Archive for February 18th, 2020

‘Every scenario on the table’ in China virus outbreak – WHO’s Tedros

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:59 AM

The latest data provided by China on people infected with coronavirus indicates a decline in new cases but “every scenario is still on the table” in terms of the [...] » More

Highlights: China’s Xi recounts early role in coronavirus battle

Highlights: China’s Xi recounts early role in coronavirus battle

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:58 AM

In an internal speech at a meeting of the core Chinese leadership on Feb. 3, President Xi Jinping spelled out his plan to contain the coronavirus crisis. Analysts said the [...] » More

Business Briefs 18 February 2020

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 9:49 AM

* SSI Securities Corporation (SSI) has issued an additional 15 million covered warrants for common shares of steel producer Hoa Phat (HPG), retailer Mobile World Investment [...] » More

Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 1,868 as epicentre reports 93 new fatalities

Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 1,868 as epicentre reports 93 new fatalities

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:40 AM

China’s health authorities on Tuesday reported 1,886 new coronavirus cases and 98 deaths on the mainland, taking the totals to 72,436 and 1,868 respectively, as of midnight [...] » More

Coronavirus: hundreds protest against HK quarantine sites in five locations near residential estates

Coronavirus: hundreds protest against HK quarantine sites in five locations near residential estates

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

Hundreds of Hongkongers launched protests in five locations on Sunday against government plans to set up quarantine centres or screening clinics near their estates, amid the [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK airport suffers worst January in five years as officials blame protests and deadly bug for poor traffic

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

Hong Kong International Airport suffered its worst January in five years amid a six-month streak of double-digit declines in passenger traffic, official figures released on [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK police reject claims they are stockpiling masks for officers

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

Hong Kong’s police force on Sunday rejected allegations that it had stockpiled tens of thousands of surgical masks and other gear to protect officers from coronavirus [...] » More

Coronavirus: no new confirmed cases in HK but health officials say no reason to believe outbreak has reached peak

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

Coronavirus: no new confirmed cases in Hong Kong but health officials say no reason to believe outbreak has reached peak Hong Kong is having a rare day on Saturday of no new [...] » More

Coronavirus: 10 more Hongkongers on Diamond Princess cruise confirmed to be infected, bringing total to 21

Coronavirus: 10 more Hongkongers on Diamond Princess cruise confirmed to be infected, bringing total to 21

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

Ten more Hongkongers on board the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise in Japan have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, bringing the total to 21. The Security [...] » More

HK protesters rally against planned virus quarantine centres

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

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied for a second day in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against plans to turn some buildings into coronavirus quarantine centres, reviving [...] » More

Coronavirus: put a surgical mask on, HK welfare chief Law Chi-kwong told

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

Hong Kong’s labour and welfare minister has been told to join the rest of the coronavirus-hit city in donning a surgical mask, after saying on Sunday he had not done so [...] » More

Armed gang steals toilet rolls in panic-buying hit HK

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

Armed robbers who stole hundreds of toilet rolls were being hunted by Hong Kong police on Monday, in a city wracked by shortages caused by coronavirus panic-buying. Toilet [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK may see biggest ever budget deficit next financial year amid ‘tsunami-scale blow’ caused by public health crisis, finance chief warns

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

Hong Kong is likely to see its biggest ever budget deficit in the next financial year in the face of a “tsunami-scale” blow dealt by the coronavirus outbreak [...] » More

Coronavirus: online rumours claiming cold wind could carry disease to HK from Wuhan ‘totally groundless’, says top meteorologist

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

A meteorologist has debunked an online rumour that cold winds buffeting Hong Kong could carry the coronavirus to the city from mainland China, where it originated. Messages [...] » More

Coronavirus quarantine came as a shock to HK emergency doctor

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

Stuck in a coronavirus quarantine camp for almost two weeks was not where Hong Kong emergency ward doctor Stewart Chan expected to find himself over the busy Lunar New Year [...] » More