Indonesia morning news for June 8

Indonesia morning news for June 8

Academic Year to Start on Schedule, But Classes May Need to Wait The government plans to start the new academic year normally in July, but classes may reopen at a later time due to national health crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak, an education official has said. — Jakarta Globe Indonesia reports 672 new COVID-19 […]

Singapore morning news for June 8

Singapore morning news for June 8

Circuit breaker sends April retail sales into sharpest fall in 30 years SINGAPORE’S retail sales tumbled 40.5 per cent year on year in April – the sharpest fall in more than three decades – triggered by “circuit-breaker” measures implemented between April 7 and June 1 to contain the Covid-19 outbreak. — The Business Times Parliament […]

Indonesia morning news for June 5

Indonesia morning news for June 5

Jakarta Extends Large-Scale Social Restriction, Declares June a ‘Transition Period’ Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan on Thursday extended the city’s large-scale social restriction, or PSBB, until at least the end of June as the capital city enters what he called a “transition period” in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. — Jakarta Globe New protocol requires […]

Singapore morning news for June 5

Singapore morning news for June 5

Budget 2020 Care and Support cash payouts to be made to eligible S’poreans from 18 June: MOF Eligible Singaporeans will be receiving cash payouts under the Unity and Resilience Budgets’ Care and Support Package starting 18 June, said the Ministry of Finance (MOF). — The Online Citizen Visitor arrivals to Singapore hit historic low in […]

Indonesia morning news for June 4

Indonesia morning news for June 4

Indonesia’s economy may shrink 3.5% if PSBB last for 4 months: World Bank Indonesia’s economy may shrink 3.5 percent this year should the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) imposed by several regional administrations nationwide last for four months, according to a worst-case projection by the World Bank, as the government rushes to reopen the virus-battered economy. […]

Singapore morning news for June 4

Singapore morning news for June 4

Singapore’s COVID-19 cases top 36,000 after 569 new infections reported The number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore crossed the 36,000 mark on Wednesday (Jun 3) with 569 new infections confirmed as of noon. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Singapore PMI improves in May, but still in contractionary mode IN May, Singapore’s factory sentiment improved […]

Indonesia morning news for June 3

Indonesia morning news for June 3

Indonesia announces cancellation of Hajj pilgrimage 2020 amid COVID-19 The Indonesian government announced its decision to not send Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. — Antara News Indonesia records 20-year low inflation around Idul Fitri as pandemic upends purchasing power Indonesia booked record low inflation in May leading up to […]

Singapore morning news for June 3

Singapore morning news for June 3

COVID-19 laws in force indefinitely after amendments which include new details for post-circuit breaker Amendments to the COVID-19 regulations, which were published in the Government Gazette just before they expired on Jun 2, mean the laws are now in force indefinitely and not just during the circuit breaker period. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) […]

Indonesia morning news for June 2

Indonesia morning news for June 2

Indonesian policeman killed by sword-wielding militant A sword-wielding militant killed an Indonesian policeman and critically injured another on Monday (Jun 1) in what authorities described as a terror attack by suspected Islamic State-linked extremists. — CNA Govt to offer assistance to COVID-19-impacted citizens until December Social Affairs Minister Juliari Peter Batubara revealed that the government […]

Singapore morning news for June 2

Singapore morning news for June 2

Work pass holders urged to follow safe distancing rules or risk having passes revoked: MOM More than 100 Employment Pass (EP) holders had their work passes revoked in the last three years after being convicted of criminal offences or for making false declarations in work pass applications. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore confirms 408 […]

Indonesia morning news for June 1

Indonesia morning news for June 1

World Bank approves $250 million loan to support Indonesia’s COVID-19’s response The World Bank has agreed to provide a US$250 million loan to support Indonesia’s COVID-19 response, the organization’s board of executive directors announced recently. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia Reports 700 New Coronavirus Infections Indonesia reported on Sunday 700 new coronavirus infections, taking the […]

Singapore morning news for June 1

Singapore morning news for June 1

No workplace gatherings, socialising among employees when office operations resume after COVID-19 circuit breaker: MOM Employees should not socialise during or outside working hours, even when office operations resume during Phase 1 of Singapore’s reopening following the end of the COVID-19 circuit breaker period. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) New measures for foreign workers […]

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