Archive for March 2nd, 2020

Taiwanese tourists pour into small islands as coronavirus hits overseas travel

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak makes travel to nearby countries less attractive, Taiwanese tourists have piled into small islands off the southeast coast for [...] » More

Taiwan raises travel advisory for Japan to yellow, Hokkaido to orange

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (February 28) raised its travel advisory for Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido to orange and for the rest of the [...] » More

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

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 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

Korean Air to cut flights on US routes next month

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:02 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

S. Korea warns of more virus cases in Daegu, total almost 3,000

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

South Korea on Saturday warned a large number of virus cases will be reported in Daegu, the epicenter of virus outbreak here, as the country intensified its anti-virus fight [...] » More

Korea virus cases surge as WHO sounds maximum alert

Korea virus cases surge as WHO sounds maximum alert

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

South Korea reported its biggest surge in new coronavirus cases on Saturday as concerns grew of a possible epidemic in the United States and the World Health Organization [...] » More

COVID-19: MHA seeks to ban Singapore branch of controversial Korean church

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is looking to ban the Singapore chapter of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (SCJ), the [...] » More

S. Korea urges US to handle USFK employees’ jobs

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:02 AM

South Korea hopes to handle the issue of the upkeep of South Korean employees for US Forces Korea, as negotiations on defense cost sharing between Seoul and Washington drag [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim guides military drills, warns ‘serious consequences’ if virus breaks out  KCNA

N Korea’s Kim guides military drills, warns ‘serious consequences’ if virus breaks out KCNA

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw military drills on Friday, state media KCNA said, a rare public outing amid efforts to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus in the [...] » More

Korea reports 594 new coronavirus infections for total of 2,931

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

South Korea urged citizens on Saturday to stay indoors as it warned of a “critical moment” in its battle on the coronavirus after recording the biggest daily jump [...] » More

Foreign diplomats to be evacuated from N Korea as country steps up efforts to prevent virus outbreak

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

A plan is in the works to evacuate quarantined foreign diplomats from North Korea, a source inside the country has revealed, as concerns about the spread of the novel [...] » More

N Korean leader calls for stronger anti-virus efforts

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for stronger anti-virus efforts to guard against COVID-19, saying there will be “serious consequences” if the illness [...] » More

Seoul virus cases surpass 60 with rise in hospital infections

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:02 AM

Coronavirus infections in Seoul exceeded 60 cases Friday, with a hospital in northwestern Seoul identified as one of the biggest clusters of infections in the capital. The [...] » More

Wanna Know Why Kim Jong-Un Is Smiling? He’s ‘Sitting’ on Trillions of Dollars.

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | National Interest | 6:02 AM

South Korea estimates the value of the mineral resources of its North Korean neighbour at $2,800 billion. In comparison, the GDP of South Korea was about 1,530,75 trillion in [...] » More

USFK issues advance furlough notice to Korean employees amid little progress in defense cost talks

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

US Forces Korea has issued a 30-day advance notice of potential furlough to its South Korean employees, it said Friday, in an apparent move to further pressure Seoul over [...] » More