Archive for August 17th, 2020

Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 10:12 AM

The health ministry announced 2,081 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 139,549. According to data released by the [...] » More

150 prominent national figures form coalition to ‘save Indonesia’

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 10:11 AM

As many as 150 national figures have reportedly agreed to form the Save Indonesia Coalition (KAMI), a movement that aims to prevent any deviations from Indonesia’s [...] » More

The rise, fall and resurgence of Indonesia’s centuries-old railroad system

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 10:10 AM

“Documenting 75 years of resilience” is a series of special reports by The Jakarta Post to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day on August 17, 1945. Older [...] » More

New coronavirus mutation found in the Philippines

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 10:09 AM

A mutation of the novel coronavirus found to be more infectious than the original variant has been detected in the Philippines, genomic researchers said. The new mutation of [...] » More

Cruise operators rehire Filipino seafarers

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 10:08 AM

More than a thousand Filipino seafarers have been recalled by foreign cruise line operators that will resume sailing to Europe and Mediterranean itineraries, but thousands [...] » More

Repatriated Pinoys hit 135,290

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 10:07 AM

A total of 135,290 overseas Filipinos (OFs) have been repatriated by the government amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. In its [...] » More

PhilHealth owes Red Cross P700 million

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 10:06 AM

The Philippine Red Cross will likely suspend its COVID testing for Philippine Health Insurance Corp. members after PhilHealth failed to pay its balance amounting to over P700 [...] » More

Tokyo reports 260 infections as summer holidays peak

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 10:05 AM

The Tokyo Metropolitan government reported 260 coronavirus infections on Sunday as the capital remained on alert at the height of the summer holidays. Tokyo has reported [...] » More

Most Japanese private universities eye measures for virus-hit applicants

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 10:04 AM

Some 80 percent of Japan’s 593 private universities will take special measures for applicants who were unable to take tests due to the coronavirus, it was learned [...] » More

Abe checks in to Tokyo hospital amid speculation about health

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 10:04 AM

Amid speculation about his deteriorating health, prime minister Shinzo Abe checked in to a hospital in Tokyo on Monday for what an aide called “a regular health [...] » More

Japan’s economy shrinks at record pace as pandemic hits spending

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:03 AM

Japan was hit by its biggest economic contraction on record in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic crushed business and consumer spending, keeping policymakers [...] » More

Japan economy shrinks historic 7.8pct in April-June

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:02 AM

Japan’s economy shrank 7.8 percent in the April-June quarter, the worst contraction in the nation’s modern history, as the coronavirus deepens the country’s [...] » More

Japan’s economy shrinks at record rate, slammed by pandemic

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 10:01 AM

Japan’s economy shrank at annual rate of 27.8 percent in April-June, the worst contraction on record, as the coronavirus pandemic slammed consumption and trade, [...] » More

Japanese firms shift focus to Southeast Asia due to US-China dispute: JETRO

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 10:00 AM

A rising number of Japanese companies are expanding business in Southeast Asia and scaling down operations in China due to escalating tensions between Beijing and Washington, [...] » More

HK leader returns Cambridge fellowship over rights row

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:28 AM

Hong Kong’s leader says she has “returned” her honorary fellowship to a Cambridge college after a row over whether the finance hub’s academic freedoms [...] » More