Archive for February 3rd, 2020

Coronavirus: HK law student living in Wuhan rarely ventures out these days, but sees no need to panic or leave

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

For Chen Yijing, a Hong Kong resident in Wuhan, living in the epicentre of an epidemic that has stirred fears the world over is not nearly as scary as some might imagine. [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK leader Carrie Lam says total border shutdown with mainland China discriminatory, but will ramp up quarantine measures

Coronavirus: HK leader Carrie Lam says total border shutdown with mainland China discriminatory, but will ramp up quarantine measures

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

Hong Kong’s beleaguered government on Friday rejected public calls for a total shutdown of the city’s borders to protect it from the deadly coronavirus that [...] » More

Coronavirus: number of cases in HK could jump almost 2,000 per cent in next two weeks, scientist predicts

Coronavirus: number of cases in HK could jump almost 2,000 per cent in next two weeks, scientist predicts

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

Hong Kong could see an almost 2,000 per cent increase in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus over the next two weeks as people return to the city from mainland China [...] » More

As coronavirus spreads, so do spurious online claims about it in HK

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

A surge in fake news surrounding face masks in recent days has left the Hong Kong government and social media platforms trying to stem a tide of misinformation shared among [...] » More

Coronavirus: Lawmaker, local factory team for reusable, antibacterial masks, though efficacy against viruses unknown

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

Hong Kong’s textile industry could start making and selling reusable surgical masks using an antibacterial fabric within 10 days amid the city’s ongoing shortage, [...] » More

As residents clamour for surgical masks in coronavirus-hit HK, 25,000 stolen from warehouse

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

Thieves made off with 25,000 surgical masks from the stock of a Hong Kong businesswoman on Friday, as panicked residents stocked up on the face coverings amid fears of a [...] » More

Taiwanese airlines worried about reports of Italian flight ban over coronavirus

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese airlines were investigating reports Friday (January 31) evening that Italy had banned all flights from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan amid growing fears of the [...] » More

Taiwan to spend NT$200 million and ramp up mask production to 10 million a day

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

As the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic continues to escalate around the world, Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang has decided to speed up production of surgical and N95 masks to 10 [...] » More

Taiwan Finance minister says now not the time to intervene in markets

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

Now is not the time for Taiwan’s National Stabilisation Fund to intervene in the stock markets, which rebounded after a big fall the previous day on fears of the spread [...] » More

CAL, EVA affected by Italy’s suspension of Taiwan flights

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Taiwan-based carriers China Airlines (CAL) and EVA Airways were impacted by the Italian government’s decision Friday to ban flights originating from Taiwan, following [...] » More

CHEN: China needs to stop blocking Taiwan from the WHO

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Toronto Sun | 6:02 AM

When pandemics strike, it is crucial that all countries are able to work together to manage and combat the threat. This is especially true with the novel coronavirus that has [...] » More

Taiwan’s female politicians forge path to equality

Taiwan’s female politicians forge path to equality

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:02 AM

In skinny jeans and chilly pepper red sneakers matching her lipstick, Kao Chia-yu was greeted like a film celebrity by her constituents. Shouts of [...] » More

(3rd LD) S. Korea reports 12th confirmed case of novel coronavirus

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:02 AM

South Korea on Saturday reported its 12th confirmed case of the novel coronavirus and said it is checking 70 others with symptoms, as the country tightens quarantine efforts [...] » More

Commentary: Coronavirus Where should Koreans evacuated from Wuhan stay?

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

In the South Korean city of Asan this week, residents held angry protests decrying their government’s decision to quarantine South Koreans evacuated from the Chinese [...] » More

Korea January exports fall for 14th straight month, virus threat looms

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

South Korean exports suffered a sharper contraction in January, falling for a 14th straight month as worsening sentiment over the new coronavirus and the effect from fewer [...] » More