Archive for February 4th, 2020

Explosives found at train station on HK’s border with mainland China, in what police call ‘one big step closer to terrorism’

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police called the bomb squad to a railway station at the border with mainland China on Sunday afternoon, when two explosive devices were found on a train. The [...]
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Coronavirus: public hospital heads urge staff to rethink strikes over border closure calls, while HK health minister sheds tears voicing concern for sector

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The heads of public hospitals in Hong Kong appealed to staff on Saturday to refrain from launching any strikes, with the city’s health minister shedding tears as she [...]
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HK economy to see more weakness due to virus outbreak

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The risk of further contraction in the Hong Kong economy, which was buffeted by anti-government protests last year, has increased due to the coronavirus epidemic, Financial [...]
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Protest-hit HK economy faces second blow from coronavirus, says finance chief Paul Chan

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s economy is likely to continue contracting into 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak adds to challenges already posed by months of social unrest, the finance [...]
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Coronavirus: century-old Heritage Lodge in Lai Chi Kok designated as HK’s fourth quarantine site amid Wuhan outbreak

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A century-old heritage hotel in Lai Chi Kok has been designated by the government as a shelter to quarantine people who have had close contact with patients of the deadly [...]
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HK medics strike for China border closure over virus fears

HK medics strike for China border closure over virus fears

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of Hong Kong medical workers walked off their jobs on Monday, demanding the city close its border with China to reduce the coronavirus spreadingwith frontline staff [...]
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Fears of coronavirus spreading in HK as local hospital staff back strike to demand closure of border with mainland China

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Thousands of Hong Kong’s public hospital doctors, nurses and other medical personnel have voted to go on strike from as early as Monday in a bid to force a total [...]
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Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific faces pressure to suspend mainland China flights, following action from the US, Singapore and Australia

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Cathay Pacific is under renewed pressure from its staff to suspend flights to mainland China following action by the United States, Australia and Singapore to restrict [...]
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HK medical workers strike to urge closure of China border to block virus

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of medical workers went on strike in Hong Kong on Monday to demand the government shuts the border with mainland China to prevent the spread of a coronavirus and [...]
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HK’s largest quarantine site with 300 homes to be ready in one to two months, sources say as city remains in grip of coronavirus outbreak

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The largest quarantine site in Hong Kong is being built at full speed, with completion expected in one to two months as the need to isolate people grows amid the coronavirus [...]
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Coronavirus: Working from home a new, occasionally frustrating, experience for Hongkongers used to rhythms of office life

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

At 9 and 7 years of age, Wong’s children can be forgiven for not quite grasping that their civil servant father is actually working on the laptop they see open on the [...]
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‘Busy looking for masks’: Financiers worry about virus, HK braces for business slowdown

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Temporary relocation for families and face masks were two of the top issues concerning Hong Kong finance professionals as they began their first full business week, after the [...]
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Major US airlines expand flight cancellations to China and HK

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines announced more flight cancellations to China on Saturday as coronavirus cases rise rapidly. Delta said it will suspend flights between [...]
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Virus Fears: Joseph Wu slams WHO for treating Taiwan as PRC

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaipeiTimes | 6:02 AM

Italy and Vietnam’s moves to bar flights to and from Taiwan were due to the WHO listing the nation as a Chinese province, the minister said Minister of Foreign Affairs [...]
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Vietnam lifts ban on Taiwan flights amid confusion stoked by WHO

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Vietnam lifts arbitrary flight ban as WHO continues to lump Taiwan in with China on outbreak reports On Saturday evening (February 1), Vietnam lifted a ban it had imposed on [...]
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