Archive for February 28th, 2020

Trump mulls travel bans on Italy, S. Korea over coronavirus

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

Donald Trump said Wednesday he was considering travel restrictions on Italy and South Korea over coronavirus fears, as he sought to reassure Americans worried about the [...] » More

Shincheonji: the secretive sect in Korean virus outbreak

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

The secretive South Korean religious group at the centre of the country’s new coronavirus outbreak is a sprawling network so wealthy it can mobilise thousands of [...] » More

Trump says US coronavirus spread ‘not inevitable,’ mulls new travel bans

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

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was not inevitable that the novel coronavirus would continue to spread in the United States, as he said he is considering travel [...] » More

Korea reports 334 new coronavirus cases, postpones military drill with US troops

Korea reports 334 new coronavirus cases, postpones military drill with US troops

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

South Korea reported 334 additional cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday, the largest daily increase yet, as the US State Department issued a new travel warning for South [...] » More

Crash Landing on You: Korean drama crosses the north-south divide

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Conversation | 6:02 AM

After the failure of talks between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and as the excitement about the prospect of a formal inter-Korean peace [...] » More

Delta, Hawaiian suspend some flights to Korea in response to coronavirus

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | ThePointsGuy | 6:02 AM

South Korea is the latest destination to see cancellations to the US because of the coronavirus. Delta Air Lines on Wednesday announced it would suspend service between Seoul [...] » More

How novel coronavirus spread through the Shincheonji religious group in Korea

How novel coronavirus spread through the Shincheonji religious group in Korea

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Illness was never accepted as a valid reason to miss services at the Shincheonji religious group, says former member Duhyen Kim. This is an organisation that took roll call, [...] » More

Governments ramp up preparations for coronavirus pandemic

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

Governments ramped up measures on Thursday to battle a looming global pandemic of the coronavirus as the number of infections outside China, the source of the outbreak, for [...] » More

US, Korea postpone joint military exercises over virus

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

The US and South Korean militaries on Thursday postponed forthcoming joint exercises as the Asian country announced its biggest increase in coronavirus cases to date. The [...] » More

Secretive church at centre of Korea’s explosive coronavirus outbreak

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

An So-young had a gut feeling that the 31st person in South Korea to test positive for the coronavirus might be a member of the controversial religious sect she quit four [...] » More

Coronavirus: China defends decision to impose control measures on Korean, Japanese visitors

Coronavirus: China defends decision to impose control measures on Korean, Japanese visitors

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

Beijing has defended the decision to introduce control measures for some foreign visitors as it continues to battle the coronavirus outbreak, but public health experts have [...] » More

China starts screening members of Korean sect for coronavirus

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

The Chinese authorities are screening members of a secretive South Korean Christian sect for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, according to a researcher who closely [...] » More

Russia suspends some Korea flights, Iranian visas over coronavirus

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

Russia said on Wednesday it would suspend flights to and from South Korea from March 1 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, except those operated by national carrier [...] » More

Hyatt extends free cancellation to Korea, Japan and Italy

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

Hyatt Hotels became the latest US company to extend waivers on cancellations and changes in bookings for travellers in several countries impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. [...] » More

Coronavirus response delay could have seen 100,000 cases, China expert says as mainland reports 433 new infections

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

The number of daily coronavirus infections in South Korea has exceeded those in China for the first time, with 505 new cases on reported on Thursday compared with 433. In [...] » More