8 April 2020, Wednesday | 05:55pm


Australia scientists claim first re-creation of coronavirus outside China


SYDNEY, Jan 29 — A team of scientists in Australia said today they have successfully developed a lab-grown version of coronavirus, the first to be recreated outside of China, in a breakthrough that could help combat the global spread of the illness.

Airlines cut China flights as companies restrict travel on virus fears


CHICAGO, Jan 29 — Airlines including United Airlines Holdings Inc said they were cancelling some flights to China as demand fell sharply and global companies told their employees not to travel on deepening fears over the spread of a flu-like virus.

Coronavirus: ECRL staff celebrating CNY in China advised not to return until situation is under control


KUALA LUMPUR: The East Coast Rail Link project workers, who had returned to their hometowns in China to celebrate the Lunar New Year, have been advised to postpone their trips back to Malaysia until the situation is brought under control.

Man in Bangi arrested for spreading fake info on Wuhan virus


KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 — A 34-year-old man was arrested in Bangi, Selangor yesterday over a Facebook post on the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that authorities alleged to contain false information.

Report: Coronavirus outbreak may disrupt Apple's iPhone production ramp up plans


SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28 ― Apple Inc's plan to ramp up iPhone production by 10 per cent in the first half of this year may hit a roadblock as the coronavirus outbreak spreads across China, the Nikkei Asian Review reported today.

Japan to send evacuation plane to Wuhan: Minister


TOKYO: Japan will send a plane to the Chinese city of Wuhan later Tuesday to begin evacuating citizens from the centre of a deadly virus outbreak, the country’s foreign minister said.

Thailand confirms six more coronavirus infections, bringing total to 14 - Official


BANGKOK: Thailand on Tuesday confirmed six more cases of coronavirus among visitors from China, bringing the country’s total to 14 cases, a health official said.