Archive for February 13th, 2020

Coronavirus: Hubei province reports spike in new confirmed cases and deaths after change in diagnostic criteria

Coronavirus: Hubei province reports spike in new confirmed cases and deaths after change in diagnostic criteria

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 12:25 PM

Health authorities in China’s Hubei province – the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic – reported on Thursday 14,840 new confirmed cases, almost 10 times the number [...]
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Business Briefs 13 February 2020

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 10:10 AM

* Dat Phuong Company (DPG) has approved a plan to buy back 1.5 million shares, or a 3.33% stake, to raise the total amount of its treasury shares. With the current trading [...]
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Coronavirus death toll leaps in China’s Hubei province

Coronavirus death toll leaps in China’s Hubei province

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:03 AM

The Chinese province at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in the death toll on Thursday, as global health experts warned the epidemic could get [...]
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Asian markets rise as coronavirus concerns ease

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

Markets in Asia-Pacific rose on Wednesday following another positive lead from Wall Street with investor sentiment mixed about the immediate and long-term impact of the [...]
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New World Development puts Harvard-educated scion in charge of China flagship unit amid succession plan at HK property empire

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

New World Development has appointed Adrian Cheng Chi-kong as head of its property business in mainland China, entrenching his position as the next-generation successor at [...]
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Coronavirus: seven more cases confirmed in HK, taking city’s total number to 49

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

Seven more patients in Hong Kong have been infected with the deadly coronavirus, taking the city’s tally to 49. The Centre for Health Protection’s Dr Chuang [...]
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‘Hotbeds of disease’: call for government aid for Hongkongers in subdivided flats, as fears over coronavirus in sewage systems mount

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

Needy residents living in Hong Kong’s subdivided flats who cannot afford masks or disinfectants have expressed fears that their cramped quarters and bad drainage [...]
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HK coronavirus fears prompt US to allow consulate employees to leave area

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

The US State Department is now allowing some employees and family members at its consulate in Hong Kong to leave the area as fears of a coronavirus outbreak there are [...]
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Social welfare staff taken ill at coronavirus-hit HK housing block Hong Mei House

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

Five staff from a social welfare office in the Hong Kong housing block evacuated because of coronavirus cases have been sent to hospital with symptoms of flu, according to a [...]
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Small HK businesses count the cost of coronavirus

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

As the spread of coronavirus sends jitters across Hong Kong, usually bustling shopping malls, restaurants and retailers are deserted, leaving some small business owners [...]
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HK woman in breach of coronavirus quarantine order by visiting Kowloon Bay office and attending Sha Tin business meeting says system is ‘waste of time’

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

A woman who broke a quarantine order by going to her office in Kowloon and attending a meeting elsewhere in Hong Kong has slammed the anti-contagion measure as a [...]
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Coronavirus: US Postal Service suspends delivery guarantees for China and HK, citing travel disruptions

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

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will temporarily suspend time guarantees on shipments destined for China and Hong Kong. “USPS will be temporarily suspending the [...]
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Researchers from HK’s PolyU develop diagnostic system to identify up to 40 types of bacteria or viruses causing respiratory infections

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

Researchers from Polytechnic University have developed a system that can identify up to 40 types of bacteria or viruses linked to respiratory infections in around an hour, [...]
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US allows government staff to leave HK over coronavirus worries

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

The United States has authorised the voluntary departure of US government employees and their family members from Hong Kong in light of the outbreak of a deadly coronavirus, [...]
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‘It’s like a war’: the fight for rice and toilet roll as coronavirus convulses HK

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

It is reminiscent of the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Queues form at the crack of dawn every morning in front of supermarkets across Hong Kong, with people scrambling to lay [...]
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