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Coronavirus: Antibody tests key to ending Covid-19 lockdowns

Coronavirus: Antibody tests key to ending Covid-19 lockdowns

PARIS (AFP) - It's the key that opens to door from total lockdown: serologic testing, which will show definitively who has contracted Covid-19 and is in theory safe to return to work.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 03-04-2020
Coronavirus: Thailand announces nationwide curfew starting Friday

Coronavirus: Thailand announces nationwide curfew starting Friday

BANGKOK - Thailand will go under a nationwide nighttime curfew from Friday (April 3), in the latest measure to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 03-04-2020
Coronavirus infections growing exponentially, deaths near 50,000, says WHO

Coronavirus infections growing exponentially, deaths near 50,000, says WHO

The WHO chief urged governments to implement social welfare measures to ensure that vulnerable people have access to food during the crisis.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 02-04-2020
Australia begins pre-clinical testing for coronavirus vaccine

Australia begins pre-clinical testing for coronavirus vaccine

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australia's national science agency said on Thursday (April 2) it has commenced the first stage of testing potential vaccines for Covid-19, as it joins a global race to halt the coronavirus pandemic.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 02-04-2020
Coronavirus the worst global crisis since WWII, says UN chief Guterres

Coronavirus the worst global crisis since WWII, says UN chief Guterres

"We are slowly moving in the right direction, but we need to speed up, and we need to do much more if we want to defeat the virus," he said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 01-04-2020
Indonesia announces $35 billion coronavirus budget, anticipates 5% deficit in historic move

Indonesia announces $35 billion coronavirus budget, anticipates 5% deficit in historic move

The move comes as Indonesia declared a public health emergency that involves imposing large-scale social restrictions as stipulated in the Health Quarantine Law.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 01-04-2020
Covid-19 pandemic will erase gains, may see 11 million driven into poverty in East Asia and Pacific: World Bank

Covid-19 pandemic will erase gains, may see 11 million driven into poverty in East Asia and Pacific: World Bank

Low wage and informal sector workers are the most vulnerable, the World Bank warns.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 31-03-2020
Indonesia to temporarily ban all foreign arrivals, transits to curb further spread of coronavirus

Indonesia to temporarily ban all foreign arrivals, transits to curb further spread of coronavirus

Exceptions to the ban include those with work permits as well as diplomats.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 31-03-2020
Coronavirus: Trump backs off plan to reopen businesses by Easter, extends social distancing guidelines to April 30

Coronavirus: Trump backs off plan to reopen businesses by Easter, extends social distancing guidelines to April 30

Mr Trump also accused hospitals of hoarding ventilators that are in scarce supply across the United States.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 30-03-2020
Government mounting fiscal firepower; fighting Covid-19 'number one job': DPM Heng

Government mounting fiscal firepower; fighting Covid-19 'number one job': DPM Heng

"Our monetary and fiscal policy need to complement each other. We look at how to maintain price stability and the conditions for longer term growth," he said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 30-03-2020
Panic-buying in Tokyo as residents asked to hunker down for weekend

Panic-buying in Tokyo as residents asked to hunker down for weekend

Residents were stocking up on everything from instant noodles and rice to toiletries and fresh produce, despite public-service warnings against hoarding.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 27-03-2020
Italy suffers setback to hopes that its coronavirus epidemic might be in retreat

Italy suffers setback to hopes that its coronavirus epidemic might be in retreat

ROME (REUTERS) - Hopes that Italy's coronavirus epidemic might be in retreat suffered a setback on Thursday when data showed that both the number of new cases and deaths had ticked higher, underscoring how hard it is to halt the disease.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 27-03-2020
Coronavirus: Downturn will be worse than 2008, WTO says

Coronavirus: Downturn will be worse than 2008, WTO says

The World Trade Organisation's chief said countries could take important steps to limit immediate economic damage and lay the foundations for a long-term recovery, urging them to work together.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 26-03-2020
New York sees glimmer of progress against coronavirus thanks to 'social distancing'; New Orleans on track to become next US epicentre

New York sees glimmer of progress against coronavirus thanks to 'social distancing'; New Orleans on track to become next US epicentre

NEW YORK/AUSTIN (REUTERS) - New York state, leading the country in coronavirus infections and deaths, has begun showing tentative signs of slowing the spread of the disease, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday (March 25), while the health crisis deepened in hard-hit New Orleans and elsewhere.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 26-03-2020
Coronavirus: Malaysia's movement restrictions extended to April 14

Coronavirus: Malaysia's movement restrictions extended to April 14

PM Muhyiddin Yassin said the government decided on the two-week extension as the number of new Covid-19 infections "is expected to continue for a while before new cases begin to reduce".

