Archive for February 5th, 2020

British coronavirus evacuee taken ill on flight home from China moved to separate hospital

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

A British coronavirus evacuee bound for a hospital in the Wirral has been taken to a separate facility after falling ill on the flight from China. The patient became unwell [...]
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‘Striking’ coronavirus mutations found within one family cluster, Chinese scientists say

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

Chinese scientists say they have detected “striking” mutations in a new coronavirus that may have occurred during transmission between family members. While the [...]
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US defends ban on Chinese travellers, more evacuations planned

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

The US said Monday a ban on travellers from China meant to contain the deadly coronavirus outbreak was based on the best science, adding there would be more evacuations of [...]
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Coronavirus: At least three cases among 4,000 passengers on China-Vietnam cruise, doctor says

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

Three passengers that took the same cruise from China to Vietnam in January have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, with a further two suspected of being infected, [...]
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Chinese students arriving in Sydney reportedly detained after coronavirus travel ban

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

Dozens of Chinese students were reportedly detained by border force officials and had their belongings confiscated after the Morrison government instituted a travel ban in [...]
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China’s coronavirus response: Clamp down and shield Xi

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

Xi Jinping is often described as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao, but he’s not the face of Beijing’s response to what could ultimately be the biggest [...]
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Clock is ticking for companies that depend on China imports

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

For companies bracing for losses from China’s viral outbreak, the damage has so far been delayed, thanks to a stroke of timing: The outbreak hit just when Chinese [...]
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Far from virus epicentre, China’s Wenzhou city scrambles to curb outbreak

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

Far from the coronavirus epicentre, the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou, a major commercial hub with a population of about 9 million, is scrambling to contain its own local [...]
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Disabled Chinese boy dies while father in virus quarantine

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

A disabled boy has died after being left to fend for himself when his father was quarantined over the deadly new coronavirus in China’s Hubei province. Yan Cheng, who [...]
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UAE to suspend all China flights except for Beijing as coronavirus toll mounts

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

The United Arab Emirates is the latest country to announce suspension of flights to and from China with the exception of the capital Beijing in an effort to contain the new [...]
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The US has at least 11 confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus, which has killed more than 420 people in China

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

While the Wuhan coronavirus keeps spreading within the United States, health officials are trying to rush testing capabilities across the country. Right now, the Centers for [...]
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Sub-standard mask donations hamper China virus response: Red Cross

Sub-standard mask donations hamper China virus response: Red Cross

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

The Red Cross on Monday stressed the need to ensure that all masks used in Chinese hospitals fighting the novel coronavirus outbreak are high quality, warning that donating [...]
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China coronavirus curbs leave Hubei poultry farmers with ‘no way to get by’

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

Some poultry farmers in the province at the heart of China’s coronavirus outbreak are having to euthanise young birds amid new rules designed to contain the disease [...]
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Hedge funds hold their nerve on China, seek opportunities

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

Hedge funds are holding their nerve on China’s ability to rebound quickly from the coronavirus outbreak rattling global markets, but many are also adding caveats as [...]
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China opens virus hospital built from scratch in under two weeks

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

Coronavirus patients arrived Tuesday at a Chinese field hospital built from scratch in under two weeks at the frontline of the outbreak, state media said, following a [...]
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