China coronavirus News

Cruise Ship Tests Coronavirus Containment As 300 Passengers Return to U.S.

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif./GENEVA, Feb 17 —More than 300 American cruise liner passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were flown home to military bases in the United States after two weeks under quarantine off Japan. The cruise …

Coronavirus Epidemic Could Infect Two-Thirds of World’s Population: WHO Scientist

As the number of coronavirus cases jumps dramatically in China, a top infectious-disease scientist warns that things could get far worse: Two-thirds of the world’s population could catch it. So says Ira Longini, an adviser to the World Health Organization …

Coronavirus Leads Companies with Supply Chain Disruptions to Invoke ‘Force Majeure’

With the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Hubei province, China, showing no signs of abating any time soon, some companies that buy and sell goods in the Chinese market are taking interest in the legal defense of “force majeure.” The …

Coronvirus Led to Cancellation of Telecoms Meeting, but Insurance Cover Is Excluded

Companies that have spent money on a major telecoms conference in Barcelona that has been canceled after mass withdrawals due to the coronavirus outbreak cannot expect compensation under the organizers’ standard insurance, they said on Thursday. The GSMA telecoms body …

Insurers Rush to Exclude Coronavirus Epidemic from Event-Cancellation Protection

Businesses looking to buy cancellation insurance for events around the world will not be able to get cover for the new coronavirus outbreak, industry sources said, as insurers rush to exclude the epidemic from their policies. The Shanghai Grand Prix …

Coronavirus Clouds U.S. Outlook But Economic Impact Should be Modest: S&P

The coronavirus outbreak in China is clouding the global outlook and leading to both business caution and potential overall weakness in U.S. growth, according to S&P Global. However, given its limited exposure, the U.S. economy should experience only modest impact. …

Thai Insurer Offers First Coronavirus Insurance Policy

The world’s best-performing insurance firm has seized on the latest health concern to offer Thailand’s first policy to cover the novel coronavirus. TQM Corp., with partner Bangkok Insurance Pcl, this week introduced a policy that costs 299 baht ($9.62) and …

Coronavirus Update: Deaths Surpass 900; World Health Experts Head to Beijing

BEIJING, Feb 10 — An advance team of international experts led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has left for Beijing to help investigate China’s coronavirus epidemic, which authorities said on Monday had now claimed 908 lives on the mainland. …

Prudential in Talks to Fully Control China Venture; Weighs Sale of U.S. Business

Prudential is in talks that could lead to it taking full control of its 50:50 joint venture with China’s CITIC and is considering selling some or all of its U.S. business to sharpen its focus on Asia, a source told …

Coronavirus Hits Trade Fairs, Industry Conferences

Feb 7 (Reuters) – Over two dozen large trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed or hit by travel curbs and concerns about the spread of a coronavirus, potentially disrupting billions of dollars worth of …