Archive for February 13th, 2020

China’s Hubei province, epicentre of coronavirus outbreak, reports 94 new deaths on February 11

China’s Hubei province, epicentre of coronavirus outbreak, reports 94 new deaths on February 11

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

The number of deaths in China’s central Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak had risen by 94 to 1,068 as of Tuesday, the province’s health commission said [...] » More

Coronavirus: China’s small firms at risk while outbreak poses challenge to Beijing’s grand economic goals

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

Even 200km away from the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, Chinese crab farmer Peng Guobing is feeling anxious about his business. With the Lunar New Year holiday [...] » More

Coronavirus likely caused by bats: why are the nocturnal creatures behind so many deadly outbreaks?

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Style UK | 6:02 AM

Like so many deadly outbreaks before it, the new coronavirus likely emerged from bats. Since the first patients were infected at a seafood and live animal market in the [...] » More

China to stagger the return of students to school to curb virus official

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

China will stagger the return of students to school across different regions in order to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus, a government education official said on [...] » More

At least 500 Wuhan medical staff infected with coronavirus

At least 500 Wuhan medical staff infected with coronavirus

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

At least 500 hospital staff in Wuhan had been infected with the deadly new strain of coronavirus by mid January, multiple medical sources have confirmed, leaving hospitals [...] » More

China charges man who pushed for birthday party despite coronavirus ban

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

Prosecutors in China have brought criminal charges against a 59-year-old man who strapped on firecrackers and doused himself with gasoline to defy a ban on public gatherings [...] » More

China retreats online to weather coronavirus storm

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

Virus-phobia has sent hundreds of millions of Chinese flocking to online working options, with schools, businesses, government departments, medical facilitieseven museums and [...] » More

Russia discharges second Chinese national to recover from coronavirus

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

Russia discharged a Chinese national from hospital in the Siberian city of Chita on Wednesday after he recovered from a coronavirus infection, local authorities said. He was [...] » More

Chinese official’s request for Tencent, Alibaba to develop coronavirus-related apps receives backlash

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

A Chinese official has called for Chinese tech giants including Tencent Holdings and Alibaba Group to develop apps to help control the rapid spread of infection within [...] » More

Coronavirus outbreak will speed up US-China ‘decoupling’ more than the trade war, Milken Institute analyst says

Coronavirus outbreak will speed up US-China ‘decoupling’ more than the trade war, Milken Institute analyst says

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

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak is speeding up the so-called “decoupling” between the US and China more than their trade war did, according to an analyst from [...] » More

Yestar’s shares soar as demand for medical supplies, disinfectant rises amid China’s efforts to contain coronavirus outbreak

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

Yestar Healthcare Holdings’ shares jumped on the Hong Kong stock exchange after the company successfully delivered the first batch of a newly approved disinfectant to [...] » More

China denies US Equifax hacking claims and insists it does not engage in cybercrimes

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

China has denied US allegations that four officers hacked the US credit reporting agency Equifax, insisting the government and military do not steal trade secrets. The US [...] » More

China warns against virus-related trade restrictions

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

China warned other countries on Tuesday that an “overreaction” to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak through trade restrictions could have a negative impact [...] » More

China’s economy set for V-shape recovery as coronavirus cases level off soon and stimulus kicks in, says Credit Agricole CIB

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

The coronavirus outbreak in China has almost reached its peak and the economy could see a V-shape recovery, according to Credit Agricole CIB. The French investment bank [...] » More

Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

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

Here are the latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak: * The death toll in China rose by 97 to 1,113 by the end ofTuesday, according to the National Health [...] » More