Archive for February 29th, 2020

Why Korea may have more coronavirus cases than the US

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

Global health experts say the speed and scope of South Korea’s novel coronavirus diagnostic capability exhibit impressive and significant lab capabilities that no other [...] » More

Korean boy band BTS cancels some concerts in Seoul, citing coronavirus outbreak

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

South Korean boy band BTS cancelled four shows in Seoul, citing the global coronavirus outbreak. The popular boy band had been scheduled to perform at the Olympic Stadium on [...] » More

New cases in Korea exceed those in China as coronavirus sweeps the globe

New cases in Korea exceed those in China as coronavirus sweeps the globe

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

The coronavirus epidemic is spreading around the world at a more worrying pace than in China, with South Korea for the first time reporting a larger number of confirmed cases [...] » More

Diplomacy stalled a year after Trump-Kim Summit collapse

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

It seemed like a night between two friends: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dined over a four-course spread of prawn cocktails, marinated [...] » More

Korea coronavirus cases surge to 2,337; BTS cancel gigs

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

South Korea reported 571 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking its total number of infections to 2,337, the largest outbreak outside China where the epidemic began late [...] » More

Corona fear presses Bank of Korea to cut base rate in April

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

The Bank of Korea (BOK) is being pressed to cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points in April’s planned monetary policy meeting as current market tumult is [...] » More

More than 60 countries ban or restrict entry of travellers from Korea

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

More than 60 countries have banned or restricted the entry of travellers from South Korea over a recent hike in the number of the COVID-19 cases in the country. Sixty [...] » More

Military has 27 infected, 10,400 quarantined

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

A total of 27 military personnel were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 as of Friday, and 10,400 service members have been quarantined, the Ministry of National Defense [...] » More

Hyundai shuts down factory after worker tests positive for coronavirus

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

Hyundai Motor shut down a factory in South Korea on Friday after a worker tested positive for the new coronavirus, disrupting production of popular models such as Palisade [...] » More

Is Trump following Moon, Xi into coronavirus hot water?

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

The ongoing coronavirus epidemic has not just hobbled President Moon Jae-in but also may put US President Donald Trump in as tight a spot. Chinese President Xi Jin-ping is [...] » More

Moon seeks bipartisan support for fighting virus

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

President Moon Jae-in made a rare visit to the National Assembly, Friday, to seek bipartisan support in dealing with the national health emergency unleashed by COVID-19. [...] » More

‘NK could stage military provocation in October’

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

Provided the COVID-19 outbreak is under control by October, North Korea could stage a military provocation, such as a satellite launch, to mark the 75th anniversary of its [...] » More

US companies say the coronavirus outbreak could cut China revenues by 50pct

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

Some US companies are bracing for the revenue they make in China to be cut in half if the novel coronavirus outbreak extends into the summer. Nearly half of US companies in [...] » More

US demands China free Swedish bookseller

US demands China free Swedish bookseller

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

The United States on Thursday demanded that China immediately free Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen who was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Gui, who [...] » More

Bill to help small telecoms excise Huawei goes to Trump

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

The Senate has passed a bill to provide $1 billion for small telecom providers to replace equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE, sending the measure to President [...] » More