Archive for July 3rd, 2021

S. Korea reports 794 additional COVID-19 cases

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 11:56 AM

A US judge on Friday said a South Korean man wanted on embezzlement charges related to a 2014 ferry sinking that killed 304 people, mainly high school students, is subject to [...] » More

BI: Fully vaccinated travelers must show quarantine bookings

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:53 AM

Fully vaccinated passengers who fail to present valid quarantine bookings are deemed “improperly documented” even if they have the required documentary proof of [...] » More

Philippines joins ADB-led advisory group for vaccine rollout

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 11:52 AM

The Philippines has joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-led advisory group that would ensure safe and efficient management of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout across the [...] » More

Philippines not out of woods despite low COVID-19 risk

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 11:41 AM

While the country is now under low-risk classification for COVID-19 cases, it is still far from reaching pre-surge levels seen before April, the Department of Health (DOH) [...] » More

Alert Level 3 still up in Taal Volcano; 48 quakes recorded in 24 hours

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 11:37 AM

Taal Volcano remains in Alert Level 3 as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recorded 48 volcanic quakes in the last 24 hours. In its 8 a.m. bulletin [...] » More

‘We urge caution,’ WHO says of Tokyo Olympics

‘We urge caution,’ WHO says of Tokyo Olympics

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:15 AM

The World Health Organization, which is advising the International Olympic Committee in the run-up to the Tokyo Games opening later this month, is urging caution so as to [...] » More

Fifth virus wave looms over Tokyo with little time until Olympics

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 11:05 AM

A perfect storm is brewing in Tokyo as the capital struggles to smother a burgeoning COVID-19 surge just weeks before the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Infections were [...] » More

Tokyo Olympics’ 10,000-spectator cap to be reviewed due to COVID-19 surge

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters-JapanTimes | 11:02 AM

The central government and other organisers of the Tokyo Olympics plan to hold a meeting possibly next week to review the policy of capping the number of spectators at 10,000 [...] » More

Korea can seek extradition linked to 2014 ferry sinking-US judge

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:25 AM

A US judge on Friday said a South Korean man wanted on embezzlement charges related to a 2014 ferry sinking that killed 304 people, mainly high school students, is subject to [...] » More

Alibaba’s Ma, Tsai Pledged Shares for Bank Loans, FT Reports

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 10:23 AM

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s largest individual shareholders Jack Ma and Joe Tsai pledged parts of their combined $35 billion stake in the e-commerce giant in exchange [...] » More

US designates 2 Salvadorans for helping China, corruption

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AP | 10:21 AM

The US government designated two Salvadoran officials under the “corrupt and undemocratic actors” report Friday for allegedly helping China and profiting from [...] » More

China bill delayed in US House amid partisan wrangling

China bill delayed in US House amid partisan wrangling

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:20 AM

The US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee will resume work later this month on Democratic-led legislation intended to boost competitiveness with China and [...] » More

Overseas tourists finally roam free on Thai island of Phuket

Overseas tourists finally roam free on Thai island of Phuket

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:01 AM

Newly arrived overseas tourists on Thailand’s island of Phuket were able to roam free without quarantine on Friday for the first time in more than a year, as Thailand [...] » More

Outcry over vaccine shortages

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 9:59 AM

The government has come under fire over its failure to procure sufficient Covid-19 vaccines as the number of new cases continued to soar, with more than 6,000 cases and 61 [...] » More

GPO submits draft to buy Moderna jab

03-Jul-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 9:57 AM

The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) abruptly submitted a draft purchase contract for the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to the Office of Attorney General (OAG) on [...] » More