Archive for March 5th, 2020

Coronavirus: there are 2 types, Chinese researchers find, while authorities say faeces and urine can transmit the infection

Coronavirus: there are 2 types, Chinese researchers find, while authorities say faeces and urine can transmit the infection

05-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:56 AM

The coronavirus has evolved into two major types, with differing transmission rates and geographical distribution, according to a study published in the National Science [...]
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South Korea reports lowest new infections for a week

South Korea reports lowest new infections for a week

05-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:41 AM

South Korea reported its lowest number of new novel coronavirus cases for a week Wednesday, as the government proposed a near-$10 billion additional budget to try to address [...]
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Business Briefs 05 March 2020

05-Mar-2020 Intellasia | | 9:38 AM

* No Va Land Investment Group Corporation (NVL), or Novaland, is planning to issue some 378 million shares to its current shareholders to raise its chartered capital to [...]
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Asian markets swing after shock Fed cut sinks Wall St

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

Most Asian equities rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates to combat the economic fallout from the coronavirus, brushing off a Wall Street sell-off [...]
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Coronavirus sends HK February business activity plunging to record low: PMI

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

The coronavirus epidemic dealt a severe blow to businesses in Hong Kong in February with activity plummeting to the lowest on record, a private survey showed on Wednesday, in [...]
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Robbers wielding axes and hammers steal HK$1 million in gold from HK jewellery store

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

Hong Kong police are scouring the city for a smash-and-grab gang who broke the display counters of a jewellery store and made off with gold ornaments worth about HK$1 million [...]
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HK cuts interest rate after US Fed’s surprise move to bolster sagging economy as coronavirus outbreak spreads worldwide

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

Hong Kong’s monetary authority reduced its base lending rate by half a percentage point after the US Federal Reserve conducted an emergency cut for the first time since [...]
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Dispute over HK$1.37 billion fee for scandal-hit project pits HK rail giant the MTR Corporation against its biggest shareholder, the city’s government

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

Hong Kong’s rail operator the MTR Corporation on Tuesday left open the possibility of taking legal action against the government, its biggest shareholder, for payment [...]
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Coronavirus: top WHO official praises HK, Singapore for ‘very effective’ measures to suppress transmission of disease

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

A top official from a global health watchdog has praised the “very effective” measures Hong Kong is taking to suppress transmission of the new coronavirus, as the [...]
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Coronavirus: HK begins evacuation of residents stranded in epicentre of deadly outbreak

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

Two top Hong Kong officials led a task force to Wuhan on Wednesday to evacuate 522 city residents stranded in the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic, and warned some of [...]
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HK government extends HK$10,000 handout scheme to new arrivals on low incomes

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

A HK$10,000 handout for permanent residents will be extended to some of the hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers who have recently moved to the city, the government revealed [...]
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Coronavirus: monk from contagion-hit HK temple tests initially positive

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

A Buddhist monk from the Hong Kong worship hall linked to 16 confirmed coronavirus cases tested positive on Wednesday morning in an initial screening, according to two [...]
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Bipartisan delegation to offer competing visions of HK at forum with US officials in San Francisco this week

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

A bipartisan group of executive councillors and opposition lawmakers will meet with US officials in California this week, the first such delegation since the Hong Kong Human [...]
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Inquiry into HK MTR train derailing finds staff maintaining the track lacked knowledge, failed to follow protocols

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

Railway maintenance workers lacking knowledge and relying on their instincts more than scientific data contributed to the Hong Kong’s most serious derailment in more [...]
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Taiwanese man who evaded coronavirus quarantine fined maximum NT$1 million

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

Lin drove from Hsinchu County to Taipei, the north coast, and back A man who traveled from Hsinchu County to Taipei City and the north coast instead of staying in coronavirus [...]
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