Commentary: Never mind the scepticism. Indonesia has no cases of the novel coronavirus

SINGAPORE: Since the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak was declared on Dec 31, 2019, Indonesia’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Indonesia Country Office have been working in unison.   They have also collaborated to strengthen response measures in anticipation of the coronavirus with the first public information release on Jan 8.   […]

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Commentary: China’s coronavirus lockdown on cities was necessary. But there are more important lessons

HONG KONG: The amazing effectiveness of modern transport systems has been essential for global economic development and made a major contribution to vastly improved lifestyles, compared with 50 years ago. But the downside has been the resulting enormously increased rapidity of infectious disease spread locally as well as globally. Advertisement Advertisement This was demonstrated during […]

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China to step up financial support in Wuhan coronavirus fight: Central bank

BEIJING: China will step up monetary and credit support to enterprises helping its fight against the deadly new coronavirus, the central bank said Saturday (Feb 1), as the disease threatens to further dent a slowing economy. The government will provide support to key enterprises, urging financial institutions to provide “sufficient credit resources” to hospitals and […]

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