Archive for August 28th, 2021

USFK reports 11 more COVID-19 cases

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 4:07 PM

The US military in South Korea reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the total number of its infections to 1,297. Five infections were reported from Osan Air [...] » More

New cases hover around 1,800, with critical patients increasing

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 4:00 PM

South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases fell to slightly under 1,800 Saturday, but the number of critical patients kept rising, while health authorities started to [...] » More

Philippines’ Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in capital region, provinces

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 3:52 PM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has lengthened the second-highest level of coronavirus restrictions in the capital region and some provinces until Sept. 7, his [...] » More

Philippines logs record-high 19,441 new COVID-19 cases

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 3:49 PM

The Department of Health on Saturday reported 19,441 COVID-19 infections-the highest daily rise since the pandemic began as the country battles a fresh surge driven by the [...] » More

Govt defends pace of police overhaul

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 3:48 PM

The government has defended its ongoing police reform against public criticism that it’s proceeding at a snail’s pace, by saying such processes take time, adding [...] » More

292 Covid deaths, 17,984 cases reported

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 3:45 PM

A total of 292 Covid-19 fatalities and 17,984 cases were reported on Saturday, with Bangkok seeing record single-day deaths and new cases. Of the new cases, 17,660 cases were [...] » More

Australia logs record COVID-19 cases, driven by New South Wales

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:31 PM

Australia reported a record 1,126 coronavirus infectious on Saturday, the vast majority in New South Wales, the epicentre of the Delta-fuelled outbreak. More than half of [...] » More

Two die in Japan after shots from suspended Moderna vaccines – Japan govt

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:26 PM

Two people died after receiving Moderna (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine shots that were among lots later suspended following the discovery of contaminants, Japan’s health [...] » More

Foreign substance detected in Moderna vaccine in Japan may be metal

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 2:23 PM

The foreign substance detected in dozens of vials of Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine in Japan is thought to have been tiny pieces of metal, but experts have dismissed [...] » More

COVID-19 patients recovering at home in Japan top 100,000 for first time

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes-JIJI | 2:22 PM

The number of people in Japan with COVID-19 who have been instructed to stay home to recuperate stood at a record 118,035 as of Wednesday, topping 100,000 for the first time, [...] » More

Japan planes on standby near Afghanistan for evacuation, say officials

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:20 PM

Japanese military planes assigned to evacuate Japanese nationals from Afghanistan are now in a nearby country but moving them from Kabul airport does not mean Japan is ending [...] » More

US warship transits Taiwan Strait after Chinese assault drills

US warship transits Taiwan Strait after Chinese assault drills

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:13 PM

A US warship and a US Coast Guard cutter sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Friday, the latest in what Washington calls routine operations through the sensitive waterway [...] » More

Malaysia’s new PM retains finance minister, senior figures in cabinet

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:56 PM

Malaysian prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob unveiled his cabinet on Friday, re-appointing the finance minister and several others from the previous administration, in the [...] » More

EXCLUSIVE Pentagon holds talks with Chinese military for first time under Biden, official says

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:54 PM

A senior Pentagon official held talks with the Chinese military for the first time since President Joe Biden took office in January to focus on managing risk between the two [...] » More

US intelligence community says cannot solve COVID mystery without China

28-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:51 PM

The US intelligence community does not believe it can resolve a debate over whether a Chinese laboratory incident was the source of COVID-19 without more information, US [...] » More