Global  

Coronavirus curfews and looming recession fears

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 02:15s - Published
Coronavirus curfews and looming recession fears

Coronavirus curfews and looming recession fears

With no end in sight of the outbreak, the economic repercussions from the shutdown of Chinese industry could trigger recessions in Japan and in Singapore.

Libby Hogan reports.

Coronavirus numbers continued to climb in China's Hubei province on Sunday (February 16).

Officials reported nearly 2,000 new cases and 100 new deaths.

That's despite authorities imposing tough new restrictions on movement.

Authorities imposed a ban on vehicle travel across the province and at least 48 cities have new lockdown policies where residents of building blocks or neighborhoods must register to be let in or out.

Meanwhile, Singapore reported its biggest jump in virus cases so far rising to 67 one of the highest tallies outside of China.

The city also downgraded its 2020 outlook for its economy.

It and Japan now face the looming possibility of recession under the impact of the virus.

Some 300 Americans who had been quarantined for two weeks on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship were flown home on a chattered flight Sunday.

The ship is the largest cluster of cases outside China at over four hundred.

Other countries including Canada and Israel are set to follow suit and repatriate symptom-free citizens.

A top official at the U.S. National Institutes of Health calmed fears that any passengers testing positive were returning.

(SOUNDBITE) DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, NIH, SAYING: People who have symptoms will not be able to get on the evacuation plane.

Others are going to be evacuated starting imminently to Air Force bases in the United States.

If people on the plane start to develop symptoms, they'll be segregated within the plane.

When you come back to the United States, importantly, they're still subjected to a 14 day quarantine.

And the reason for that is that the degree of transmissibility on that cruise ship is essentially akin to being in a hot spot." Another cruise, the MS Westerdam was cleared to let passengers off in Cambodia.

But an 83-year-old American woman from the cruise tested positive when she arrived in Malaysia.

It's sent officials and experts scrambling to track those from the boat more than 100 people have already left the country.




You Might Like


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Singapore Singapore Country in Southeast Asia

Singapore to New York: The world's longest flight will restart in November

The world's longest flight is returning to the skies, and this time it's going to fly even further. Singapore Airlines has announced the resumption of flights..
WorldNews

One of the world's longest flights, New York to Singapore, to return. Hopeful sign for air travel?

The flight could make travel easier for Americans on their way to Asia -- if they can find a country that will let them enter

USATODAY.com
Impossible Foods launches in Asian grocery stores [Video]

Impossible Foods launches in Asian grocery stores

Impossible Foods' faux beef burgers will be sold in grocery stores in Hong Kong and Singapore starting Tuesday, the company said as it vies to bolster its presence in Asia and before entering the potentially lucrative mainland China market. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:06Published
Dyson sells Singapore's priciest penthouse [Video]

Dyson sells Singapore's priciest penthouse

British billionaire James Dyson, the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, is selling his three-storey Singapore penthouse about a year after buying it, and he's reportedly taking a big loss on the S$74 million ($54 million) he paid. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:04Published

Inventor Dyson to sell Singapore penthouse at loss

The British tycoon has reportedly accepted a $62m offer for the massive penthouse one year after buying it.
BBC News

Israel Israel Country in Western Asia

Sudan-Israel normalization announcement likely this weekend

An announcement that Sudan and Israel will begin the process of normalizing ties is imminent, an Israeli diplomatic source said Thursday, after Israeli and..
WorldNews

Trump considers labelling humanitarian groups 'antisemitic' over criticism of Israel

The Trump administration is reportedly considering labelling a number of leading international humanitarian organisations as antisemitic after they documented..
WorldNews

Israeli Arms Trade, The Lobby and the Meaning of Chosenness

"America is willing to sacrifice its young soldiers and national interests and even its economy for Israel," Gilad Atzmon, who was born in a Jewish family in..
WorldNews

