Archive for March 2nd, 2020

South Korea reports 476 new coronavirus cases, raising total to 4,212

South Korea reports 476 new coronavirus cases, raising total to 4,212

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:09 PM

South Korea reported on Monday 476 new coronavirus cases, taking its national tally to 4,212, as the government of Seoul sought a murder investigation into a controversial [...]
» More

Global virus death toll tops 3,000 as second man dies in US

Global virus death toll tops 3,000 as second man dies in US

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 1:03 PM

The global death toll from the new coronavirus epidemic surpassed 3,000 on Monday after dozens more died at its epicentre in China and cases soared around the world with a [...]
» More

Business Briefs 02 March 2020

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | | 9:48 AM

* Nguyen Viet Cuong, board chairman and general director of KOSY JSC (KOS), will sell 10 million KOS shares between March 3 and 14. If successful, his ownership would fall [...]
» More

HK pets face coronavirus quarantine after dog tests positive

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

All pets of people in Hong Kong infected with the coronavirus will be quarantined, with one dog already in isolation, the city’s authorities said Friday. The move is [...]
» More

HK hoteliers say market’s a ‘disaster’ as 90 per cent of rooms stay vacant amid viral outbreak

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

Hong Kong’s luxury hoteliers are bracing for more losses in the coming months as a weak market last year gave way to a ‘disaster’ after the coronavirus [...]
» More

Coronavirus: HK to quarantine all arrivals from three Italian regions and Iran, issues ‘red’ travel alert

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

Hong Kong authorities have strengthened quarantine measures on travellers from three Italian regions and Iran and issued a “red” outbound travel alert for the [...]
» More

Coronavirus: HK publishes list of buildings housing quarantined people

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

Hong Kong health chiefs have published the names of buildings housing people under quarantine amid the coronavirus epidemic, a day after a document purporting to show the [...]
» More

HK retailers in rent battle to survive virus, protests blow

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Retailers in Hong Kong have launched themselves into a rare battle with the city’s notoriously unflinching landlords for deeper and longer-term rental cuts, as they [...]
» More

‘Blatant suppression’: HK publisher Jimmy Lai arrested

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, and two other pro-democracy activists have been arrested on charges of illegal assembly, local media [...]
» More

United States expresses concern over arrest of HK publisher

United States expresses concern over arrest of HK publisher

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The US State Department has expressed concern after Chinese-ruled Hong Kong arrested publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, and two pro-democracy [...]
» More

HK pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested for ‘illegal assembly’ over 2019 protest

HK pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested for ‘illegal assembly’ over 2019 protest

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong tycoon known for his outspoken support of the city’s pro-democracy movement and criticism of China was arrested Friday, along with two other prominent [...]
» More

Coronavirus: government could charter flights to bring home first batch of Hongkongers stranded in Hubei next Wednesday

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

The government could charter flights to bring home the first batch of Hongkongers stranded in Hubei province in mainland China, the epicentre of the Covid-19 epidemic, next [...]
» More

Coronavirus: quarantine recommended for pets of Hongkongers with Covid-19 as Pomeranian tests positive a second time

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

Hong Kong’s Department of Health is strongly recommending that dogs, cats and other mammals of confirmed Covid-19 patients undergo a 14-day quarantine after a pet [...]
» More

Taiwan health minister opposes crackdown on illegal foreign nurses

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

There should be a focus on the prevention of infections and on education instead of a crackdown on illegal foreign caregivers and nurses during the Wuhan coronavirus [...]
» More

Taiwan Wants to Help Fight the Coronavirus. WHO Won’t Let It.

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Foreignpolicy | 6:02 AM

The novel coronavirus outbreak has resulted in more than 80,000 confirmed cases and killed nearly 3,000 people worldwide. Its spread has already surpassed the total number of [...]
» More