Archive for April 22nd, 2020

Singapore must ‘test a lot more’ for COVID-19 before circuit breaker can be lifted: Gan Kim Yong

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 2:08 PM

Before the partial lockdown of the country can be lifted, Singapore will need to greatly increase its capacity to test for COVID-19, in order to ensure that there is no more [...] » More

Philippines’ healthcare overwhelmed if COVID-19 cases not controlled, UP experts say

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | GMAnetwork | 2:06 PM

The country’s healthcare system would be overwhelmed if the transmission of the cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases is not “significantly [...] » More

Cops with coronavirus now at 71

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 2:01 PM

Four more members of the Philippine National Police have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing to 71 the number of PNP personnel infected with COVID-19, [...] » More

Philippines leader offers reward for COVID-19 vaccine

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AA | 1:59 PM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is offering a reward of almost $200,000 to any citizen who can develop a vaccine against COVID-19, local media reported on Tuesday. [...] » More

Indonesia uses ‘haunted house’ to spook coronavirus rule-breakers

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 1:56 PM

Frustrated with city dwellers fleeing to the countryside who refuse to quarantine, one Indonesian politician has ordered that newcomers who don’t respect the rules be [...] » More

Indonesia bans end of Ramadan exodus amid coronavirus pandemic

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 1:54 PM

Millions normally return home at the end of the fasting month, but government says that cannot happen this year. Indonesia has decided to ban “mudik”, the annual [...] » More

Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 1:53 PM

The health ministry announced 375 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 7,135. Speaking at a press conference on [...] » More

Covid-19: Malaysia’s daily new cases drop below 100 for sixth time

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 1:51 PM

The Ministry of Health announced today that Malaysia’s daily new cases rose to 57, which is higher than the number of recoveries at 54 cases. This is the sixth time [...] » More

Health D-G reports 57 new Covid-19 cases as recovery rate climbs to 61pc

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 1:49 PM

Malaysia accumulated 57 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients as of noon today to bring the country’s total to 5,482 cases, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said. [...] » More

COVID-19: Additional $3.8b for Solidarity Budget with extended circuit breaker period

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 10:13 AM

The Solidarity Budget will be boosted by a further $3.8 billion with new measures in place following the extension of the circuit period to help businesses and workers cope [...] » More

South Korea set to post largest GDP contraction since 2008: Reuters poll

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:08 AM

South Korea’s economy likely shrank at its sharpest pace since 2008 in the first quarter as the coronavirus health crisis ravaged business activity and global demand, a [...] » More

North Korean media silent on Kim’s whereabouts as speculation on health rages

North Korean media silent on Kim’s whereabouts as speculation on health rages

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:03 AM

North Korean state media on Wednesday made no mention of new appearances by leader Kim Jong Un, a day after intense international speculation over his health was sparked by [...] » More

US state sues China’s leaders over virus

US state sues China’s leaders over virus

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:56 AM

The US state of Missouri on Tuesday sued China’s leadership over the COVID-19 coronavirus, seeking damages over what it described as deliberate deception and [...] » More

19 new Covid-19 cases in Thailand, 1 new death (Tuesday)

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 7:27 AM

Health officials today reported 19 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the national total to 2,811 patients. There has also been 1 more death, a 50 year old taxi driver whose [...] » More

Vietnam accuses Beijing of ‘seriously violating’ sovereignty in South China Sea

Vietnam accuses Beijing of ‘seriously violating’ sovereignty in South China Sea

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | | 7:02 AM

China’s latest activities in the South China Sea have triggered a strong protest from rival claimant Vietnam, which said the move “seriously violated” its [...] » More