Archive for April 16th, 2020

Masks at Taiwan banks compulsory from April 20

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Following the example set by Taiwan’s public transportation systems and post offices, banks will start requiring visitors to wear masks Monday (April 20) to protect [...] » More

Taiwan reports 2 new coronavirus cases, both imported from US

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on Wednesday (April 15) announced two new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the country’s total to [...] » More

Low-key celebrations for N Korea’s founder in face of virus

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

North Korea marked the anniversary of the birth of its founder Kim Il Sung in subdued fashion Wednesday, with mask-wearing citizens placing flowers before his statue in [...] » More

Korea holds parliamentary election under strict safety measures amid pandemic

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s ruling party is projected to win a parliamentary election on Wednesday, exit polls showed, as mask-wearing voters cast their [...] » More

Korea holds parliamentary election under strict safety measures amid pandemic

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

South Koreans began going to the polls on Wednesday to elect members of parliament, wearing masks and plastic gloves as part of strict safety measures in one of the first [...] » More

Korea holds parliamentary election under strict safety measures amid pandemic

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

South Koreans began going to the polls on Wednesday to elect members of parliament, wearing masks and plastic gloves as part of strict safety measures in one of the first [...] » More

Pentagon downplays N. Korea’s apparent missile launches

Pentagon downplays N. Korea’s apparent missile launches

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

The US military’s top general played down North Korea’s fresh batch of suspected missile launches on Tuesday, saying the Pentagon did not see them as threatening. [...] » More

Koreans head to polls despite global pandemic

Koreans head to polls despite global pandemic

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

South Korean voters turned out in force Wednesday to back President Moon Jae-in’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic, putting on compulsory face masks and gloves to [...] » More

Which firms will survive virus?

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

Although the continued spread of coronavirus has disrupted many industries in South Korea, those related to “untact” servicesreferring to no-contact interaction, [...] » More

[Breaking] Ruling bloc to take parliamentary majority: exit poll

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

President Moon Jae-in’s ruling Democratic Party and its satellite party are set to win a majority in Wednesday’s general elections, an exit poll conducted by [...] » More

[April 15 Elections] Many races in swing vote regions too close to call

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

In addition to the Seoul metropolitan area, which accounts for nearly half of the country’s constituencies, the swing vote regions of Busan, Chungcheong, Gangwon and [...] » More

S. Korea confirms 27 new patients on Election Day

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

South Korea reported 27 new patients for the 24 hours of the previous day, on the day of its general elections Wednesday, recording a seventh consecutive day of infection [...] » More

Recent N Korea missile test not particularly provocativeUS general

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

The top US general said on Tuesday that North Korea’s recent test of short-range missiles was not particularly provocative or threatening to the United States. “I [...] » More

Moon’s party set for coronavirus boost in Korea election

Moon’s party set for coronavirus boost in Korea election

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

South Koreans go to polls on Wednesday to choose 300 seats in National Assembly, with focus on coronavirus, economy. South Koreans head to the polls soon, against the [...] » More

Koreans head to polls despite global pandemic

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

Temperature checks on voters, separate booths for those with fevers, and special polling times for the quarantined: South Koreans headed to the polls Wednesday with a big [...] » More