Archive for February 23rd, 2020

Virus hits shipping, spreading global economic strain

23-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:36 AM

Sea freight transport, the lifeblood of trade and a bellwether of the global economy, has been blown off course by the new coronavirus, sparking general alarm. As analysts [...] » More

Virus ship crew’s families fear for kin as Philippines evacuation postponed

23-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:33 AM

Families of hundreds of Filipino crew members still stuck on board the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship are increasingly worried for their relatives’ [...] » More

G20 sees need to coordinate coronavirus response as IMF trims growth forecasts

23-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:31 AM

The world’s top economies called on Saturday for a coordinated response to the coronavirus outbreak, which the IMF predicted would lower China’s growth this year [...] » More

China reports 648 new cases of coronavirus, but infections outside Hubei falling

China reports 648 new cases of coronavirus, but infections outside Hubei falling

23-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:19 AM

China on Sunday reported a rise in the number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus, but the number of fresh infections and deaths outside of the epicentre of central Hubei [...] » More

China reports 397 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on mainland on Feb. 21

23-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:15 AM

Mainland China had 397 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Feb. 21, the country’s National Health Commission said on Saturday, down from 889 cases a day [...] » More