Archive for May 21st, 2020

WHO reports record virus cases as Trump proposes face-to-face G7 summit

21-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:33 AM

The World Health Organization on Wednesday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases, as US President Donald Trump proposed hosting world leaders for the [...]
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WHO records highest daily number of COVID-19 cases

21-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:32 AM

The World Health Organization said Wednesday it had registered a new daily record number of COVID-19 cases as it quickly neared the “tragic milestone” of five [...]
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Monkeys infected with COVID-19 develop immunity in studies, a positive sign for vaccines

Monkeys infected with COVID-19 develop immunity in studies, a positive sign for vaccines

21-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:30 AM

Two studies in monkeys published on Wednesday offer some of the first scientific evidence that surviving COVID-19 may result in immunity from reinfection, a positive sign [...]
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Singapore Running Out of Time to Call Election, minister Says

Singapore Running Out of Time to Call Election, minister Says

21-May-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 10:28 AM

There’s “not much time” left for Singapore’s government to hold its next general election as the city-state has to dissolve parliament in January, [...]
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In blow to Japan’s Abe, media say Tokyo top prosecutor set to resign

In blow to Japan’s Abe, media say Tokyo top prosecutor set to resign

21-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:24 AM

Tokyo’s top prosecutor was set to resign after a report that he gambled illegally during Japan’s coronavirus state of emergency, media said on Thursday, in a blow [...]
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Two alleged Ghosn accomplices arrested in US

Two alleged Ghosn accomplices arrested in US

21-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:19 AM

A father and son suspected of helping fugitive former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flee Japan in December were arrested in the United States Wednesday and taken to court where [...]
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New science and technology minister unveils 10-year plan

21-May-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 7:12 AM

Taiwan’s new minister of Science and Technology Wu Tsung-tsong on Wednesday outlined a 10-year science and technology vision for the nation, targeting six priority [...]
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Asian stocks adrift as vaccine rally falters

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

Asian stocks struggled to extend the week’s rally on Wednesday, and gold and bonds firmed, as a sceptical press report dented some hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and [...]
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Coronavirus: some HK pupils return to school after four months of Covid-19 closures

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

Pupils at some of Hong Kong’s international schools finally returned to the classroom on Wednesday after nearly four months away because of the Covid-19 outbreak. Most [...]
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Spike in some HK flat sales raises fraud suspicions

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

A jump in the number of Hong Kong flats selling for exactly HK$10 million ($1.3 million) in recent months has raised suspicions about potential fraud, following a relaxation [...]
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HK surgical mask manufacturers to begin supplying government from late May under subsidy scheme

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

Hong Kong manufacturers will begin supplying masks to the government from late May under the city’s local production subsidy scheme, the Commerce and Economic [...]
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Coronavirus: HK family quarantined on return from South Africa accuses Carrie Lam of exceeding confinement powers

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

A family returning from South Africa has mounted a legal challenge over their quarantine arrangements, arguing that Hong Kong’s leader does not have the power to make [...]
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HK protests: security minister calls police watchdog report ‘balanced’ and says public should read it for themselves before jumping to conclusions

HK protests: security minister calls police watchdog report ‘balanced’ and says public should read it for themselves before jumping to conclusions

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

Hong Kong’s security chief has urged the public to read the police watchdog’s report into the anti-government protests for themselves, and not be misled by [...]
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HK protests: boy, 15, gets probation for carrying extendable baton at illegal march while another teen admits firebombing police quarters

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

A 15-year-old Hongkonger was given 15 months’ probation for carrying an extendable baton to an anti-government protest last year, while another boy of the same age [...]
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HK public broadcaster RTHK apologises to police over satirical show that portrayed officers as trash and hoarding masks

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

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK has apologised to the police after the communications watchdog ruled an episode had “denigrated and insulted” the force and was [...]
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