Archive for April 13th, 2020

Japan may need to scale up measures to tackle coronavirus WHO

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

Japan may have to ramp up its measures to tackle COVID-19 after cases have been found in some parts of the country with no known links to other outbreaks, the World Health [...] » More

HK$310 million Japanese bank swindle biggest of year so far for HK police’s online crime specialists

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

The US branch of a Japanese bank has been tricked into transferring HK$310 million (US$40 million) into five Hong Kong bank accounts one of the city’s biggest email [...] » More

Japan’s Kyoto to ask government to be part of state of emergency areas

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:02 AM

The Kyoto prefectural government will request the central government to add it to regions placed under a state of emergency amid the coronavirus epidemic, Gov. Takatoshi [...] » More

Japan to extend calls to avoid nightclubs, bars to all prefectures

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:02 AM

Japan will allow governors of all 47 prefectures to “strongly request” that their residents refrain from visiting nightclubs, hostess bars and busy downtown spots [...] » More

Japan’s sudden spike in coronavirus cases after Tokyo Olympics postponement raises eyebrows

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Abc News | 6:02 AM

Japan reported more than 500 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus for the first time Thursday, the latest in a sudden spike in infections since the Tokyo Olympics were [...] » More

Japan’s battle with pandemic may mark end of Abe’s fiscal experiment

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

The huge cost of the coronavirus pandemic is upending Japan’s seven-year experiment to rescue the economy from its debt timebomb, as recession fears prompt calls for [...] » More

Tokyo Olympics CEO Cannot Guarantee Games Will Be Staged in 2021

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

With the ongoing uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic, the CEO of the Tokyo Olympics said Friday he is unsure the Games will be held in 2021. On March 30, organisers [...] » More

Japan starts 1st weekend under state of emergency over virus

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:02 AM

Tokyo and six other prefectures entered their first weekend under a state of emergency on Saturday, with authorities strengthening calls for people to stay home and for [...] » More

Meet Amabie: the pandemic-defeating monster bringing hope to Japan

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

As coronavirus spreads across the world, there are a few rays of hope following in its wake. From mass singalongs in locked-down Italian towns to the UK’s [...] » More

Tokyo seeks shop shutdowns, Kyoto warns tourists away as coronavirus threatens Japan economy

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

Metropolitan Tokyo asked some businesses to close and the ancient capital of Kyoto warned tourists to stay away as Japan battles a fast-spreading outbreak of the new [...] » More

Outbreak pushes Japan shoppers to finally buy things online

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

NOW that Japan’s government is urging consumers and businesses to step up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, shoppers may finally have no excuse but to [...] » More

COMMENT: Singapore’s treatment of foreign workers is a stain we can do without

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

How quickly fortunes can turn. It was only a few weeks ago that Singapore was smelling like roses with the country being praised, both here and abroad, for its efficient [...] » More

COVID-19: No entry to 40 markets without wearing face masks from Sunday

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

From Sunday (12 April), customers who are not wearing face masks will be refused entry into supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies and shopping malls. In a joint [...] » More

Singapore sees jump in virus cases as second wave grows

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

Singapore reported almost 200 new coronavirus cases and one death Friday as a country previously seen as a model for tackling the disease battles a fast-moving second wave of [...] » More

Stay home for Singapore web portal with resources for circuit breaker period launched

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

A web portal with resources for people staying at home during the COVID-19 circuit breaker period has been launched. “We are bringing in a whole community of resources [...] » More