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Coronavirus live news: South Korea re-tightens lockdown restrictions after spike in cases

Officials have re-implemented lockdown measures in the metropolitan area of Seoul; European commission proposes €750bn coronavirus recovery fund; Kenya records highest one-day case riseGlobal report: Trump silent on US death toll as South Korea sees new Covid-19 riseUS passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as states relax lockdown measuresTory anger at Dominic Cummings grows as 61 MPs defy Boris JohnsonAustralia coronavirus – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 9.05am BST Officials in South Kore...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Science, China, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Kenya


Coronavirus live news: Spain restrictions ease as British PM’s adviser reported to police over lockdown breach

Boris Johnson backs Dominic Cummings despite outcry; US bars foreign travellers arriving from Brazil; India resumes domestic flights. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: US suspends travel from Brazil as schools reopen in parts of AustraliaSpain enters Phase 1 of eased restrictionsDominic Cummings facing possible police investigation as pressure mountsJohnson’s defence of Cummings sparks anger from allies and opponents Coronavirus latest: at a glance 7.30am BST Asian stock markets have g...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Science, China, Russia, India, Africa, Americas, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific


Coronavirus live news: Wuhan lab had bat viruses but not Covid-19 strain; Russia reports highest daily death toll

Lab says none of three bat viruses match Covid-19; new witnesses cast doubt on UK advisor’s lockdown claims; WHO says pandemic ‘taking different pathway’ in AfricaWuhan lab says its bat strains were not Covid-19 as US nears 100,00 deathsNew witnesses cast doubt on Dominic Cummings’s lockdown claimsUK coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 12.25pm BST Dominic Cummings, the under-fire adviser to Boris Johnson, has been seen entering 10 Downing Street. Significant? We don’t y...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, Biology, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Taiwan, Medical Research, United States


Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong bars, gyms and cinemas reopen; 20m Americans lost jobs in April

WHO says 190,000 could die in Africa; Russian cases overtake Germany and France; international tourism to plunge by 80%Global report: virus has unleashed a ‘tsunami of hate’, says UNUS unemployment surges to 14.7% as record 20m lose jobs in AprilCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.19pm BST Hello readers, it’s Simon Murphy here taking over the global live blog for a short while as my colleague, Frances Per...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Science, Biology, France, China, Germany, Russia, India, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research


Disneyland in China to Reopen May 11 With Temperature Checks and Masks Required

Disney’s theme park in Shanghai, China will reopen on May 11 after being closed for over three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Disney CEO Bob Chapek. The park will observe new rules on everything from face masks to the number of people who will be allowed to enter the park at one time in what…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Elsa, Japan, Science, France, China, Disney, Shanghai, Snow White, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Donald Trump, Mickey Mouse, Disney World, Shanghai China, Tokyo Disneyland


Hong Kong to Give Free Masks to Every Family As It Prepares to Reopen Economy

Hong Kong’s government announced a plan to give every family at least 10 free face masks as it prepares to reopen large parts of society later this week. The region of 7 million people has experienced 14 full days without any community transmission of the new coronavirus, setting the stage for local politicians to…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Masks, Disease, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Carrie Lam, President Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus live news: WHO urges countries to investigate suspicious early cases after French find

Australian PM says virus ‘most likely’ came from Wuhan market; global deaths pass 250,000; Hong Kong suffers deepest economic contractionUS daily coronavirus deaths reportedly projected to double by JuneFrench hospital discovers Covid-19 case from DecemberCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.19pm BST Related: South Korea ready to kick off football season – with the world watching on 12.17pm BST On Wednesday, Pedro Sánchez wil...
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Coronavirus live news: Australian PM says virus 'most likely' came from Wuhan market

WHO, Fauci and intel sources reject China lab theory; global deaths pass 250,000; Hong Kong suffers deepest economic contraction. Follow the latest updatesFive Eyes network contradicts theory Covid-19 leaked from labGerman cases ‘may be 10 times higher than official figures’Australia coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.13am BST Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have officially confirmed plans for a “safe travel zon...
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Researchers devise new model to track COVID-19's spread

Yale University researchers and colleagues in Hong Kong and China have developed an approach for rapidly tracking population flows that could help policymakers worldwide more effectively assess risk of disease spread and allocate limited resources as they combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Yale University


Coronavirus live news: Trump says he will suspend all immigration to US amid pandemic

President to sign temporary executive order ‘in light of attack from Invisible Enemy’; US oil market collapses into negative prices; global cases near 2.5 million. Follow the latest updatesUS oil prices dip below zero for first time on recordUS scuppers G20 coronavirus statement on strengthening WHOAustralia coronavirus liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.57am BST In non-coronavirus news:Kim Jong-un underwent heart surgery earlier this month and is recoverin...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Trump, Kim Jong, Carrie Lam


