Archive for May 19th, 2020

Mt Fuji to be closed in summer due to pandemic

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

Japan’s beloved Mount Fuji will be closed during this year’s summer climbing season to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, officials said Monday. Shizuoka [...]
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Japan PM’s bid to delay prosecutors’ retirement hits snag after backlash

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

Japan’s government will postpone a bid to raise the retirement age of public prosecutors, media said on Monday, given an intense public backlash fuelled by fears for [...]
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Freelance, LGBT wary of Japan’s new anti-harassment law

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

With a new law aimed at stopping harassment in the work place set to enter into force in Japan in June, freelance workers and sexual minorities are casting a wary eye on how [...]
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SoftBank Vision Fund records $18 billion operating loss, portfolio slides underwater

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

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp reported a stunning $18 billion loss at its giant Vision Fund, pushing Masayoshi Son’s conglomerate to a record loss and highlighting [...]
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Lawyer suspended for allowing paralegal to act as lawyer, sharing fees with him

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A lawyer was given a three-month suspension from practising by a Court of Three Judges on Monday (18 May) for failing to supervise a paralegal who later went on to represent [...]
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COVID-19: Singapore reports 682 new cases, total at 28,038

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported 682 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of noon on Sunday (17 May), bringing the total to 28,038. Of the cases, 673 are foreign [...]
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Police report filed over photos of men engaging in sexual activity while in SAF uniform

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) has filed a police report over photographs of two men allegedly participating in explicit sexual activity while dressed in army uniforms. The [...]
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About 6,000 pre-school staff have undergone precautionary Covid-19 swab tests

19-May-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Around 6,000 pre-school staff have undergone precautionary tests for Covid-19 so far, said minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee on Sunday (May 17). Some [...]
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Singapore’s exports grow 9.7pct in April, bolstered by surge in pharmaceutical shipments

19-May-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) rose unexpectedly by 9.7 per cent year-on-year in April, defying market consensus for a contraction, after shipments were [...]
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What Singapore needs to do to reopen its economy after lockdown

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

Singapore will this week lay out how it intends to roll back restrictions that had been imposed under a partial lockdown put in place since early April. Officials have said [...]
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MOH tells doctors to refer potential cases of inflammatory children’s illness to KKH, NUH

19-May-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Doctors encountering children who may have symptoms of a severe immune disorder purportedly linked to Covid-19 should report the cases to KK Women’s and [...]
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Police to use autonomous drones to patrol industrial estates

19-May-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

New drones which can fly beyond the operator’s line of sight, and which can be operated without an on-site operator, are currently being trialled by the police, who [...]
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Here’s what it will take to reopen Singapore’s economy

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

Singapore will this week lay out how it intends to roll back restrictions put in place since early April. Officials have said any lifting of its partial lockdown will be done [...]
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Pharma shipments lift Singapore exports for third straight month

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

Singapore’s annual exports rose for the third straight month in April, bolstered by a sharp rise in pharmaceutical shipments, official data showed on Monday. Non-oil [...]
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Singapore non-oil exports rise for a third month in April despite Covid-19 gloom

19-May-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) rose in April, due mainly to a jump in pharmaceuticals from a low base, Enterprise Singapore data showed on Monday (May 18). [...]
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