Archive for March 2nd, 2020

Coronavirus mobile apps are surging in popularity in Korea

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

South Korea is one of the world’s most tech savvy countries. So when the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak reached the Korean peninsula, app developers there knew [...] » More

Korea tells citizens to stay home at ‘critical moment’ in virus battle

Korea tells citizens to stay home at ‘critical moment’ in virus battle

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

Coronavirus latest news: Korea reports huge jump of nearly 600 new cases

Coronavirus latest news: Korea reports huge jump of nearly 600 new cases

02-Mar-2020 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

Donald Trump reassured Americans that there was “no reason to panic” after the United States reported its first death from the coronavirus. Trump said the victim [...] » More

Kim warns of ‘serious consequences’ if virus reaches N Korea

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned top party officials of the “serious consequences” of failing to prevent an outbreak of the new coronavirus in the country, [...] » More

USFK employee in Daegu area tests positive for coronavirus

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

A South Korean employee at an American military base in the southeastern county of Chilgok has tested positive for the new coronavirus, US Forces Korea said, bringing the [...] » More

China’s big airlines resume some global flights halted by coronavirus

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

China’s three biggest airlines have restored a fraction of the international flights they halted in the wake of a coronavirus outbreak, heeding a call from the aviation [...] » More

Smartphone sales are collapsing in China. They could plunge 40pct in Q1

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

China’s smartphone market, the biggest in the world, is set for a massive plunge due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Smartphone shipments in China will likely fall [...] » More

40pct of biggest companies say coronavirus caused ‘major decrease’ in demand from China: CFO survey

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

Many big companies say they’ve already taken a big hit in 2020 from the coronavirus with a “major decrease” in demand from China cited by 40 percent of [...] » More

Chinese premier urges breakthroughs in medical science to fight epidemic

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

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday called for greater breakthroughs in the development of efficient detection reagents, effective drugs and vaccines to fight the novel [...] » More

Trump pushing for three-way arms control with Russia, China

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

The Trump administration has informed Moscow that the US is open to holding a summit with other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council in hopes of pushing [...] » More

Tim Cook says he’s ‘optimistic’ that China has the coronavirus situation under control

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

Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Thursday that he believes that China is getting the situation related to the COVID-19 coronavirus under control. “I mean, if you look at the [...] » More

China’s economy expected to rebound from virus hit: Chinese official

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

China’s economy will take a big hit in the first quarter due to widespread work stoppages caused by the fast-spreading coronavirus, but should recover rapidly unless [...] » More

Flurry of Chinese diplomatic activity to stop coronavirus fallout on Beijing’s agenda

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

Chinese envoys have gone on the coronavirus offensive, seeking to ease international concerns about the epidemic and pressing on with its diplomatic plans amid rising [...] » More

China factory activity shrank at its fastest rate on record in February

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

Factory activity in China contracted at the fastest pace on record in February, highlighting the damage from the coronavirus outbreak on the world’s second-largest [...] » More

As virus spreads, other countries can learn from China

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

As the new coronavirus spread rapidly in central China, the country’s authoritarian government took a very authoritarian step: It ordered the unprecedented lockdown of [...] » More