Archive for April 27th, 2020

Singapore Contained the Coronavirus for Months. Now It Has One of the Worst Outbreaks in Asia.

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

Just last month, some East and Southeast Asian countries were held up as models for their coronavirus responses especially Singapore and Taiwan, which had largely contained [...] » More

Singapore’s manufacturing output up 21.7pct in March, ‘more pronounced’ impact from COVID-19 expected next month

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

Singapore’s manufacturing output was up 21.7 per cent in March after recording its biggest contraction since 1983 in February, according to data from the Economic [...] » More

COVID-19: MOH suspends officer who leaked daily case updates, reviewing security protocol

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

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has suspended the officer who was arrested for allegedly leaking the number of new daily COVID-19 cases in Singapore. It added in a media [...] » More

Singapore’s migrant workers are suffering the brunt of the country’s coronavirus outbreak

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

Rubel, a 28-year-old migrant worker in Singapore, is afraid. The dormitory he and other foreign workers live in has been locked down, and nobody is allowed in or out as [...] » More

COVID-19: Support staff at Singapore hospitals work quietly behind the scenes as cases increase

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

Somewhere within a sprawling hospital complex, a troop of personnel are hard at work. Gloves, goggles, masks. They have different roles. There’s Chakshu Malhotra, a [...] » More

COVID-19: S’pore crosses 12,000 mark with 897 new cases, confirms 9 more clusters

COVID-19: S’pore crosses 12,000 mark with 897 new cases, confirms 9 more clusters

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

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (24 April) confirmed 897 new COVID-19 cases and nine more clusters in Singapore, bringing the total to 12,075 the highest recorded in [...] » More

ADB lends $1.5 bil to Philippines to fund P655.6 billion Covid-19 response

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Philippine Inquirer | 6:02 AM

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has given the green light to the $1.5 billion quick-disbursing loan for the Philippines, its host-country, to aid in the fight against the [...] » More

Taiwan business group to donate 2,000 protective gowns to Philippines

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Forcus Taiwan | 6:02 AM

A Taiwanese business group in the Philippines on Friday said it will donate 2,000 protective gowns to local medical personnel to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus [...] » More

Philippines’ COVID-19 infections top 7,000 as country extends lockdown in Manila

Philippines’ COVID-19 infections top 7,000 as country extends lockdown in Manila

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

Philippine health ministry on Friday (April 24) reported that confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus have risen to more than 7,000. In a bulletin, the ministry recorded 211 [...] » More

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases exceed 7,000, death toll at 477

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

The Philippines now has 7,192 cases of the coronavirus disease as the Department of Health confirmed 211 new infections on Friday. Forty more people have survived the viral [...] » More

Thailand’s Security Council eyes extending state of emergency, easing some restrictions

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:02 AM

Next Monday, the day before the weekly Cabinet meeting, Thailand’s National Security Council will present a proposal to extend the national state of emergency to PM [...] » More

Thailand look to extend state of emergency while 10,000 tourists are still stranded on the islands

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Sun | 6:02 AM

THAILAND may extend their state of emergency as cases of coronavirus increase across the country. The plans come as more than 10,000 are reported to still be stranded on some [...] » More

Thailand seeks more quarantine locations as residents return from OS

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Nation Thailand | 6:02 AM

The director of the Institution for Urban Disease Control says more Covid-19 quarantine sites are needed in Bangkok and elsewhere around the country as more Thais arrive back [...] » More

Strict rules set to govern a possible return of domestic flights from May 1

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Nation Thailand | 6:02 AM

The director-general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand is eyeing May 1 as a possible date for some domestic flights to once more take to the skies. Nation Thailand [...] » More

15 new Covid-19 cases in Thailand (Friday), no new deaths

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Pattaya News | 6:02 AM

At this morning’s daily press briefing from the centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, announced somewhat of a stabilising of cases. 15 [...] » More