Archive for April 23rd, 2020

Pompeo presses China to allow lab inspections amid pandemic

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:17 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday pressed China to allow inspectors into sensitive laboratories, voicing concern about their security amid the global COVID-19 [...] » More

US attacks China climate record on Earth Day

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:12 AM

President Donald Trump’s administration has pulled out of the Paris climate accord and slashed environmental regulations, but on Earth Day Wednesday it pointed the [...] » More

Japan reports 14 more coronavirus cases on Italian cruise ship

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:11 AM

Fourteen more coronavirus infections have been confirmed on the Italian cruise ship Costa Atlantica docked for repairs in Japan, a local official said on Thursday, bringing [...] » More

WHO warns ‘long way to go’ in virus crisis, deaths top 180,000

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:10 AM

The World Health Organization on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus crisis will not end any time soon, with many countries only in the early stages of the fight, as the [...] » More

Australia says all WHO members should participate in a coronavirus inquiry

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

All members of the World Health Organization (WHO) should cooperate with a proposed independent review into the spread of coronavirus, Australia’s prime minister Scott [...] » More

US says to review if WHO is being run properly

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:07 AM

The United States will assess if the World Health Organization is being run properly following President Donald Trump’s pause in US funding to the global body, the [...] » More

Australia calls on G20 nations to end wet wildlife markets over coronavirus concerns

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:05 AM

Australia has called on G20 nations to end wet wildlife markets over concerns they pose a threat to human health and agricultural markets, a move which could further strain [...] » More

41 Myanmar workers caught celebrating ‘Songkran’ handed over to Immigration

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Freemalaysiatoday | 7:20 AM

Forty-one Myanmar nationals who were fined RM1,000 each for celebrating the “Thingyan” (Songkran) festival at their workers’ hostel last week, have been handed over to [...] » More

Exclusive: Facebook agreed to censor posts after Vietnam slowed traffic sources

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:19 AM

Facebook’s local servers in Vietnam were taken offline early this year, slowing local traffic to a crawl until it agreed to significantly increase the censorship of [...] » More

Vietnam to gradually ease Covid-19 control measures

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Vietnam News | 7:18 AM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the country could start gradually loosening Covid-19 containment measures during a Government meeting in Hanoi on Monday (April 20). [...] » More

COVID-19: MOE to bring forward June holidays to 5 May, re-schedule affected exams

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:16 AM

The Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Tuesday (21 April) that it will bring forward the June holidays to 5 May as well as re-schedule affected examinations. The [...] » More

Top areas likely to make breakthroughs after the disease

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Nhip cau Dau tu | 7:08 AM

Catching the changing trend of the market and consumers, many fields would make a breakthrough. Artificial intelligence in biology would shine In early February, when [...] » More

Asia-Pacific markets tumble on epic plunge in oil futures amid coronavirus, reports N Korea leader is ill

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong and other Asia-Pacific stocks declined Tuesday after West Texas crude futures fell into negative territory on massive oversupply amid the coronavirus pandemic and [...] » More

HSBC Asia investment bank head takes sabbatical as part of latest management shake-up

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

HSBC’s investment banking head in Asia-Pacific took a six-month sabbatical beginning this month as part of chief executive Noel Quinn’s efforts to reshape the [...] » More

Asia equities set to plunge after US crude collapses for second day

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

Asian share markets slipped to two-week lows on Wednesday as the floor fell out from under crude prices, exposing the deep economic damage wrought by the global coronavirus [...] » More