Archive for February 14th, 2020

China’s Hubei province reports 116 new coronavirus deaths on Feb. 13, with 4,823 new cases

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:06 AM

The number of new deaths in China’s central Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak rose by 116 as of Thursday, the province’s health commission said on its [...] » More

Shares step back as hopes of early end to coronavirus fade

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:05 AM

Global shares eased on Friday, as investors were spooked by a sharp rise in the number of coronavirus cases in China this week while oil prices extended gains on hopes of [...] » More

Coronavirus cases in China epicentre fall, cruise ship disembarks in Cambodia

Coronavirus cases in China epicentre fall, cruise ship disembarks in Cambodia

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:52 AM

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China’s Hubei province rose by 116 on Friday, health officials said, less than half the number of deaths from the day before, [...] » More

Business Briefs 14 February 2020

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 8:40 AM

* Truong Hai Auto Corporation (THA) has raised VND2 trillion from a bond issue, fulfiling two-thirds of its full-year plan. The debt is inconvertible and the firm used its [...] » More

Coronavirus: Singapore events affected by viral outbreak

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:30 AM

The novel coronavirus outbreak has caused multiple disruptions to business, arts and sports in Singapore, with many of the upcoming events being cancelled or postponed. Here [...] » More

Do Malaysian insurance policies cover the Coronavirus?

14-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 7:28 AM

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. In rare cases, the coronavirus can be transmitted to humans. This is believed to happen from eating [...] » More

Coronavirus jitters push Asian markets down

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

Asian markets fell on Thursday after a dramatic spike in the number of coronavirus deaths and cases in mainland China, with traders concerned about the economic impact of the [...] » More

China demotes top official in charge of HK

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

China has demoted the director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, the State Council said Thursday, following months of pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous [...] » More

HK suspends schools for longer to counter spread of coronavirus

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

Scrambling to contain the spread of coronavirus, Hong Kong extended the suspension of schools on Thursday until at least March 16 and told overseas students studying in the [...] » More

China demotes top official in charge of HK

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

China on Thursday appointed a senior official known for a hardline crackdown on Christians to head its main policy-making body for Hong Kong, following months of [...] » More

HK suspends schools for longer to counter spread of coronavirus

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

Scrambling to contain the spread of coronavirus, Hong Kong extended the suspension of schools on Thursday until at least March 16 and told overseas students studying in the [...] » More

Coronavirus: worker at HK government headquarters suspected as infected

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

A Hong Kong civil servant working at government headquarters is suspected to have contracted the novel coronavirus, the Post has learned, as another patient was on Thursday [...] » More

HK banks compare pandemic stress test with epidemic reality

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

Last October, nearly four dozen banks in Hong Kong confronted a nightmare “stress test” scenario: a pandemic that swept through the city, followed by a major [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK discharges first recovered patient as 10 others from city confirmed to be infected in Hubei

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

Hong Kong’s first coronavirus patient to recover from the deadly new illness known as Covid-19 was discharged from hospital on Wednesday, even as 10 Hongkongers were [...] » More

China’s new HK chief a hardliner known for crusade against Christian churches

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

A hardliner notorious for the demolition of thousands of Christian crosses on churches has been appointed the new head of China’s office in Hong Kong, a sign that [...] » More