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January, 2020

  • 28 January

    Coronavirus: Death toll from China virus outbreak passes 100 – BBC News

    The death toll from the new coronavirus now stands at 106, with the number of infections almost doubling in a day to more than 4,500. The rise comes as governments scramble to control the spread of the virus. Hong Kong is going to slash cross-border travel with mainland China. Meanwhile, Japan is sending a plane to Wuhan, the epicentre of …

  • 27 January

    Coronavirus turns Wuhan into a ghost town after lockdown

    A US tourist filmed the largely empty streets of the Chinese city of Wuhan on Monday, a city of 11 million people which is the epicentre of the coronavirus and has been placed on lockdown as the virus has spread worldwide. The new strain of coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 81 people so far and …

  • 24 January

    BOJ Will Continue Accommodative Policy for Some Time, Kuroda Says

    Jan.24 — Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda says the central bank is still “far away” from its 2% inflation goal during a panel at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland moderated by China National Institute of Financial Research Chairman Zhu Min.

  • 22 January

    Asia taking no chances with new China virus as WHO meeting looms

    Countries around the Asia-Pacific and beyond are stepping up their defences against a new coronavirus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December and is now known to have infected at least 440 people on the mainland as well as a handful of others overseas. Cases of what is currently being called 2019-nCOV have now been confirmed …

  • 22 January

    What is coronavirus and should I be worried? Here’s what we know | ABC News

    It started as a few cases of pneumonia in workers at a fish market in central China. Now a new virus has the world on alert. Late December 2019, doctors began seeing a new type of viral pneumonia — fever, cough, difficulty breathing — in people who worked at or visited a seafood market in the suburbs of Wuhan in …

  • 22 January

    Coronavirus 2019 is now a notifiable condition in NSW, authorities say | ABC News

    Dr Jeremy McAnulty from Health Protection New South Wales saying there have been no cases of the mysterious coronavirus in the state. But authorities are preparing a response in case of suspected cases arise. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is to get a briefing from the Chief Medical Officer this afternoon. In central China, the death toll has risen to nine. …

  • 21 January

    Germany develops test for new virus in China

    German researchers have developed the first diagnostic test for a new type of #coronavirus that can spread from human to human. According to Dr. Christian Drosten, who developed the test together with colleagues at Berlin’s Charite hospital, it’s simple and involves the quick collection of a throat or cough swab for laboratory analysis. The outbreak of the new #virus was …

  • 21 January

    Why everyone in Japan is talking about this dad – BBC News

    Japan’s environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi is raising eyebrows by taking time off to take care of his newborn son. It’s not only because he is the first minister and MP to do so, but also because very few dads in Japan actually take paternity leave. The BBC’s Mariko Oi explains why. Produced by Tessa Wong. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

  • 21 January

    Brisbane man released from isolation as global coronavirus epidemic fears grow | ABC News

    An Australian man who is being tested for a deadly new strain of coronavirus has been released from home isolation in Brisbane. He is, however still under supervision for any signs of the illness after returning from China with flu-like symptoms. There are growing concerns the outbreak could turn into a global epidemic. Chinese authorities have confirmed the virus can …

  • 21 January

    BOJ Will Maintain Status Quo in All Categories, Says Goldman Sachs’s Baba

    Jan.20 — Naohiko Baba, chief Japan economist at Goldman Sachs, discusses the Bank of Japan’s upcoming policy decision, the yen and his outlook for the economy. He speaks on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia” from the sidelines of the Goldman Sachs Global Macro Conference Asia Pacific in Hong Kong.