Archive for May 1st, 2020

China reports 12 new coronavirus cases versus four a day earlier

01-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:06 PM

China reported 12 new coronavirus cases for April 30, up from four a day earlier, data from the country’s health authority showed on Friday. Six of the cases were [...] » More

Japan to decide whether to extend state of emergency as early as Mondaybroadcaster NHK

01-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:03 PM

Japan will formally decide as early as Monday whether to extend its nationwide state of emergency, said public broadcaster NHK, after prime minister Shinzo Abe warned [...] » More

Govt must use full array of measures to protect households and companies

01-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanNews | 2:01 PM

Until the end of the spread of the new coronavirus is clearly in sight, the government must support people’s daily lives and the economy. A supplementary budget for [...] » More

Government panel sees current emergency virus framework necessary for now

01-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 2:00 PM

A government panel of medical experts considers the current emergency steps as necessary “for the time being,” despite the number of new daily coronavirus [...] » More

Experts call for Japan to keep current framework of virus containment

01-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:59 PM

Japan’s coronavirus experts said it was desirable for the nation to keep its current framework of coronavirus containment policies until the number of new infections [...] » More

COVID-19: 58-year-old woman is Singapore’s 15th coronavirus-related fatality

01-May-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 1:56 PM

A 58-year-old Singaporean woman has died from COVID-19 complications, bringing the death toll here from the coronavirus to 15. The woman, identified as case 703, died on [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 528 new cases, an additional death and 12 more clusters

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 528 new cases, an additional death and 12 more clusters

01-May-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 1:55 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (30 April) confirmed 528 new COVID-19 cases and one more death due to the virus in Singapore. Singapore’s 15th fatality and its [...] » More

Lockdown to ease Sunday

01-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 1:48 PM

The first stage of the easing of Covid-19 curbs will take effect nationwide on Sunday and it will take 14 days to assess whether or not the next stages, including the [...] » More

Phuket: No new virus cases

01-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 1:47 PM

There were no new coronavirus cases reported in Friday’s update, but public health officials reiterated warnings against gatherings during the present Muslim holy month [...] » More

Thailand logs 6 new Covid cases, no deaths Friday

01-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 1:46 PM

The government on Friday reported six new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 2,960 across Thailand. No additional deaths were recorded, leaving the toll at 54. New [...] » More

Indonesia rallies to keep COVID-19 vaccines, drugs affordable

01-May-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 1:45 PM

As countries and private institutions rush to produce a viable vaccine for COVID-19, concerns over the possible monopoly of drug patents have sparked an international debate [...] » More

Researchers call on COVID-19 survivors to donate blood plasma to help severely ill patients

01-May-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 1:41 PM

A team of researchers focusing on convalescent plasma at Cipto Mangungkusomo Hospital/University of Indonesia’s School of Medicine has urged survivors of COVID-19 to [...] » More

Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures

01-May-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 1:40 PM

The health ministry announced 347 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 10,118. Speaking at a press conference on [...] » More

In Labour Day message, Agong hopes Malaysians work with ‘new normal’

01-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 1:39 PM

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah hopes that with all the uncertainties affecting the nation’s workforce due to the [...] » More

Observing Labour Day in the new normal amid Covid-19 pandemic

Observing Labour Day in the new normal amid Covid-19 pandemic

01-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 1:37 PM

Today, Malaysian workers observe Workers’ Day while still in the movement control order (MCO) period, with a new atmosphere brought about by challenges arising from the [...] » More