Archive for February 12th, 2020

HK housing block evacuated after double virus find

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

More than 100 people were evacuated from a 35-storey Hong Kong housing block on Tuesday after two residents in different apartments tested positive for the new coronavirus. [...]
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HK fishing village stays calm, uses sea water to keep virus at bay

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

For most people in Hong Kong, face masks have become a part of their daily attire amid worries about the coronavirus outbreak, but in the remote fishing village of Tai O, [...]
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Coronavirus: Hongkongers stuck on the Diamond Princess in Japan struggle with boredom, cabin fever and the threat of infection

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

Hongkongers stranded aboard the docked Diamond Princess cruise liner in Yokohama for seven days say they have to contend with stifling boredom, confined spaces, erratic meal [...]
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HK protests: salesman accused of elbowing police officer has assault charge withdrawn

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

A Hong Kong salesman who was accused of injuring a police inspector during an anti-government protest on Halloween last year had his assault charge withdrawn on Monday. Leung [...]
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Where are our guidelines? Hotel sector says government has not provided details on quarantine measures amid coronavirus outbreak

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

Members of Hong Kong’s hotel industry said on Monday the government had not provided guidelines on handling quarantined guests, despite 35 travellers being ordered to [...]
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HK accountants’ body asks stock exchange to delay deadline for filing annual results amid virus-led travel restrictions

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

The Hong Kong Business Accountants Association, an industry body, on Monday urged the city’s stock exchange to consider delaying the deadline by which listed companies [...]
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China says Taiwan drills are meant to hone combat capabilities

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

A second day of drills by China’s military close to Taiwan were aimed at improving combat capabilities, the People’s Liberation Army said, after Taiwan’s [...]
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Taiwanese YouTuber posts open letter to WHO

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwaNnews | 6:02 AM

A popular Taiwanese YouTuber on Monday (February 10) issued an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) calling on it to allow Taiwan to enter the organisation at [...]
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Restaurant in central Taiwan to furlough employees while coronavirus slows business

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwaNnews | 6:02 AM

A well-known restaurant in Taichung City plans to place its employees on furlough, as many people are refraining from eating out for fear of becoming infected by the newly [...]
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Taiwan raises travel advisories for Singapore, HK, Macau, Thailand as coronavirus cases climb

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwaNnews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control has raised its travel advisories for Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Thailand as the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), which has [...]
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Update: 500 Taiwanese stranded after Philippines includes Taiwan in China travel ban

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

Update: 500 Taiwanese stranded after Philippines includes Taiwan in China travel ban After the Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) suddenly included Taiwan in a ban of [...]
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Taiwan’s mask rationing system could end by late February

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwaNnews | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang on Tuesday (February 11) announced that as production has ramped up significantly, the face mask rationing system will likely be phased out [...]
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Taiwan urges Philippines to lift ban on its citizens over coronavirus fears

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

Philippine airlines have canceled flights to Taiwan after the government expanded its travel ban to include all foreigners coming from the island to help contain the spread [...]
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Philippines imposes ban on Taiwanese visitors, causing travel snarls

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

The Philippine government made clear on Monday evening that a travel ban imposed on Chinese visitors due to the coronavirus will apply to Taiwan, causing some 150 Taiwanese [...]
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Chinese military aircraft cross into Taiwan airspace: Taipei

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

Taiwan said it scrambled fighter jets Monday after Chinese military aircraft briefly crossed into its airspace, the first major incursion since the island’s [...]
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