Indonesia morning news for May 13

Indonesia morning news for May 13

Indonesia’s COVID-19 Deaths Top 1,000 as Those Under 45 Urged to Resume Work Indonesia’s death toll from the novel coronavirus passed the 1,000 mark on Tuesday, even as authorities signalled they were poised to ease some social restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus in the Southeast Asian country. — The New York […]

Singapore morning news for May 13

Singapore morning news for May 13

Singapore testing all migrant workers in dorms, to clear them to return to work SINGAPORE is in the process of testing all 300,000-plus migrant workers residing in dormitories for Covid-19, with a plan to allow them “to be progressively cleared so they can safely return to work when the time comes”, said Health Minister Gan […]

Indonesia morning news for May 12

Indonesia morning news for May 12

Most Businesses in Indonesia Can Only Survive Until June Under Coronavirus Restrictions Most businesses in Indonesia only have enough cash to continue operating until the end of next month with little to no sales under large-scale social restrictions or PSBB, a top business lobby said on Monday. — Jakarta Globe Indonesia reports 233 new confirmed […]

Singapore morning news for May 12

Singapore morning news for May 12

Singapore Racecourse areas to serve as Covid-19 recovery facilities THE Singapore Turf Club (STC) and the Tote Board are working with government agencies to temporarily convert selected areas of the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji into community recovery facilities for foreign workers recovering from the Covid-19 virus. — The Business Times MOF says 32 companies return […]

Indonesia morning news for May 11

Indonesia morning news for May 11

Fitch sees deeper recession, cuts Indonesia’s GDP forecast Fitch Solutions has forecast Indonesia’s GDP to contract by 1.3 percent this year, compared with 2.8 percent economic growth in its previous projection, as the country is likely to see a slow recovery and remain under lockdown for a prolonged period. — The Jakarta Post Soekarno-Hatta Imposes […]

Singapore morning news for May 11

Singapore morning news for May 11

MOH preliminarily confirms 876 additional cases of COVID-19; Total tally reaches 23,336. As of Sunday noon (10 May), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 876 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore. — The Online Citizen COVID-19: Mandatory for SIA, SilkAir and Scoot passengers to wear face masks on board, observe safe […]

Indonesia morning news for May 8

Indonesia morning news for May 8

Indonesia Summons China’s Ambassador Over Burials at Sea on Fishing Fleet Indonesia has summoned China’s ambassador to clarify the deaths of four Indonesian crew from two Chinese-flagged vessels, Indonesia’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, after rights groups alleged the crew were mistreated and exploited. — The New York Times Indonesian airlines resume domestic passenger flights […]

Singapore morning news for May 8

Singapore morning news for May 8

Government has taken steps to enhance quality of food and facilities in migrant workers dormitories: S Iswaran Speaking in a Tamil video message to migrant workers on Tuesday (5 May), Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran assured that the Government has taken steps to enhance the quality of food and facilities in the dormitories, upon […]

Indonesia morning news for May 7

Indonesia morning news for May 7

Indonesia to resume transport operations even as it maintains ban on Hari Raya exodus Trains, buses, planes and ships in Indonesia will resume operations from Thursday (May 7), weeks earlier than planned, even as the country maintains its ban on the annual exodus ahead of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. — Straits Times Indonesia reports 367 new […]

Singapore morning news for May 7

Singapore morning news for May 7

Number of coronavirus cases crosses 20,000 in Singapore with 788 new infections The Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 788 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore as of Wednesday noon (May 6), taking the total count in the country past 20,000. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore to distribute ‘better’ reusable face masks to households […]

Indonesia morning news for May 6

Indonesia morning news for May 6

Indonesia Posts Lowest Growth in Almost Two Decades Indonesia posted its slowest growth in more than two decades as the coronavirus crisis made its effects felt in export, investment and consumption in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. — Jakarta Globe Biggest daily jump in Covid-19 cases in Indonesia Indonesia reported on Tuesday (May 5) its biggest […]

Singapore morning news for May 6

Singapore morning news for May 6

Singapore retail sales plunge 13% in sharpest drop in 22 years ​Singapore is seeing one of its worst retail slumps ever, with recent takings at the till registering their sharpest drop in nearly 22 years. — Straits Times (annoying popups) MOH preliminarily confirms additional 632 cases of COVID-19 infection; Total tally at 19,410 cases As […]

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