Archive for April 11th, 2020

Philippines reports 119 new COVID-19 cases, 18 more deaths

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines grew to 4,195 on Friday after health authorities detected 119 new infections. COVID-19 killed a total of 221 [...] » More

Students urge termination of current semester, suspension of online classes

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

An organisation of university student councils on Friday called for the immediate termination of the current academic semester amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the Philippines, [...] » More

US donates Balikatan beds to Philippines’ COVID-19 patients, health workers

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The United States government donated “nearly 1,300″ new folding beds initially intended for its joint military exercise with the Philippines, to form part of the [...] » More

6 PDEA agents under investigation for COVID-19

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Friday confirmed that six of its agents were classified as persons under investigation (PUIs) for the coronavirus disease 2019 or [...] » More

DOH: Spraying, misting of disinfectants not recommended to combat spread of COVID-19

DOH: Spraying, misting of disinfectants not recommended to combat spread of COVID-19

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Department of Health announced on Friday that it does not recommend spraying of surfaces or misting of areas with disinfecting agents to kill the new coronavirus. The [...] » More

Absent government support, coronavirus seen to put 40pct of new poor in East Asia and Pacific

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Without social aid, the economic slump from the coronavirus global pandemic would likely wipe out three decades of gains in fighting poverty, with nearly half of new poor [...] » More

Philippine Economy’s Best-Case Scenario Is Zero Growth, Finance Chief Says

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

Philippines Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said the best-case scenario for the economy this year is zero growth, while the government’s massive spending to fight [...] » More

COVID-19 cases in Philippines cross 4,000 mark

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AA | 6:02 AM

The total number of coronavirus cases in Philippines exceeded 4,000, as 206 new cases were reported over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Thursday. According to [...] » More

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

In an unusually pointed statement, Manila laments loss of trust among neighbours due to incidents in disputed seas. The Philippines has expressed solidarity with Vietnam [...] » More

TMBAM Eastspring leads Q1 carnage in mutual fund value

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The net asset value (NAV) of mutual funds managed by local asset management firms saw a decline of 824.6 billion baht in the first quarter, with TMBAM Eastspring registering [...] » More

Relief sought for 15,000 operators on verge of collapse

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Tour operators are urging the government to help 15,000 tour operators at risk of collapse due to stagnant cash flow. Vichit Prakobgosol, president of the Association of Thai [...] » More

Government calling on nurses to enlist for special Covid-19 taskforce

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

According to the Thailand Nursing Midwifery Council, it is predicted that Thailand will need at least 400 more experienced nurses to battle the growing number of Covid-19 [...] » More

Large number of Thai returnees from Indonesia carry COVID-19

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:02 AM

Forty-two of 76 Thais who returned from Indonesia on Monday (April 6) are Covid-19 patients, a report on Tuesday said. Of the returnees, 22 were sent to quarantine at [...] » More

Fruit plan focuses on domestic market

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Commerce Ministry has teamed up with the Agriculture Ministry to adjust a fruit management plan, focusing on the domestic market to offset exports hit hard by the [...] » More

Phuket has highest rate of infection

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Another nine Covid-19 infections have been confirmed in Phuket, all Thais, raising the total to 170, the provincial emergency committee announced on Friday. Health officials [...] » More