Test and trace: lessons from Hong Kong on avoiding a coronavirus lockdown

Semi-autonomous city followed WHO advice and moved swiftly to stem contagion without rigid curbs on movementCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernments in Europe and the US can learn from Hong Kong, which has kept infections and deaths from Covid-19 low without resorting to the socially and economically damaging lockdown that the UK and other countries have imposed, scientists say.Hong Kong, with a population of nearly 7.5 million, has had just 715 confirmed cases of ...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Science, China, US, Society, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemics, Sars, Coronavirus outbreak


The Lancet Public Health: Study examines how Hong Kong managed first wave of COVID-19 without resorting to complete lockdown

Hong Kong appears to have averted a major COVID-19 outbreak up to March 31, 2020, by adopting far less drastic control measures than most other countries, with a combination of border entry restrictions, quarantine and isolation of cases and contacts, together with some degree of social distancing, according to a new observational study published in The Lancet Public Health journal.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, The Lancet Public Health, Lancet Public Health, COVID


Hong Kong Court Upholds Part of Mask Ban Intended to Suppress Protests Despite Coronavirus

A court in Hong Kong largely upheld a ban on face masks at illegal assemblies on Thursday, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—though it also found that bans at legal assemblies or allowing police to demand that people remove their masks violates the special administrative region’s constitution, per the Guardian.Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Protest, Protests, Carrie Lam, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Hong Kong Court Upholds Part of Mask Ban Intended


China reports zero daily deaths from coronavirus for the first time since January

Milestone comes as nation struggles with ongoing outbreaks, including in Wuhan where dozens of residences have been locked down againCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina has reported zero new Covid-19 deaths for the first time since January, despite struggles with ongoing outbreaks including in Wuhan where dozens of residential blocks have been locked down just one day before travel restrictions were set to be lifted.On Tuesday, the National Health Commission reporte...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, National Health Commission, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson in hospital as US faces 'hardest and saddest week'

US orders 29m doses of malaria drug; Pakistan quarantines tens of thousands of worshippers; Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive; Follow the latest updates. Latest developments: at a glanceUK coronavirus – latestAustralia coronavirus – latest Sweden prepares for possible tighter measuresSee all of our coronavirus coverage 4.14am BST Hong Kongers have been warned to prepare for six months of pain, as the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic worsen.The city has reported more than 890 cases o...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Science, Sweden, China, New York City, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Middle East, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: confirmed global cases approaching 1 million

Spain death toll passes 10,000; Catalonia asks Spanish army for help; Thailand imposes national curfewUS: 6.65 million filing for unemployment last weekTesting: how some countries got ahead of the restUS coronavirus – latest updatesUK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 4.19pm BST The Hong Kong government has been accused of attacking the editorial independence of its public broadcaster after criticising it for asking a World Health Organization official why Taiwa...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Science, China, Russia, Africa, Spain, Catalonia, UK News, World news, Taiwan, Medical Research, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Coronavirus live news: stricken cruise ship granted passage along Panama canal

Mali records first death ahead of election and Trump considers New York quarantine. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceDeaths in Italy pass 10,000Patients in UK intensive care have 50% survival rateSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.18pm GMT Britons stranded in New Zealand are facing costs of £40,000 to return home, my colleague Mark Townsend reported. Those stranded say they have been left without guidance or assistance after the UK embassy and consular services in New...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, New Zealand, Mali


Coronavirus live news: France death toll passes 2,000 while 90,000 cases confirmed in Italy

All non-essential workers in Spain ‘must stay at home’ and Trump considers New York quarantine. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceDeaths in Italy pass 10,000Patients in UK intensive care have 50% survival rateSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.18pm GMT Italian PM is approving new legislation to make €4.7bn available to cities in Italy affected by coronavirus, Sky News have just announced.Meanwhile, the Italian economic minister says Europe will need a package like that ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, UK, New York, Science, France, China, Qatar, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: Spanish authorities hope cases peaking as global number exceeds 600,000

China eases quarantine in Wuhan; police fire tear gas at commuters in Kenya; Japan announces giant economic package. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceWuhan eases quarantineLockdowns linked to rise in domestic violenceSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm GMT The European Union has granted Tunisia 250 million euros in aid to help it cope with the economic and social effects of the coronavirus outbreak, EU ambassador Patrice Bergamini said on Saturday in a tweet.Tunisi...
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Coronavirus live news: Spanish authorities hope cases peaking, as global numbers exceed 600,000

