News Headlines - 28 January 2020

Japan confirms virus in man who had not been to China - The Jakarta Post

Japanese authorities said Tuesday a man with no recent travel to China has contracted the novel strain of coronavirus -- apparently after driving tourists visiting from Wuhan, where a deadly outbreak began.
The man in his sixties from Nara in western Japan drove two groups of Wuhan tourists earlier in January and was hospitalized on Saturday with flu-like symptoms, the health ministry said.
Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said the country had confirmed two new cases, bringing the total so far in Japan to six.

Coronavirus: Death toll climbs to 106 as China tightens measures - BBC News

The death toll from the new coronavirus now stands at 106, with the number of infections almost doubling in a day to more than 4,500.
The rise comes as governments scramble to control the spread of the virus. Hong Kong is going to slash cross-border travel with mainland China... The virus has spread across China and to at least 16 countries globally.

Space Debris Tracker Says Two Uncontrolled Satellites Might Hit US on Jan. 29 in the Most Dangerous Collision Ever! | Tech Times

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, two uncontrolled space satellites will likely hit each other along their passage above Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, according to a space debris tracking team.
The two said satellites were identified as the "IRAS (13777), the decommissioned space telescope launched in 1983, and GGSE-4 (2828), an experimental US payload launched in 1967."

EU seeks to force through single standard phone charger | Financial Times

Brussels wants to force tech companies to adopt a universal mobile phone charger, setting up a clash with Apple that argues it will wipe out its Lightning connector cable used on the iPhone.
According to a leaked document setting out the new European Commission’s policy programme, Brussels will present measures calling for the creation of a common EU smartphone charger in the third quarter of the year.

Philips plans to sell or spin off domestic appliances business | Financial Times

Royal Philips plans to sell its domestic appliances arm or spin it off into a separately listed company as the Dutch conglomerate focuses on the healthcare sector.
A sale of one of the best-known consumer electronics brands in Europe would mark the latest in a series of divestments for the Amsterdam-based group, which has sold its lighting, television and entertainment divisions in recent years.







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