Archive for June 27th, 2020

New coronavirus infections in Japan top 100 for first time since May 9

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 12:33 PM

The daily number of new coronavirus cases reported in Japan on Friday topped 100 for the first time since May 9, adding to signs that the epidemic is gaining strength since [...]
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112 areas nationwide under local lockdown

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 12:32 PM

Over a hundred areas nationwide have been placed under localised lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, according to the Department of the [...]
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Asean seeks return of business travel DOT chief sees recovery of Philippine tourism

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 12:31 PM

Resuming business travel within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was raised by at least three Asean heads of state, Malacanang said, as the grouping convened [...]
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Duterte on SCS: Avoid escalating tension

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 12:30 PM

Expressing “serious concern” over recent incidents in the South China Sea, President Duterte urged yesterday fellow members of the Association of Southeast Asian [...]
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DOH revises protocol for discharging COVID-19 patients, studying shorter home quarantine

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 12:28 PM

The Department of Health on Friday said that it has revised its protocols on asymptomatic COVID-19 patients based on medical studies and scientific articles, allowing doctors [...]
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Industry Ministry splashes out on tech and development

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:27 PM

The Industry Ministry is planning 1.9 billion baht in spending to help farmers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as part of a 10 billion-baht pandemic relief [...]
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CIMBT set to reduce loan target

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:26 PM

CIMB Thai Bank (CIMBT) is poised to lower its lending growth target for this year to zero from 12 percent predicted earlier as the coronavirus crisis wreaks havoc on the [...]
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B100bn of recovery projects screened by economic agency

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:25 PM

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has screened the first round of 213 projects worth 101.48 billion baht out of a 400 billion baht budget earmarked [...]
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Big projects facing delays, says Somkid

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:23 PM

The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed major public-private partnership (PPP) projects, putting many six to 10 months behind schedule, according to deputy prime minister Somkid [...]
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Wissanu ponders alternatives to decree

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:22 PM

It is possible that the Communicable Diseases Act will be amended to accommodate requirements now needed under the emergency decree if the latter is revoked, deputy prime [...]
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PM urges Asean travel relaunch

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:22 PM

Thailand has called on Asean members to collaborate over public health in a bid to reopen intra-regional travel as part of post-Covid 19 measures to restore the regional [...]
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Jokowi changes 2020 state budget again, with deficit at 6.34pct of GDP

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 12:20 PM

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed Wednesday Perpres No. 72/2020, a presidential regulation that regulates an increase in state spending and a widening state [...]
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Govt defends employing foreigners for ‘strategic projects’ as locals protest arrival of Chinese workers

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 12:17 PM

The central government has defended the employment of some 500 Chinese workers to work on nickel smelter projects in South Konawe regency, Southeast Sulawesi, following [...]
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Fearing economic toll from COVID-19, RI tables ‘travel bubble’ proposal

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 12:16 PM

With concerns over economic catastrophe taking centre stage at the 36th Asean Summit, which kicked off virtually on Friday, some country members of the regional grouping are [...]
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Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 12:10 PM

The health ministry announced 1,240 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 51,427. Speaking at a press conference on [...]
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