Archive for February 6th, 2020

Concerns grow over S. Korean exports amid coronavirus crisis

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

Concerns are escalating over South Korea’s export performance down the road amid the new coronavirus crisis, but officials say no serious fallout has been reported yet. [...] » More

No box of chocolates: Korea border town laid low by swine fever, not shells from North

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

For the first time in 10 years, Kong Ji-ye’s chocolate-making machines sit idle in Paju city, near the demilitarised zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas. Not [...] » More

Korean coronavirus patients stable, one to be discharged soon: KCDC

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

The first 15 patients of the new coronavirus infections in Korea are stable as they were diagnosed and treated in the early stages, health authorities said Tuesday. One of [...] » More

US to review new curbs on Huawei, China in February meeting: sources

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

The Trump administration plans to meet this month to discuss further curbing technology exports to China and its flagship telecoms company Huawei, two sources said, in a bid [...] » More

China tells domestic airlines not to cut international routes

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

China’s civil aviation authority has urged domestic carriers to continue flying international routes, except to countries with travel bans over a virus epidemic, as [...] » More

HIV drugs touted as weapon in war on coronavirus

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

As doctors scramble to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, a potent brew of anti-retroviral and flu drugs has emerged as a possible defence against the disease that has [...] » More

China virus toll nears 500, airlines cut HK flights, cases found on cruise ship

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

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China passed 490 on Wednesday, as two US airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong following the first fatality there and 10 cases [...] » More

China virus deaths rise as WHO says ‘opportunity’ to halt spread

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

The world has a “window of opportunity” to halt the spread of a deadly new virus, global health experts said, as the number of people infected in China jumped to [...] » More

Coronavirus to test just how reliant the world is on Chinese manufacturers, with Asia braced for shock wave

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

Manufacturing and logistics players reliant on China’s giant economy are braced for an incoming shock wave from the spread of the novel coronavirus, which is set to [...] » More

Will China’s city lockdowns stop the spread of the coronavirus?

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

It is too early to tell if dramatic lockdowns of several central Chinese cities at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak are slowing the spread of the deadly illness, [...] » More

Coronavirus: Chinese consul general in New York thanks NBA for its donation to help fight outbreak

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

Chinese consul general Huang Ping expressed gratitude to the United States, and especially the NBA, for providing support for China’s efforts to combat the coronavirus [...] » More

Coronavirus damages China’s auto industry as outbreak worsens

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

The extended factory shutdown in China is costing automakers that have idled plants as the government grapples with a worsening virus outbreak that has already claimed more [...] » More

China readies thousands of new hospital beds in virus outbreak epicentre

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

Hundreds of empty beds lined an exhibition centre converted into a makeshift hospital at the epicentre of China’s deadly virus epidemic on Tuesday, awaiting coronavirus [...] » More

Air cargo carriers say China demand weak despite drastic freight capacity cuts on passenger planes

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

Major air cargo carriers said they have no immediate plans to add China flights to replace the capacity lost amid steep cuts to passenger travel due to the coronavirus, as [...] » More

With travellers unable to visit due to the coronavirus outreak, China’s museums put exhibitions online

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

Chinese travellers can’t visit their country’s museums right now. So the museums are bringing the exhibits to themvirtually. Museums around the country have been [...] » More