Archive for June 13th, 2020

Asia Today: Beijing shuts food market after 7 new cases

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AP | 11:33 AM

Beijing closed the city’s largest wholesale food market Saturday after the discovery of seven cases of the new coronavirus in the previous two days. The Xinfadi market, [...]
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Beijing district in ‘wartime emergency mode’ after virus case spike

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:32 AM

A Beijing district official said on Saturday the district was in “wartime emergency mode” following a spike in novel coronavirus cases centered around a major wholesale [...]
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Singapore Dengue Cases May Hit Record, Straits Times Reports

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 9:39 AM

Singapore dengue infections may top 1,000 this week, setting a record, the Straits Times newspaper reported. Cases for the year may exceed the all-time high of 22,170 set in [...]
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87 ship crew members fly home to India from Singapore on chartered plane after being stranded at sea

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 9:37 AM

Chief engineer Awadhesh Prasad was looking forward to going home to India after his four-month contract with shipping company Executive Ship Management ended. But the [...]
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Up to 400,000 lower-income households to receive vouchers to spend on local businesses

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 9:34 AM

Up to 400,000 lower-income Singaporean households will be able to collect $50 worth of vouchers in the coming months, to be spent on local businesses. The Community [...]
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Lendlease Reit to redevelop Grange Road open-air carpark into event space with cinema, hawker stalls

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 9:33 AM

An independent cinema, hawker stalls and multiple event spaces are set to take over the 48,200 sq ft Grange Road carpark, as part of major efforts to rejuvenate the Orchard [...]
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Coronavirus hitting the Americas hardest says World Health Organization

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:15 AM

The Americas are bearing the brunt of the global coronavirus pandemic at present, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, with North and South America currently [...]
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Canada spy agency warned of ‘shock waves’ from arrest of Huawei founder’s daughter

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:03 AM

Canada’s intelligence agency warned that arresting the daughter of billionaire Huawei founder Ren Zheng would set off global “shock waves” and seriously affect ties [...]
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WHO recommends breastfeeding, says no live coronavirus found in mothers’ milk

WHO recommends breastfeeding, says no live coronavirus found in mothers’ milk

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:59 AM

Breastfeeding mothers do not seem to be passing on the new coronavirus to their infants, and based on current evidence the benefits outweigh any potential risks of [...]
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Fearful HKers rush to secure limited British passports

Fearful HKers rush to secure limited British passports

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 7:00 AM

Shortly before Hong Kong was handed back to China, Simon Ng applied for a British National (Overseas) passport, a document he never thought he’d need. Now he is [...]
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HK flight attendant gets two months in jail for biting police officer

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong flight attendant has been jailed for two months for biting an officer when police were investigating her younger brother’s involvement in an anti-government [...]
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HSBC, Standard Chartered, and online lenders Airstar, WeLab race to offer high interest rates, cash prizes to capture new customers claiming their HK$10,000 government payout

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s banks, from new digital lenders to traditional powerhouses of the sector, are in a price war to lure 7 million Hong Kong permanent residents into using [...]
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Joseph Lau’s wife takes control of Chinese Estates after tycoon’s eldest son and chair transfers entire stake

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Chan Hoi-wan, executive director of Chinese Estates Holdings and wife of convicted fugitive Joseph Lau Luen-hung, is now the de facto controller of the Hong Kong-listed [...]
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HK protests: police officer faces private prosecution over shooting during anti-government unrest

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong police officer who shot a protester with a live round last year faces three criminal charges after a magistrate green lit a rare application for a private [...]
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Fearful HKers rush to secure limited British passports

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Shortly before Hong Kong was handed back to China, Simon Ng applied for a British National (Overseas) passport, a document he never thought he’d need. Now he is [...]
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