Archive for March 23rd, 2020

Korea took rapid, intrusive measures against Covid-19 and they worked

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 7:14 AM

South Koreans are famously nonchalant about North Korean nuclear weapons. Bewilderingly to the rest of us, they “keep calm and carry on” whenever Pyongyang [...]
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Taiwan reports 18 new coronavirus cases, all imported

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | | 7:12 AM

Taiwan reported 18 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, all imported from people coming from countries including the United States, Britain, South Africa and Indonesia or those [...]
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HK reports its largest jump in coronavirus cases

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:51 AM

Hong Kong on Friday reported 48 new cases of the coronavirus, the largest jump in cases for the semi-autonomous Chinese region to date. Hong Kong’s Centre for Health [...]
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RPT-HK activates only a third of virus quarantine wristbands as thousands return home

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:51 AM

Many overseas arrivals in the Asian financial hub of Hong Kong are going unmonitored as they begin two weeks of mandatory self-quarantine, with only a third of the 6,000 [...]
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HK protests: prosecutors abandon box cutter charge, after conceding no way to prove arrestee intended violence

HK protests: prosecutors abandon box cutter charge, after conceding no way to prove arrestee intended violence

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:51 AM

Hong Kong prosecutors on Friday dropped charges against a student found in possession of a box cutter while on his way to a protest two months ago, citing insufficient [...]
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Commentary: Flattened the curve for now but HK braces for a second coronavirus wave

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:51 AM

The first half of March saw Hong Kong people’s attempt in bringing the city’s life back to normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There are more people out in the [...]
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PBoC to issue 10 billion yuan bills in HK

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Asiatimes | 6:51 AM

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the central bank, said Friday it would issue six-month renminbi bills worth 10 billion yuan (US$1.43 billion) in Hong Kong on March [...]
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Top HK court allows Uber drivers to challenge definition of a traffic law that convicted them

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:51 AM

Hong Kong’s top court has given the green light to 24 Uber drivers to challenge the definition of a traffic law that cemented their convictions. Chief Justice Geoffrey [...]
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Coronavirus: HK government scrambles to fix glitch in quarantine wristbands after only a third of tracking devices work

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:51 AM

Only a third of tracking wristbands given to quarantined arrivals at Hong Kong’s airport could be activated and it took hours before authorities said they had rectified [...]
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Taiwanese tourists in Peru take private charter to US

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:51 AM

A group of 72 Taiwanese tourists flew from Peru to the United States on a privately chartered jet Thursday and they are expected to return to Taiwan soon, after being [...]
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Taiwan Accuses WHO of Failing to Heed Warning of Coronavirus Human-to-Human Transmission

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | National Review | 6:51 AM

Taiwanese health officials have accused the World Health Organization of failing to communicate the country’s warning in December regarding possible human-to-human [...]
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Taiwan’s main airlines to refuse passengers with fever and to require masks

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:51 AM

China Airlines (CAL) and EVA Air will turn away passengers with a fever and require others to wear a mask during flights, except for meal times, to prevent the Wuhan [...]
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Taiwan starts amnesty programme for overstaying foreign nationals

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:51 AM

Taiwan started a three-month amnesty programme for foreign nationals who have overstayed their visas, allowing them to pay smaller fines should they decide to report to the [...]
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Taiwan employers encouraged to renew contracts of Indonesian workers

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:51 AM

The Ministry of Labour on Friday (March 20) advised employers to renew the contracts of their Indonesian staff or find workers in other Southeast Asian countries, as Jakarta [...]
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10 Chinese speedboats attack Taiwan coast guard cutters

23-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:51 AM

The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) 9th (Kinmen) Offshore Flotilla on Thursday (March 19) reported that its vessels were attacked by more than 10 Chinese speedboats, which [...]
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