Archive for February 11th, 2020

Mahjong and talking pigs unusual coronavirus challenges facing Chinese authorities

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

Authorities from China have been dealing with some unusual challenges in enforcing coronavirus containment, including mahjong addicts who refuse to give up the game and [...]
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‘Enemy of mankind’: Coronavirus deaths top SARS as China returns to work

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

China raised the death toll from its coronavirus outbreak to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic, as authorities made plans for millions of [...]
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What’s in a name? WHO tiptoes around what to call virus

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

Keen to avoid stigmatising the city of Wuhan, where the outbreak began, or Chinese people, the World Health Organization is treading carefully on naming the new virus. The UN [...]
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China inflation rises as coronavirus disrupts supply chains

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

China consumer prices rose at their highest rate in more than eight years, official data showed Monday, with inflation more than expected on the back of Lunar New Year demand [...]
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China stutters back to work as virus deaths soar

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

Millions of people in China were returning to work Monday after an extended holiday designed to slow the spread of a virus that has already killed more than 900 people. At [...]
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Coronavirus: megacities put up entry barriers as China goes back to work

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

Two megacities in China’s southern manufacturing heartland have imposed partial lockdowns, with tight entry restrictions to control the spread of a coronavirus as the [...]
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Chinese carmakers are now making face masks, prompted by coronavirus

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

A shortage of face masks has prompted Chinese companies from car manufacturers to energy providers to start making their own to help fight the coronavirus. Auto companies [...]
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China to France: Don’t discriminate against Huawei on 5G networks

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

The Chinese embassy in Paris on Sunday urged the French government not to discriminate against Huawei as it selects suppliers for its 5G mobile network, saying it feared the [...]
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Latest coronavirus study implicates fecal transmission

Latest coronavirus study implicates fecal transmission

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

Diarrhea may be a secondary path of transmission for the novel coronavirus, scientists said Friday following the publication of the latest study reporting patients with [...]
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China’s virus death toll surpasses SARS but new cases fall

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Mainland China’s death toll from the new virus outbreak has risen to 811, surpassing the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS pandemic. However, the number of new [...]
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Coronavirus on track to kill more people than Sars, experts say

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

As the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose to 724 on Friday, the rate at which fatalities are being reported suggests it may soon surpass the 813 attributed to the [...]
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China locked down millions in coronavirus-hit Hubei. Has it done more harm than good?

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

Fifteen days after Wuhan ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak was placed under an unprecedented lockdown, the picture is bleak. The streets remain eerily quiet in the [...]
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Could pangolins be a piece of the coronavirus puzzle?

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

A coronavirus isolated from pangolins is a 99 per cent genetic match to the one that has killed more than 600 people since an outbreak began in central China last month, [...]
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Chinese cities keen to get back to work but coronavirus concerns grow as workers return

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

Major cities across China are preparing for the return of millions of workers after an extended Lunar New Year holiday, but as the coronavirus outbreak continues to rage, [...]
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Wuhan evacuees seek semblance of normality in French quarantine

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

A barber offers expert haircuts, a teacher gives lessons in French as a foreign language and participants practise the Chinese art of Tai chi. The scenes at a holiday village [...]
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