Archive for April 20th, 2020

WHO says China revised coronavirus infection data to ‘leave no case undocumented’

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

The World Health Organization said Friday that China revised its Covid-19 infection counts “to leave no case undocumented” and that other countries will also [...] » More

Japanese customs: a guide in brave new coronavirus world?

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo | 6:02 AM

As the coronavirus pandemic rages unabated, nations around the world have started looking at each other to understand how they might impede the virus’ spread. Some [...] » More

Japanese medical workers fear the worst as coronavirus cases spike

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

Ayako Kajiwara is scared Japan’s medical system isn’t prepared for what might happen next. She’s the lead nurse at a hospital in Saitama prefecture and is [...] » More

Japanese airlines keep most domestic flights despite few passengers

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

Japan’s top airlines are operating at nearly half their domestic capacity even though the coronavirus outbreak has left seats on flights mostly empty, amid a lack of [...] » More

Editorial: Japan government decision for COVID-19 handouts comes late after much confusion

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

The Japanese government has decided to provide a one-off 100,000-yen (approx. $930) cash handout to all citizens as an economic measure to counter the effects of the new [...] » More

Tokyo Games won’t provide much economic stimulus for Japan

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

IOC member John Coates, who oversees planning for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, has claimed the postponed games could help “kick start” Japan’s economy. [...] » More

Confirmed Japan coronavirus cases hit 10,000    NHK

Confirmed Japan coronavirus cases hit 10,000 NHK

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

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Japan rose to 10,000 on Saturday, NHK public broadcaster said, just days after a state of emergency was extended to the [...] » More

Japan enters 1st weekend under nationwide state of emergency

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo | 6:02 AM

The whole of Japan entered its first weekend under a state of emergency Saturday, with tourist sites and entertainment districts largely deserted as people heed a government [...] » More

As coronavirus infections mount, Japan at last expands testing

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

Japan, alarmed by rising coronavirus deaths and the spectre of the collapse of the medical system, is scrambling to expand testing with drive-through facilities and general [...] » More

New wave of infections threatens to collapse Japan hospitals

New wave of infections threatens to collapse Japan hospitals

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

Hospitals in Japan are increasingly turning away sick people as the country struggles with surging coronavirus infections and its emergency medical system collapses. In one [...] » More

Singapore’s exports rise 17.6pct in March, boosted by surge in gold shipments

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

Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports accelerated 17.6 per cent in March from a year ago, boosted by a spike in gold shipments, according to official data released on [...] » More

Correction direction issued to The Temasek Review for post on GrabFood rider’s encounter with police

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

Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam has instructed the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) office to issue a correction direction to the The [...] » More

COVID-19: McDonald’s to suspend walk-in takeaway service in all restaurants

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

All McDonald’s restaurants in Singapore will be stopping their walk-in takeaway service from Saturday (18 April) until the current circuit breaker period ends on 4 May. [...] » More

COVID-19: government dispels false rumours of PM Lee announcing restricted travel by region

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

The Singapore government has dispelled rumours of an announcement tonight by prime minister Lee Hsien Loong that Singaporeans are not allowed to travel outside of the region [...] » More

COVID-19: NGOs delivering meals, essential items to foreign workers at dormitories

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

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have been working with the inter-agency taskforce to improve on the well-being of the foreign workers at their dormitories over the past [...] » More