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What the WHO does, and how US funding cuts could affect it

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - President Donald Trump's decision to halt funding for the World Health Organisation, depriving it of its biggest funding source, could have far-reaching effects in efforts to fight diseases and make healthcare more widely available across the globe.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 16-04-2020

IMF revises growth rate for Singapore and Asean's top economies downwards to -1.3 per cent due to coronavirus disruption

The slowdown in advanced economies is much more severe, with Asia's key trading partners expected to contract sharply.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 16-04-2020

Coronavirus: Mandatory for all in Singapore to wear mask when out, except for kids under 2 and those doing strenuous exercise

Those who do not risk a $300 fine. Kids below the age of two and those engaging in strenuous exercise will be exempted.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 15-04-2020

Coronavirus: China moves swiftly into developing Covid-19 vaccines

At least eight Chinese institutes and companies are said to be involved in the research and development of a vaccine for Covid-19.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 15-04-2020

Asean has to mount united response to Covid-19 pandemic, should not lose sight of longer-term goals: PM Lee

He suggested that countries can work together by sharing information and collaborating to keep trading routes and supply lines open.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 14-04-2020

China tightens Russian border checks, approves experimental coronavirus vaccine

China's north-eastern border with Russia has become a front line in the fight against a resurgence of the coronavirus epidemic.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 14-04-2020

Coronavirus: WHO chief defends handling of pandemic against Trump criticism

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for unity and a halt to "politicisation" of the global health crisis.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 09-04-2020

Coronavirus: As delivery workers emerge as frontline soldiers, India's government warms to e-commerce

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Three days after India imposed a nationwide lockdown, Devender Singh revved up his motorcycle to deliver meat and eggs to customers - but his heart was in his mouth as he closed in on a police barricade on a deserted New Delhi road.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 09-04-2020

Coronavirus: Wuhan reopens major transport links after 2-month lockdown

Tens of thousands are expected to leave Wuhan via rail after a major lockdown to contain a coronavirus outbreak was lifted at midnight.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 08-04-2020

Singapore sets aside $60 billion for fight against coronavirus: DPM Heng

Parliament yesterday urgently approved plans to heavily subsidise the wage bills of more than 1.9 million workers, support their families and keep businesses afloat, marshalling an extra $54 billion in Singapore's fight against the coronavirus.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 08-04-2020

Coronavirus: Britain faces leadership crisis with PM Boris Johnson in intensive care

Mr Johnson was receiving oxygen treatment at St Thomas' Hospital in London to help his breathing, but was conscious and not on a ventilator.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 07-04-2020

India lifts restrictions on 24 drug exports amid coronavirus pandemic

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - India, the world's main supplier of generic drugs, has lifted restrictions on the export of 24 pharmaceutical ingredients and medicines made from them, the government said in a statement.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 07-04-2020

British PM Boris Johnson still in hospital with persistent coronavirus symptoms

Mr Johnson, who was isolating in Downing Street after testing positive last month, still had a high temperature.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 06-04-2020

Italy starts to look ahead to ‘phase two’ as coronavirus death toll slows

MILAN (REUTERS) - Italy reported its lowest daily Covid-19 death toll for more than two weeks on Sunday (April 5) as authorities began to look ahead to a second phase of the battle against the new coronavirus once the lockdown imposed almost a month ago is eventually eased.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 06-04-2020

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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: 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 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: 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

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: 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

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