Topic: COVID-19

Let’s developments about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus.

Scandal-hit Nissan sinks into losses as sales plummet

Scandal-hit Nissan sinks into losses as sales plummet

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan, reeling from a scandal over its former superstar executive Carlos Ghosn, sank into red ink in the latest quarter as...
France warns of dent to world economy from virus outbreak

France warns of dent to world economy from virus outbreak

PARIS (AP) — France's government calculates that the deadly virus outbreak in China will shave at least 1 percentage point off the growth this...
EU ministers hold emergency talks on COVID-19 virus

EU ministers hold emergency talks on COVID-19 virus

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union health ministers were holding an emergency meeting Thursday on how to prevent the COVID-19 virus from further spreading across...
Fear, boredom, adventure fill each day on quarantined ship

Fear, boredom, adventure fill each day on quarantined ship

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Fear. Surprising moments of levity. Soul-crushing boredom. Life on the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship quarantined in a Japanese port with...
Two people are seen in mask on Feb. 13, 2020. (CNA)

Taiwan’s mask rationing system to stay in place for now: CECC

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — A policy designed to prevent masks stockpiling will stay in place for now, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心)...
Amid protests and virus, China shuffles Hong Kong officials

Amid protests and virus, China shuffles Hong Kong officials

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday replaced the head of its Cabinet office responsible for Hong Kong following months of anti-government protests in the...
Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-Hua (王美花) speaks at a press briefing on Feb. 13, 2020. (CNA)

Taiwan to release coupons to help businesses dented by virus

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — Taiwan's Cabinet plans to offer discounts to customers who spend at night markets and restaurants to encourage consumer activities...
Japan has 44 more cases of COVID-19 on quarantined ship

Japan has 44 more cases of COVID-19 on quarantined ship

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s health ministry said Thursday 44 more people on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo have tested positive for the virus...
China picks ex-Shanghai mayor to lead in virus epicenter

China picks ex-Shanghai mayor to lead in virus epicenter

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday replaced its top officials in central Hubei province and its capital, Wuhan, the epicenter of a viral outbreak...
Late Wednesday, unnamed sources in Taiwan said Taipei is considering countermeasures against Manila such as a ban on Filipino migrant workers or cancellation of visa-free entry for Filipinos. (CNA)

Taiwan ban can be reversed: Philippine Health Secretary

TAIPEI (CNA) — The government of the Philippines will conduct a risk assessment to decide whether a temporary travel ban to Taiwan will be...