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 25-03-2020
New Zealand PM Ardern declares national emergency as country reports 50 new coronavirus cases

New Zealand PM Ardern declares national emergency as country reports 50 new coronavirus cases

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a state of national emergency as the country prepares to go into a complete lockdown at midnight to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 25-03-2020
Coronavirus: How South Korea flattened the curve

Coronavirus: How South Korea flattened the curve

SEOUL (NYTIMES) - No matter how you look at the numbers, one country stands out from the rest: South Korea.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 24-03-2020
Beijing tightens quarantine rules for overseas travellers as China reports two-fold increase in new coronavirus cases

Beijing tightens quarantine rules for overseas travellers as China reports two-fold increase in new coronavirus cases

China had 78 new cases on Monday, of which 74 were imported infections.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 24-03-2020
Coronavirus: Canada first country to withdraw from 2020 Summer Games, others welcome talk of Olympics postponement

Coronavirus: Canada first country to withdraw from 2020 Summer Games, others welcome talk of Olympics postponement

Opposition to holding the Games in July has risen sharply with several major stakeholders and some national Olympic committees calling for a delay because of the pandemic.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 23-03-2020
New Zealand announces move to enter lockdown over next 48 hours

New Zealand announces move to enter lockdown over next 48 hours

WELLINGTON (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday (March 23) the country will move into its highest alert level, with all-non-essential services, schools and offices to be shut over the next 48 hours.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 23-03-2020
China sees zero local coronavirus cases for second day, hits new record on imported cases

China sees zero local coronavirus cases for second day, hits new record on imported cases

Of the 39 new imported infections, 14 were in Guangdong, eight in Shanghai and six in Beijing.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 20-03-2020
Cathay Pacific scraps 96% of flights as coronavirus stops travel

Cathay Pacific scraps 96% of flights as coronavirus stops travel

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Cathay Pacific Airways will slash passenger capacity by 96 per cent in April and May as the coronavirus shuts down travel across the world.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 20-03-2020
Coronavirus: China’s Wuhan reports no new infections for first time, imported cases surge

Coronavirus: China’s Wuhan reports no new infections for first time, imported cases surge

This is the biggest daily increase in two weeks.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 19-03-2020
DBS says Singapore recession 'inevitable'; expects 2nd stimulus package of $14-16 billion

DBS says Singapore recession 'inevitable'; expects 2nd stimulus package of $14-16 billion

SINGAPORE - A recession in Singapore appears "inevitable", said DBS Bank as it now sees the economy shrinking by 0.5 per cent this year, instead of the 0.9 per cent growth it forecast last month.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 19-03-2020
Coronavirus: Leaders shut Europe's borders to fight outbreak

Coronavirus: Leaders shut Europe's borders to fight outbreak

BERLIN (AFP, NYTIMES) - The European Union will impose an entry ban on travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days to battle the spread of the coronavirus, European leaders decided on Tuesday (March 17).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 18-03-2020
Coronavirus: 108,000 affected workers to each get one-time payment of up to $300

Coronavirus: 108,000 affected workers to each get one-time payment of up to $300

SINGAPORE - A one-time payment of up to $300 will be given to about 108,000 workers who lose their jobs or suffer income losses due to the coronavirus outbreak, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) said on Wednesday (March 18), as the pandemic continues to take a toll on the global economy.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 18-03-2020
S'pore has contingency plans for supply disruption from Malaysia, sufficient stockpile if everyone buys responsibly: Chan Chun Sing

S'pore has contingency plans for supply disruption from Malaysia, sufficient stockpile if everyone buys responsibly: Chan Chun Sing

Singapore has more than three months worth of stockpile, said Mr Chan.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 17-03-2020
Asia stocks seesaw, US futures jump after historic market rout; STI down 1%

Asia stocks seesaw, US futures jump after historic market rout; STI down 1%

Tokyo's key Nikkei index opened down 3 per cent, while South Korea's Kospi index sank 4.3 per cent after markets opened.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 17-03-2020
US clinical trial for coronavirus vaccine to begin on Monday

US clinical trial for coronavirus vaccine to begin on Monday

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A clinical trial to evaluate a vaccine designed to protect against the new coronavirus will begin on Monday (March 16), the Associated Press reported, citing an unnamed US government official.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 16-03-2020
Explosion at Petronas-Aramco refining complex in Malaysia's Johor kills 4

Explosion at Petronas-Aramco refining complex in Malaysia's Johor kills 4

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A fire and explosion occurred at the Pengerang refining and petrochemicals complex in Malaysia's southern state of Johor, leaving four dead and one missing.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 16-03-2020
Stock rout eases in Asia amid wild trading: STI pares losses to 2%

Stock rout eases in Asia amid wild trading: STI pares losses to 2%

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG, REUTERS) - Asian stocks sharply pared losses on Friday afternoon (March 13) following the worst Wall Street session since 1987, as US futures pushed higher.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 13-03-2020
SIA expected to cut more flights to Europe

SIA expected to cut more flights to Europe

An SIA spokesman said Singapore Airlines is assessing the impact of Friday's (March 13) announcements by the Singapore Government on its operations.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 13-03-2020
Stocks plunge in Asia with pandemic declared, Trump travel ban; STI down 3.5%

Stocks plunge in Asia with pandemic declared, Trump travel ban; STI down 3.5%

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Global shares were set for a rocky ride on Thursday (March 12) as investors tally the economic damage of coronavirus, a day after the US Dow Jones industrials entered bear market territory and world health officials declared the coronavirus a pandemic.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 12-03-2020