Archive for April 13th, 2020

Malaysia reports 153 new coronavirus cases with 3 new deaths

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:04 AM

Malaysia’s health ministry reported 153 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, raising the cumulative total to 4,683, the highest in Southeast Asia. [...]
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China reports 108 new coronavirus cases in mainland vs 99 day earlier

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:52 AM

Mainland China reported 108 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, up from 99 a day earlier and marking the highest number of daily infections in more than five weeks amid [...]
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UK spy agencies urge China rethink once Covid-19 crisis is over

UK spy agencies urge China rethink once Covid-19 crisis is over

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | | 9:26 AM

Britain’s intelligence community believes the UK needs to reassess its relationship with China after the coronavirus crisis subsides and consider if tighter controls [...]
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Taiwan scrambles warships as PLA Navy aircraft carrier strike group heads for the Pacific

Taiwan scrambles warships as PLA Navy aircraft carrier strike group heads for the Pacific

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:24 AM

Taiwan scrambled warships on Saturday night to monitor the movements of a mainland Chinese carrier strike group after it was spotted by Japan heading towards the western [...]
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COVID-19: S’pore confirms 233 more cases and 7 new clusters; 3rd straight day with no imported cases

COVID-19: S’pore confirms 233 more cases and 7 new clusters; 3rd straight day with no imported cases

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:20 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (12 April) confirmed 233 new COVID-19 cases – marking the third day running with zero imported cases – and seven new clusters, [...]
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Coronavirus: HK to hand airlines including Cathay Pacific HK$268 million as Covid-19 batters travel

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

Hong Kong’s cash-strapped Cathay Pacific Group is in line to receive HK$236 million (US$30.4 million) from a one-off government subsidy handing airlines HK$1 million [...]
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Coronavirus: Hongkongers rescued from Morocco spared double quarantine

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

More than two dozen Hongkongers rescued from Morocco on a government-chartered flight amid the Covid-19 pandemic have managed to avoid spending four weeks in quarantine [...]
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Too early to abandon HK’s mask ban, government advisers say, while legal scholar suggests review is now in order

Too early to abandon HK’s mask ban, government advisers say, while legal scholar suggests review is now in order

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

Hong Kong’s controversial mask ban should remain in effect beyond the city’s battle with Covid-19, just in case violent protests return, two senior government [...]
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Coronavirus: con artists swindle thousands of Hongkongers in face mask scams totalling HK$48 million

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

Coronavirus con artists scammed a Hong Kong clinic out of HK$20 million (US$2.6 million) in a surgical mask fraud, police have revealed. The clinic was just one of more than [...]
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How HK is catching up with Singapore in stimulus spending

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

Hong Kong is catching up with global peers in its fiscal response to the coronavirus outbreak with this week’s announcement of an “unprecedented” HK$137.5 [...]
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HK commuters to get subsidy boost after government lowers threshold as part of coronavirus relief scheme

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

Millions of Hong Kong commuters will get a third more in their monthly public transport subsidies after the government temporarily lowered the welfare scheme’s [...]
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Coronavirus: staff arrested as another HK bar raided, but customers let go for maintaining social distancing

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

The operators and staff of a Tsim Sha Tsui pub raided in the early hours of Friday were arrested for breaching the city’s mandatory closure of bars, though their [...]
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Easter weekend disrupted: HK church services go online, pandemic hits plans for egg hunts, short trips

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

The four-day Easter weekend starts on April 10, but there will be no church services to attend, no fun egg hunts for children, no clubbing with friends, and no quick getaways [...]
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Coronavirus: HK uses artificial lungs to treat Covid-19 patient for first time

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

Artificial lungs have been fitted to a coronavirus patient for the first time in Hong Kong, health officials said on Friday, as 16 new infections took the city total to 989. [...]
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Stuck at home with a monster: more reports of violence against women, children in HK since start of pandemic

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

Staying at home may help to keep the coronavirus causing Covid-19 at bay, but the pandemic is taking its toll on victims of domestic violence in Hong Kong. After more than 30 [...]
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