Archive for March 16th, 2020

South Korea reports 74 new coronavirus cases

South Korea reports 74 new coronavirus cases

16-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:52 PM

South Korea reported 74 new coronavirus infections on Monday, slightly lower than the previous day, health officials said, taking the tally of cases to 8,236, with 75 deaths. [...] » More

Vietnam’s coronavirus cases rise to 57 – health ministry

Vietnam’s coronavirus cases rise to 57 – health ministry

16-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:35 PM

Vietnam has confirmed four more cases of coronavirus, all among foreign nationals, its health ministry said on Sunday, bringing its total number of cases to 57. The latest [...] » More

Singapore reports 14 new cases of coronavirus, in biggest daily jump

Singapore reports 14 new cases of coronavirus, in biggest daily jump

16-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:12 AM

Singapore on Sunday confirmed 14 new cases of the novel coronavirus, its health ministry said, marking the biggest daily increase of the infection in the city-state. [...] » More

Fed takes emergency steps to slash rates and ease bank rules

16-Mar-2020 Intellasia | | 10:06 AM

The Federal Reserve took massive emergency action Sunday to help the economy withstand the coronavirus by slashing its benchmark interest rate to near zero and saying it [...] » More

Philippine capital plans curfew as coronavirus deaths, infection tally spike

Philippine capital plans curfew as coronavirus deaths, infection tally spike

16-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:59 AM

Manila announced nighttime curfews on Saturday and urged shopping malls to close for one month, in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, as the Philippines reported its [...] » More

Stock futures sink after rate cut, new virus restrictions

Stock futures sink after rate cut, new virus restrictions

16-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:57 AM

U.S. stock futures fell sharply after the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates and more companies and governments took action over the weekend to shut down European and [...] » More

Business Briefs 16 March 2020

16-Mar-2020 Intellasia | | 9:55 AM

* Son Ha International JSC (SHI) on March 12 signed a cooperation agreement with Hanoi Power Corporation (EVN Hanoi) to develop rooftop solar power. EVN Hanoi will assist SHI [...] » More

Coronavirus live updates: Korea adds 107 new cases, Saudi Arabia suspends international flights

Coronavirus live updates: Korea adds 107 new cases, Saudi Arabia suspends international flights

16-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 7:05 AM

Global cases: At least 145,374, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University Global deaths: At least 5,429, according to the latest figures from Johns [...] » More

HK records fourth coronavirus-related death  hospital spokeswoman

HK records fourth coronavirus-related death hospital spokeswoman

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

An 80-year old man became the fourth patient in Hong Kong to die due to the coronavirus, a Nethersole Eastern Hospital spokeswoman said on Friday. Hong Kong has so far [...] » More

HK ‘Umbrella’ movement leader freed from prison, says ‘no regret’

HK ‘Umbrella’ movement leader freed from prison, says ‘no regret’

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

Hong Kong democracy activist Chan Kin-man walked free from prison on Saturday saying he had no regrets for his leading role in the 2014 “Umbrella” civil [...] » More

What We Can Learn From Singapore, Taiwan and HK About Handling Coronavirus

16-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

Since she learned of the coronavirus outbreak, Amy Ho’s daily routine has gotten a bit more complicated. Coming home now involves sanitising her shoes, washing her [...] » More

Taiwan’s KMT head says WHO should come clean on China’s underreporting of coronavirus

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

Taiwan’s new Kuomintang (KMT) chair, legislator Johnny Chiang, on Thursday (March 12) said the World Health Organization (WHO) should explain if Communist China has [...] » More

Noted Taiwanese poet Yang Mu dies at 79

16-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Forcus Taiwan | 6:02 AM

Renowned Taiwanese poet, essayist and critic Yang Mu passed away at a hospital in Taipei Friday at the age of 79, according to his friend. Yang had been suffering from [...] » More

Trump Should Heed Senate’s Call for Talks With Taiwan on Free Trade Pact

16-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Heritage | 6:02 AM

The Senate on Wednesday night again passed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act. Sponsored by Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., in the [...] » More

Virus Outbreak: American man confirmed as Taiwan’s 50th virus case

16-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:02 AM

An American man was yesterday confirmed as Taiwan’s 50th COVID-19 case, the Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) said, adding that it would consider placing certain [...] » More