UK online fashion retailer Asos has posted a 653% jump in first-half profits to GBP30.1m (US$37.2m) and a 21% jump in revenues to GBP1.6bn for the six months ending 29 February. But the impact of coronavirus and the related containment actions that have been taken are starting to weigh on its numbers, with a 20-25% drop in sales over the last three weeks alone. The retailer has taken a series of steps to future-proof its business including a share sale and the appointment of a new chief strategy officer.