Archive for April 14th, 2020

Only bright spot at HK airport: cargo terminal buzzing, thanks to spike in demand for medical supplies worldwide

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Huge demand for medical kits and equipment amid the Covid-19 pandemic is keeping one of the world’s leading air cargo terminals busier than usual. Hong Kong Air Cargo [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s airport passenger volume nosedives 91 per cent, approaching 2003′s all-time low during Sars

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Passenger numbers for Hong Kong’s airport in March nosedived by 91 per cent year-on-year, fresh government data has shown, with the new low wrought by the coronavirus [...] » More

Anti-government activists’ plan to win key Legislative Council seats in 2020 elections suffers blow as minister reveals huge backlog to trade union approvals

Anti-government activists’ plan to win key Legislative Council seats in 2020 elections suffers blow as minister reveals huge backlog to trade union approvals

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong has been flooded with applications to form trade unions, but the vast majority will not be approved ahead of this year’s Legislative Council elections, the [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s number of new cases drops to four, but residents warned over possible surge

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

New coronavirus infections in Hong Kong dropped to just four on Sunday, the lowest number in nearly a month, but health officials and experts warned of a potential surge in [...] » More

Coronavirus: 2.5 million watch livestream of Canto-pop legend Sam Hui tell HK to ‘stay united’ in free concert

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Canto-pop legend Sam Hui called on Hongkongers to remain united and positive during a free online concert broadcast on Sunday as the city battles the coronavirus pandemic. [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK restaurants breaching social-distancing rules could be barred from government aid, official says as 1,700 warnings issued

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Restaurants that breach social-distancing measures could be disqualified from receiving government relief, Hong Kong health authorities have warned. Director of the Food and [...] » More

Work from home, call for meals: food delivery platforms provide lifeline to HK’s empty restaurants

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Social distancing and stay-home measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in Hong Kong have boosted the food delivery market, with luxury hotels and a [...] » More

HK doctor reunites with wife and new baby after work with coronavirus ‘dirty team’

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | NBCNews | 6:02 AM

After weeks of separation from his pregnant wife while working as a medic on the frontline of Hong Kong’s fight against the coronavirus, Dr Alfred Wong can finally [...] » More

HK human rights activists send 4,000 surgical masks to N.J. hospital, congressman says

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong human rights activists have donated 4,000 surgical masks to a Freehold hospital fighting the coronavirus crisis to thank the New Jersey congressman who has been a [...] » More

Hongkongers ineligible for Covid-19 financial relief should apply for welfare instead, says minister amid call for residents to be less selfish during the crisis

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hongkongers excluded from the government’s biggest coronavirus relief package yet should apply for social security assistance instead because the HK$137.5 billion fund [...] » More

Coronavirus: far fewer residents gather at scenic spots across HK on second day of Easter holiday

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

But the city’s No 2 official, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, cautioned the public against taking the recent dip in numbers as a sign the outbreak was [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s deficit could balloon beyond HK$276.6 billion, with economy shrinking more than expected, finance chief warns

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s finance chief has warned that the coronavirus pandemic could cost the government a deficit beyond the latest estimate of HK$276.6 billion (US$35.7 billion), [...] » More

Coronavirus: beware third wave of infections, HK doctors warn as mainland Chinese cities wake from economic slumber

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A third wave of coronavirus infections could hit Hong Kong, doctors have warned, as mainland Chinese cities wake from their economic slumber after months of lockdown. The [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s number of new cases drops to four, but residents warned over possible surge

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

New coronavirus infections in Hong Kong dropped to just four on Sunday, the lowest number in nearly a month, but health officials and experts warned of a potential surge in [...] » More

Taiwan says Chinese carrier group drills close to island

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Chinese naval flotilla led by the country’s first aircraft carrier passed by the eastern and southern coasts of Taiwan on Sunday to carry out drills, the [...] » More