Archive for February 5th, 2020

Hyundai suspends production line over China outbreak

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

South Korea’s largest automaker Hyundai Motor halted operations at one of its assembly lines Tuesday because of a lack of parts due to the coronavirus outbreak in China [...]
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S. Korea reports 16th confirmed case of novel coronavirus

S. Korea reports 16th confirmed case of novel coronavirus

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

South Korea on Tuesday confirmed its 16th case of novel coronavirus infection, with the latest patient being placed under quarantine. The Korea Centers for Disease Control [...]
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Retailers in S. Korea close outlets due to new coronavirus

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

A string of major retailers, including duty-free shops and hypermarket chains, across the have temporarily shut down some of their stores, industry sources said Monday, [...]
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N Korea making ‘all-out efforts’ to guard against virus

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

North Korea said Tuesday it was mobilising 30,000 health workers everyday in its “all-out efforts” to guard against the spread of a virus from neighbouring China. [...]
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S. Korean woman tests positive for coronavirus after Thailand visit

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

A South Korean woman has tested positive for coronavirus after visiting Thailand, South Korean officials said on Tuesday, the first foreign tourist reported to have been [...]
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Burdened by sanctions, N Korea sees coronavirus threaten economic lifelines

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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China’s top task is to stop coronavirus, Xi Jinping says

China’s top task is to stop coronavirus, Xi Jinping says

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

China’s top leaders have doubled down on commitments to contain a coronavirus outbreak and work closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other countries to [...]
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The Wuhan virus has turned China’s gambling mecca of Macao into a ghost town

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

There isn’t a single face exposed in the cavernous Galaxy casino. Everyone is wearing a mask, including the croupiers, waitresses and security guardswho happen to [...]
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Wuhan coronavirus: Confirmed cases top 20,000 as China marks deadliest day

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

The spread of the Wuhan coronavirus shows no signs of slowing, as China reported another major spike in both confirmed cases and deaths in the region at the heart of the [...]
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First patients arrive at Wuhan coronavirus hospital built in just 10 days

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

The first patients have arrived at a hospital in China built in just 10 days to deal with the new coronavirus. Huoshenshan Hospital has 1,000 beds and was constructed from [...]
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This Chinese doctor tried to save lives, but was silenced. Now he has coronavirus

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

On December 30, Li Wenliang dropped a bombshell in his medical school alumni group on the popular Chinese messaging app WeChat: seven patients from a local seafood market had [...]
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On virus-stricken Wuhan, animal lovers break into homes to save pets

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

A 43-year-old native of Wuhan, a central Chinese city ravaged by a coronavirus outbreak, said he climbed up rusty pipes to the third-floor balcony of an apartment to gain [...]
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Have a good cry but no boozing: expert tips for virus-stressed China

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

Feeling stressed by the deadly coronavirus? Have a good cry, say Chinese health experts. Of that does not work, buy a punching bag for the office or try singing. The advice [...]
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Chinese citizens turn to virus tracker apps to avoid infected neighbourhoods

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

Chinese citizens are using mapping programmes and travel trackers in a bid to avoid neighbourhoods with infections of the coronavirus and to better prepare for the dangers [...]
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Coronavirus could cut China auto production by up to 2 per cent this year, S&P says

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

China’s auto production is likely to decline “materially” during the first quarter and could trim overall production by as much as 2 per cent this year [...]
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