Archive for April 27th, 2020

Covid-19: Malaysia’s green zones up to 67 districts, no new red zones since last week

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:05 AM

The number of green zones in Malaysia or districts with no active Covid-19 cases has risen to 67 districts, matching the country’s positive trend of recoveries outnumbering [...] » More

Increasing Covid-19 cases reported in Asia-Pacific, death toll in Indonesia surpasses 700

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 9:44 AM

Many countries in Asia-Pacific are witnessing increasing number of Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases as of Sunday morning (April 26) with death toll in Indonesia surpassing 700. [...] » More

148 Penang flood victims evacuated

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:36 AM

Non-stop heavy rain which fell in the Juru area here yesterday caused homes in several low-lying areas to be flooded up to 0.5 metres and 148 people evacuated to two [...] » More

Mainland Penang hit by storm, flash floods

Mainland Penang hit by storm, flash floods

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:27 AM

More than two hours of heavy rain in Penang today caused flash floods in parts of the state with several houses in Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) also damaged by the storm. Heavy [...] » More

Malaysia reports 38 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:22 AM

Malaysia reported 38 new coronavirus cases on Sunday with no new deaths, Noor Hisham Abdullah, the secretary general of Malaysia’s Ministry of Health, told reporters at [...] » More

Thailand reports 15 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:18 AM

Thailand on Sunday reported 15 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, bringing the total number of cases since its outbreak in January to 2,922 cases and 51 deaths. Of the [...] » More

Singapore confirms 931 new cases, total now 13,624

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:16 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 931 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of noon on Sunday (26 April), bringing the total to 13,624. Of the new cases, 886 are foreign [...] » More

Coronavirus: can Asia’s small businesses survive Covid-19?

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

Digital payments company Nium has been experiencing a surge of activity from mom-and-pop businesses in recent weeks. Unfortunately, that’s not as positive as it might [...] » More

Coronavirus: testing Covid-19 restrictions, protesters gather in the heart of HK

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

Nearly 100 protesters returned to an upscale shopping mall in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district on Friday, testing coronavirus restrictions on public [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK government contacts 2,900 residents stuck in India to pinpoint their locations amid pleas to airlift them home

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

Officials say they have contacted thousands of Hongkongers stranded in India under the world’s biggest Covid-19 lockdown to pinpoint their locations as a community [...] » More

More arguments as HK’s gridlocked House Committee meets for 16th time and again is unable to elect chair

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

Arguments continued to rage in a meeting of a deadlocked committee in Hong Kong’s legislature on Friday, as a pro-establishment lawmaker vowed not to bow to opposition [...] » More

HK’s university entrance exams go ahead amid pandemic, but more than 300 candidates miss out

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

Hong Kong’s long-awaited university entrance exams began on Friday morning amid the coronavirus pandemic, with at least six candidates unable to take the tests due to [...] » More

HK’s cable car on Lantau Island received 20.6 per cent fewer visitors in 2019, as protests hammered tourism sector

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

Hong Kong’s iconic cable car on Lantau Island received 1.45 million guests in 2019, down 20.6 per cent year-on-year, as the months-long anti-government protests [...] » More

Coronavirus: Canada’s top doctor is a HK-born success story. What do some Chinese Canadians have against Theresa Tam?

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

Once a little-known official, Canada’s Hong Kong-born Chief Public Health Officer Dr Theresa Tam has been transformed by the Covid-19 pandemic into the nation’s [...] » More

HK developers scale back project launches, slow down construction as demand dries up due to coronavirus outbreak

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

The coronavirus outbreak is telling on Hong Kong’s property market. As the economic downturn dampens appetites for new homes, property developers are adopting a [...] » More