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‘Running from a war’: Post reporter finds her way home to HK on anxiety-ridden flight and through airport chaos as coronavirus hammers travel

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

London’s Heathrow Airport on Wednesday morning was less crowded than usual with the country in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic. But those who were there seemed [...]
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Coronavirus: HK confirms a second dog is infected

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A second dog with an infected owner has caught the coronavirus, Hong Kong’s animal welfare authority confirmed on Thursday. The two-year-old German shepherd lived with [...]
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FEATURE-A poorer student falls behind in HK as coronavirus forces online learning

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

When Hong Kong student Wendy received a question from her geography teacher during an online class, she scrambled to unmute her mother’s cellphone, but the screen kept [...]
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Chinese cancer drugs developer InnoCare raises $289 million after HK IPO is nearly 300 times oversubscribed

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

InnoCare Pharma, a Beijing-based cancer drugs developer, has raised HK$2.2 billion (US$289 million) from its initial public offering after pricing it at the high end of the [...]
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HK sees 48 new cases of coronavirus, bulk of infections imported

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong said on Friday it had recorded 48 new cases of coronavirus, a one-day record, as the city hunkers down to deal with a flood of people returning from overseas who [...]
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Coronavirus: leading HK microbiologist retracts op-ed claiming pandemic began in Wuhan

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A world-renowned microbiologist has stepped into a political minefield by writing an op-ed about the origin and naming of the coronavirus sweeping the world, expressing views [...]
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Coronavirus: only a third of HK’s quarantine tracking bracelets are working, government admits

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Only a third of quarantined new arrivals could activate the wristbands designed to keep tabs on their whereabouts in Hong Kong, the government admitted on Friday, raising [...]
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Coronavirus: outbreak in HK tests mental health of residents already strained by months of social unrest

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

After finally bringing her bipolar disorder under control with the help of medication, Mok has seen the symptoms and hallucinations return. Black dots appear floating in the [...]
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Coronavirus: HK faces resurgence of imported and community-spread infections as it confirms 16 new cases

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong was facing a resurgence of imported as well as community-spread coronavirus infections on Thursday as it confirmed 16 new cases, taking the city’s total to [...]
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Leading Singaporean bookstore chain Popular closes all 16 branches across HK

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

After more than 40 years of business in Hong Kong, Singapore’s bookstore chain Popular has closed all its 16 branches across the city amid a retail market slump, with [...]
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Two mask production lines approved by HK government, with five others being considered as city races to stem coronavirus tide

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Hong Kong government has approved two local production lines for masks amid the coronavirus epidemic, and is considering another five applications under a HK$1.5 billion [...]
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After foiled bomb plots, HK anti-terror squad runs drill at mainland border

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s anti-terror task force held a large-scale drill involving a bomb plot at the city’s border with mainland China on Friday, to boost its readiness amid [...]
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All eyes are on Victor Li, as he steers the Cheung Kong Group through HK’s worst economic slump in decades

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, the elder son of Hong Kong’s richest man, said the two flagship companies founded by his father nearly seven decades ago are financially adequate [...]
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HK launches massive surveillance operation to track suspected coronavirus patients

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is undertaking a major surveillance operation to keep tabs on the thousands of passengers arriving at its borders amid fears that travellers will unleash a new wave [...]
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HK activates only a third of virus quarantine wristbands as thousands return home

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Many overseas arrivals in the Asian financial hub of Hong Kong are going unmonitored as they begin two weeks of mandatory self-quarantine, with only a third of the 6,000 [...]
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