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 2020-04-02 14:52 

The Strait Times

My First Skool in Rivervale Crescent to close temporarily after teacher diagnosed with Covid-19...

Affected staff and students at the pre-school have also been placed on leave of absence.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 14:48 

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My First Skool at Rivervale Crescent to close temporarily after teaching staff tests positive for COVID-19...

SINGAPORE: The My First Skool campus at 49 Rivervale Crescent will close temporarily after a teaching staff tested positive for COVID-19, the ......

 2020-04-02 14:48 

The Strait Times

WHO reiterates warning that kids are hit by coronavirus too...

COPENHAGEN (AFP) - The World Health Organisation on Thursday (April 2) reiterated its warning that children can also be affected by the new coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of several young people.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 14:41 

The Strait Times

Global air passenger demand sees steepest decline since 9/11: IATA...

GENEVA (AFP) - The coronavirus pandemic sent global air passenger demand plunging 14 per cent in February, marking the steepest decline in traffic since the Sept 11 attacks in 2001, the global aviation association said on Thursday (April 2).. Read more at...

 2020-04-02 14:35 

Channel NewsAsia

US factory orders unchanged in February...

New orders for US-made goods were unexpectedly flat in February, and could remain weak as a global coronavirus outbreak strains supply chains and ......

 2020-04-02 14:30 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Food handlers may soon have to wear spit guards or masks...

SINGAPORE - People who prepare or serve food may soon have to wear spit guards or masks when handling food to prevent contamination and stem the spread of the coronavirus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 14:21 

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Mecca, Medina get 24-hour curfew; Gulf migrant worker districts locked down...

Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew on Thursday in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, extending measures to combat coronavirus, while ......

 2020-04-02 14:21 

Channel NewsAsia

Fiat Chrysler to start three Italian sites immediately after lockdown ends: union...

Fiat Chrysler aims to restart operations at three Italian sites as soon as the government lifts coronavirus restrictions on manufacturing, a ......

 2020-04-02 14:21 

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Fiat Chrysler to start three Italian sites immediately after lockdown ends: Union...

Fiat Chrysler aims to restart operations at three Italian sites as soon as the government lifts coronavirus restrictions on manufacturing, a ......

 2020-04-02 14:15 

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Planemakers brace for sharp cuts in wide-body output: sources...

Planemakers are looking at drastic cuts in wide-body production amid a slump in demand for the industry's largest jetliners, manufacturing and ......

 2020-04-02 13:58 

The Strait Times

Saudi Arabia deploys clerics to help fight spread of virus...

RIYADH (BLOOMBERG) - On a show that dispenses religious edicts on state-run Saudi television, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq told a woman she had every right to kick her husband out of bed if he doesn't comply with social-distancing rules to tackle coronav...

 2020-04-02 13:57 

Channel NewsAsia

Bus driver tests positive for COVID-19, vehicles and premises 'thoroughly cleaned and disinfected': SMRT...

SINGAPORE: An SMRT bus driver has been hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19, the transport operator said on Thursday (Apr 2). The ......

 2020-04-02 13:56 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: KL City Hall places homeless people in shelters amid virus outbreak...

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia has placed over 500 homeless people living on various streets of Kuala Lumput in shelters during the ongoing movement restrictions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 13:44 

The Strait Times

Football: Belgian league moves to declare season finished due to coronavirus pandemic...

Paris (AFP) - The Belgian football league has recommended that the current season be declared finished early due to the coronavirus pandemic with the present league table accepted as final, it said in a statement on Thursday.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2020-04-02 13:41 

The Strait Times

49 new coronavirus cases in S'pore; 3 new clusters at Mustafa Centre, Maxwell station worksite and Keppel Shipyard...

41 are local cases and eight are imported. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 1,049.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 13:41 

Channel NewsAsia

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon back at work after heart surgery...

JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon has returned to lead the largest U.S bank, after recovering from recent heart surgery, ......

 2020-04-02 13:40 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: 129 stop-work orders issued to companies not implementing safe distancing at workplace...

