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China’s virus crackdown leaves millions working at home

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

In the middle of a phone call with a customer, an important visitor knocks on Michael Xiong’s door: his 3-year-old son. Xiong, a salesman in Chibi, a city near the [...]
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Coronavirus spells brutal Valentine’s Day for Shanghai dining spots

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

As Valentine’s Day nears on Friday, Shanghai restaurant owner Bill Hu finds himself unusually free. The lights are out at seul&SEUL, his French fine dining spot in [...]
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Chinese property firms bank on virtual reality as virus fears hit market

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s property developers and realtors are turning to virtual reality salesrooms and livestream marketing to thaw a frozen market as the coronavirus epidemic keeps [...]
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Virus death toll nears 1,400 in China, with 5,090 new cases

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400. The National Health Commission said 121 more [...]
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Fake flyers and face-mask fear: California fights coronavirus discrimination

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A flyer in Los Angeles’ Carson area, with a fake seal of the World Health Organization, tells residents to avoid Asian-American businesses like Panda Express because of [...]
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Coronavirus evacuees freed from quarantine as officials warn ‘many more’ in UK may need to self-isolate

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

Eighty-three people were freed from their coronavirus quarantine on Thursday as officials warned that “many more” may have to self-isolate at home to stop the [...]
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Coronavirus scare leaves China’s empty restaurants selling off stocks

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Wang Chuanchao shuttered his restaurant in central Beijing three weeks ago as the scare over the coronavirus epidemic in country kept customers away and now he’s [...]
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White House ‘disappointed’ in China’s virus transparency

White House ‘disappointed’ in China’s virus transparency

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The United States feels let down by a lack of transparency from China over the new-coronavirus crisis, a senior White House official said Thursday, contradicting President [...]
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Coronavirus: Wuhan doctors battle outbreak in diapers as masks rub their faces raw

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Medical personnel in Wuhan, outfitted in protective suits as they battle the coronavirus outbreak, wear diapers as they work through gruelling shifts, often until skin [...]
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China’s coronavirus numbers highlight the challenges of an evolving epidemic

China’s coronavirus numbers highlight the challenges of an evolving epidemic

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

When China reported a drop in the number of new cases of the deadly coronavirus earlier this week, hopes were raised that the outbreak might be slowing down. But on Thursday, [...]
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Plasma treatment hope in coronavirus fight as China reports 5,090 new cases

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China reported 5,090 new cases of coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the total number in mainland China to 63,851. The National Health Commission said 121 new [...]
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Experts fear China reluctant to accept WHO ground mission

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China is dragging its heels in accepting help on the ground from international health specialists, diplomats and experts said on Thursday, noting four days after a World [...]
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Love in the time of coronavirus: A quiet Valentine’s Day in China

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Couples around China settled for a quiet Valentine’s Day this year, with COVID-19 intruding as an unwelcome third-wheel in romantic celebrations It was supposed to be a [...]
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China says 1,716 health workers infected by coronavirus, six dead

China says 1,716 health workers infected by coronavirus, six dead

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A senior Chinese health official said on Friday 1,716 health workers have been infected by the coronavirus and six of them have died. National Health Commission vice minister [...]
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Huawei, Meng face new US charges of trade secrets theft

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Chinese tech giant Huawei was hit Thursday with fresh US criminal charges alleging a “decades-long” effort to steal trade secrets from American companies. A US [...]
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