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HK doctor reunites with wife and new baby after work with coronavirus ‘dirty team’

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | NBCNews | 6:02 AM

After weeks of separation from his pregnant wife while working as a medic on the frontline of Hong Kong’s fight against the coronavirus, Dr Alfred Wong can finally [...]
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Work from home, call for meals: food delivery platforms provide lifeline to HK’s empty restaurants

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Social distancing and stay-home measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in Hong Kong have boosted the food delivery market, with luxury hotels and a [...]
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Coronavirus: HK restaurants breaching social-distancing rules could be barred from government aid, official says as 1,700 warnings issued

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Restaurants that breach social-distancing measures could be disqualified from receiving government relief, Hong Kong health authorities have warned. Director of the Food and [...]
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Coronavirus: 2.5 million watch livestream of Canto-pop legend Sam Hui tell HK to ‘stay united’ in free concert

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Canto-pop legend Sam Hui called on Hongkongers to remain united and positive during a free online concert broadcast on Sunday as the city battles the coronavirus pandemic. [...]
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Coronavirus: HK’s number of new cases drops to four, but residents warned over possible surge

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

New coronavirus infections in Hong Kong dropped to just four on Sunday, the lowest number in nearly a month, but health officials and experts warned of a potential surge in [...]
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Anti-government activists’ plan to win key Legislative Council seats in 2020 elections suffers blow as minister reveals huge backlog to trade union approvals

Anti-government activists’ plan to win key Legislative Council seats in 2020 elections suffers blow as minister reveals huge backlog to trade union approvals

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong has been flooded with applications to form trade unions, but the vast majority will not be approved ahead of this year’s Legislative Council elections, the [...]
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Coronavirus: HK’s airport passenger volume nosedives 91 per cent, approaching 2003′s all-time low during Sars

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Passenger numbers for Hong Kong’s airport in March nosedived by 91 per cent year-on-year, fresh government data has shown, with the new low wrought by the coronavirus [...]
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Only bright spot at HK airport: cargo terminal buzzing, thanks to spike in demand for medical supplies worldwide

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Huge demand for medical kits and equipment amid the Covid-19 pandemic is keeping one of the world’s leading air cargo terminals busier than usual. Hong Kong Air Cargo [...]
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Coronavirus: HK’s number of new cases drops to four, but residents warned over possible surge

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

New coronavirus infections in Hong Kong dropped to just four on Sunday, the lowest number in nearly a month, but health officials and experts warned of a potential surge in [...]
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Coronavirus: beware third wave of infections, HK doctors warn as mainland Chinese cities wake from economic slumber

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A third wave of coronavirus infections could hit Hong Kong, doctors have warned, as mainland Chinese cities wake from their economic slumber after months of lockdown. The [...]
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Coronavirus: HK’s deficit could balloon beyond HK$276.6 billion, with economy shrinking more than expected, finance chief warns

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s finance chief has warned that the coronavirus pandemic could cost the government a deficit beyond the latest estimate of HK$276.6 billion (US$35.7 billion), [...]
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Coronavirus: Hongkongers rescued from Morocco spared double quarantine

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More than two dozen Hongkongers rescued from Morocco on a government-chartered flight amid the Covid-19 pandemic have managed to avoid spending four weeks in quarantine [...]
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Coronavirus: HK to hand airlines including Cathay Pacific HK$268 million as Covid-19 batters travel

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s cash-strapped Cathay Pacific Group is in line to receive HK$236 million (US$30.4 million) from a one-off government subsidy handing airlines HK$1 million [...]
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HK ministers admit loopholes in wage subsidy scheme, but say the policy is still in the works

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong ministers on Saturday admitted there were loopholes in the HK$80 billion (US$10 billion) wage subsidy scheme as they had been thrashing out details to finalise a [...]
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HK’s richest man made early Zoom bet that’s now worth $3 billion

13-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Li Ka-shing built Hong Kong’s biggest fortune on old-fashioned real estate and infrastructure. It’s a bet on technology that’s paying off in the current [...]
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