Archive for April 14th, 2020

With plastic sheets, Japan’s convenience stores target social distancing

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

Some of Japan’s ubiquitous convenience stores have taken a novel approach to social distancing by hanging plastic sheets from the ceiling to provide a barrier between [...] » More

Tokyo governor Koike, a PM Abe rival, takes tough stance on coronavirus

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

With blunt warnings, flip-charts and daily online briefings, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been delivering a tough message to the Japanese capital’s residents and [...] » More

Japan leader Shinzo Abe’s video at home with pet dog prompts social media backlash

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Japanese social media users have accused prime minister Shinzo Abe of being tone-deaf after he posted a video of himself relaxing at home as people across the country [...] » More

Japan prime minister criticised as tone deaf after lounge-at-home Twitter video

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday drew an angry response from some Twitter users after sharing a video of himself lounging on a sofa with his dog, drinking tea and [...] » More

Japan falls more than 2pct; oil prices jump as OPEC and allies finalise record production cut

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Stocks in Asia declined on Monday as the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies reached an agreement on a record oil production cut. In Japan, the [...] » More

BOJ report: Tough situation seen for regional economies

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

A Bank of Japan report on regional economies casts a harsh light on a situation where the spread of novel coronavirus infections is affecting various parts of the country. [...] » More

Singapore students ‘disappointed’ graduations canceled, not postponed

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

Elevated “circuit-breaker” containment measures have devastated many students denied their graduation pomp and circumstance. Some have voiced disappointment at [...] » More

5 McDonald’s Singapore employees have COVID-19, 4 affected restaurants closed

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

Five employees of McDonald’s Singapore have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the fast food chain said in a media release on Sunday (12 April). The affected employees work [...] » More

COVID-19: Work pass holder permanently banned, 30 fines of $300 over violations of circuit breaker measures

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

A work pass holder here has had his pass revoked and is permanently banned from working in the city-state for his “blatant breach of ‘circuit breaker’ [...] » More

Singapore readies ‘floating hotels’ for workers as coronavirus spreads

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

Singapore is preparing to house hundreds of foreign workers in accommodation vessels typically used for offshore and marine industry staff as it races to find alternatives to [...] » More

Singapore readies ‘floating hotels’ for workers as coronavirus spreads

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

Singapore is preparing to house hundreds of foreign workers in accommodation vessels typically used for offshore and marine industry staff as it races to find alternatives to [...] » More

Cochrane Lodge II becomes 8th foreign worker dorm gazetted as isolation area

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

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has gazetted Cochrane Lodge II as the eighth foreign worker dormitory to be an isolation area in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19. As of [...] » More

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

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

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

COVID-19: Two more dormitories isolated Cochrane Lodge I and Acacia Lodge

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

Two more workers dormitories Acacia Lodge at Bukit Batok Street 23 and Cochrane Lodge I at Admiralty Road West have been declared as isolation areas to curb the spread of [...] » More

Coronavirus: $9 billion to go out in April to help families, businesses, says DPM Heng Swee Keat

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

About $9 billion in support measures will be rolled out to families and businesses in April, said deputy prime minister Heng Swee Keat on Sunday (April 12). This includes a [...] » More