SINGAPORE - More than 850 workplaces have been inspected and 129 stop-work orders, as well as 260 remedial orders (ROs), have been served to companies in a bid to enforce safe distancing at workplaces, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in an update on T...

 2020-04-02 13:38 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: France urges debt freeze for poor countries hit by pandemic...

PARIS (AFP) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday (April 2) called for a US$500 billion (S$717.24 billion) war chest and debt moratorium for developing countries, especially in Africa, to help them cope with the coronavirus crisis.. Read mo...

 2020-04-02 13:37 

Channel NewsAsia

UK coronavirus death toll rises to 2,921, up 24% in a day...

The United Kingdom's death toll from the coronavirus rose 24 per cent to 2,921 as of Apr 1....

 2020-04-02 13:36 

Channel NewsAsia

49 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore; Mustafa Centre among 3 new clusters identified...

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 49 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Thursday (Apr 2), bringing the national total to 1,049 ......

 2020-04-02 13:35 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19: 129 stop-work orders issued to workplaces that did not follow safe distancing measures, says MOM...

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has issued 129 stop-work orders to workplaces that were found to neglect safe distancing measures. MOM ......

 2020-04-02 13:32 

The Strait Times

Singapore and China reaffirm commitment to ensure free flow of goods, especially medical supplies...

SINGAPORE - Singapore and China have reaffirmed their commitment to maintain supply chain connectivity between both countries, ensuring the free flow of goods - especially medical supplies - during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.. Read more at straitsti...

 2020-04-02 13:27 

Channel NewsAsia

Google boosts support for checking COVID-19 facts...

Google on Thursday said it is pumping $6.5 million into fact-checkers and nonprofits as it ramps up its the battle against coronavirus misinformation....

 2020-04-02 13:27 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19: NEA to conduct crowd management trial at Serangoon Garden market, delays expected...

SINGAPORE: There may be queues and delays at Serangoon Garden Market this weekend during the morning peak hour, as the National Environment Agency ......

 2020-04-02 13:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Ford first-quarter US auto sales tumble 12.5per cent on coronavirus hit...

Ford Motor Corp on Thursday posted a 12.5per cent fall in U.S. auto sales for the first quarter, as production halts and social distancing in the ......

 2020-04-02 13:19 

Channel NewsAsia

After death of a cashier, French supermarket staff work in fear...

When 52-year-old supermarket cashier Aicha Issadounene died after contracting the coronavirus, her Carrefour colleagues felt the full fear of ......

 2020-04-02 13:16 

Channel NewsAsia

Lights, camera, audit: accountants grapple with remote company check-ups...

As audit season begins for British companies, some auditors stuck at home in coronavirus lockdown are turning to cameras to check clients' ......

 2020-04-02 13:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Exclusive: Amazon to deploy masks and temperature checks for workers by next week...

Amazon.com Inc plans to roll out temperature checks and face masks for staff at all its U.S. and European warehouses plus Whole Foods stores by ......

 2020-04-02 13:01 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: FairPrice to reopen Bedok Mall store on April 4 after Covid-19 case, debunks rumours on affected worker...

SINGAPORE - The NTUC FairPrice store in Bedok Mall where an employee was diagnosed with Covid-19 will only reopen on Saturday (April 4), after it has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 13:00 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Indonesia frees 18,000 inmates from bursting jails over virus fears...

MAJENE, INDONESIA (AFP) - Indonesia has released some 18,000 inmates in a desperate bid to stop coronavirus from rampaging through its notoriously overcrowded prison system, authorities said on Thursday (April 2).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 12:56 

Channel NewsAsia

Futures slide as jobless claims top 6 million...

U.S. stocks index futures gave up early gains on Thursday after the number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits topped a whopping ......

 2020-04-02 12:56 

Channel NewsAsia

Wall Street falls at open as jobless claims top 6 million...

U.S. stocks index futures gave up early gains on Thursday after the number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits topped a whopping ......

 2020-04-02 12:56 

Channel NewsAsia

Wall Street gains as oil surge eclipses massive jobless numbers...

