Archive for February 10th, 2020

Mourners pay tribute to Chinese doctor Li Wenliang who blew whistle on coronavirus that killed him

Mourners pay tribute to Chinese doctor Li Wenliang who blew whistle on coronavirus that killed him

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

Mourners have paid tribute to Li Wenliang, the doctor who blew the whistle on the coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan only to succumb to the deadly infection himself on [...] » More

Death of Chinese doctor fuels anger, demands for change

Death of Chinese doctor fuels anger, demands for change

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

The death of a whistleblowing doctor whose early warnings about China’s new coronavirus outbreak were suppressed by the police has unleashed a wave of anger at the [...] » More

China’s GDP growth this quarter will be 0pct, according to top economist Ed Hyman

China’s GDP growth this quarter will be 0pct, according to top economist Ed Hyman

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

Evercore ISI Chair Ed Hyman said he sees no economic growth in China in the first quarter due to the deadly coronavirus. The market pullback Friday “is still a worry [...] » More

Wynn Macau says it is losing more than $2 million a day amid casino closures

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

Wynn Macau, one of Macau’s six gaming concessionaires, said the closure of the special administrative region’s casinos was costing it between $2.4 million and [...] » More

Japanese man hospitalised with pneumonia in Wuhan dies, coronavirus suspected

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

A Japanese man hospitalised with pneumonia in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, has died, Japan’s foreign ministry said in a statement [...] » More

Coronavirus crisis: Florida couple quarantined on cruise ship docked in Japan

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CBS12 | 6:02 AM

The death toll from the coronavirus has jumped to 700, with nearly all the deaths reported in China. Hundreds of Americans have been taken out of the outbreak zone and placed [...] » More

New coronavirus cases surge as 3,700 remain quarantined on ship in Japan

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

The Japanese health ministry on Friday confirmed 41 new cases of the new coronavirus on a quarantined cruise ship off the coast of the country. The Diamond Princess cruise [...] » More

UK’s Raab wants ‘ambitious’ trade deal with Japan

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

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said he wants to begin talks with Japan within weeks to conclude a trade deal this year, after a meeting with Japanese counterpart [...] » More

Japan confirms three more coronavirus cases on cruise liner; total now 64

Japan confirms three more coronavirus cases on cruise liner; total now 64

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

Another three people on a cruise liner off Japan have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases from the ship to 64, Japan’s health [...] » More

Coronavirus: Schools to suspend inter-school, external activities until end of March school holidays

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Friday (7 February) that it will be suspending all inter-school and external activities until the end of the March school [...] » More

All workers with travel history to China must seek approval before entering Singapore: MOM

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

All work pass holders with travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days will have to obtain approval from Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) before they [...] » More

Government may unveil $700m virus relief package during Budget 2020: Maybank Kim Eng economists

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The government may unveil a virus relief package of at least S$700 million during Budget 2020 as part of measures to help businesses adversely affected by the outbreak, [...] » More

Coronavirus: 3 new unlinked cases in S’pore including VJC teacher; total at 33

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Three new cases of the novel coronavirus with no links to previous cases or recent travel history to China were confirmed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (7 [...] » More

To contain the coronavirus, Singapore must also fight misinformation, minister says

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

The ongoing spread of a new coronavirus that originated in China is not just a test of public health systems worldwide it’s also a fight against misinformation, a [...] » More

Coronavirus: Do not hoard items unnecessarily as it will create ‘undue panic’ Chan Chun Sing

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Trade and Industry minister Chan Chun Sing has urged Singaporeans not to hoard items unnecessarily as it will cause “undue panic”. His comments came hours after [...] » More