Archive for April 10th, 2020

COVID-19: Singapore begins active case-finding in foreign worker dormitories, swab-testing started

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

Singapore has started active case-finding within the foreign worker population residing in dormitories, said a senior Ministry of Health (MOH) official on (9 April). During a [...] » More

Post-lockdown, life re-emerges in coronavirus epicentre Wuhan

10-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:06 AM

Tentative signs of normal life are returning to Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus epidemic was first documented, after a 76-day lockdown that turned it into a [...] » More

US criticises WHO for ignoring Taiwan virus warnings

10-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:57 AM

The United States on Thursday accused the World Health Organization of putting politics first by ignoring early coronavirus warnings by Taiwan, which voiced outrage over [...] » More

China says new coronavirus cases lower, tightens land border containment

10-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:54 AM

China on Friday reported a fall in new coronavirus cases, particularly imported and asymptomatic infections which authorities fear could see a second wave of COVID-19 as city [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms record high of 287 more cases, new Shaw Lodge dorm cluster

10-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:52 AM

Singapore on Thursday (9 April) confirmed an additional 287 cases of the coronavirus – a new single-day high – and a new cluster at a foreign work dormitory, bringing the [...] » More

CIMB denies connection between Zoom and the ‘direct debit’ issue

10-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:42 AM

CIMB posted a statement that denies any suspicious activity on its platforms after a viral WhatsApp message claims the Zoom, a video teleconferencing application, is to blame [...] » More

Should some inmates be freed to protect prisons from Covid-19? Ex-IGP, health expert say yes

Should some inmates be freed to protect prisons from Covid-19? Ex-IGP, health expert say yes

10-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:36 AM

When Human Rights Watch raised concerns about unsanitary conditions in Asian prisons and how overcrowding made them vulnerable to the highly contagious Covid-19, it left the [...] » More

Foodpanda reinforces support for local restaurants and delivery ecosystem

10-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Press Release | 9:21 AM

Announcing 0% commission and onboarding fee waiver for new F&B sign ups Singapore’s leading food delivery platform, foodpanda, is lending its support for the local [...] » More

K9 delivery remains undaunted amid COVID-19 crisis

10-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:57 AM

Defense companies are among the many industries that have been hit hard by the global coronavirus pandemic, as factories around the world have had to close down, leading to [...] » More

Asian equities mostly rise as dealers eye slowing infection rate

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

Asian markets were mostly in positive territory Thursday following another strong day for Wall Street as traders buy into optimism that the coronavirus crisis could be [...] » More

Asia-Pacific stocks mostly gain as coronavirus curve is called the new risk barometer for investors

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

Hong Kong stocks gained Thursday as did most of the rest of Asia-Pacific markets, betting that global efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic are paying off and the [...] » More

What happens if HK court upholds mask ban amid coronavirus pandemic?

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

Hong Kong’s embattled government will know on Thursday the outcome of its appeal to uphold a controversial ban on masks, which was introduced at the height of the civil [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK records lowest daily count in three weeks with 13 cases, bringing tally to 973

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

Hong Kong recorded 13 more Covid-19 cases on Thursday, the lowest daily count in three weeks for the city, bringing its tally to 973. Speaking at the daily press conference, [...] » More

Li Ka-shing’s son among tycoons seeking cheap assets after rout

10-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Asian tycoons are looking to snap up assets pummelled by the deadly coronavirus at bargain prices, but they are also facing hurdles as more governments seek to deter foreign [...] » More

Coronavirus: food supply to HK from Australia will not be affected despite pandemic

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

Supplies of Hongkongers’ favourite Australian food such as lobster, beef, milk, and yogurt will continue amid the coronavirus pandemic as the country’s government [...] » More