BRUSSELS: World powers scrambled on Thursday to build a global response to the human tragedy and once-in-a-century economic catastrophe caused by the coronavirus epidemic, as death tolls in the US and Europe soared higher.
The telecom regulator has given more details and tips on registering for 30-day free mobile internet and broadband speed upgrade ahead of the registration on Friday.
The Hong Kong government will buy 500,000 flight tickets directly from the city's airlines as part of a stimulus worth billions of Hong Kong dollars to the crippled aviation sector.
Tour operators are urging the government to help 15,000 tour operators at risk of collapse due to stagnant cash flow.
PHUKET: A recipient of the 5,000-baht handout who described it as "small change" reported to police, claiming no ill intention in posting the Facebook message.
Consumer confidence tumbled to a record low in March, a university survey showed on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic hurt economic activity and spending.
SINGAPORE: Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:
TAIPEI: Taiwan demanded an apology from the World Health Organization chief on Thursday after he accused the island's government of leading personal attacks against him and his agency's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
SINGAPORE: Migrant workers in Singapore are living in fear following a surge of coronavirus infections in their dormitories where they say cramped and filthy conditions make social distancing impossible.
HONG KONG: Asian markets were mostly in positive territory Thursday following another strong day for Wall Street as traders buy into optimism that the coronavirus crisis could be nearing its apex, while crude extended gains on hopes top producers will agree to a massive output cut.
The government approved a plan on Wednesday to allow all foreigners who entered legally to receive automatic visa extensions, to prevent long queues at immigration centres and stem the spread of the coronavirus, a senior immigration official told Reuters.