Archive for May 29th, 2020

Reinvigorating coronavirus-hit economy will be long-term task for Japan despite huge stimulus measures

29-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

The government is bracing for a long-term battle against the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak and is throwing truckloads of money at projects designed to shore up the [...] » More

Japan to prioritise businesspeople as it eases COVID-19 entry curbs

29-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

The government plans to prioritise businesspeople and experts when it comes to easing its entry restrictions related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The government has [...] » More

Japan’s economy just got another $1 trillion shot in the arm

29-May-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Japan is injecting another $1 trillion into its economy to protect it from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government on Wednesday [...] » More

Cluster response team sent to virus-hit southwestern Japan city

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:02 AM

The health ministry has dispatched a cluster response team to a southwestern Japan city due to a sudden rise in novel coronavirus cases, after a state of emergency was lifted [...] » More

As Japan reopens, coronavirus testing slowed by bureaucracy and staff shortages

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

At the beginning of April, a young Japanese sumo wrestler known as Shobushi came down with a fever. His coaches tried calling a local public health centre to get him a [...] » More

Former Emperor Akihito visits palace for first time since March

29-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Emperor Emeritus Akihito visited a biology research institute inside the Imperial Palace on Thursday in his first return to the palace since moving to a temporary residence [...] » More

No local residents among 373 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore; total passes 33,000 mark

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

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a preliminary 373 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Thursday (28 May) noon, bringing the total to 33,249. Of them, the vast majority [...] » More

COVID-19: 5 private prayer zones in each mosque upon reopening on 2 June

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

Mosques will reopen progressively from 2 June when Singapore enters Phase 1 of the post-circuit breaker period, but congregation and Friday prayers will remain suspended for [...] » More

Singaporeans, PRs can apply until 3 June to have national flag mailed to them

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

Singaporeans and permanent residents who wish to display the national flag during the COVID-19 outbreak but are unable to get one can now register for a complimentary flag to [...] » More

China to allow Singapore and other countries to apply for ‘green channel’ for flights

29-May-2020 Intellasia | The Straits Time | 6:02 AM

China will soon relax its border controls for Singapore and several countries, allowing certain categories of people to travel to some cities. Chinese state media on [...] » More

Singaporean gets four months jail for COVID-19 Facebook post

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

Singapore jailed a taxi driver for four months on Wednesday over a Facebook post in which he falsely claimed food outlets would close and urged people to stock up due to [...] » More

Singapore is ‘top choice’ for migrant workers, says contractors association chief

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

The Singapore government should consider its next moves on the issue of migrant workers “cautiously”, said the Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL) on [...] » More

NZ and Singapore reaffirm ties

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Sun Live | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern and Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong have marked the first anniversary of the New Zealand-Singapore Enhanced Partnership with a virtual [...] » More

US and Singapore join in South China Sea naval exercises

29-May-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

The navies of the United States and Singapore conducted a bilateral exercise in the contested South China Sea this week, the US Navy said Wednesday. The Independence-variant [...] » More

COVID-19: Catholic churches will not reopen for private prayers in Phase 1

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

Catholic churches will not reopen for private prayers during Phase 1 of the post-circuit breaker period from 2 June, said the Archbishop of Singapore. In a letter to [...] » More