Singapore News Asia Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:59:09 +0800Malaysia’s COVID-19 cases cross the 4,000 mark, new sub-cluster detected in Negeri Sembilan
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported another 156 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday (Apr 8), pushing the total past 4,000.
The total number of cases had gone past 3,000 last Thursday. With 4,119 infections now, Malaysia is still the worst-hit country in Sout...Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:08:53 +0800Donations pour in but India's 'PM CARES' coronavirus fund faces criticism
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for creating a new coronavirus relief fund when about US$500 million (£405.91 million) was lying unspent in an older fund, even as top businesses and celebrities pledge millions of dollars in n...Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:43:49 +0800East Timor PM withdraws resignation to tackle coronavirus
The prime minister of East Timor withdrew his resignation on Wednesday, saying he would stay in power to oversee the battle against the coronavirus pandemic as the government approved a US$250-million (£202.96 million) fund to fight it.Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:26:04 +0800India considers narrowing lockdown to coronavirus hotspots
India is considering plans to seal off coronavirus hotspots in Delhi, Mumbai and parts of the south while easing curbs elsewhere as a way out of a three-week lockdown that has caused deep economic distress, officials said on Wednesday.Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:52:47 +0800Jakarta coffin maker faces gruelling days as coronavirus death toll climbs
As debate rages about the true death toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia, Jakarta coffin maker Sahroni has been too busy to pay the issue much attention.
Singapore Today Online Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:01:20 +0000Explainer: Can I… ? Your questions on the new ‘circuit-breaker’ laws answered
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:29:16 +0000Man nabbed at Changi Airport trying to smuggle rhino horns to Vietnam jailed 17 months
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:58:58 +0000Covid-19 pandemic could lead to 150,000 to 200,000 retrenchments, say economists
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 07:56:58 +0000Owner of swanky pet hotel fined for selling cats without licence
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 07:12:01 +0000New S$30m grant to help local farmers ramp up food production in next 6 to 24 months