Archive for April 29th, 2020

Mass COVID-19 testing in Singapore will depend on how circuit breaker is lifted: Gan Kim Yong

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 1:51 PM

While Singapore wants to test as many as possible for the coronavirus, there is a “natural limit” and a “strategic logic” to who is tested and how it [...] » More

No ‘fudging’ of COVID-19 cases in dorms, number of confirmed cases will ‘catch up’: MOH official

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 1:49 PM

A Ministry of Health (MOH) senior official said on Tuesday (28 April) that there is no “fudging” of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in foreign worker [...] » More

This is what life is like in the Philippines amid one of the world’s toughest coronavirus lockdowns

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ACB | 1:44 PM

The Philippines has taken some of the most hard-line measures in the world to contain the spread of the coronavirus, with the country reporting almost 8,000 confirmed cases [...] » More

No order from Duterte to deport OFW for libel: Philippines envoy

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 1:42 PM

The Philippines top envoy to Taiwan said Monday he has not received instructions from President Rodrigo Duterte to arrange the deportation of an overseas Filipino worker [...] » More

Philippines may loosen curbs in Luzon after May 15

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 1:41 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he may soon ease restrictions to contain the coronavirus outbreak, a move that his spokesperson said will be considered after the [...] » More

Covid-19 cases in Philippines inch closer to 8,000, death toll now 530

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 1:40 PM

The Philippines’ health authorities on Tuesday (April 28) reported 181 more cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus)disease, bringing the total number of the virus cases in the [...] » More

Vietnam flings open the doors, Thailand and Malaysia peek through the curtains

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 1:39 PM

Peeking through the curtains and testing the water, or flinging wide the door and going for it. Or somewhere in between. Some South east Asian countries are starting to make [...] » More

Thailand’s Attorney general calls for leniency towards charity food providers

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 1:37 PM

Thailand’s Attorney general is urging prosecutors to go easy on the good samaritans who face charges of violating the current ban on social gatherings. The current [...] » More

Public suicide bid as millions of Thais wait for virus aid

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:36 PM

A woman who took rat poison this week outside Thailand’s finance ministry over the slow rollout of aid during the coronavirus lockdown was promised on Tuesday she would [...] » More

Coronavirus could see Papua New Guinea, Indonesia become failed states

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ACB | 1:34 PM

Countries with pre-existing conditions poverty, limited healthcare, ineffective or corrupt governments are fragile, and it is these countries that COVID-19 is threatening to [...] » More

Megachurch engulfed in flames in Indonesia as they raise funds for COVID-19 relief

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FoxNews | 1:33 PM

A massive Christian church outside Indonesia’s capital, where authorities stopped a 2011 Easter bombing plot by Islamic terrorists, was engulfed in flames Monday [...] » More

Thousands Of COVID-19 Victims Not Included In Indonesia’s Official Death Toll, Report Says

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | HuffPost | 1:32 PM

More than 2,200 Indonesians have died with acute symptoms of the coronavirus but were not recorded as victims of the disease, Reuters said. More than 2,200 Indonesians have [...] » More

29 Malaysian students fail Covid-19 test in Java, unable to take their flight home

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 1:30 PM

29 Malaysian students fail Covid-19 test in Java, unable to take their flight home Twenty-nine out of 164 Malaysian students in East Java heading back to Malaysia were found [...] » More

Covid-19: 470 active cases in KL, the highest in Malaysia

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 1:29 PM

There were 470 active cases in Kuala Lumpur recorded as of noon yesterday the highest in the country, compared with Johor (235 active cases) and Selangor (186). The capital [...] » More

Thailand logs 7 new Covid cases, 2 deaths Tuesday

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 7:31 AM

The government on Tuesday reported seven new coronavirus cases and two additional deaths, bringing the totals in Thailand to 2,938 infected and 54 deceased. The number of [...] » More