Archive for February 26th, 2020

Number of coronavirus cases in Hong Kong could surge to more than 1,000 in next two weeks, scientist claims

Number of coronavirus cases in Hong Kong could surge to more than 1,000 in next two weeks, scientist claims

26-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 12:12 PM

The number of coronavirus cases in Hong Kong could balloon to more than 1,000 within the next two weeks if the government does not effectively manage the epidemic, a local [...] » More

Mainland China reports 406 new cases of coronavirus on February 25, deaths up by 52

Mainland China reports 406 new cases of coronavirus on February 25, deaths up by 52

26-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:11 PM

Mainland China had 406 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Tuesday, the country’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on Wednesday, down from 508 cases a [...] » More

Business Briefs 26 February 2020

26-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 9:32 AM

* Truong Hai Auto Corporation, or Thaco, on February 23 exported 40 Kia Grand Carnival passenger cars to Thailand, which were assembled at the Thaco Kia factory in the [...] » More

Virus spreads to new countries as top official warns world ‘not ready’

Virus spreads to new countries as top official warns world ‘not ready’

26-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:18 AM

New coronavirus cases surged outside of China on Tuesday, leaving an Iranian deputy minister among the stricken and triggering mass disruption as a top health official warned [...] » More

South Korean virus cases jump, nation’s total now 1,146

South Korean virus cases jump, nation’s total now 1,146

26-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:13 AM

South Korea has reported 169 more cases of a new virus, mostly in the southeast city of Daegu and nearby areas, bringing its total number of infections to 1,146. South [...] » More

Swick reinstates interim dividends, commences strategic review

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

Highlights: * Group TRIFR at end of 1H FY20 at 6.4 which is the lowest in Swick history a reduction of 65 percent from 18.4 at the end of the prior corresponding period * A [...] » More

Asian shares mixed after Dow drops more than 1,000 points

26-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street suffered its worst session in two years, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumping more than 1,000 points on fears [...] » More

Asian markets mixed after virus-fuelled global bloodbath

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

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as bargain-buying after the previous day’s bloodbath tempered fears that the new coronavirus will develop into a pandemic and hammer [...] » More

Worse than financial crisis, deadlier than Sars: coronavirus to push HK bankruptcies to decade high

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

Hong Kong is poised to see the biggest jump in more than a decade in personal bankruptcies and companies winding up this year, as individuals and firms are overwhelmed by [...] » More

Acting vice-principal at HK school suspended for sharing poem that wished death on police and their families

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

The acting vice-principal of a Hong Kong secondary school has been suspended after sharing an acrostic poem on social media targeting police following an officer’s [...] » More

HK’s construction industry grinds to halt, and union says coronavirus has left 50,000 workers jobless

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

Some 50,000 construction workers in Hong Kong have lost their jobs since the coronavirus epidemic hit, and more than 80,000 have had their hours slashed, a union said on [...] » More

Coronavirus: three more cases confirmed in HK including MTR station attendant and KFC worker linked to Buddhist hall

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

Three more coronavirus infections were confirmed in Hong Kong on Tuesday an MTR station worker and two cases linked to a Buddhist hall where there have been several [...] » More

Coronavirus in HK: MTR Corp’s passenger numbers plummet amid outbreak

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

Hong Kong’s coronavirus outbreak has brought a steep fall in January passenger numbers for a city rail operator already battered by months of anti-government unrest, [...] » More

HK bans travellers from Korea amid growing coronavirus outbreak, advises against trips to country

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

Travellers from South Korea who are not Hong Kong residents will be banned from entering the city from Tuesday, while the Security Bureau has warned Hongkongers to avoid the [...] » More

HK to bar non-resident arrivals from Korea over virus

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

Hong Kong will close its doors Tuesday to all arrivals from South Korea except returning city residents in response to the growing coronavirus outbreak, the territory’s [...] » More