Archive for February 11th, 2020

Coronavirus: calls mount for HK government to make surgical masks a reserved commodity like rice

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

The coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong has prompted growing calls for the government to include surgical masks under a list of reserved commodities required by law, sharing [...] » More

Coronavirus: 3,600 passengers and crew members on World Dream cruise stranded in HK finally leave ship after quarantine ends

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

All passengers and crew members on the World Dream cruise ship quarantined in Hong Kong for four days left the vessel on Sunday, with control measures completed, health [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s ethnic minority leaders slam government over handling of outbreak

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

Community leaders have accused the government of failing to provide important health information and surgical masks for Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities during the [...] » More

Nine members of HK family get virus after ‘hotpot’: officials

Nine members of HK family get virus after ‘hotpot’: officials

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

Nine members of a Hong Kong family are infected with the new coronavirus after sharing a hotpot meal, officials confirmed late Sunday. A 24-year-old man and his grandmother, [...] » More

HK braces for coronavirus impact, as Chinese firms listed in city resume operations after long delays, while others stay shut

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

A range of mainland Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, with some suspending their operations indefinitely. Cinema operators [...] » More

HSBC to provide $3.9 billion in additional relief to HK businesses hit by coronavirus outbreak

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

HSBC said on Sunday that it will provide more than HK$30 billion (US$3.9 billion) in additional liquidity relief to Hong Kong businesses pressured by the effects of the [...] » More

Coronavirus: with 468 quarantined on Day 1 of border scheme, officials ask for understanding as facility needs grow

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

Hong Kong officials asked for understanding from the public on Sunday as they revealed 918 cross-border travellers had been placed in quarantine on the first two days of the [...] » More

HK domestic workers fight for day off amid infection fears

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Domestic workers in Hong Kong typically only have one day off each weekSunday. On this contractually-stipulated rest day, the city’s large parks and roads are [...] » More

Taiwan already included in temporary travel ban DOH

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Taiwan has been included in the temporary travel ban earlier called for by President Rodrigo Duterte on mainland China and its special administrative regions Hong Kong and [...] » More

Shanghai, Chongqing also locked down as Wuhan virus spreads

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

After Beijing announced it was going into lockdown to try and contain the Wuhan virus on Sunday (February 9), Shanghai on Monday (February 10) followed suit and said it is [...] » More

Taiwan to bar entry of many HK, Macau residents to halt virus

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

Taiwan expanded its restrictions on visitors from Hong Kong and Macau on Monday to freeze the entry of many residents from the two Chinese-run cities to help control the [...] » More

Taiwan scrambles armed jets as Chinese air force flies around island

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

Taiwan’s air force scrambled for a second day in a row on Monday to intercept Chinese jets that approached the island claimed by Beijing as its own, as tensions between [...] » More

Taiwan reports first novel coronavirus infection without symptom

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

aiwan confirmed the 18th novel coronavirus pneumonia case, also the first without symptoms, the island’s epidemic monitoring agency said Sunday. The infected individual [...] » More

Taiwan’s Foxconn gets OK to restart plant in Zhengzhou, China: source

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

Taiwan’s Foxconn has received approval to resume production at a plant in the northern Chinese city of Zhengzhou that had been shuttered due to a coronavirus outbreak, [...] » More

Taiwanese health care ranked 1st in world: Online survey

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

Taiwan’s health care system has been ranked No. 1 in the world for two years in a row, according to the results of an online survey. With a score of 86.71 out of 100, [...] » More