Archive for July 21st, 2020

Asian shares extend gains as investors count on stimulus, vaccines

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:00 PM

Asian shares advanced on Tuesday as prospects of a deal by European Union leaders to jointly fund recovery of their economies and hopes for a coronavirus vaccine lifted risk [...] » More

Asia Today: New restrictions coming for Australian hot spot

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 1:58 PM

Australia’s hot spot Victoria state on Tuesday reported 374 new cases of COVID-19, its second-highest daily tally. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews also announced three [...] » More

COVID-19 in the Philippines: 1500 new cases reported, Expert says it’s ‘not comparable to other diseases’

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | | 1:56 PM

The Philippines Department of Health recorded another 1521 COVID-19 cases today, including 1237 from the National Capital Region, bringing the country total to 68,898. In [...] » More

Roundup: Japan’s death toll from COVID-19 tops 1,000, Tokyo steps up nightspot antiviral measures

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 1:54 PM

Japan confirmed 419 new COVID-19 infections on Monday, with 168 new cases reported in Tokyo and the nation’s death toll from the virus crossed 1,000, including cases [...] » More

HK third wave: kindergarten, international school terms will not start until at least August 17 amid Covid-19 outbreak

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 1:51 PM

Many of Hong Kong’s international schools and kindergartens, some just weeks away from reopening, would see the start of their new school year delayed amid the [...] » More

HK third wave: no symptoms or link to confirmed Covid-19 case? Getting tested will only overburden system, health official says

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 1:49 PM

Hong Kong residents without symptoms or links to confirmed Covid-19 cases should not head to hospitals for testing, a city health official said on Monday, saying it would [...] » More

HK third wave: authorities weigh lockdown after 73 new Covid-19 cases reported

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 1:46 PM

Hong Kong will have to impose a lockdown if the resurging number of coronavirus infections keeps rising, health authorities have warned, after 73 cases emerged on Monday [...] » More

HK tightens COVID-19 lockdown

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 1:44 PM

It comes after the territory reported 108 new infections on Sunday, the highest one-day increase since the pandemic began. Authorities in Hong Kong have tightened [...] » More

HK ponders lockdown amid latest coronavirus outbreak

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 1:43 PM

Once named in the same breath as Taiwan and Singapore as an early example of successful virus control, Hong Kong is now in the midst of a worsening outbreak of the [...] » More

Singapore Median Condo Prices Up in June 2020

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 11:09 AM

<p><strong><em>Developers’ condo sales more than doubled in June to 998 units from the previous month, reported Singapore Business Review citing [...] » More

TSMC continues to spend heavily on environmental protection

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:08 AM

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) last year spent around $667 million on environmental protection measures, while over the last seven years, it has invested some [...] » More

Asian markets turn lower as virus spikes around planet

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Most equities fell Monday as a spike in new coronavirus infections across the planet forced governments to impose fresh containment measures, fuelling fears about the [...] » More

UK ratchets up criticism of China over Uighurs, HK

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

The United Kingdom and China issued new salvos of criticism against each other on Sunday with the British foreign secretary hinting he may suspend the UK’s extradition [...] » More

Britain signals it will suspend extradition treaty with HK

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

Britain will on Monday announce plans to suspend or revoke its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, but will stop short of sanctioning Chinese officials, the South China [...] » More

National security law: top HK officials slam US sanctions, citing ‘double standards’ and vowing to resist American domination

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

Hong Kong’s top officials have renewed their criticisms against the United States for imposing new sanctions on the city over Beijing’s national security law, [...] » More