Archive for February 6th, 2020

Coronavirus: desperate scenes as 10,000 queue for masks at HK industrial estate

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

Thousands of Hongkongers camped out overnight in the cold after a company said it would release 6,000 boxes of surgical masks for sale during citywide shortages caused by the [...]
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Coronavirus: Lam letter lets foreign consuls know flight bans, restrictions on HK residents would be ‘unjustified’

Coronavirus: Lam letter lets foreign consuls know flight bans, restrictions on HK residents would be ‘unjustified’

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

Hong Kong’s leader has urged foreign consuls to tell their governments the city has adopted a strong strategy to fight the coronavirus outbreak, and that drastic [...]
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Coronavirus: HK scrambles to find sites for quarantine centres as residents cry ‘not in my backyard’

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

The Hong Kong government has identified remote sites where prefabricated units can be built within six weeks to quarantine contacts of patients struck by the deadly [...]
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Coronavirus: officers join inmates at HK’s prison mask factory

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

Hong Kong prison chiefs have recruited 60 correctional workers to join inmates making face masks behind bars, to boost production to 90,000 a day as the deadly coronavirus [...]
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HK resident finds Portugal visa scheme for property investors is anything but golden

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

Portugal has been widely touted as an ideal property investment destination for Hongkongers looking to escape the city’s recent political unrest. But a long-time Hong [...]
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Coronavirus: 24 families in HK return from Hubei province and are quarantined at home at estates such as Oceanaire, Kingswood Villas

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

Twenty-four families living in 14 districts across Hong Kong have become the test cases for wearing electronic tracking wristbands during quarantine at home after returning [...]
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Coronavirus: American Airlines pulls plug on flights to HK from Dallas, Los Angeles until February 20 ‘due to demand’

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

American Airlines has suspended all flights to Hong Kong from Los Angeles and Dallas for about two weeks, citing a lack of demand, amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The [...]
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HK testing over 1,800 passengers on cruise ship for coronavirus

HK testing over 1,800 passengers on cruise ship for coronavirus

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

Hong Kong was testing over 1,800 passengers and crew on a cruise ship for a coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, after some crew members reported having fever and other [...]
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Bomb disposal team called after explosion in HK public toilet near housing estate

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

Hong Kong bomb disposal officers were called in after an explosion in a public toilet on Tuesday night, while in a separate incident police fired tear gas and rubber bullets [...]
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Coronavirus: starting classes in March will be challenging, HK heads say, as schools prepare to cut summer holiday short

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

The chair of one of the biggest head teachers’ associations in Hong Kong has said the education sector was preparing for class closures to last beyond March, with the [...]
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Taiwan reports 11th case of Wuhan virus

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

Taiwan on Tuesday (February 4) announced its 11th confirmed case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was one of the Taiwanese businesspeople who was repatriated from Wuhan on [...]
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Taiwan VP-elect meets pro-Taiwan senators in DC

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

Invited to attend the high-profile National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Taiwan’s vice president-elect William Lai on Tuesday (February 4) visited US Senators Jim [...]
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Taiwan VP-elect speaks of religious freedom on eve of National Prayer Breakfast

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

Taiwan’s vice President-elect William Lai spoke of the success story of Taiwan’s democracy in which people from different religions contribute, winning a big [...]
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Taiwanese group calls for changing China Airlines to ‘Formosa Airlines’

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

Taiwanese independence activists urge changing of China Airlines to ‘Formosa Airlines’ to avoid confusion with Communist China A pro-Taiwan independence group on [...]
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Taiwan calls China ‘vile’ for restricting island’s access to WHO on coronavirus

Taiwan calls China ‘vile’ for restricting island’s access to WHO on coronavirus

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

Taiwan’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday China is “vile” for restricting the island’s access to WHO during the coronavirus outbreak, adding to [...]
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