Archive for April 28th, 2020

Social distancing in 100 square feet: HK’s cage homes are almost impossible to self-isolate in

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

Before the pandemic, Lum Chai used to go to the park and drink beers with friends to escape his tiny living quarters. Now the 45-year-old walks the city’s streets alone [...] » More

Coronavirus: Hongkongers told not to lower guard as city records no new cases for third time in past week

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

Hong Kong’s health authorities urged residents not to lower their guard as the city recorded no new Covid-19 cases for the third time in a week on Sunday, keeping the [...] » More

Concerns raised over remarks by HK judge who expressed sympathy for man he jailed for stabbing three people at protesters’ ‘Lennon Wall’

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

Two prominent lawyers and pro-democracy activists on Saturday raised concerns about remarks by a Hong Kong judge who expressed sympathy for a tour guide he jailed for [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK plans ‘phased approach’ in flying thousands of residents back from India, Pakistan

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

The Hong Kong government has said it plans to fly home thousands of residents stranded in India and Pakistan by the Covid-19 crisis in the coming weeks, as it was also [...] » More

HK police break up pro-democracy singing protest at mall

HK police break up pro-democracy singing protest at mall

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

Hong Kong riot police armed with shields dispersed a crowd of 300 pro-democracy activists holding a singing protest in an upmarket shopping mall on Sunday, despite a ban on [...] » More

Coronavirus may have lesser after-effect on patients than Sars, with previously infected showing normal lung functions, HK expert says

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

Some patients who have recovered from Covid-19 are healthy and “energetic” with normal lung functions, a leading respiratory expert in Hong Kong has said, [...] » More

Coronavirus: suicide experts warn of pandemic’s impact on mental health, with HK’s jobless, poor and elderly most at risk

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

A leading Hong Kong mental health expert has warned that the city might be on the brink of a surge in suicides brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Professor Paul Yip [...] » More

Taiwan shows solidarity as bookseller who fled HK opens shop

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

Taiwan’s ruling party on Saturday showed support for a Hong Kong bookseller who fled to the democratic island amid fears of Chinese persecution, with President Tsai [...] » More

HK arrests and Taiwan flybys: China advances its interests during Covid-19 crisis

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

Beijing has drawn accusations it is using the distraction of the coronavirus pandemic to advance regional interests. Here are some examples China has been accused of using [...] » More

Coronavirus: as infection rate slows, HK government is under increasing pressure to relax travel restrictions and open border with mainland China

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

There is increasing pressure on Hong Kong’s government to relax coronavirus travel restrictions between the city and mainland China. Some politicians have called for an [...] » More

Operators of 787s warned after latest ILS deviation incident at HK

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

Hong Kong authorities have warned Boeing 787 operators of possible adverse autopilot behaviour during localiser capture at the city’s international airport, after the [...] » More

HK sees first large protest since city’s ban on public gatherings

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

Hong Kong police on Sunday (April 26) dispersed more than 300 pro-democracy activists who had gathered at a shopping mall in the first group protest the special [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK plans ‘phased approach’ in flying thousands of residents back from India, Pakistan

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

The Hong Kong government has said it plans to fly home thousands of residents stranded in India and Pakistan by the Covid-19 crisis in the coming weeks, as it was also [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK reports no new cases of Covid-19 for second day in a row, as government announces HK$111 million in research funding

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

Hong Kong again reported zero new coronavirus cases on Monday, the second day in a row and the fourth time in eight days, as the government said it had approved HK$111 [...] » More

Major threats to HK economy are under control during coronavirus crisis, Financial Secretary Paul Chan says

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

The financial risks to Hong Kong are under control during the coronavirus crisis, the official in charge of the city’s economy said on Sunday as he revealed the [...] » More