Archive for June 8th, 2020

Taiwan opposition seeks distance from China after poll defeat

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:07 PM

Taiwan’s main opposition party moved to distance itself from China after one of its most senior officials lost a highly charged recall election, as attitudes harden [...] » More

Taiwan populist mayor recalled in historic vote

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 4:06 PM

A populist Taiwanese mayor was recalled by voters on Saturday, abruptly ending the rise of a politician whose failed presidential bid had favoured closer ties with China. The [...] » More

Australia says China unresponsive to its pleas to ease tensions

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 3:44 PM

Australia said on Monday China remains unresponsive to its weeks-long pleas to ease tensions between the two trading partners that escalated after Canberra called for an [...] » More

Shanghai Junshi Biosciences in Human Tests for Coronavirus Antibody Drug

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | News18 | 3:39 PM

Shanghai Junshi Biosciences has started an early-stage study in China to test a potential antibody treatment against the coronavirus in uninfected people, the company said in [...] » More

Global report: China hails coronavirus response as world death toll tops 400,000

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 3:35 PM

The number of confirmed deaths from coronavirus globally has topped 400,000, as the Chinese government released a report lauding its own response to the pandemic that emerged [...] » More

China reports four new confirmed, two asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in mainland

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 3:33 PM

China reported four new confirmed and two asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in the mainland as of end-June 7, the country’s health commission said on Monday. The National [...] » More

AirAsia Philippines to lay off 260 workers

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | CebuDailyNews | 3:25 PM

Budget carrier AirAsia Philippines will lay off hundreds of workers by the end of the month amid the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Inquirer learned that [...] » More

4 dead, 6 injured in multi-vehicles crash in northern Philippines

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 3:24 PM

Four people were killed and six others injured in a multi-vehicle accident in Benguet province in the northern Philippines before dawn on Monday, local police said. Police [...] » More

Over 7.3 million jobs lost in the Philippines due to COVID-19

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | HRMAsia | 3:22 PM

Over 7.3 million jobs were lost in the Philippines as its unemployment rate hits a record high of 17.7% due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Philippine Statistics [...] » More

Philippine coronavirus death toll rises to 1,003

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 3:21 PM

The Philippines on Sunday reported nine more fatalities related to the novel coronavirus, taking its death toll to 1,003. The Southeast Asian country also recorded 555 more [...] » More

Israeli jailed in Thailand heading home to serve rest of sentence

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | TimesOfIsrael | 3:10 PM

Nati Hadad was given four years in 2018 for operating an illegal clinic and firearms offenses; expected to land on Monday, following prolonged diplomatic efforts Nati Hadad, [...] » More

Thailand’s first local Covid-19 infection recalls the stigma

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 3:09 PM

Thailand’s first locally transmitted case of Covid-19 recalls the stigmatisation he endured and wants the public to open their minds and not shun those who have recovered [...] » More

Thailand reports 8 new COVID-19 cases, returnees from the Middle East and India

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PattayaMail | 3:05 PM

Thailand on Sunday reported on the COVID-19 situation, and confirmed eight new cases among returnees from foreign countries; they are all now in state quarantine. Dr Panprapa [...] » More

UPDATE 1-Japan watching Hong Kong situation with “deep concern” – Abe

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:43 PM

Japan is watching the situation in Hong Kong with “deep concern” after China passed a new security law for the city, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday, and [...] » More

Malaysia reports 19 new COVID-19 cases

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 2:25 PM

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Malaysia remained in the double digits on Sunday (Jun 7), with 19 infections. This takes the total number of cases in the country to 8,322 [...] » More