Archive for May 4th, 2020

Most Thais ‘satisfied’ with Thai government’s handling of Covid-19 outbreak

04-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 1:57 PM

Most Thais support the mandatory 14 day quarantines imposed on repatriating Thais during the country’s Covid-19 outbreak. There’s also broad approval of the [...] » More

Thailand reports three new coronavirus cases, as some restrictions ease

04-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:55 PM

Thailand reported three new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Sunday, as the country started lifting restrictions on some businesses and aspects of life. The new [...] » More

Malaysia relaxes its Covid-19 partial lockdown today, so what can we expect?

04-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 1:54 PM

Malaysia goes into conditional movement control order (CMCO) today in a move to restart its economy, which Putrajaya claims cost the country RM2.4 billion in daily losses [...] » More

Malaysia detains hundreds of refugees and migrants during virus lockdown: rights groups

04-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:53 PM

Malaysia on Friday detained hundreds of refugees and migrant workers for illegally living in the country, rights groups said, at a time of movement and travel restrictions [...] » More

Chinese expert team wraps up Malaysia visit, pledges more cooperation in fighting Covid-19

04-May-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 1:51 PM

A medical consultant expert team sent by the Chinese government wrapped up their two-week working visit to Malaysia on Sunday (May 3), during which they shared Chinese [...] » More

Malaysia reports 122 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

04-May-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 1:50 PM

Malaysia reported 122 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday (May 3), taking the total to 6,298 infections. It marks the third straight day of the case count creeping back [...] » More

Malaysia defends easing of coronavirus curbs as new infections jump

04-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:49 PM

Malaysian authorities on Saturday defended plans to ease coronavirus lockdown measures next week even as the number of new infections jumped to a two-week high. Most [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 657 cases, total at 18,205

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 657 cases, total at 18,205

04-May-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 8:26 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a total of 657 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of noon on Sunday (3 May), bringing the country’s tally to 18,205 the highest [...] » More

Deutsche Bank’s Asia-Pacific head to retire, replaced by architect of lender’s turnaround plan

04-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The long-time head of Deutsche Bank’s Asia-Pacific business is retiring in July and will be replaced by Alexander von zur Muehlen, one of the architect’s of the [...] » More

HK in talks with mainland China and Macau to mutually recognise quarantine served by cross-border travellers

04-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is in talks with mainland Chinese and Macau authorities to mutually recognise the health status of cross-border travellers to avoid doubling their Covid-19 [...] » More

HK mask ban proponents, foes both plan to appeal recent ruling at city’s top court

04-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s justice department and opposition lawmakers have both applied to appeal a ruling on the government mask ban imposed at the height of last year’s civil [...] » More

HK police officer arrested over video showing him abusing young son

04-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong police officer has been arrested and suspended from duty after a video of him abusing his son went viral on social media on Wednesday. The 41-year-old was held on [...] » More

Coronavirus pandemic exposes HK’s inadequate links between public, private hospitals as patients left waiting for treatment

04-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Ava Ma expected to have a non-malignant ovarian tumour removed in a public hospital in March, after waiting for almost three years for surgery. But in late February, the [...] » More

HK courts set to reopen after coronavirus adjournments but are not immune from political division

04-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

After two weeks of dwindling Covid-19 infection numbers, normal service will be resumed at Hong Kong’s courts from Monday. But the city’s judicial system is [...] » More

Business booms for ‘yellow’ firms backing HK protest movement

04-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong anti-government protesters queued outside businesses that openly support the democracy movement on Friday, a show of support for “yellow” restaurants [...] » More