Archive for April, 2020

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

Thailand’s wildlife is thriving in shutdown, but maybe not for long

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

There have been a lot of viral news stories going around Thailand the last few weeks about the way wildlife is rebounding while humans are all hunkered down at home under [...] » More

Pandemic: Indonesians against the suspension of commercial flights

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

Many Indonesians are opposed to the government’s decision to suspend all domestic and international commercial flights, starting today until 1 June in order to combat [...] » More

As Indonesia’s Idul Fitri travel curbs kick in, some relieved to reach hometown while others are stranded

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

The moment Permana set foot in the Kalideres bus terminal on Thursday (April 23) afternoon, he knew his chances of getting to his village in Banten province’s Serang [...] » More

Indonesia utility PLN says not seeking to delay debt payments

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

Indonesian state electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) will not seek to defer payments on its commercial loans or bonds, the utility said late on Thursday, [...] » More

Indonesia has the world’s biggest Muslim population. It just banned holiday travel over Ramadan

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

Indonesia has temporarily banned domestic road, air and sea travel starting Friday to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as millions of Muslims mark the start of the holy [...] » More

In Indonesia, some doctors are fighting coronavirus in rain gear

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:02 AM

Indonesia had one doctor for every 10,000 people at the onset of the spread of the coronavirus. Now, there are even fewer, as doctors are dying on the front lines of the [...] » More

Indonesia travel ban leaves workers stranded during Ramadan

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:02 AM

Every year during Ramadan more than 20 million workers leave Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, to travel back to their hometowns before the Muslim holiday of Eid. But the [...] » More

Indonesia claims daily testing capacity increase to 12,000

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:02 AM

Foreign minister Retno Marsudi has claimed that the central government increased its Covid-19 testing capacity to 12,000 per day, showing a wide discrepancy with the data [...] » More

For Perikatan’s technocrats, Covid-19 an opening to reset Malaysia’s economy

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

For Putrajaya’s technocrats, the Covid-19 crisis provides an opening for industries to reshape a domestic economy highly reliant on manual labour into that driven by [...] » More

Malaysia’s cinemas extend closure again until this May

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Hive Asia | 6:02 AM

Following prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement yesterday evening that the Movement Control Order (MCO) has been extended to 12 May 2020, cinemas in [...] » More