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  • *China factories hamstrung by travel, quarantine restrictions. *Foxconn hopes China output to return to 50% by end-Feb- source. TAIPEI, Feb 20- Apple iPhone maker Foxconn said on Thursday it is cautiously restarting production at its main plants in China and warned revenue will be hurt this year by the coronavirus epidemic.

  • *China's factories hobbled as migrant workers unable to return. SHANGHAI/ BANGKOK, Feb 20- Blocked highways. Case in point: in the southern China manufacturing hub of Dongguan, a factory that makes vaporizers and other products had just half of its workforce of 40 last week and was struggling to function without key personnel.

  • SINGAPORE/ NEW DELHI, Feb 18- Taiwan's CPC Corp has offered to sell naphtha cargoes, industry sources said on Tuesday, a rare move by a company which is normally a buyer of naphtha. It was unclear why CPC has offered the petrochemical feedstock but it has shut a 380,000 tonnes per year naphtha cracker in Lin Yuan for a scheduled turnaround from November 2019 to...

  • TAIPEI, Feb 16- A taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains. The deceased person had not traveled abroad recently and was a taxi driver whose clients were mainly from Hong Kong, Macau and...

  • TAIPEI, Feb 16- A man has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island since the epidemic spread from maninland China, the island's health minister said on Sunday. Health Minister Chen Shih- chung said during a news conference on Sunday that the deceased person was a man in his sixties, who had not traveled abroad recently and had...

  • *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.

  • *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...

  • *Daily cases in China jump 14,840 under new definition. *China sacks provincial Communist Party bosses. BEIJING/ TOKYO, Feb 14- The Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more infections using a broader definition on Thursday, while Japan became the third place outside mainland China to suffer a...

  • *Daily cases in China jump 14,840 under new definition. *China sacks provincial Communist Party bosses. BEIJING/ TOKYO, Feb 13- The Chinese province at the center of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more infections using a broader definition on Thursday, while Japan became the third place outside mainland China to suffer a...

  • *China's death toll reached 1,367 as of the end of Wednesday, up 254 from the previous day, the country's National Health Commission said on Thursday. Across mainland China, there were 15,152 new confirmed infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 59,805, it said. *The surge on Wednesday came a day after China reported its lowest number of new cases in...

  • *WHO praises Cambodia as officials board vessel. *Passengers may leave Cambodia as early as Friday- captain. SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 13- Passengers on a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears cheered and clapped as the vessel finally arrived at a port in Cambodia on Thursday.

  • *Death toll surges by daily record 242 in Hubei. *China sacks Communist Party bosses in Hubei, Wuhan. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Feb 13- The Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more infections using a broader case definition on Thursday, while Japan became the third place outside mainland China to suffer...

  • *WHO praises Cambodia as officials board vessel. *Passengers may leave Cambodia as early as Friday- captain. SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 13- Passengers on a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus cheered and clapped as the vessel finally arrived at a port in...

  • *WHO praises Cambodia as officials board vessel. *Passengers may leave Cambodia as early as Friday- captain. SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 13- Passengers on a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus cheered and clapped as the vessel finally arrived at a port in...

  • *Death toll surges by daily record 242 in Hubei. *China sacks Communist Party bosses in Hubei, Wuhan. That took total deaths in China from the newly discovered virus to 1,367, up 254 from the previous day, the National Health Commission said.

  • Across mainland China, there were 15,152 new confirmed infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 59,805, it said. *The surge on Wednesday came a day after China reported its lowest number of new cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing's senior medical adviser that the epidemic will end by April. *Cruise ship MS Westerdam docked in Cambodia...

  • *China sacks Communist Party bosses in Hubei, Wuhan. BEIJING, Feb 13- The Chinese province at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more cases on Thursday under a new diagnostic method, suggesting a much bigger crisis facing China and the world. That took total deaths in China from the newly discovered virus to...

  • *WHO praises Cambodia as officials board vessel. *Passengers may leave Cambodia as early as Friday- captain. SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 13- A cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus arrived in Cambodia on Thursday, to the relief of passengers and praise from global...

  • *Death toll surges by daily record 242 in Hubei- officials. *Hubei, Wuhan Communist Party bosses sacked. That took total deaths from the newly discovered virus to more than 1,350, all but two in China and most- about 1,310- in Hubei.

  • *WHO praises Cambodia as officials board vessel. *Most passengers may leave Cambodia Friday at earliest- captain. SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 13- A cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus arrived in Cambodia on Thursday, to the relief of passengers and praise from...