Archive for April 17th, 2020

Covid control measures likely to stay

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Disease control measures that restrict everyday life are unlikely to be relaxed, but it will depend on how well people cooperate, a government spokesman said on Thursday. Dr [...] » More

Fishermen struggling as restaurants shuttered worldwide

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Just one kilogramme of freshly caught squid a day was almost enough to live on for Thai fishermen like Wisut Boonnak. Now the catch has halved in price and he’s [...] » More

THAI liquidity support to be wrapped up next week

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The government expects to conclude a capital injection plan for flagship carrier Thai Airways International next week, a government minister said on Thursday. “On the [...] » More

Banks: Not all SMEs get soft loans

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Bankers admit the Bank of Thailand’s 500 billion-baht soft loan package will not be offered to all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) affected by the pandemic [...] » More

Reservoir drying up, 800 homes at risk

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The water level at Huay Bong reservoir in Chum Phuang district, which supplies more than 800 households, is at only 1 percent of its holding capacity, the lowest in 15 years. [...] » More

Relief cash only covers a month

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has stressed the government has yet to finalise the period for its 5,000-baht cash handout scheme to those affected by Covid-19, as the [...] » More

Commerce Ministry ready to haggle

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Commerce Ministry is scheduled to meet manufacturers, modern trade operators and department stores on Thursday to ask for cooperation on lowering prices of essential [...] » More

Prayut: B5,000 to be paid for three months

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has made an about-turn, saying the government will hand out the 5,000-baht aid for three months as planned earlier. The premier apologised on [...] » More

Returnees from Malaysia jump queue

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

About 100 Thai workers stranded in Malaysia have illegally crossed back into the country, saying they would have starved while waiting in the queue for their turn to come [...] » More

COVID-19: Indonesia on hunt for PCR testing kits

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Indonesia is struggling to acquire the necessary kits to conduct polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing on a massive scale given the surge in global demand, the [...] » More

ABC Indonesia correspondent Anne Barker on a heartbreaking decision to leave country due to coronavirus

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

A month ago, it never crossed my mind or anyone’s in the Jakarta bureau that we wouldn’t continue as ever, reporting on events in Indonesia. Even after the first [...] » More

Indonesia taskforce sees May-June coronavirus peak of 95,000 cases

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

Indonesia expects the number of coronavirus cases to peak between May and June with around 95,000 infections, a government adviser said on Thursday, marking an official [...] » More

Indonesia to expand partial lockdown

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

Indonesia expanded a partial lockdown to more areas near Jakarta, the epicentre of the country’s coronavirus cases, as authorities stepped up efforts to restrict [...] » More

Indonesia relaxes import rules to boost production of medical supplies

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Indonesia has been striving to speed up and raise production of medical equipment and medicines to cushion the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus in the country. Indonesian [...] » More

Indonesia’s new capital in the Bornean jungle on hold amid COVID-19 crisis

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Mangobay | 6:02 AM

The Indonesian government’s plan to relocate the country’s capital from Java to Borneo has hit a wall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with a top official saying they [...] » More