Archive for January 30th, 2020

China coronavirus could hit Beijing’s ability to meet US trade war deal import demands

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus through China could sharply curtail Beijing’s ability to meet the purchasing agreement elements of the trade deal struck with [...] » More

Beijing drug store fined $434,530 for hiking price of masks

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A drugstore in the Chinese capital will be fined 3 million yuan ($434,530) for hiking the price of masks by almost six times the online rate amid a spreading virus outbreak, [...] » More

Beijing accuses US of ‘deliberate provocations’ in South China Sea as warship passes Spratly Islands

Beijing accuses US of ‘deliberate provocations’ in South China Sea as warship passes Spratly Islands

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Chinese military lashed out at the United States for “deliberate provocations” during the Lunar New Year holiday after a US warship passed by the disputed [...] » More

UAE confirms new coronavirus case in family arriving from China

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Four members of a Chinese family who arrived in the United Arab Emirates from the city of Wuhan have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, the first known cases in the [...] » More

Deaths rise to 132 in China outbreak as foreigners leave

Deaths rise to 132 in China outbreak as foreigners leave

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by a new virus that has now infected more people in China than were sickened in the [...] » More

Foreigners flown out of China virus epicentre, death toll hits 132

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Foreign airlines began suspending flights to and from China on Wednesday as global fears mounted over a coronavirus epidemic that has killed 132 people and infected around [...] » More

Wuhan virus: Singapore to impose travel restrictions on holders of Chinese passports issued in Hubei

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Authorities will stop entry or transit for new visitors who have travelled to Hubei in the last 14 days, as well as holders of Chinese passports issued in Hubei, as Singapore [...] » More

Some Singapore-listed firms announce temporary closures, shorter hours in China amid Wuhan virus

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Several Singapore-listed companies, with the latest being property giant CapitaLand, have temporarily closed or shortened their business hours in China amid the spread of the [...] » More

Singapore to deny entry to new visitors with links to Hubei

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TNP | 6:02 AM

As two more people from Wuhan were confirmed to be infected with a deadly virus, Singapore yesterday moved to ban all new visitors with travel history to Hubei or hold [...] » More

Emirates to operate daily Singapore-Penang flights from April

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Emirates will launch a new daily flight between Singapore and Penang starting April 9, the airline announced on Tuesday (January 28). “Emirates’ flight to Penang [...] » More

Wuhan virus: 2 petitions in Singapore calling to ban travellers from China making rounds

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Two online petitions calling for a ban on travellers from China have been making the rounds amid the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus that has claimed 106 lives so far. Both [...] » More

Chinese students return to virus quarantine in Singapore

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Students in Singapore have been hurriedly clearing out dormitory rooms to be used as quarantine facilities for their peers as the city-state ramps up precautionary measures [...] » More

Wuhan virus: Singapore to bar new visitors with travel history to Hubei in last 14 days

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

All new visitors with recent travel history to Hubei within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore from Wednesday (29 January) 12 noon [...] » More

Government will continue to monitor Wuhan virus situation and ‘do more if necessary’, says PM Lee

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday (January 28) that the government will continue to monitor Wuhan virus developments and do more than it already has should it be [...] » More

Workers’ Party says it fully supports multi-ministry task force’s efforts to contain Wuhan virus

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The opposition Workers’ Party (WP) has said it supports the government’s multi-ministry task force in their efforts to contain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus [...] » More