Archive for April 20th, 2020

Korean firm to build Singapore’s first MRT testing centre

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Straits Times | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s GS Engineering and Construction has clinched a $450 million contract to build Singapore’s first MRT testing facility. The Land Transport Authority [...] » More

4 staff of NetLink Trust contractor test positive for COVID-19

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

Fibre network operator NetLink Trust said on Friday (17 April) that four employees of one of its contractors had tested positive for COVID-19 between 14 April and 16 April. [...] » More

COVID-19: 95-year-old man is Singapore’s 11th coronavirus-related fatality

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

A 95-year-old Singaporean man died from COVID-19 complications on Friday (17 April), bringing the death toll here from the coronavirus to 11. The man, identified as case [...] » More

Enforcement action to be taken against carpool drivers during COVID-19 outbreak: LTA

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

Enforcement action will be taken against drivers who continue to carpool during the COVID-19 outbreak, as this is considered an offence under the COVID-19 (Temporary [...] » More

COVID-19: Rumours that PM Lee will announce tighter travel restrictions on Friday are untrue, says government

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

Messages circulating online that prime minister Lee Hsien Loong is set to announce that Singaporeans cannot travel beyond the area they live in are untrue, said the [...] » More

COVID-19: 2 foreign nationals charged with violating quarantine orders

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

Two foreign nationals were each charged on Friday (17 April) with violating their quarantine orders (QO) in February. Chinese national Liu Dufeng and Indian national [...] » More

COVID-19: Crave at Lot One fined $1,000 for safe distancing violation

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

Crave at Lot One Shoppers’ Mall has been issued with a composition fine of $1,000 for failing to observe enhanced safe distancing measures. The nasi lemak establishment [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 623 more cases and 4 new clusters, total crosses 5,000

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 623 more cases and 4 new clusters, total crosses 5,000

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

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has on Friday (17 April) confirmed 623 more COVID-19 cases and four new clusters in Singapore, taking its total to 5,050. The announcement comes [...] » More

Big jump in infections stretching Singapore’s healthcare system, say experts

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Straits Times | 6:02 AM

Singapore will have to change the way it handles Covid-19 patients as the recent surge in infections is stretching the capacity of the healthcare system, said interviewed [...] » More

Philippines sees meat shortfall by end of year due to swine fever

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

The Philippines is expecting a shortfall in pork supply by the end of the year due to the African swine fever. “The country’s pork supply remains a [...] » More

Philippine economic chief resigns amid coronavirus crisis

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

The Philippine economic planning secretary has resigned partly due to “differences in development philosophy” with some Cabinet members as the country scrambles [...] » More

Militants kill 11 Philippine troops, wound 14

Militants kill 11 Philippine troops, wound 14

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

Islamic State-linked militants killed 11 Philippine soldiers and wounded 14 others Friday in the group’s deadliest attack in over a year, the military said. The [...] » More

Philippines now has 17 COVID-19 testing centers

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

The Chinese general Hospital is the latest hospital to be certified as testing facility for coronavirus disease, said the Department of Health (DOH). DOH Spokesperson Ma. [...] » More

Coronavirus outbreak at Philippine jail fuels calls for prisoner releases

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

Eighteen guards and inmates at a jam-packed Philippine prison have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Friday (April 17), heightening fears of a rapid spread [...] » More

Thais left stranded overseas slam coronavirus policy confusion

20-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:02 AM

When Chayanan “Ann” Meesomboonpoonsuk, 23, left Thailand to study in the Netherlands in June, she never imagined that in a time of global crisis, her own country [...] » More