Archive for January, 2020

Four people in Taiwan’s outlying island of Penghu quarantined over coronavirus fears

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

A total of four people in Taiwan’s offshore archipelago of Penghu are now being kept in quarantine due to suspected infections of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which [...]
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‘Five Eyes’ intel alliance ties up with Japan over N. Korea

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:02 AM

The “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance of English-speaking nations has joined hands with France, Japan and South Korea in an effort to restrain North [...]
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S. Korea reports 3rd confirmed case of Wuhan coronavirus

S. Korea reports 3rd confirmed case of Wuhan coronavirus

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:02 AM

South Korea on Sunday reported its third confirmed case of the China coronavirus amid mounting fears over the spread of the pneumonia-like illness throughout China and other [...]
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N Korea names sharp-tongued army figure as foreign minister

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

North Korea has named a sharp-tongued former army officer with little foreign policy experience as its top diplomat, in a possible indication it will take a harder line with [...]
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N Korea: Kim Jong-un’s aunt makes surprise public appearance, six years after husband’s shock execution

N Korea: Kim Jong-un’s aunt makes surprise public appearance, six years after husband’s shock execution

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

Kim Jong-un’s aunt has made a surprise public appearance, six years after her husband was executed as a traitor. Kim Kyong-hui, 73, was with Kim Jong-un and other party [...]
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What’s new in the China virus outbreak

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

Almost 2,000 cases of a new viral respiratory illness have been confirmed since an outbreak began last month in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Scientists have identified the [...]
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Anxious foreigners await rescue from China virus epicentre

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

Anxious foreigners in the locked-down city that spawned China’s deadly viral epidemic say they are stranded at home, running out of food and desperate to leave, as [...]
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Coronavirus contagious even in incubation stage, China’s health authority says

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

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on Sunday that the new coronavirus is contagious even in its incubation period, which lasts up to 14 days, and that the [...]
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China orders public holiday extended to curb epidemic

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

Chinese authorities have ordered the extension of a public holiday in an effort to contain an epidemic that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000 worldwide, [...]
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Fear is also infectious: how coronavirus outbreak is unsettling a nation

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

Before packing up her car on Friday, 33-year-old Beijing resident Mo Ying sent a message to some friends on social media. It read: “I’m going into seclusion in [...]
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‘Sorry about the tasty bat’: Chinese online host apologises for travel show dining advice as Wuhan virus spreads

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

With the death toll from a coronavirus outbreak racing past 50, a Chinese internet celebrity has apologised for posting a video three years ago promoting bat as a tasty food. [...]
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China’s Shantou city will not ban cars, ships, people from entering, state media reports

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

China’s coastal city of Shantou in Guangdong province, will not ban cars, ships and people from entering the city but will strengthen disease controls such as [...]
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Commentary: Why reports of China’s economic decline are greatly exaggerated

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

“CHINA’S GDP GROWS AT SLOWEST RATE IN 29 YEARS” bellowed the Financial Times headline last week. Never mind that this rate was still three times faster than [...]
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China’s animal trade to bring more viral outbreaks: experts

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

The animal-borne SARS virus 17 years ago was supposed to be a wake-up call about consuming wildlife as food, but scientists say China’s latest epidemic indicates that [...]
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Symptoms of coronavirus: what to look for and how it is being treated

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

The numbers in China’s mystery new coronavirus are escalating fast, with more than 1,975 people infected and some 54 deaths recorded so far. While the vast bulk of [...]
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