Archive for April, 2020

The Philippines is sending its nurses to the frontline underprotected. Now medics are dying, others risk spreading the virus

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

Every day, Filipina nurse April Abrias walks six miles to monitor 30 patients who are suspected to have the novel coronavirus in a rural province north of the [...] » More

Philippine nickel miners to restart coronavirus-shuttered sites

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

The Philippines’ top two nickel miners said on Tuesday they expect to gradually resume mining and shipping operations in the country’s main ore-producing region [...] » More

Philippines says fate of caregiver up to Taiwan and China

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

In a bizarre mixup of geography and jurisdictions, the Philippine government on Wednesday (April 29) said that the deportation of a Filipina caregiver who made controversial [...] » More

Thailand to give $4.6bil cash handout to farming households

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

Thailand plans to pay 10 million farming households a cash handout of 15,000 baht (US$462) at a cost of $4.6bil, in its latest effort to mitigate the impact of the novel [...] » More

A thousand people to return to Thailand this week

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PattayaMail | 6:02 AM

More Thai nationals are due to return this week. All passengers are required to have a medical certificate and will enter state quarantine as they arrive. Meanwhile, the [...] » More

Police chief transferred following raid on Bangkok gambling den

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

A police chief in Bangkok has been transferred to a dormant post following a raid on a gambling den in the capital. The Bangkok Post reports that the bust took place at a [...] » More

9 new Covid-19 cases, no deaths

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

The government on Wednesday reported nine new cases of coronavirus disease raising the nationwide total to 2,947, with no new deaths. There were four new cases in Phuket, [...] » More

Bangkok City Hall eyes reopening 8 types of venue

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

Bangkok’s City Hall (aka the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration) has agreed to allow the reopening of 8 areas of activities but has not announced the date yet [...] » More

Thai Health minister pushes ahead with ban on harmful pesticides

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

Taking a break from handing out face masks and berating “dirty farang”, Thailand’s Public Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul confirmed yesterday that the [...] » More

Parliament complex contractor sues for B1.59bn over delays

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

Sino-Thai Engineering & Construction Plc (Stecon) is suing the House secretariat for 1.59 billion baht for the delayed handover of land for the new parliament complex it [...] » More

Moody’s Investors Service Gives Thailand Stable Outlook

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ThePhuketNews | 6:02 AM

Global geopolitical considerations have necessitated a significant detour for Thailand’s economy, from positive to stable. What factors are driving the financial [...] » More

More Thais sneak back from Malaysia

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

Fifty more Thais waded across the Sungai Kolok river and back into Thailand from Malaysia on Wednesday morning, fully aware doing so was illegal. They were met on the river [...] » More

March factory output drops 11.25pct

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

The manufacturing production index (MPI) declined for the 11th straight month in March, down 11.25 percent from a year earlier, hurt by lower production of cars, sugar and [...] » More

Scared but desperate, Thai sex workers forced to the street

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

A shutdown to contain the coronavirus has killed Thailand’s party scene and forced sex workers like Pim out of bars and onto desolate streets. She’s scared but [...] » More

PM issues plea for ‘patience’

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

Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged people and business operators to be patient for a little longer as the government has decided to extend the state of emergency for [...] » More