Archive for April 28th, 2020

PH will be given priority access to supply of Chinese medicines Ambassador Huang Xilian

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Manila | 6:02 AM

The Philippines will be given priority access to supply of medicines in China as part of the bilateral cooperation to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, according [...] » More

COVID-19 cases behind bars show need for temporary release, detained petitioners stress

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:02 AM

Families of elderly and sick inmates insisted on their plea for a temporary release in this time of COVID-19 pandemic to the Supreme Court, saying measures enforced by the [...] » More

Palace assures Duterte’s health is very good amid COVID-19 crisis

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

Over two months since the start of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte remains healthy and in good shape, according to Palace Spokesman [...] » More

Robredo: Enforce quarantine rules, but be more compassionate

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:02 AM

Law enforcement officers enforcing quarantine rules should not use excessive force when apprehending alleged violators, vice President Leni Robredo said Monday. While she [...] » More

Philippines’ coronavirus death toll tops 500

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

The Philippines’ health ministry on Sunday (April 26) reported seven more fatalities due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, taking the death toll in the South-East [...] » More

Health workers in Philippines with COVID-19 rise to 1,245

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

The total number of healthcare workers in the Philippines who have contracted the coronavirus disease reached 1,245, the Department of Health said Monday. Healthcare workers [...] » More

COVID-19 cases in Philippines rise to 7,777 with 932 recoveries

COVID-19 cases in Philippines rise to 7,777 with 932 recoveries

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:02 AM

The Philippines recorded 198 more novel coronavirus cases and 10 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Department of Health said Monday. Meanwhile, DOH reported 70 new [...] » More

Central Bank: Philippines faces U-shaped recovery

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

The Philippines is poised for a U-shaped economic recovery in 2021 after a likely recession this year as the pandemic halted most of the economy since mid-March, central bank [...] » More

Manila realigns P611 million infra budget to food, financial assistance

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

The Manila City government realigned P611 million of its budget originally set for infrastructure to fund its financial assistance and food subsidies for over 600,000 [...] » More

Thailand: Saliva tests found to be effective for Covid-19

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s Ramathibodi Hospital has learned tests on suspected persons’ saliva for the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak is as precise as tests using secretions [...] » More

Curfew subjects Thailand’s many homeless to arrest

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

Earlier this month, Police in Chiang Mai arrrested “Tui,” a homeless man, for violating the national curfew imposed as part of the Emergency Decree to contain the [...] » More

EEC targets thrown out as forecasts fogged by crisis

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

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Office is set to revise its investment target and strategy for this year as the coronavirus pandemic ravages overall investment sentiment. [...] » More

Tourism likely won’t improve until vaccine found: TAT chief

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

A vaccine for the novel coronavirus is needed to help reverse a plunge in Thailand’s critical tourism sector, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). [...] » More

Fashion industry turns to face masks

Fashion industry turns to face masks

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

A face mask shields against hazardous PM2.5 dust, along with the highly contagious coronavirus. Before protective applications came about, face masks were often used by [...] » More

Thailand logs 9 new Covid cases, 1 new death Monday

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

The government on Monday reported nine new coronavirus cases and one additional death, bringing the total in Thailand to 2,931 infections and 52 deaths. The number of new [...] » More