Archive for February 21st, 2020

China reports 889 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on mainland on February 20

China reports 889 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on mainland on February 20

21-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:42 AM

Mainland China had 889 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Thursday, the National Health Commission said on Friday, up from 394 cases a day earlier. That brings [...] » More

Business Briefs 21 February 2020

21-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 9:35 AM

* The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BID) has announced a credit line of VND5 trillion for individual customers affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, [...] » More

Thailand’s hospitals well equipped to handle Coronavirus patients

21-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 7:10 AM

Thailand was the first country outside of China to report novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on 13 January 2020. As of February 19, the number of confirmed cases remains at 35 15 [...] » More

Global Markets: Asian stocks slip as virus’ global impact puts markets on edge

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

Asian stocks eased and currency markets were skittish on Thursday, as virus cases rose in South Korea and Japan even as China added more stimulus via a rate cut to support [...] » More

Perenti surface business secures more than $150 million in work

21-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FTI Consulting, Strategic Communications Perth | 6:02 AM

Perenti (ASX: PRN) is pleased to announce its Surface Mining Industry Sector Group (ISG) has been awarded $155.5 million in new and extended contracts. Perenti Group Managing [...] » More

Train services disrupted as suspected explosives found off MTR tracks between Kowloon Tong and Tai Wai stations in HK

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

Police have found suspected explosives off the tracks between Kowloon Tong and Tai Wai MTR stations, prompting a partial suspension of the train services. Bomb disposal [...] » More

CDC issues ‘Level 1′ warning for travel to HK

21-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:02 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel advisory for people travelling to Hong Kong due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The Level 1 [...] » More

Coronavirus: parents fear quarantine rules will discriminate against cross-border pupils when HK schools reopen

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

Parents of cross-border pupils fear their children will be discriminated against when Hong Kong schools reopen, with most saying it would be unfair if quarantine rules [...] » More

HK judge warns of ‘full force storm’ over protest-hit city

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

One of Hong Kong’s most experienced judges has warned that a storm over the rule of law has “broken out in full force” in the protest-hit Asian financial [...] » More

First batch of Diamond Princess passengers arrive in HK to face further quarantine

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

More than 100 Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for over two weeks landed on Thursday morning in the Asian financial hub, where [...] » More

‘HK is at an Existential Crossroads.’ Joshua Wong on the Future of His Homeland.

‘HK is at an Existential Crossroads.’ Joshua Wong on the Future of His Homeland.

21-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

In the early summer of 2016, for a single minute every night the facade of the tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Centre (ICC), transformed into a [...] » More

Coronavirus: massive HK$30 billion relief package revealed as HK government plans to bail out struggling industries and fund the fight against deadly bug

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

The Hong Kong government will dish out a bigger-than-expected HK$30 billion (US$3.86 billion) relief package in an urgent attempt to bail out virtually all industries across [...] » More

‘Closed windows, no fresh air’: family members of infected Hongkongers feel helpless under extended coronavirus quarantine on Diamond Princess cruise ship

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

Some Hongkongers stranded on board the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan will not have a chance to board chartered flights home as they are on extended [...] » More

HK students accused of carrying offensive weapons  including catapult and iron shots  near coronavirus screening site held in custody

HK students accused of carrying offensive weapons including catapult and iron shots near coronavirus screening site held in custody

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

Two Hong Kong students accused of carrying offensive weapons and tools fit for unlawful use near a proposed site for screening the deadly coronavirus were remanded by a court [...] » More

Raymond Wong supports closing down cinemas temporarily

21-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong producer Raymond Wong recently admitted that he would support the government’s decision if they are to demand for the cinemas to be shut down temporarily due [...] » More