Indonesia morning news for July 1

Indonesia morning news for July 1

Indonesia records highest daily COVID-19 death toll yet The Health Ministry announced that 71 more people died of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest reported death toll in a day so far, bringing the total fatalities to 2,876. — The Jakarta Post COVID-19: Here are the requirements for those seeking to travel to, within Indonesia The […]

Singapore morning news for July 1

Singapore morning news for July 1

Electricity tariff to fall 15% from July to September The electricity tariff will fall by an average of 15 per cent for the period from Jul 1 to Sep 30 due to lower energy costs, said SP Group on Tuesday (Jun 30). — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Coronavirus: Doctors expect rise in acute respiratory […]

Indonesia morning news for June 30

Indonesia morning news for June 30

Indonesia’s V-Shaped Recovery Looks Elusive as Infections Spike Indonesia is struggling to contain a surge in coronavirus cases in the world’s fourth-most populous nation, casting doubts on the likelihood of a V-shaped recovery for the economy. — Bloomberg Indonesia reports 1,082 new coronavirus cases, 51 deaths Indonesia reported 1,082 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking […]

Singapore morning news for June 30

Singapore morning news for June 30

Tobacco product packaging to be standardised from July 1 The packaging will include enlarged graphic health warnings, and will apply to all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, beedies, ang hoon and other roll-your-own tobacco products. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore reports 202 new COVID-19 cases; 6 infections in community Singapore reported 202 new […]

Indonesia morning news for June 29

Indonesia morning news for June 29

Indonesia sees 1,385 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours Covid-19 infections in Indonesia exceeded 52,000 cases on Saturday after 1,385 new cases were reported over the preceding 24 hours. — New Straits Times Indonesia Issues Regulation on Taxing Digital Services Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance issued Regulation No. 48/PMK.03/2020 (Reg 48/2020) in May 2020, which imposes […]

Singapore morning news for June 29

Singapore morning news for June 29

Singapore’s factory output falls 7.4% in May after 2 months of growth Singapore’s manufacturing output fell 7.4 per cent year-on-year in May after two straight months of increase as demand weakened across most segments, with only the biomedical manufacturing cluster reporting gains. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Casinos, Universal Studios, Singapore Zoo among 13 […]

Indonesia morning news for June 26

Indonesia morning news for June 26

Indonesian Virus Cases Top 50,000 as President Warns of Crisis The number of coronavirus cases in Indonesia exceeded 50,000 as easing of social distancing rules sparked a resurgence in cases, prompting President Joko Widodo to order increased surveillance in the nation’s newest hot spot for infections. — Bloomberg IMF Cuts Indonesia’s Growth Projection The International […]

Singapore morning news for June 26

Singapore morning news for June 26

COVID-19: Every Singapore resident to get a pair of reusable masks from Jun 29 Singapore residents will be able to collect a free pair of reusable antimicrobial masks from next Monday (Jun 29) as part of ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Covid-19 case numbers expected to […]

Trial finds experimental chikungunya vaccine CHIKV VLP is safe

Trial finds experimental chikungunya vaccine CHIKV VLP is safe

A Phase 2 trial by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of an experimental chikungunya vaccine has been found to be safe and well-tolerated, producing durable immune responses in healthy volunteers. Detailed in a paper published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in May, the NIAID trial comprised 400 […]

Indonesia morning news for June 25

Indonesia morning news for June 25

Suspected Rohingya Refugee Boat Floating Off Indonesia A boat carrying almost 100 suspected Rohingya refugees was floating several miles off the coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province on Wednesday after being rescued by fishermen, authorities said. — The New York Times Indonesia reports 1,113 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by […]

Singapore morning news for June 25

Singapore morning news for June 25

Singapore on track to roll out 5G by 2025; Singtel, StarHub-M1 joint venture issued final awards Singapore is on track to offer nationwide 5G coverage by 2025, after Singtel and a joint venture by StarHub and M1 were on Wednesday (Jun 24) issued final awards to operate networks here. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) […]

Indonesia morning news for June 24

Indonesia morning news for June 24

AIIB approves $1 billion loan for Indonesia’s COVID-19 response The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a China-backed multilateral development bank, announced on Tuesday that it had approved a US$1 billion loan to help strengthen Indonesia’s health and economic responses to the COVID-19 crisis. — The Jakarta Post Govt to Require Public Transport Passengers to Undergo […]