Archive for April 11th, 2020

Once the biggest outbreak outside of China, Korean city reports zero new coronavirus cases

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The South Korean city of Daegu, which endured the first large coronavirus outbreak outside of China, on Friday reported zero new cases for the first time since late February, [...] » More

Votes for women: S. Korea’s first feminist party seeks parliament seats

Votes for women: S. Korea’s first feminist party seeks parliament seats

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

South Korea is regularly ranked lowest in the developed world for gender equality, but for the first time a feminist party is seeking parliamentary seats at Wednesday’s [...] » More

Once the biggest outbreak outside of China, Korean city reports zero new coronavirus cases

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The South Korean city of Daegu, which endured the first large coronavirus outbreak outside of China, on Friday reported zero new cases for the first time since late February, [...] » More

Korean coronavirus patients vote as parliamentary election kicks off

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Early voting in South Korea’s parliamentary election began on Friday with coronavirus patients casting ballots at disinfected polling stations and candidates bumping [...] » More

Korea reports recovered coronavirus patients testing positive again

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korean officials on Friday reported 91 patients thought cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for [...] » More

Novel Coronavirus Maybe ‘Reactivating’ in Previously Cured Patients: Korean CDC

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | News18 | 6:02 AM

The novel coronavirus, which has so far claimed over 88,000 lives globally, maybe “reactivating” in individuals who have been cured of the viral disease, [...] » More

S Korea blazes trail in Covid-19 era cyber schooling

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 6:02 AM

South Korea took a leap into the unknown on Thursday (April 9), when it resumed schooling suspended due to the novel coronavirus pandemic online. Seoul’s anti-virus [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim Jong Un oversees military drill ahead of national assembly meeting

N Korea’s Kim Jong Un oversees military drill ahead of national assembly meeting

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw another military drill, state media reported Friday, ahead of a meeting of the country’s rubber-stamp parliament, which is going [...] » More

N Korea insists it has no coronavirus how the state is managing the story

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Conversation | 6:02 AM

North Korea continues to insist that it is completely free of coronavirus. The World Health Organization’s representative to the country said that 709 people had been [...] » More

S Korea’s smartphone apps tracking coronavirus won’t stop buzzing

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Signs of fatigue over alerts, privacy concerns pose challenge to government’s efforts to contain spread of coronavirus. South Korea has earned international plaudits [...] » More

Coronavirus: Nature magazine apologises for reports linking Covid-19 with China

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

British scientific journal Nature has apologised for associating Covid-19 with China in its reporting, saying that early coverage of the global health crisis by itself and [...] » More

Zoom CEO acknowledges security ‘missteps’, says impact of calls routed through China was ‘minor’

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

The CEO of Zoom Video Technologies acknowledged in a live-streamed broadcast on Wednesday that the company had made “missteps” in handling a surge of new users [...] » More

Chinese border town builds makeshift hospital to cope with coronavirus cases coming in from Russia

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

China is building a makeshift hospital in a county bordering Russia as imported Covid-19 cases surge, local media reported. A 13-storey office building in Suifenhe, in the [...] » More

How did coronavirus start and where did it come from? Was it really Wuhan’s animal market?

How did coronavirus start and where did it come from? Was it really Wuhan’s animal market?

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

It’s likely Covid-19 originated in bats, scientists say. But did it then spread to pangolins and humans? In the public mind, the origin story of coronavirus seems well [...] » More

China’s space programme suffered another setback on Thursday night with its second rocket launch failure in less than a month.

China’s space programme suffered another setback on Thursday night with its second rocket launch failure in less than a month.

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

Officials are investigating what caused a malfunction during the third stage of the Long March-3B launch after lift-off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest [...] » More