Archive for July, 2020

Singapore was recording more than 1,000 coronavirus cases a day in April. Here’s how they got on top of it

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 10:47 AM

An initial coronavirus success story, followed by a sudden surge of infections. Victoria’s recent spike in coronavirus cases is eerily similar to Singapore’s. But [...] » More

COVID-19: 278 new infections; all 4 community cases linked to Bukit Panjang transport hub

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 10:40 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 278 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Thursday (30 July), taking the country’s total to 51,809. Of them, four including one [...] » More

Philippine president declares holiday on Eid al-Adha

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AA | 10:25 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday declared July 31 a national holiday to celebrate Eid al-Adha, a major Muslim festival. “Republic Act No. 9849 provides that [...] » More

Philippines sees record jump in COVID-19 cases as govt plans new strategy

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:21 AM

The Philippines reported nearly 4,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a record daily jump in infections for the fourth time this month, just as President Rodrigo Duterte [...] » More

Indonesia reports 1,904 new coronavirus cases as capital city extends restrictions

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:55 AM

Indonesia reports 1,904 new coronavirus cases as capital city extends restrictions Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta extended its “transitional” social restrictions on [...] » More

Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia has only eight new Covid-19 cases today, but local transmissions outnumber imported cases

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:46 AM

Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia has only eight new Covid-19 cases today, but local transmissions outnumber imported cases Malaysia today recorded eight new Covid-19 cases, bringing [...] » More

Vietnam braces for a fresh wave of coronavirus despite earlier success in containing the outbreak

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 9:38 AM

Vietnam, once praised for its success in containing the coronavirus outbreak, is now battling a resurgence in cases and has warned that the disease could spread wider across [...] » More

Explainer: COVID-19 strikes back in virus-free Vietnam

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:36 AM

Explainer: COVID-19 strikes back in virus-free Vietnam Vietnam has had one of the world’s best records in containing the coronavirus despite bordering China, its [...] » More

Vietnam redeploys tracing system in ‘full force’ to halt new virus contagion

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:35 AM

Vietnam began mass coronavirus testing in the capital Hanoi, banned gatherings in its economic hub and urged tens of thousands of domestic travellers to report to authorities [...] » More

EU sanctions on Russian, Chinese ‘cyber attackers’

EU sanctions on Russian, Chinese ‘cyber attackers’

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:24 AM

The European Union imposed its first ever sanctions against alleged cyber attackers on Thursday, targeting Russian and Chinese individuals and a specialist unit of [...] » More

Vietnam reports biggest jump in COVID-19 cases, mobilises health team

Vietnam reports biggest jump in COVID-19 cases, mobilises health team

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:06 AM

Vietnam on Friday reported 45 new coronavirus infections in the city of Danang, marking the country’s biggest single-day jump in cases, as the health ministry sent more [...] » More

Senators urge US Justice Department to probe TikTok, Zoom

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:58 AM

Senators Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, and Josh Hawley, a Republican, wrote to the US Justice Department on Thursday to urge a probe of video technology company Zoom and [...] » More

TikTok sued by rival Triller for patent infringement

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:57 AM

TikTok, the popular short-form video app, has been sued by rival Triller, which accused it of infringing its patent for stitching together multiple music videos with a single [...] » More

Huawei, Apple gain bigger share of shrinking China smartphone market

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:56 AM

Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] and Apple (AAPL.O) both increased their share of the China smartphone market in the second quarter of 2020, bucking a broader trend as the [...] » More

SoftBank advances share buyback with approval of $9.6 billion tranche

31-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:55 AM

SoftBank Group said on Friday it has approved a 1 trillion yen ($9.6 billion) share repurchase, the final tranche of a record 2.5 trillion buyback that has helped propel its [...] » More