Archive for February 5th, 2020

Coronavirus: Carrie Lam orders HK officials not to wear masks to save stocks for medical workers

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has ordered government officials not to wear surgical masks except in limited circumstances, to save supplies for medical staff on the front line of [...]
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Coronavirus: HK faces escalated medical strike despite government move to expand border closures

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled leader has buckled under intense public and political pressure to announce a further closure of the city’s borders with mainland China to [...]
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Hospitals cut services as worried HK has 1st death

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong hospitals cut services as medical workers were striking for a second day Tuesday to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely to ward off a virus [...]
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Taiwan approves new rationing system for surgical masks

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Faced with continued shortages of surgical masks amid fears of the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, Taiwan’s government will soon institute a registration system to [...]
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Taiwan’s new mask-rationing system kicks in on Thursday

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s new rationing system for masks will limit 2 per person per week at NHO-contracted drugstores On an effort to stem the tide of panic buying, hoarding, and [...]
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Taiwan duo in hot water for smuggling heroin in instant noodles

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Two Taiwanese men have been caught trying to smuggle 15 kilograms of heroin in packets of instant noodles from a Bangkok airport, Thai police said, in a kingdom which is a [...]
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Taiwan reports 56 swine flu deaths amidst coronavirus outbreak

Taiwan reports 56 swine flu deaths amidst coronavirus outbreak

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Seasonal influenza has posed a greater threat in Taiwan than the coronavirus outbreak from mainland China, with at least 56 people dying of H1N1 virus-affected respiratory [...]
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Coronavirus: Taiwan bans arrivals with mainland travel history as China deaths hit 425

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Health authorities in China announced on Tuesday that coronavirus fatalities had risen to 425 nationwide and that total confirmed cases hit 20,438 as of Monday. The global [...]
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Coronavirus could hurt Taiwan’s tourism, aviation sectors: experts

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

The coronavirus epidemic that has gripped China and been declared a global public health emergency should not significantly affect Taiwan’s overall economy in the short [...]
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Shut out of WHO, Taiwan faces flight bans, delays in virus updates

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Shut out of the World Health Organization, Taiwan faces a dual problem in battling the threat of a new coronavirus: it is being included as a high-risk area as part of China [...]
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Face masks with Taiwan flag become hot item to fend off Chinese buyers

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Netisens go into frenzy over Taiwan flags as ultimate solution to face mask shortage Taiwanese, Japanese, and Western netisens have gone into a frenzy over a meme showing [...]
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Over 200 Taiwanese stranded in Wuhan return to Taiwan

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

More than 200 Taiwanese nationals arrived at Taoyuan Onternational Airport from Wuhan at around 11:40 p.m. Monday in the first evacuation of Taiwanese from the city at the [...]
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Taiwan calls China ‘vile’ for limiting WHO access during virus outbreak

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korea’s already tenuous economic lifelines to the outside world are now nearly severed as it seals its borders with China and Russia to prevent the spread of the [...]
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As Coronavirus Spreads, Taiwan Ompacted by UN Complying With Beijing’s ‘One China’ Stance

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | CNS News | 6:02 AM

The outbreak of a contagious virus in China is drawing attention again to the costs to Taiwan of being lumped in with China. The United Nations has aligned with [...]
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Hyundai to halt Korea output as virus disrupts China parts supply

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hyundai Motor said it will suspend production in South Korea due to the coronavirus outbreak disrupting parts supply, becoming the first major automaker to do so outside of [...]
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