Archive for April 24th, 2020

Malaysia confirms 71 new COVID-19 cases, with two more deaths

24-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 12:40 PM

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Malaysia has stayed below 100 for the seventh day in a row, with 71 new infections reported within the last 24 hours, said health [...] » More

Indonesia bans air, sea travel until June over virus fears

24-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:37 PM

Indonesia will ban all air and sea travel until June, officials said Thursday, in an apparent effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus during the holiest period on the [...] » More

Indonesia finds 357 new coronavirus cases, 11 new deaths

24-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:35 PM

Indonesia on Thursday reported 357 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new deaths, taking the total number of infections and fatalities to 7,775 and 647, respectively, health ministry [...] » More

Did Japan miss its chance to keep the coronavirus in check?

24-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ScienceMag | 7:13 AM

Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Centre. He has become known in Japan as the “80 percent uncle.” Over the past several weeks, [...] » More

Ambani tops Ma as Asia’s richest after deal with Zuckerberg

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

Mukesh Ambani is again Asia’s richest person after a deal with Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Inc. sent his conglomerate’s stock surging. Ambani’s fortune [...] » More

Asia stocks mostly gain as oil prices rise along with hope in world’s battle to defeat the coronavirus

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

Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed in cautious trading Thursday, as traders weighed fresh signs the battle against the coronavirus is paying off against new data showing its [...] » More

A fresh crackdown in HK ‘will result in deaths’, says democracy leader

24-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Martin Lee, the 81-year-old founder of Hong Kong’s Democratic party, has said there will be more fatalities and protests if authorities try to pass anti-subversion laws [...] » More

Fitch cites HK’s increasing closeness to China as a reason for rating downgrade

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

Hong Kong’s increasing linkages to mainland China was a reason behind the downgrade of its credit rating by Fitch Ratings. The ratings agency on Monday lowered Hong [...] » More

HK$1 million in gold jewellery goes missing on trip from Singapore to HK

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

Dozens of pieces of gold jewellery worth nearly HK$1 million (US$129,000) being shipped from Singapore to Hong Kong were stolen before reaching their final destination, [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK medical experts say social-distancing measures could be relaxed in early May as infection rates slow

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

Two Hong Kong medical experts believe the city could relax some of its social-distancing measures by early next month, because the transmission of Covid-19 has weakened with [...] » More

Serial sex offender jailed for seven years in HK over rape of 15-year-old girl

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

A Hong Kong serial sex offender with 38 prior convictions was jailed for seven years and three months on Wednesday for raping an underage girl and threatening to take [...] » More

HK protest chaos drives departing Education University boss Frederick Ma to run character classes for young people

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

Education University chief Frederick Ma Si-hang has revealed he will step down after chaotic scenes during the anti-government protests in Hong Kong last year motivated him [...] » More

HK University falls in global ranking on social and economic impact as number of institutions joining list surges

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

The University of Hong Kong has dropped significantly in the latest global ranking on social and economic impact, according to an index released by a British education data [...] » More

HK insurtech startup OneDegree launches its first product, medical coverage for pets

24-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TechCrunch | 6:02 AM

OneDegree, the Hong Kong-based insurance technology startup, launched its first product today, a line of medical plans for pets called Pawfect Care. The company will [...] » More

HK needs permanent quarantine facilities to cope with future disease outbreaks: health chief

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

Permanent quarantine facilities could be set up to cope with future infectious disease outbreaks, Hong Kong’s health chief said on Wednesday, as the city’s four [...] » More