Indonesia morning news for March 26

Indonesia morning news for March 26

Indonesia’s health system on the brink as coronavirus surge looms Indonesia has a significant deficit in hospital beds, medical staff and intensive care facilities as health experts warn that it is primed to become a new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data reviewed by Reuters. — Reuters Indonesia records 790 COVID-19 positive cases, […]

Singapore morning news for March 26

Singapore morning news for March 26

Coronavirus: Singapore and Malaysia align protocols for border screening, return of travellers exhibiting symptoms The two countries agreed on applying the same cut-off of 37.5 deg C for the definition of travellers with a fever at the second meeting of the Singapore-Malaysia joint working group. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Coronavirus: Record 73 new cases; […]

Indonesia morning news for March 25

Indonesia morning news for March 25

Indonesia’s Covid-19 Deaths Climb to 55, New Cases Hit Biggest Single-Day Rise Six more people have died from coronavirus in Indonesia over the last two days, bringing the country’s death toll from Covid-19 to 55 as a worrisome trend continues where the number of deaths keeps beating the number of patients recovering from the disease. […]

Singapore morning news for March 25

Singapore morning news for March 25

S’poreans who travel abroad from Mar. 27 to be charged unsubsidised rates at public hospitals for Covid-19 symptoms Any work pass holder or their dependant who leaves Singapore from March 27, 2020, will be deprioritised for entry approval. — Mothership Covid-19: Fine & jail term for those who breach SHN measures in S’pore The Ministry […]

Indonesia morning news for March 24

Indonesia morning news for March 24

Indonesia Coronavirus Update: 579 Cases, 30 Recovered, 49 Deaths The Indonesian government spokesman for the coronavirus outbreak mitigation Achmad Yurianto, announced 65 new confirmed cases of the virus disease or COVID-19 on Monday, March 23, 2020. — Tempo.co Indonesia produces chloroquine, anti-malaria drug tested as possible treatment for COVID-19 President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on […]

Singapore morning news for March 24

Singapore morning news for March 24

Singapore core inflation falls into negative territory for the first time in a decade Singapore’s main price gauge slipped into deflation for the first time in more than a decade in February, data showed on Monday (Mar 23). — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) All travellers entering S’pore must submit health declaration from Mar. 27 […]

Indonesia morning news for March 23

Indonesia morning news for March 23

Some 70,000 Indonesians could be infected with COVID-19 before Ramadan, scientists say If the Indonesian authorities failed to take drastic measures to slow down the spread of COVID-19, the country could have tens of thousands of cases by April, or shortly before Idul the Fitri holiday, scientists have warned. — The Jakarta Post Six Indonesian […]

Singapore morning news for March 23

Singapore morning news for March 23

No entry or transit through Singapore for all short-term visitors amid heightened risk of imported COVID-19 cases: MOH Singapore will not allow short-term visitors to enter or transit through the country in view of the heightened risk of importation of COVID-19 cases, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (Mar 22). — Channel NewsAsia […]

Food insecurity: left starving in a foodie paradise (video)

Unsightly issues such as food insecurity and hunger have been left in shadows of Singapore’s strictly regulated and orderly social structure. This report by CNA Insider lifts the lid on those starving in a foodie’s paradise. In a nation ranked No. 1 on The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Food Security Index in December 2019, what […]

Indonesia morning news for March 20

Indonesia morning news for March 20

Indonesia should ‘prepare for the worst’ on coronavirus, Red Cross says Indonesia is likely to have a far higher number of coronavirus cases than it has reported due to low levels of testing and needs to consider tougher measures like lockdowns, the head of the country’s Red Cross told Reuters. — Reuters President Jokowi, First […]

Singapore morning news for March 20

Singapore morning news for March 20

Coronavirus: Schools, kindergartens to reopen on Monday; students, staff who return from overseas from March 14 have to isolate for 14 days Schools will suspend all co-curricular activities and students have to sit farther apart. — Straits Times (annoying popups) 32 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, 75% of which are imported Returning residents and long-term […]

Indonesia morning news for March 19

Indonesia morning news for March 19

President, ministers’ medical test results won’t be revealed to public: Health minister The Health Ministry announced Tuesday that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, along with his aides in the Cabinet, had been tested for COVID-19 following the positive case of Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. — The Jakarta Post It’s a non-emergency emergency, BNPB says regarding […]

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