Archive for March 28th, 2020

2 Taiwanese teens skip quarantine to buy oyster omelets

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Two Taiwanese teens could be facing a NT$1 million (US$33,000) fine after they shirked their 14-day quarantine to get lunch. The pair of unnamed exchange students had [...] » More

Fevers of 3 Taiwanese COVID-19 patients subside after taking remdesivir

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Three Taiwanese COVID-19 patients who are being treated with remdesivir had their fevers subside quickly after taking the medicine, said Chang Shan-chwen, a leading member of [...] » More

Seoul city cancels Shincheonji permit, blames religious sect for virus

Seoul city cancels Shincheonji permit, blames religious sect for virus

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | KoreanHerald | 6:02 AM

The Seoul city government canceled a permit for a foundation apparently associated with Shincheonji Thursday, accusing the fringe religious sect of aggravating the [...] » More

Trump points to Korea comparison he should probably avoid

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | MSNBC | 6:02 AM

The comparisons between South Korea’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and the United States’ is relevant. While the size of the two countries varies considerably, [...] » More

Koreans told to stay isolated, checks tightened on arrivals from U.S

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

Authorities in South Korea pleaded with residents on Friday to stay indoors and avoid large gatherings as new coronavirus cases hovered close to 100 per day, while tighter [...] » More

Korea reports 91 more Covid-19 cases, 9,332 in total

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

South Korea reported 91 more cases of Covid-19 compared to 24 hours ago as of midnight Friday (March 27) local time, raising the total number of infections to 9,332. The [...] » More

Market unresponsive to BOK’s move for quantitative easing

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The nation’s short-term money market has remained volatile despite the Bank of Korea (BOK)’s unprecedented decision to funnel “limitless” cash into [...] » More

Government vows zero tolerance on quarantine rule violators

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The central government and municipal administrations have pledged a zero-tolerance policy for those who do not comply with 14-day quarantine rules imposed in as part of [...] » More

Shareholders of Korean Air parent keep chair on board after proxy battle

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

Shareholders of Korean Air’s parent firm Hanjin Kal voted on Friday to keep group chair Walter Cho as a board director, an outcome seen by analysts as a victory for the [...] » More

Korean Air chief defeats ‘nut rage’ sister’s challenge

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

The “nut rage” heiress who forced a plane to turn back over her macadamias failed Friday to wrest control of the family airline from her brother, in what analysts [...] » More

N Korea asking for aid, while denying any coronavirus cases: report

N Korea asking for aid, while denying any coronavirus cases: report

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

North Korean officials are reportedly asking for medical aid privately while publicly denying any cases of coronavirus within their country’s borders. The Financial [...] » More

Korean test kit makers swamped as coronavirus cases explode in US, Europe

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

Last year, South Korean biotech firm SolGent made diagnostic kits for 300,000 tests. Today, it is churning out more than that in a week, and production will further rise to [...] » More

Korea adopts ‘no-tolerance’ coronavirus quarantine policy, violators risk deportation, jail

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

Stay at home, or risk going to the slammer. After a surge in new coronavirus cases, South Korea warned Thursday of a crackdown that may result in jail or deportation for [...] » More

KDB, Eximbank to offer W1 tril. to ailing Doosan Heavy

28-Mar-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

The Korea Development Bank (KDB) and the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Eximbank) will offer a 1 trillion won ($822.8 million) line of credit to Doosan Heavy Industries & [...] » More

China industrial firms’ Jan-February profits slump 38.3pct year-on-year

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

Profits earned by China’s industrial firms slid 38.3 percent year-on-year to 410.7 billion yuan (47.63 billion pounds) in the first two months of 2020, the statistics [...] » More