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JAKARTA: Indonesia has decided to send 25 badminton players to the 2020 All England Open next week and set a target of winning one gold medal, a badminton official said.
HANOI: Vietnam will launch a credit package worth 250 trillion Vietnamese dong (US$11bil) to support those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a directive approved by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Friday (March 6).
TOKYO/SHANGHAI/HONG KONG: The Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak could result in global economic losses of up to US$347bil, amid sharp declines in domestic demand and tourism, supply disruptions, and health effects, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warned in a report on Friday (March 6).
PETALING JAYA: A parishioner from a Catholic church has tested positive for Covid-19, says the Chancery of the Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Praised by the World Health Organisation for its efforts to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, Singapore warned on Friday that deaths in the city state would become "inevitable" as a global pandemic emerges.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN): The Ministry of Energy and Mines has said that the domestic distribution of electricity is likely to rise to 28,886 million kWh, worth about US$2,465 million by the end of 2020, according to its 8th five-year energy development plan for 2016-2020.
HONG KONG (AFP): The coronavirus could wipe more than US$200 billion off Asia Pacific economies this year, S&P Global ratings warned Friday (March 6), sending growth to its lowest level in more than a decade, as governments struggle to combat the disease.
JOHOR BARU: Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad has unveiled the portfolios of his state executive committee members.
BEIJING (China DAILY/ANN): A Republican senator in the United States has reportedly introduced legislation to ban federal employees from using the popular social media app TikTok on their devices, accusing the company of sharing data with the Chinese government.
Testing of the new system in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces further escalates China’s efforts to apply AI technology across a range of sectors.