Archive for April 15th, 2020

Filipinos share messages of hope and gratitude to bank frontliners amid lockdown

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 2:44 PM

As the world awaits cure for the novel coronavirus, the measures to cut the rate of spread and flatten the curve remain limited to two things: physical distancing and mass [...]
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The Philippines lost another frontliner, known cardiologist and mentor to young doctors, Roberto Anastacio, due to COVID-19.

The Philippines lost another frontliner, known cardiologist and mentor to young doctors, Roberto Anastacio, due to COVID-19.

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 2:00 PM

Makati Medical Center mourned the loss of Anastacio, a “health hero” who stood at the frontlines in the hospital’s fight against the novel coronavirus. “He dedicated [...]
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Death Toll From Coronavirus in Indonesia Sees Highest Spike

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaGlobe | 1:09 PM

The Indonesian government reported 60 deaths from coronavirus on Tuesday, the highest rise in a day in the country so far, to bring the total death toll to 459. Among the [...]
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Indonesia reports highest daily jump in Covid-19 deaths (update)

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 1:03 PM

Indonesia on Tuesday (Apr 14) recorded its highest number of deaths from the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in a single day since the country’s first cases were [...]
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Japan’s homeless ‘net cafe refugees’ seek shelter amid virus woe

Japan’s homeless ‘net cafe refugees’ seek shelter amid virus woe

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 1:01 PM

Thousands of homeless “net cafe refugees” in Japan risk being turfed out onto the streets as the coronavirus pandemic forces the sudden closure of their uniquely [...]
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Covid-19: Johor’s Muar now red zone, Selangor’s Sabak Bernam new orange zone

Covid-19: Johor’s Muar now red zone, Selangor’s Sabak Bernam new orange zone

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 12:25 PM

Johor’s Muar district is now a red zone, which means the state now has four red zones or districts in the most severe category for Covid-19 cases, based on the latest [...]
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Reaction to Trump withdrawing WHO funding

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:44 AM

US President Donald Trump has instructed his administration to temporarily halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. [...]
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Trump cuts WHO funding over coronavirus, global death toll mounts

Trump cuts WHO funding over coronavirus, global death toll mounts

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:43 AM

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday halted funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing condemnation from infectious [...]
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Trump says first US states could reopen soon, halts funding to WHO

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:41 AM

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that swaths of the United States could lift coronavirus shutdowns “very soon” and made peace with state governors after [...]
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Asia markets higher as China trade data beats forecasts

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

Asian markets posted gains on Tuesday as better than expected Chinese trade data suggested a rebound from the economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. [...]
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Asia markets slide as investors await key China data signalling its progress in digging out of coronavirus turmoil

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

Asia stocks declined Monday in guarded trading, as investors weighed a significant oil deal to reduce output and waited for key China data due later this week that will offer [...]
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Animal Crossing game removed from sale in China over HK democracy messages

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

The Nintendo Switch game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, has been removed from sale on websites in China, after it was used by Hong Kong activists to spread pro-democracy [...]
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‘Suppress and lift’: HK and Singapore say they have a coronavirus strategy that works

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ScienceMag | 6:02 AM

Despite setbacks, Hong Kong’s and Singapore’s targeted strategies for fighting COVID-19 may yet succeedand provide a model for other countries emerging from their [...]
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HK barristers call on Beijing to ‘exercise restraint’ in comments

HK barristers call on Beijing to ‘exercise restraint’ in comments

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

The Hong Kong Bar Association on Tuesday called on Beijing to “exercise restraint” in its comments regarding affairs in the Chinese-ruled city, warning that its [...]
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HK home rents are declining so fast, some investors might not recover mortgage payments

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

Some investors who bought property in Hong Kong during a mid-2019 peak in prices might not even recover their monthly mortgage payments, as rents continue their headlong [...]
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