Archive for February 4th, 2020

Hundreds of schools to stay closed on coronavirus fear

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

A growing number of schools here are postponing the start of their spring semesters to prevent the possible spread of the new coronavirus among children, according to the [...] » More

IBK, KDB feared to offer board seats to union

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Critics are expressing growing concerns as State-run banks have expressed a willingness to adopt a “co-determination system,” where employees or their [...] » More

Aussie award shows diversity in business ties with Korea

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Australian Ambassador to Korea James Choi wanted this year’s Australia-Korea Business Awards to showcase the diversity and the broad scope of Australia’s economy [...] » More

Calls grow for outright entry ban of Chinese

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The government’s plan to ban the entry of foreigners who’ve been to Hubei Province, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, will be ineffective, [...] » More

Korea to bar people who visited virus-hit province in China Yonhap

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

South Korea will bar entry by foreigners who have visited Hubei Province, the epicentre of a new coronavirus outbreak in China, South Korea’s prime minister said on [...] » More

Police to crack down mask hoarding amid rising complaints

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

Police will launch an investigation into recent complaints of mask hoarding amid an unprecedented surge in demand for facial masks due to the coronavirus outbreak, officials [...] » More

[News Focus] Korea’s payouts for jobless people soar 103pct in 5 years

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

In the early and mid-2010s, the government’s yearly payouts for jobless people ranged between 3.3 trillion won ($2.7 billion) and 4.5 trillion won. Amid moderate growth [...] » More

More than half of China extends shutdown over virus

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

The majority of China’s growth hubs have delayed the resumption of business by at least a week as the country tries to control the spread of a new coronavirus that has [...] » More

Coronavirus: 11 more British nationals evacuated from Wuhan set to arrive back in UK

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

Coronavirus: 11 more British nationals evacuated from Wuhan set to arrive back in UK Eleven more British nationals are set to arrive back in Britain on Sunday after being [...] » More

China finishes new hospital for virus patients as toll grows

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

China sent medical workers and equipment Monday to its just-completed, 1,000-bed hospital for treating victims of a new virus that has caused 362 deaths and more than 17,300 [...] » More

New Zealand to bar entry to foreigners travelling from mainland China

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

New Zealand announced on Sunday it would bar entry into the country from all foreign nationals arriving from mainland China due too the increasing threat from the coronavirus [...] » More

Chinese stocks plunged 8pct. It’s the worst day in years

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

The Shanghai Composite (SHCOMP) plummeted 7.7 percent and the Shenzhen Component Index fell nearly 8.5 percent on their first day of trading after an extended Lunar New Year [...] » More

Coronavirus claims first life outside China as Wuhan enforces quarantine for all suspected patients

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

As the Philippines on Sunday became the first country outside China to report a death from the new coronavirus, authorities in Wuhan announced plans to quarantine all [...] » More

Coronavirus suspects in Wuhan ordered to go to quarantine zones

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

Anyone in Wuhan who is suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus or has been in close contact with a confirmed case must relocate to a dedicated quarantine centre, [...] » More

36 evacuated from China to France show virus symptoms: minister

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

Tests for the coronavirus on about 20 people who arrived on France on an evacuation flight from China have come back negative, authorities said Monday. A total of 254 people [...] » More