Manslaughter Charge Urged for Israeli Officer in Killing of Autistic Palestinian

Palestinians assail the failure to recommend a murder charge in the case, which has become a cause célèbre in the fight against police brutality.
NYTimes.com

Cocaine worth $500m found hidden in charcoal shipment

Police in Paraguay discovered the record haul of the drug in a container destined for Israel.
BBC News

Cambodia Cambodia Country in Southeast Asia

Former CBS News foreign correspondent Bert Quint has died at age 90

Former CBS News foreign correspondent Bert Quint has died at the age of 90. Quint spent three decades with CBS News covering hotspots like Cambodia and Vietnam.
CBS News
Landmine-sniffing 'hero' rat awarded gold medal [Video]

Landmine-sniffing 'hero' rat awarded gold medal

Magawa has sniffed out 39 landmines and 28 unexploded munitions in his career as a mine-sniffing rat in Cambodia, earning him a gold medal from UK veterinary charity. Soraya Ali reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:23Published
Unhappy elephant gets a little help from Sinatra [Video]

Unhappy elephant gets a little help from Sinatra

The trick to calming an unhappy elephant? Sing him Frank Sinatra songs - so says one of the vets tasked with assessing whether Kaavan can be moved from poor conditions in a zoo in Pakistan's capital to a sanctuary in Cambodia.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:26Published
Notorious Cambodian prison commander dead at 77 [Video]

Notorious Cambodian prison commander dead at 77

The Khmer Rouge commander known as "Comrade Duch," Pol Pot's premier executioner and security chief who oversaw the mass murder of at least 14,000 Cambodians at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, died on Wednesday. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:08Published

Malaysia Malaysia Country in Southeast Asia

Goldman to pay $3 billion fine following Malaysia bribe probe

Claw-back drama for old bonuses to top bank execs includes former CEO Lloyd Blankfein and reportedly Gary Cohn.
CBS News
Goldman Sachs to pay $3 billion over 1MDB scandal [Video]

Goldman Sachs to pay $3 billion over 1MDB scandal

Goldman Sachs on Thursday agreed to pay nearly $3 billion to settle a probe into its role in Malaysia’s 1MDB corruption scandal.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:07Published

Goldman Sachs reaches $2.9bn deal to settle US-led 1MDB inquiry

Bank’s Malaysia division agrees to plead guilty to violating foreign bribery laws Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $2.9bn (£2.2bn) to settle a US-led..
WorldNews

Goldman Sachs to pay $3bn over 1MDB Malaysia scandal

The investment bank will pay a record sum for violating bribery laws in the 1MDB corruption affair.
BBC News

Nóra Quoirin death: Ransom email sent to family, inquest told

Nóra Quoirin and her family were staying at a jungle resort in Malaysia when she went missing.
BBC News

Related news from verified sources

World braces for recession as coronavirus pandemic threat grows

The world prepared for a coronavirus pandemic on Friday as hopes the disease could be contained to...
Zee News - Published


Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Coronavirus Lead Factor for Bank of America’s Prediction of Worst Global Economy Since Recession [Video]

Coronavirus Lead Factor for Bank of America’s Prediction of Worst Global Economy Since Recession

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Bank of America predicts this could be the worst year for the global economy in over a decade. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the story.

Credit: Veuer     Duration: 00:51Published
Coronavirus Could Cost Trump the Election, Warns Goldman Sachs [Video]

Coronavirus Could Cost Trump the Election, Warns Goldman Sachs

Coronavirus Could Cost Trump the Election, Warns Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs analysts released the assessment in a report published Wednesday night. Goldman Sachs Report, via CNN Analysts further..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:16Published
Coronavirus crash wipes $5 trillion off world stocks [Video]

Coronavirus crash wipes $5 trillion off world stocks

Coronavirus panic sent world share markets crashing again on Friday, compounding their worst week since the 2008 global financial crisis and bringing the wipeout in value terms to $5 trillion. Ciara..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published