Archive for July 20th, 2020

Global warming and illegal land reclamation add to severe floods in China

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 3:23 PM

This summer, tens of millions of people across China have been affected by torrential rains that caused floods and landslides and battered cities and villages in dozens of [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore reports 257 new infections; Bugis+ cinema hall among places visited by cases

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 3:14 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 257 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the total to 47,912. Of the new cases, 244 are migrant workers residing in dormitories, [...] » More

Philippines anti-terror law takes effect amid human rights concerns

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Jurist | 3:11 PM

New Philippines anti-terror legislation took effect Saturday after approval by President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this month. It has been widely criticised for giving [...] » More

Philippines confirms 113 more coronavirus deaths, 2,357 more cases

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | ArabNews | 3:10 PM

The Philippines’ health ministry on Saturday reported 113 more new coronavirus deaths and 2,357 additional infections. In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths [...] » More

Indonesia overtakes China with highest coronavirus cases in East Asia

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 3:08 PM

Indonesia overtook China on Saturday as the country with the most confirmed coronavirus cases in East Asia with 84,882 infections, and authorities said the actual infection [...] » More

Indonesia reports 1,639 new coronavirus cases and 127 deaths

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | WHTC | 3:07 PM

Indonesia on Sunday reported 1,639 new coronavirus cases and 127 more deaths, taking the total number of infections to 86,521 and fatalities to 4,143, health ministry [...] » More

China’s capital Beijing to lower COVID-19 response

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 3:04 PM

China’s capital Beijing to lower COVID-19 response Beijing will lower the emergency response level of the coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese capital to Level III from [...] » More

Mainland China reports 22 new coronavirus cases including 17 in Xinjiang

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 3:02 PM

China reported 22 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 19, up from 16 cases from a day earlier, the health commission said on Monday. Of the new infections, 17 were [...] » More

Mainland China reports 16 new COVID-19 cases including 13 in Xinjiang

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 3:01 PM

Mainland China reported 16 new COVID-19 cases as of the end of July 18, up from 22 reported a day earlier, the Chinese national health authority said on Sunday. Of the new [...] » More

South China Sea: Chinese state firms could face US sanctions

South China Sea: Chinese state firms could face US sanctions

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 2:52 PM

Several Chinese state-owned companies could be hit with US sanctions for their roles in expanding the nation’s presence in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. [...] » More

LTA awards four Jurong Region Line contracts worth $682.5mil

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 1:05 PM

The four contracts include the design and construction of three JRL stations, signalling system and half-height platform screen doors and integrated supervisory control and [...] » More

In HK, young democrats raring to ‘resist’ as nomination period kicks off for crucial election

In HK, young democrats raring to ‘resist’ as nomination period kicks off for crucial election

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong formally kicked off a two-week registation period for candidates to run in a key legislative election in September, amid fears authorities might try to disqualify [...] » More

HK third wave takes worrying toll on elderly as 71-year-old patient dies and potential new cluster emerges in second care home

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s third wave of Covid-19 is taking a worrying toll on senior citizens, with the death of a 71-year-old patient who tested positive and a potential new cluster [...] » More

HK third wave: as city’s hospitals overflow, officials eye transfer of recovering Covid-19 patients to community facilities

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Community facilities in Hong Kong will be used to treat Covid-19 patients in stable condition as early as this month in a bid to ease the burden at overflowing public [...] » More

Cathay Pacific CEO blames coronavirus for historic HK$9.9 billion loss, and calls third wave a ’cause for concern’

20-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Cathay Pacific Airways has said it expects to make a loss of HK$9.9 billion (US$1.28 billion) in the first six months of 2020, the largest in its history. Augustus Tang [...] » More