Archive for April 27th, 2020

Exclusive: China sent team including medical experts to advise on N Korea’s Kim, sources say

Exclusive: China sent team including medical experts to advise on N Korea’s Kim, sources say

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

China has dispatched a team to North Korea including medical experts to advise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to three people familiar with the situation. The [...] » More

Coronavirus: China faces fight to hang onto foreign manufacturers as US, Japan, EU make Covid-19 exit plans

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

Over the space of two weeks, powerful figures from three of the world’s four largest economies have publicly announced or discussed plans to lure their countries out of [...] » More

China urges US not to go against international community

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

China on Friday urged the United States not to go against the international community. The United States believes that itself being the largest funder of the World Health [...] » More

Deflation fears: Japan’s consumer prices barely rose in March

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

Japan’s core consumer inflation rate eased in March for the second straight month, underscoring fears that slumping oil costs and soft consumption because of the [...] » More

This Japanese Island Lifted Its Coronavirus Lockdown Too Soon and Became a Warning to the World

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido offers a grim lesson in the next phase of the battle against COVID-19. It acted quickly and contained an early outbreak of the [...] » More

Japanese mayor says men should grocery shop during pandemic as women ‘take a longer time’

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

The mayor of Japan’s third-largest city is facing a public backlash after he suggested men are better suited to grocery shopping during the coronavirus pandemic, [...] » More

Nearly 60 new coronavirus cases confirmed on cruise ship in Japan media

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

Nearly 60 new cases of coronavirus infections were confirmed among crew members of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japan, domestic media reported on Saturday. With testing [...] » More

Japan ups travel alert for Russia, 13 other nations over virus

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo | 6:02 AM

Japan on Friday raised its travel alert for Russia and 13 other nations to its second-highest level, the foreign minister said, warning against any trips to these areas as [...] » More

2 firms recall masks from PM Abe’s distribution programme

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo | 6:02 AM

Two Japanese companies said Friday they have started recalling all undelivered cloth masks they supplied under prime minister Shinzo Abe’s mask distribution programme [...] » More

Japan out to control crowds in suburbia as downtown becomes ghostly quiet

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Straits Times | 6:02 AM

Japan’s megacities are being forced to look at crowd control measures in their suburban residential areas, after “strong appeals” for people to avoid going [...] » More

COVID-19: 85 Singapore citizens, PRs return from Saudi Arabia

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

A total of 85 Singapore citizens and permanent residents returned to Singapore from Saudi Arabia on Friday (24 April) morning. According to a media statement by the Ministry [...] » More

COVID-19: Phoon Huat and RedMan shops to limit entry based on NRIC/FIN numbers from 25 April

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

Popular baking supplies chain Phoon Huat said it will limit entry to its and RedMan shops based on National Registration Identification Card (NRIC) or Foreign Identification [...] » More

Pharma fuels unexpected jump in Singapore manufacturing in March

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

Singapore’s factory output in March rose at its fastest pace in more than nine years, surging past expectations, as pharmaceutical manufacturing more than doubled, data [...] » More

COVID-19: Stern warning for dorm which locked foreign workers in a room reports

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

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has issued a stern warning to dormitory operator Joylicious, after it locked 20 foreign workers in their room when one of them tested positive [...] » More

‘We knew that the foreign workers would be a stress point:’ Singapore diplomat on battling coronavirus

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

Singapore “knew that the foreign workers would be a stress point” in its fight against coronavirus, said one diplomat, adding that it would have made little [...] » More