Archive for May 8th, 2020

Japan government denies scrapping Akita city missile defense system plan

08-May-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 2:42 PM

The Japanese government denied Thursday media reports that it is considering scrapping its plan to deploy the Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system in the [...] » More

Coronavirus: 95 new infections, 13 deaths in Japan

08-May-2020 Intellasia | NHK | 2:40 PM

Health authorities in Japan reported 95 more coronavirus infections nationwide, including 23 cases in Tokyo, on Thursday. The accumulated number of nationwide cases stand at [...] » More

Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures

08-May-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 2:27 PM

The health ministry announced 338 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 12,776. Speaking at a press conference on [...] » More

Health D-G: Malaysia records 39 new Covid-19 infections, recoveries now nearly 74pct of total cases

08-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 2:21 PM

Malaysia today recorded yet another low in terms of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, at 39, with a cumulative total tally of 6,467 cases, said Health director-general [...] » More

China is promoting coronavirus treatments based on unproven traditional medicines

08-May-2020 Intellasia | Nature | 6:49 AM

The Chinese government is heavily promoting traditional medicines as treatments for COVID-19. The remedies, a major part of China’s health-care system, are even being [...] » More

Asian shares mostly fall over pandemic, US trade worries

08-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian shares were mixed Thursday as worries about the pandemic’s damage to the global economy swirled with glimmers of hope about some regions reopening gradually to [...] » More

Asia equities turn negative as virus economic reality bites

08-May-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Asian markets dropped Thursday as the economic reality of the coronavirus crisis became even starker, and China-US relations soured, overshadowing recent optimism over the [...] » More

Coronavirus: 56 under investigation for trying to flee HK while under quarantine, reveals health minister Sophia Chan

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

Dozens of people are under investigation for trying to leave Hong Kong before completing their quarantine for the coronavirus, while four have been jailed for breaking the [...] » More

Coronavirus: 1.5 million apply for HK’s free mask scheme in first 11 hours after website goes live

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

Hong Kong’s reusable mask scheme sparked an application rush when online registration opened on Wednesday, with more than 1.5 million signing up for a free one for each [...] » More

US delays HK report that could upset China

08-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday postponed a report on whether China is respecting the autonomy of restive Hong Kong as required under a new law that infuriated [...] » More

HK police officer arrested with HK$1 million in drugs and cash, and force investigating if some of it came from record crystal meth haul a week earlier

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

A veteran Hong Kong policeman has been arrested in possession of HK$1 million (US$129,000) worth of drugs, and the force is investigating whether he stole some of it from the [...] » More

RTHK chief urges staff to produce ‘fair and just’ news reports, asks those offended to ‘pardon’ station

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

The head of RTHK, Hong Kong’s public broadcaster, has told his staff the “one country, two systems” principle must not be violated and that they were [...] » More

Easing of social distancing measures is good news for bars and restaurants, says HK tycoon

08-May-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

The easing of social distancing measures is good news for bars and restaurants in Hong Kong, and will be a “game changer” for the upcoming Mother’s Day [...] » More

Coronavirus: Uniqlo and H&M manufacturer making reusable masks for HK government in Vietnam

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

The production of reusable masks for all Hongkongers was not for profit, a government official said as she revealed the manufacturer’s identity and defended the lack of [...] » More

HK government announces subsidy programme for 5G projects

08-May-2020 Intellasia | RCRWireless | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is starting a subsidy programme with the main aim of encouraging early deployments of 5G technology in the territory, telecoms regulator (OFCA) said in a release. [...] » More