Asia-Pacific News Macau

  • *China reported 5,090 new cases in mainland China, including more than 120 deaths, taking the number of infected to 63,851, and the number of deaths to 1,380.. *A World Health Organization- led mission to China will start its outbreak investigation this weekend. This is the third death outside mainland China the Philippines and Hong Kong have reported a death each.

  • BANGKOK, Feb 14- The plight of the cruise ship off Japan with more than 200 coronavirus infections and the shunning of another luxury liner by five ports despite no known cases has led to a sharp change in tack for an industry in shock: avoid Asia. To that end, many cruises in the region are being cancelled while others currently sailing are being re-routed, skipping...

  • *China reported 121 new deaths on Friday, bringing the toll to 1,380. Another 5,090 new cases were confirmed, pushing up the number of infected patients to 63,851.. This is the third death outside mainland China the Philippines and Hong Kong have reported a death each. *The Philippines has lifted a travel ban that was imposed on visitors from Taiwan, and will...

  • BANGKOK, Feb 14- The plight of the cruise ship off Japan with more than 200 coronavirus infections and the shunning of another by five ports despite no known cases has led to a sharp change in tack for an industry in shock: avoid Asia. To that end, many cruises in the region are being cancelled while others currently sailing are being re-routed, skipping originally...

  • MGM said it suspended operations at its two properties in Macau for a government mandated 15- day period, which started on Feb. 5 to prevent the spread of the infection locally. MGM added that it was difficult to weigh the fallout of the epidemic on its business as the suspension could be extended and customer traffic could fall further at its properties.

  • *The coronavirus outbreak in China may be over by April, the country's senior medical adviser said on Tuesday, but deaths surpassed 1,000 and the World Health Organization warned of a global threat potentially worse than terrorism. *China's Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, reported 1,638 new cases and 94 new deaths on Feb. 11, the local health...

  • *China reported 108 more deaths on Tuesday, taking the total toll in the country to 1,016.. *China's Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, reported 2,097 new cases and 103 new deaths on Feb. 10, the local health authority said. *Taiwan raised its travel warning on Tuesday, advising people not to visit Hong Kong or Macau unless they have to, and to take precautions...

  • *The World Health Organization said on Monday that there were 40,235 confirmed cases in China and 909 deaths, as well as 319 cases in 24 other countries, including one death. *Across mainland China, where people were trickling back to work after an extended Lunar New Year holiday, there were 3,062 new confirmed infections as of Sunday, according to the National...

  • *China's National Health Commission said on Monday the death toll rose to 908, as employees began trickling back to offices and factories around China after the government eased some restrictions on work and travel. *Across mainland China, there were 3,062 new confirmed infections as of Sunday, bringing the total number so far to 40,171..

  • *China death toll passes 700, approaches global deaths from SARS. While the vast majority of cases have been in China, the virus has spread to some two dozen countries abroad, including five British nationals infected in a French mountain resort. "It's certainly not going to be a return to normal next week," said Julian Evans-Pritchard, senior China economist at...

  • *China death toll passes 700, approaches global deaths from SARS. While the vast majority of cases have been in China, the virus has spread to some two dozen countries abroad, including five British nationals infected in a French mountain resort. "It's certainly not going to be a return to normal next week," said Julian Evans-Pritchard, senior China economist at...

  • *China death toll passes 700, approaches global deaths from SARS. While the vast majority of cases have been in China, the virus has spread to some two dozen countries abroad, with the latest such cases including five British nationals infected in a French ski resort. The American man died on Thursday in Wuhan, epicentre of the virus outbreak in the central Chinese...

  • *U.S. embassy confirms death of 60- year-old American in Wuhan. *China death toll passes 700, approaches global deaths from SARS. The 60- year old U.S. citizen died on Feb. 6 in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus outbreak in the central Chinese province of Hubei, a U.S. embassy spokesman said in Beijing.

  • *U.S. embassy confirms death of 60- year-old American in Wuhan. The 60- year old U.S. citizen diagnosed with coronavirus died at Jinyintan Hospital in China's Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus outbreak, on Feb. 6, a U.S. embassy spokesman in Beijing said. A Japanese man in his sixties and hospitalised with pneumonia in Wuhan, in central Hubei province, also died after...

  • BEIJING, Feb 8- The new coronavirus epidemic in mainland China is almost certain to become more deadly than SARS on Saturday as the death toll passed 700, health experts warned of mask shortages and more cases were confirmed on a quarantined Japanese cruise ship. The death toll in mainland China jumped by 86 to 722, and is poised to pass the 774 deaths recorded...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Feb 7- A major cruise line on Friday took the extraordinary step of banning citizens of China regardless of when they were last there, while there was sorrow and anger over the coronavirus death of a doctor from Wuhan who had been reprimanded for sounding an early warning about the disease. Apple Inc, however, said it was working to reopen its China...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Feb 7- The coronavirus death of a Chinese doctor who had been reprimanded for sounding an early warning about the disease triggered anger at the government on Friday, while a major cruise line took the extraordinary step of banning citizens of China regardless of when they were last there. Deaths in mainland China reached 637 on Friday, with a...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 7- A raft of earnings reports from consumer discretionary companies and U.S. retail sales data set for the coming week could help investors determine to what extent the coronavirus is hitting consumer demand. "It could have an impact on the year, not just the quarter," said Kim Forrest, chief investment officer at Bokeh Capital Partners in Pittsburgh.

  • *Closure of Macau casinos and slide in tourism hitting industry. Feb 7- The new coronavirus epidemic has claimed its first big M&A deal, with Macau casino operator Melco Resorts& Entertainment Ltd pulling the plug on a stake purchase in Australia's Crown Resorts Ltd, citing a plunge in traveller numbers and casino closures. Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub,...

  • *Doctor Li Wenliang dies in Wuhan hospital. The death of the doctor who sounded the alarm, ophthalmologist Li Wenliang, came as Chinese President Xi Jinping assured his U.S. counterpart that China was doing all it could to contain the virus that has killed almost 640 people. China was gradually achieving results and was confident it could defeat the epidemic with...