Archive for February 29th, 2020

Taiwan president visits Army’s chemical division amid coronavirus fears

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:52 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen visited the Amy’s chemical department based in Taoyuan City on Thursday (February 27), as the military has played an important role in the [...] » More

Big gatherings cancelled across Taiwan due to coronavirus scare

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:52 AM

New Taipei, Taipei, Tainan and other cities on Wednesday announced the cancellation or suspension of large scale school and sporting events in their cities, in a bid to [...] » More

Taiwan keeps obstructing compatriots’ return from coronavirus-hit Hubei

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:52 AM

The Taiwan authority has continued to obstruct the return of over 1,100 Taiwan compatriots from coronavirus-hit Hubei Province by turning down the mainland’s new flight [...] » More

Taiwan’s national airlines lift ban on flight attendants wearing glasses

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:52 AM

Taiwan’s national airlines, China Airlines, has lifted a ban on its flight attendants wearing glasses to help bolster their defense against the new coronavirus, [...] » More

COVID-19 patient frequently used public transport in greater Taipei: CECC

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:52 AM

An Indonesian caregiver working in Taiwan illegally, who was confirmed as the country’s 32nd COVID-19 coronavirus case Wednesday, frequently used public transport in [...] » More

Taiwan warns against fake coronavirus news from China

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:52 AM

Netisens in China are able to reproduce official Taiwanese government documents and replace the words to spread fake news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, [...] » More

Taiwan president orders archives regarding martial law-era government atrocities to be declassified in March

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:52 AM

Classified political archives held by the national security agency are to be declassified and made accessible to an investigation committee within one month, said President [...] » More

Peak of virus outbreak not in sight: KCDC

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:52 AM

South Korea has been adding new coronavirus patients by the hundreds every day since Saturday with no end in near sight. Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said [...] » More

KOSPI fails to defend 2,000-mark amid virus crisis

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:52 AM

The benchmark KOSPI failed to defend the symbolic 2,000-mark on Friday for the first time in six months amid growing concerns over the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus [...] » More

Samsung aims for social impact with CSR programmes

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:52 AM

Samsung is aiming to achieve a positive impact on society while strengthening its education-focused corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes. The European Commission [...] » More

N Korea moves to depend against coronavirus after disease spreads among US, Korean troops

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | NewsWeek | 6:52 AM

North Korea is shoring up its defenses against the potentially deadly coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands across one of its borders and more than a thousand more [...] » More

Korean Air to cut flights on US routes next month

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:52 AM

Korean Air Lines Co., the country’s biggest airline by sales, said Friday it will reduce flights on US routes next month and use smaller planes due to declining demand [...] » More

52 countries restrict entry from coronavirus-hit S. Korea

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | YNA | 6:52 AM

More than 50 countries are restricting the entry of travellers from South Korea with bans or tougher quarantine procedures over coronavirus concerns, foreign ministry data [...] » More

‘We’re treated like criminals’: Korean sect feels coronavirus backlash

‘We’re treated like criminals’: Korean sect feels coronavirus backlash

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:52 AM

Had it been any other week, Ji-yeon Park, a 26-year-old nail artist, would have been at her twice-a-week bible study with her fellow Shincheonji worshippers. Instead, she [...] » More

Over 850 medics volunteer for Daegu

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:52 AM

Over 850 medical professionals and administrative officials from the private sector have volunteered to serve in Daegu, the government announced Friday. “Having [...] » More