Archive for February 13th, 2020

Doctors at HK Asia Heart Centre offer surgeries at low cost to ease burden on public health care system amid coronavirus outbreak

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

Doctors at a private clinic in Hong Kong will voluntarily perform surgeries at lower fees, as public hospital resources are stretched to the limit to deal with the [...]
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Retired HK nurse jailed for 25 months for attempt to set himself on fire over pension row at justice department

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

A retired Hong Kong public hospital nurse who tried to set himself on fire in an office of the justice department because he was dissatisfied with his pension has been jailed [...]
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Beloved communal hotpot falls victim to HK virus fears

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

Hotpot has become the latest casualty of the coronavirus outbreak after ten members of a family in Hong Kong became infected after sharing the dish, a much loved favourite [...]
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Hang Seng Bank management trainees flout work-from-home rules to go hiking, posting photos on Instagram tagged ‘best WFH activity’

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

A group of young management trainees at Hang Seng Bank in Hong Kong have courted controversy by going hiking and posting their photos online while they were supposed to be [...]
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American Airlines suspends flights to China, HK from major hubs until April amid coronavirus outbreak

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

American Airlines announced Tuesday that it is suspending flights to mainland China and Hong Kong until April amid the novel coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than [...]
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Coronavirus: HK discharges first recovered patient as 10 others confirmed to be infected in Hubei

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

A coronavirus patient has been discharged from a Hong Kong hospital, marking the city’s first recovery from the deadly illness, even as health authorities recorded its [...]
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Coronavirus: HK reliving Sars nightmare as outbreak spreads

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

Tuesday’s evacuation of residents from a Tsing Yi housing estate, after two of them contracted the deadly coronavirus, has awakened memories of one of Hong Kong’s [...]
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Coronavirus: HK businesses give lukewarm response to closure call and ask government to raise subsidy

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

Bosses have responded to the Hong Kong government’s appeal for certain businesses to close for two weeks to contain the spread of the new coronavirus with a demand for [...]
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Coronavirus: United States allows non-essential consulate staff to leave HK as city grapples with outbreak

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

The United States on Tuesday allowed non-essential consulate staff to leave Hong Kong as the city grappled with the coronavirus outbreak. A State Department spokesman said [...]
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Taiwan’s health minister nixes proposal to send coronavirus patients to Turtle Island

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

Health and Welfare minister Chen Shih-chung said on Tuesday that a proposal to isolate patients with the coronavirus or suspected symptoms on Turtle Island off the coast of [...]
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Virus Outbreak: Foreigner fined over quarantine

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

A foreigner has been fined NT$10,000 for breaching a mandatory home quarantine ordered to reduce the risk of a local 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, the fifth person fined [...]
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Taipei to ask Seoul to correct Wuhan virus information on Taiwan

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

Taipei will ask Seoul to correct information reported by a government-funded news agency after it said Taiwan is one of the possible places where the novel coronavirus [...]
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Taiwan says US flies bombers near island after China drills

Taiwan says US flies bombers near island after China drills

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

Three US Air Force planes, including two B-52 bombers, flew near Taiwan on Wednesday, the island’s defence ministry said, after Taiwan’s air force scrambled [...]
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Taiwan overturns entry plan for Chinese spouses and children of Taiwanese citizens

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

The Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on Wednesday (February 12) overturned a measure by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) from the previous day allowing Chinese [...]
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US warns China after military aircraft encroach on Taiwanese airspace

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

The US Department of State on Tuesday (February 11) issued a warning against China’s recent military intimidation of Taiwan and its decision to send military aircraft [...]
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