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 2020-04-06 05:37 

The Strait Times

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan slams red tape in coronavirus pandemic fight...

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has accused the central government of stonewalling his efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus by issuing a ministerial regulation that prevents him from directly impo...

 2020-04-06 05:34 

The Strait Times

Singapore M&A deals shrink 22.4% to $14.7b in Q1 amid Covid-19 outbreak: Mergermarket...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Singapore's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity have slowed sharply as the coronavirus outbreak brought disruption and turmopil to business and financial markets.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-06 05:30 

The Strait Times

Live coverage: Solidarity Budget on Covid-19 measures...

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat unveils the details of the third round of Budget measures to help Singapore through the Covid-19 situation.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-06 05:29 

The Strait Times

Thailand reports 51 new coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths...

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand reported 51 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths on Monday (April 6), according to a spokesman for the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-06 05:21 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Isolation blues? Myanmar's ex-political prisoners share survival tips...

YANGON (AFP) - From meditation to memory games, former political prisoners in Myanmar are dishing out tips on surviving isolation in the coronavirus pandemic as the country once severed from the world again closes its borders.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2020-04-06 05:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Thailand reports 51 new coronavirus cases, three more deaths...

BANGKOK: Thailand reported 51 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths on Monday (Apr 6), according to a spokesman for the government's Center ......

 2020-04-06 05:15 

The Strait Times

CDL steps up rental rebates for tenants; PropNex rolls out support for property agents...

SINGAPORE - One of Singapore's largest commercial landlords, City Developments Limited (CDL), is stepping up its help to retail tenants struggling with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, as firms like PropNex roll out measures for other stakeh...

 2020-04-06 05:12 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus sparks boom for local farmers in import-dependent Hong Kong...

HONG KONG (AFP) - After a coronavirus-fuelled wave of panic-buying briefly left Hong Kong's supermarket shelves bare, residents are turning to local producers for fresh food in a city almost entirely reliant on imports.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-06 05:08 

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5 dengue deaths since start of year; 2020 cases more than double the same period last year...

SINGAPORE: Five people have died from dengue this year, as the number of cases weekly "remain high", the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on ......

 2020-04-06 05:02 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: No ITE, poly graduation ceremonies for 2020 graduating cohort...

SINGAPORE - Some 26,000 students from the five polytechnics and 6,500 students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will graduate this year without the milestone ceremonies.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-06 05:00 

The Strait Times

Donations to religious groups drop but online platforms have helped...

SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - The Covid-19 outbreak has hit the coffers of several religious organisations here, with some saying donations have dropped by up to 50 per cent.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-06 05:00 

The Strait Times

Pilot's 'soft skills" useful as SG Clean Ambassador...

SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - While he is used to spending his working hours in the skies, Jetstar pilot Van Tan now spends his days on the ground as an SG Clean Ambassador, promoting hygiene habits and safe distancing requirements.. Read more at straitstim...

 2020-04-06 04:44 

Channel NewsAsia

'We're not hungry, we need masks,' says Australian doctor on coronavirus frontline...

Australian hospital workers on the coronavirus frontline say they daily receive letters of thanks, some people even bring them pizzas, but what ......

 2020-04-06 04:39 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19 sparks boom for local farmers in import-dependent Hong Kong...

After a coronavirus-fuelled wave of panic-buying briefly left Hong Kong's supermarket shelves bare, residents are turning to local producers for ......

 2020-04-06 04:35 

The Strait Times

Pandemic gives Muhyiddin breathing space to stabilise government: The Star columnist...

In her commentary, the writer says that Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has done well in his first month, but more tests to his leadership lie ahead when Parliament sits on May 18.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-06 04:34 

The Strait Times

'We're not hungry, we need masks' says Australian doctor on coronavirus frontline...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australian hospital workers on the coronavirus frontline say they receive daily letters of thanks, some people even bring them pizzas, but what they really need is proper respiratory face masks to replace faulty and homemade face shield...

 2020-04-06 04:29 

The Strait Times

MAS brings forward disclosure of forex intervention operations to April 9...

SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will disclose its first six-monthly report on its currency intervention operations on April 9, earlier than previously scheduled, to provide more timely information to financial markets amid the corona...

