Archive for March 14th, 2020

US summons Chinese envoy over Beijing’s coronavirus comments

US summons Chinese envoy over Beijing’s coronavirus comments

14-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:29 PM

The US State Department summoned the Chinese ambassador to the United States on Friday to protest against comments by Beijing suggesting the US military might have brought [...]
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Mainland China reports 11 new coronavirus cases on March 13

14-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:20 PM

Mainland China had 11 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on March 13, the country’s National Health Commission said on Saturday, up from eight cases a day [...]
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COVID-19: Singapore confirms 13 new cases including 9 imported, total at 200

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 13 new cases including 9 imported, total at 200

14-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 12:11 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (13 March) confirmed 13 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Singapore the joint highest on a single day bringing the total to 200. Of [...]
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At 94, Mahathir still punching in Malaysia’s political fray

14-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:59 AM

Having lost leadership of Malaysia to an ally he says “double-crossed” him, 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad insists he feels duty-bound to remain a player in the [...]
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Malaysia bans mass gatherings as coronavirus outbreak enters ‘second wave’

14-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:58 AM

Malaysia on Friday banned mass gatherings until May at the earliest, and its prime minister said the coronavirus epidemic had taken hold in the country for the foreseeable [...]
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Philippine president tests negative for new coronavirus

14-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AP | 10:33 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has tested negative for the new coronavirus and will continue to take precautions to avoid infection, an official said Friday. Sen. [...]
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Philippines records one new coronavirus death, raises toll to six

14-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:32 AM

The Philippines health department on Saturday confirmed one new fatality from the coronavirus outbreak, bringing the total number of deaths to six, a day after the country [...]
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Korea reports 107 new coronavirus cases, total 8,086-KCDC

Korea reports 107 new coronavirus cases, total 8,086-KCDC

14-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:27 AM

South Korea reported more recoveries from the coronavirus than new infections on Saturday for the second day is a row, as a downward trend in daily cases raised hopes that [...]
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Will warmer weather help fight the coronavirus? Singapore and Australia suggest maybe not

14-Mar-2020 Intellasia | | 7:09 AM

As the novel coronavirus began spreading around the world this year, one common refrain from skeptics of the emergency measures being put in place to stop the outbreak was [...]
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Ministry requires enterprises to have long-term strategy during COVID-19 outbreak

14-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Vietnamnet | 7:02 AM

Bui Sy Loi, deputy chair of the National Assembly Committee of Social Affairs, told the Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper that enterprises taking part in social insurance and [...]
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Asia markets staunch bloodbath morning losses over coronavirus worries but Hang Seng still on track to enter bear market

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

Asia stock markets continued their wild swings on Friday the 13th, as Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index tumbled into a bear market amid ongoing uncertainty about [...]
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World markets plunge deepens as virus panic worsens

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

Asia’s stock markets crashed on Friday as panic gripping world financial markets deepened, and even haven assets such as gold and bonds were ditched to cover losses in [...]
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Coronavirus: at least one HK tour group will miss Friday quarantine deadline

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

At least one group of Hong Kong tourists in Germany will fail to return to the city before new quarantine measures affecting parts of Europe take effect late on Friday, the [...]
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Coronavirus: HK government looking at strengthening travel restrictions and border control following WHO’s pandemic declaration

Coronavirus: HK government looking at strengthening travel restrictions and border control following WHO’s pandemic declaration

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

The Hong Kong government is looking at strengthening travel restrictions, quarantine rules and border control measures in its fight against the coronavirus after the World [...]
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Coronavirus: some recovered patients may have reduced lung function and are left gasping for air while walking briskly, HK doctors find

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

Some patients who recovered from Covid-19 have suffered reduced lung function and now experience problems such as gasping for air when walking quickly, Hong Kong’s [...]
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