Archive for April 28th, 2020

Wuhan declared free of Covid-19 as last patients leave hospital after months-long struggle against coronavirus

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:04 AM

The city of Wuhan, the initial epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, no longer has any Covid-19 patients in hospital after the last 12 were discharged on Sunday. Their [...]
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Asia-Pacific stock markets kick off week with gains as traders see progress on coronavirus, like Donald Trump signing stimulus

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

‘A shock like no other’: Commodity slide to pressure Indonesia Global commodity prices are expected to tumble this year in a way unseen since the 1900s. This is [...]
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Asian markets gain after Japan central bank boosts aid

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian stock markets gained Monday after Japan’s central bank promised more asset purchases to shore up financial markets and more governments prepared to revive [...]
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Asia markets lifted by hopes worst of virus has passed, oil falls

28-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets rallied Monday as the rate of deaths from coronavirus sank in several badly hit countries, while leaders stepped up plans to reopen their economies, though oil [...]
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Coronavirus: can Asia’s small businesses survive Covid-19?

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

Digital payments company Nium has been experiencing a surge of activity from mom-and-pop businesses in recent weeks. Unfortunately, that’s not as positive as it might [...]
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Coronavirus: online games are helping social-distancing Hongkongers kill time, but few willing to pay for it, firms say

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

Hongkongers are playing video games more than ever due to being stuck at home under the city’s Covid-19 social-distancing rules, but they are also spending less money [...]
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Coronavirus: eight patients in HK again test positive for Covid-19 after leaving hospital

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

Eight coronavirus patients in Hong Kong again tested positive for Covid-19 after being discharged from hospital, health officials revealed on Saturday, as the city recorded [...]
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Why do Hongkongers pay sky-high prices for petrol when international oil remains at multi-year lows?

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

International oil prices may have declined to multi-year lows, but Hongkongers continue to pay elevated prices for petrol. In fact, Hong Kong has the dubious distinction of [...]
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Pets don’t catch coronavirus easily or spread it to other animals, humans, HK vets say

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

Hong Kong government veterinary experts who observed and tested 52 animals under quarantine have concluded pets do not play a significant role in spreading the coronavirus [...]
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Market can be better judge of good ideas than government, new innovation chief admits

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

The Hong Kong government sometimes lacked market sense when deciding which emerging ideas or services to support, the city’s innovation chief said on Sunday after being [...]
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Coronavirus: armed with masks, sanitiser, few of nearly 13,000 HK DSE candidates fail to see exam through on second day

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

The second day of Hong Kong’s delayed university entrance exams saw 14 students feel unwell enough that they could not take or finish their tests, including one sent to [...]
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Education University chief Frederick Ma says HK kindergartens should start teaching character education to children

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

Education University chief Frederick Ma Si-hang has said character education should start as early as in kindergarten to teach children to show more respect to teachers, [...]
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HK home buyers shun developers’ sales overtures as economic slump deters families from capital commitments

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

Hong Kong’s weekend home sales flopped for the fourth time in six weeks, in another sign that the residential property industry’s worst slump in a decade has some [...]
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HK’s No 2 official and justice secretary say unlawful protest charges will not be dropped against 15 opposition camp activists amid international criticism

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

Senior Hong Kong officials have blasted suggestions the arrests of 15 pro-democracy figures for their roles in unlawful protests were politically motivated as they insisted [...]
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HK pro-establishment coalition to recruit 1,000 members to support coronavirus recovery efforts and counter protesters’ ‘burn with us’ mentality

HK pro-establishment coalition to recruit 1,000 members to support coronavirus recovery efforts and counter protesters’ ‘burn with us’ mentality

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

An alliance of pro-establishment heavyweights plans to line up 1,000 prominent figures from across society to support officials in reviving Hong Kong’s coronavirus-hit [...]
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