 2020-04-06 04:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Rugby: Fiji Rugby endorses cost-cutting in response to coronavirus...

REUTERS: Fiji Rugby has endorsed the implementation of cost-cutting measures amid...

 2020-04-06 04:07 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19: Virus-hit Carnival cruise ship docks in Australia as country's death toll hits 39...

SYDNEY: Carnival Corp's troubled Ruby Princess cruise liner, the biggest single source of coronavirus infections in Australia, docked south of ......

 2020-04-06 04:05 

The Strait Times

Japan animal ventilator maker looks to boost output for human coronavirus patients...

KAWAGUCHI (REUTERS) - A Japanese medical equipment maker said it has been approached by Japan's government to mass produce its animal ventilators to treat people diagnosed with the new coronavirus, and that other countries have also expressed interest...

 2020-04-06 04:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Oil slips on oversupply fears, but stocks jump on virus slowdown hopes...

Oil prices skidded on Monday after Saudi-Russian negotiations to cut output were delayed, keeping oversupply concerns alive, while stocks jumped ......

 2020-04-06 04:02 

The Strait Times

Imran Khan's incentives frought with risks: Dawn...

In its editorial, the paper says that the federal government is diluting the concept of a lockdown and running the risk of getting thousands of Pakistanis infected by going back to work.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-06 04:02 

The Strait Times

Imran Khan's incentives fraught with risks: Dawn...

In its editorial, the paper says that the federal government is diluting the concept of a lockdown and running the risk of getting thousands of Pakistanis infected by going back to work.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-06 03:58 

The Strait Times

Mandatory treatment order for former doctor at SGH who took videos of men in mall toilets...

SINGAPORE - A former doctor at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), who recorded multiple videos of men using urinals, was sentenced on Monday (April 6) to a year's mandatory treatment order.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-06 03:50 

The Strait Times

Strict measures in place to prevent spread of Covid-19 among patients and healthcare workers: MOH...

SINGAPORE - Healthcare workers who develop coronavirus symptoms are told not to return to work to make sure they do not spread the virus to patients, said the Health Ministry's director of medical services Associate Professor Kenneth Mak on Sunday (Ap...

 2020-04-06 03:34 

Channel NewsAsia

Jurong Pioneer JC closes ahead of full home-based learning after 2 canteen vendors contract COVID-19...

SINGAPORE: Jurong Pioneer Junior College will close the school on Monday (Apr 6) and start full home-based learning a day earlier on Tuesday after ......

 2020-04-06 03:32 

Channel NewsAsia

UN chief urges govts to protect women during virus lockdown...

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is urging governments around the world to include the protection of women in their response to the deadly ......

 2020-04-06 03:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Rugby: Leitch fears Japan failing to build on World Cup heroics...

Japan's fairytale run to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals was a highlight of last year's tournament but with the afterglow all but gone captain ......

 2020-04-06 03:24 

Channel NewsAsia

Former trainee doctor gets mandatory treatment order for filming men at urinals...

SINGAPORE: A former trainee doctor who took multiple videos of men urinating in toilets was sentenced to a year-long mandatory treatment order on ......

 2020-04-06 03:17 

The Strait Times

Anti-North Korea group Free Joseon helped hide fugitive diplomat Jo Song-gil: Report...

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Free Joseon, a clandestine anti-Pyongyang political group, helped North Korea's top diplomat in Italy go into hiding in November 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday (April 4).. Read more at s...

 2020-04-06 03:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Japanese celebrity Pikotaro redesigns signature Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen song into COVID-19 melody...

Japanese social media celebrity Pikotaro returned as a leading twitter trend in Japan with a coronavirus hand washing song that repurposes his ......

 2020-04-06 03:02 

The Strait Times

Football: Uefa denies Aug 3 deadline to complete Champions League...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Uefa has denied there is an Aug 3 deadline to complete this season's Champions League after a report by German broadcaster ZDF quoted the body's President Aleksander Ceferin as saying the competition had to be finished by that d...

 2020-04-06 03:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Singapore central bank brings forward disclosure of forex intervention operations...

SINGAPORE: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Monday (Apr 6) it will begin the disclosure of its foreign exchange intervention ......

