Archive for February 3rd, 2020

Chinese city of Wuhan says it should have acted sooner to contain virus

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

Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus that has quickly spread beyond China’s borders in recent days, should have taken measures sooner to contain it, the city’s [...] » More

Shanghai ramps up face mask production as supplies run out amid coronavirus scare

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

When Yu Husheng, a retired engineer, arrived at a pharmacy in Shanghai’s Xuhui district at 6am on Thursday to buy face masks for his family, he found more than 100 [...] » More

Coaches that took passengers from China evacuation flight to be ‘deep cleaned’

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News UK | 6:02 AM

The coach company that collected 110 passengers arriving on the evacuation flight out of coronavirus-hit China said its vehicles will be “deep cleaned”. At least [...] » More

Brit evacuated from coronavirus epicentre thanks cabin crew for ‘bringing us home’

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News UK | 6:02 AM

One of the British citizens evacuated from Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus outbreak originated, has thanked the cabin crew who flew them home. More than 80 Britons on [...] » More

China’s race to build temporary hospitals to fight coronavirus ‘too little too late’

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

As the number of new coronavirus cases continues to jump every day, one measure to cope with the outbreak in the province where it started building three makeshift hospitals [...] » More

Wuhan virus: Washing hands offers more protection than face masks, authorities say

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Local authorities on Friday (31 January) stressed that washing hands with soap and water would provide more protection from the Wuhan coronavirus compared to using face [...] » More

China travel curbs tightened as official admits mishandling virus

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

Countries expanded restrictions on travellers from China over a deadly virus epidemic Friday as an official admitted that a botched response had worsened an outbreak that has [...] » More

Canada gets China nod to bring home citizens amid epidemic

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

Canada’s top diplomat has gotten a nod from his Chinese counterpart to bring home nearly 200 Canadians from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, his office [...] » More

China’s Baidu delays earnings date on coronavirus fears

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

China’s Baidu Inc said on Friday it was delaying the announcement of its fourth-quarter results and advised its employees in the country to work from home for a time [...] » More

UK withdraws some staff from China embassy, consulates over virus

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

Britain is withdrawing some staff from its embassy and consulates in China due to the coronavirus, the UK government said in a statement on Saturday. “As of 31 January, [...] » More

Wuhan doctors beaten up, overworked, under supplied

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

Doctors and nurses in Wuhan are risking their lives in more ways than one. China has taken unprecedented steps to fight the deadly coronavirus outbreak that started in the [...] » More

WHO says prepare for local outbreaks; China slams US control

WHO says prepare for local outbreaks; China slams US control

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

China’s death toll from a new virus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for”domestic outbreak [...] » More

Surge in virus infections stokes fear in cities flanking China’s Wuhan

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

A jump in infections in two Chinese cities flanking Wuhan, the epicentre of a rapidly-spreading virus epidemic, is fuelling fear that new hot spots are emerging in a province [...] » More

China flies citizens home to virus-hit Wuhan

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

China has flown two planeloads of its citizens back home to Hubei, the locked-down province at the centre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak where they were greeted by [...] » More

Life as a reporter trapped in Hubei, ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak

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

As a reporter used to covering innovation and the fast-changing technology industry, I never thought I would be getting a taste of retiree life in my 20s. Getting up early, [...] » More