Archive for April 23rd, 2020

COVID-19: Out-of-home exercises should be done ‘alone, in immediate neighbourhoods’, says SportSG

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

Sport Singapore (SportSG) has urged residents to exercise at home instead of out in the community, as it extended the closures of its sports facilities until 1 June to curb [...] » More

Singapore challenged by coronavirus, but has system to handle it WHO

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

Singapore is facing a very challenging situation to tackle a sharp increase in coronavirus infections, but has the healthcare system and risk management capacity to handle [...] » More

Taguig City launches ‘drive-thru’ COVID-19 testing sites

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

Taguig City on Wednesday started its drive-thru testing for its residents who were assessed to undergo a COVID-19 test. In an interview with ANC’s Headstart, Mayor Lino [...] » More

Philippines requires all returning OFWs to take rapid COVID-19 test

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:02 AM

Filipino migrant workers returning to the Philippines will be required to undergo rapid testing for the novel coronavirus, the government’s pandemic task force said [...] » More

TIMELINE: How the Philippines is handling COVID-19

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

The Philippines has been grappling with COVID-19 for months now, and it has since evolved into an outbreak as communities face rising infections. COVID-19 is a disease caused [...] » More

Philippines registers 111 new virus infections, 39 additional recoveries

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

The number of novel coronavirus infections in the Philippines increased to 6,710 with the detection of 111 new cases, the Department of Health reported Wednesday. The [...] » More

Cash aid to OFWs stays as DOLE retracts ‘wrong announcement’ after two hours

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

Migrant workers displaced by the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak can still apply for aid before the labour department, which took back a “wrong [...] » More

Philippines to celebrate Earth Day 2020 amid ‘unprecedented clean air status’ of Metro Manila

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

The celebration of the upcoming Earth Day 2020 has become more meaningful due to the “unprecedented clean air status” of Metro Manila. This is the statement of [...] » More

Oil importer Philippines is sitting in a lot of fuel

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

Large stocks of oil are sitting idly in the country’s storage facilities with nowhere to go as nationwide and localised lockdowns crippled demand for fuel, triggering [...] » More

Philippines to revise growth, other targets because of COVID-19: new NEDA chief

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:02 AM

The Philippines will revise its economic targets in light of the damage being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the newly-appointed head of the National Economic and [...] » More

DOJ eases rules for pardon, executive clemency in time of COVID-19 pandemic

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

The Department of Justice is easing application for parole and executive clemency to hasten decongestion of penal facilities in this time of COVID-19 pandemic. Justice [...] » More

Philippines slips 2 places in World Press Freedom Index

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

The Philippines, now ranked 136th, is cited as having state troll armies which weaponise disinformation on social media, as well as having some intolerance towards critical [...] » More

1,062 health workers in Philippines infected with COVID-19

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

The Department of Health on Wednesday reported that 1,062 healthcare workers in the Philippines had been infected with the novel coronavirus. Healthcare workers accounted for [...] » More

Over 1m appeal cash handout rejection

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

More than 1 million applicants rejected for the 5,000-baht monthly cash handout submitted appeals online in the two days since the government opened the appeal process, says [...] » More

Immigration officers at Sadao infected with Covid-19

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

Two immigration officers at the border checkpoint in Sadao district were reported to have been infected with Covid-19, putting about 70 others at risk, the provincial [...] » More