 2020-04-06 02:54 

Channel NewsAsia

PCF Sparkletots pre-school in Hougang to close for 10 days after teacher contracts COVID-19...

SINGAPORE: A PAP Community Foundation (PCF) Sparkletots pre-school in Hougang will close for 10 days after a teacher who provides intervention ......

 2020-04-06 02:52 

Channel NewsAsia

UK's plan B if 'Team Johnson' is incapacitated? Answer is unclear...

LONDON: Britain's constitution offers no clear answer to the question now on many Britons' minds: What happens if Prime Minister Boris Johnson, ......

 2020-04-06 02:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Man City's Walker faces disciplinary action for breaking lockdown rules...

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker faces disciplinary action from the Premier League champions after tabloid the Sun said he breached Britain's ......

 2020-04-06 02:50 

Channel NewsAsia

American joins United, others in suspending more NYC flights on coronavirus spike...

American Airlines said late Sunday it would suspend more flights in and out of New York City's three main airports for about a month, joining ......

 2020-04-06 02:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Stay home and karaoke: Tencent's JOOX sees usage spike in Southeast Asia...

HONG KONG: Lockdowns and travel restrictions prompted by the new coronavirus have been a boon to JOOX, Chinese tech giant Tencent's international ......

 2020-04-06 02:36 

Channel NewsAsia

Solid chip sales unlikely to cushion Samsung's virus-hit first-quarter profit...

The coronavirus-driven global shift to working from home is set to have boosted demand for Samsung Electronics' memory chips from laptop makers ......

 2020-04-06 02:36 

Channel NewsAsia

US faces 'really bad' week as coronavirus deaths spike...

The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death toll exploding in New York, Michigan and ......

 2020-04-06 02:31 

The Strait Times

ECDA orders PCF Sparkletots centre in Hougang to close till April 15 after teacher tests positive for Covid-19...

All affected staff and children will be placed on leave of absence during the closure period.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-06 02:22 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19: Couples due to get married postpone weddings, live-stream small celebrations...

SINGAPORE: Ms Seow was supposed to get married on May 2, in a small ceremony probably at home. That was a step-down from the originally planned ......

 2020-04-06 02:18 

The Strait Times

MindChamps to set up joint venture fund to acquire pre-schools in the Middle East...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - MindChamps PreSchool has entered into a joint venture (JV) with global investment firm Foundation Corporation to establish a fund which will acquire pre-schools in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and operate t...

 2020-04-06 02:17 

The Strait Times

Canadian actress and activist Shirley Douglas dead at 86...

TORONTO (AFP) - Canadian actress and civil rights activist Shirley Douglas died on Sunday (April 5) at the age of 86, her son actor Kiefer Sutherland said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-06 02:12 

The Strait Times

UN chief Antonio Guterres urges govts to protect women during coronavirus lockdown...

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES (AFP) - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres late on Sunday (April 6) urged governments around the world to consider protecting women as part of their response to the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic.. Read more at straitst...

 2020-04-06 02:04 

The Strait Times

Singapore stock watch: OCBC, Genting, Hong Leong Asia, ComfortDelGro, MindChamps, Chip Eng Seng...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Monday (April 6):. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-06 02:04 

The Strait Times

Football: Italian FA boss says Serie A season could run to October...

ROME (REUTERS) - The Serie A season could be extended to September or October, the head of the Italian FA (FIGC) said on Sunday (April 5), warning that there could be an...

 2020-04-06 01:58 

The Strait Times

Payment delays spike among Singapore firms as they struggle with coronovirus fallout...

SINGAPORE - The payment performance of local firms nosedived to a near three-year low for the first quarter of 2020 as the coronavirus took a toll on businesses, according to data from the Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau (SCCB) released on Monday (Apri...

 2020-04-06 01:56 

Channel NewsAsia

Spit, sweat and shaking on it: Three sports habits that could change after COVID-19...

As the coronavirus brings the international sports calendar to a grinding halt, AFP Sport looks at three long-standing habits which could change ......

 2020-04-06 01:48 

Channel NewsAsia

South Korea reports fewer than 50 new COVID-19 cases for first time since Feb 29 peak...

SEOUL: South Korea reported fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases on Monday (Apr 6) for the first time since its Feb 29 peak, the Korea Centers for ......

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