record 142 new cases in S’pore including man who died while awaiting test results; over 98% local transmissions

COVID-19: Record 142 new cases in S’pore including man who died while awaiting test results; over 98% local transmissions

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 12:11 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed on Wednesday (8 April) 142 more coronavirus cases here, including a man who died while awaiting COVID-19 test results, bringing the [...] » More

World health Organisation refuses to name staff who blocked early COVID-19 travel bans

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Skynews | 11:45 AM

The World Health Organization has refused to release the names of doctors who blocked an early bid to declare coronavirus a global health emergency. A Sky News Australia [...] » More

Asian shares mostly lower, Japan gains on upbeat data

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

Japan’s benchmark advanced but other Asian shares fell Wednesday amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to claim more lives around the world. [...] » More

Asia-Pacific stock trading cautious as coronavirus worries dampen sentiment

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

Asia-Pacific markets were mixed in cautious trading Wednesday, after the daily coronavirus death tolls in the US and UK reached their highest level and late-day jitters took [...] » More