Wall Street bounced on Thursday as hopes of a truce between Saudi Arabia and Russia to cut oil output drove a record 22per cent surge in prices, ......

 2020-04-02 12:56 

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Wall Street gains on oil surge, but off early highs...

Wall Street bounced on Thursday as hopes of a truce between Saudi Arabia and Russia to cut oil output drove a record 22per cent surge in prices, ......

 2020-04-02 12:53 

The Strait Times

Late Taiwan ex-premier Hau Pei-tsun a deeply respected leader, says Singapore's PM Lee...

TAIPEI - Taiwan's former premier Hau Pei-tsun has died at the age of 100 due to multiple organ failure.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 12:49 

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Divided city: Rows of fences split coronavirus-scarred Wuhan...
 2020-04-02 12:49 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: US weekly jobless claims hit record 6.6 million...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits last week shot to a record high for a second week in a row - topping 6 million - as more jurisdictions enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic, ...

 2020-04-02 12:46 

The Strait Times

Hackers linked to Iran target WHO staff e-mails amid coronavirus outbreak...

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON/LONDON (REUTERS) - Hackers working in the interests of the Iranian government have attempted to break into the personal e-mail accounts of staff at the World Health Organisation during the coronavirus outbreak, four people with kn...

 2020-04-02 12:41 

The Strait Times

Asian Insider, April 2: Should we be masking up, measures tighten across Asia, more job cuts...

Hi, In today's bulletin: The world enters the mask-wearing debate, with opinions divided between Asia and the West; countries in the region impose tighter coronavirus measures as cases continue to rise; traders get a reality check from China, and more...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Club Brugge declared Belgian champions after league cancelled...

Club Brugge have been declared Belgian champions after the remainder of the country's professional league season was cancelled on Thursday due to ......

 2020-04-02 12:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Aerospace suppliers face bailout dilemma over job cuts...

Aerospace suppliers are drawing up plans to lay off workers as coronavirus quarantines cripple their cash balances - but bailout conditions and ......

 2020-04-02 12:39 

Channel NewsAsia

Coronavirus-infected New York nurse finds hospital transformed as a patient...

When the coronavirus struck Sylvia LeRoy, she turned to the hospital she knew best - Brooklyn's Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center - ......

 2020-04-02 12:37 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus deaths in the Netherlands increase to 1,339...

AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - The number of deaths caused by the new coronavirus in the Netherlands has increased by 166 to 1,339, health authorities said on Thursday (April 2).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 12:36 

The Strait Times

SMRT bus driver tests positive for Covid-19; vehicle thoroughly cleaned and disinfected...

SINGAPORE - A bus captain, driving bus service 972, has tested positive for the coronavirus, said SMRT on Thursday (April 2).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 12:36 

Channel NewsAsia

Twitter removes accounts linked to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, other countries...

Twitter took down thousands of accounts linked to Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Serbia on Thursday for either taking directions ......

 2020-04-02 12:33 

The Strait Times

Malaysia appoints PAS chief Hadi Awang as special Middle East envoy with rank of minister...

KUALA LUMPUR - The month-old Malaysian government has appointed the president of Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) as special envoy to the Middle East, with the rank of minister.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-02 12:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Indonesia frees 18,000 inmates from bursting jails over COVID-19 fears...

Indonesia has released some 18,000 inmates in a desperate bid to stop coronavirus from rampaging through its notoriously overcrowded prison ......

 2020-04-02 12:21 

Channel NewsAsia

BlackRock, Schroders suspend UK real estate funds...

Investment managers BlackRock and Schroders said they have suspended trading in UK real estate funds aimed at institutional investors, citing ......

 2020-04-02 12:18 

Channel NewsAsia

South Korea to allow absentee voting by coronavirus patients in parliament elections...

South Korea will allow coronavirus patients to vote by mail or as absentees in parliamentary elections this month, as a two-week campaign kicked ......

 2020-04-02 12:18 

Channel NewsAsia

South Korea to allow absentee voting by coronavirus patients in parliament elections...

South Korea will allow coronavirus patients to vote by mail or as absentees in parliamentary elections this month, as a two-week campaign kicked ......

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