Archive for January 30th, 2020

China virus: Malaysia halts partial visa issuance

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

Malaysia has stopped issuing visas to Chinese nationals from regions in the country affected by novel coronavirus outbreak. Kuala Lumpur said that it was following World [...] » More

Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus

Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus

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

Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make [...] » More

WHO weighs science and politics in global virus emergency decision

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

Most of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) criteria for declaring a global emergency have been met, but it is awaiting clear evidence of a sustained spread of the [...] » More