China eases quarantine in Wuhan; Police fire tear gas at commuters in Kenya; Japan announces giant economic package. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceWuhan eases quarantineLockdowns linked to rise in domestic violenceSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.06pm GMT More than 11 million people tuned in to watch Pope Francis deliver a blessing in an empty Saint Peter’s Square, Lorenzo Tondo reports television bosses as saying.The pope’s blessing, Urbi et Orbi - to the city an...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Science, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pope Francis, Kenya, Pope, Panama, Wuhan, Rotterdam


Coronavirus live news: Cases in Italy overtake China, US infections pass 100,000

Trump invokes Defence Protection Act; Syria introduces travel restrictions; The UK, Spain, Italy see biggest daily rise in deaths. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceItaly records 969 coronavirus deaths dashing hopes of turnaroundUS coronavirus – liveCovid-19 workers in Spain: ‘You can feel the fear in the air’See all our coronavirus coverage 12.34am GMT China’s National Health Commission said on Saturday that 54 new coronavirus cases were reported on the mainland on Fri...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Science, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Syria, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, China US, National Health Commission


Tokyo and Hong Kong brace amid fears of fresh wave of coronavirus cases

Tokyo governor warns of measures to prevent ‘explosion’ of cases as Hong Kong health expert calls for curfew to handle cases arriving from overseasCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTokyo faces further isolation measures to prevent an “explosion’ of coronavirus cases and there are calls in Hong Kong for a curfew to stop the health system collapsing amid fears of a second wave of infections in eastern Asia.The governor of Tokyo has asked the city’s residents to stay at ho...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Science, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Tokyo, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus news: New Zealand announces lockdown; Hong Kong bars entry to all non-residents - live updates

European treatment trial launched; German cases rise to more than 22,000; almost one in three Americans told to stay home; first confirmed case in SyriaUK could face Italy-style lockdown, warns Boris JohnsonCoronavirus: at a glanceTokyo 2020 Olympics in doubt as Canada becomes first team to pull out A warning to Europe? Italy struggles to convince citizens of crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 8.15am GMT Among those who have died from coronavirus in the UK is a primary school teacher ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Science, London, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology


Hong Kong is bracing for a 2nd wave of coronavirus cases brought by people traveling from outside the city

A spate of new cases in the city is a warning sign that the virus could spread quickly, potentially with new clusters.
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Hong Kong Introduces Invasive Location-Tracking Bracelets, Promises They're Not That Invasive

While we all have tech-based privacy intrusions to deal with on a daily basis, Hong Kong residents are seeing that taken up to a new level thanks to the coronavirus’s spread—and it’s only getting worse.Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Privacy, Covid 19


Coronavirus: Infected people without symptoms are driving epidemic’s fast spread

People with mild or no symptoms of COVID-19 are the main drivers behind the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, according to an important new analysis of China’s outbreak released on Monday. These so-called “stealth” transmissions underscore the importance of “social distancing” measures that are now being enacted in communities across the U.S. and Europe, the researchers said. Unrecognized infections can expose a far greater portion of the population to virus than would otherwise occur. “We nee...
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The science behind why your pet can’t spread COVID-19

A Pomeranian dog in Hong Kong grabbed the international media’s attention this week after scientists found traces of coronavirus in the canine. Following confirmation that the dog’s owner was positive for the virus causing COVID-19, the dog was taken from Hong Kong Island to a nearby animal quarantine facility. Subsequent tests performed on swabs collected from the dog’s nose and throat unexpectedly revealed coronavirus. These results have raised many questions and concerns. Can our dogs really ...
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Coronavirus news: UK measures to last at least 'several months' as restrictions increased globally – live updates

England’s deputy chief medical officer does not rule out further curbs; Ohio primary polls ordered to close; France in lockdown; WHO urges widespread testing. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glancePM tells Britons to avoid non-essential travel and contact‘Life put on hold’: what the papers say about the UK coronavirus crisisTrump sparks anger by reference to ‘Chinese virus’Share your experiences 9.29am GMT Germany’s foreign minister, Heiko Maas, has just announced that toda...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, England, Science, France, China, Germany, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Britain


These Lab Animals Will Help Fight Coronavirus

Among the many lessons of the coronavirus pandemic is how close humans are to the rest of the animal kingdom. We get diseases from other animals, and then we use more animals to figure out how to stop the diseases. As research ramps up treatments and vaccines, animals are crucial to fighting the pandemic.There are different animals at each end of the pandemic, of course. The new disease almost certainly began with a bat virus, scientists agree. That virus probably passed through another animal, ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Diamond, United States, Maine, New York Times, St Louis, University of Wisconsin Madison, Washington University, University of Iowa, University of Texas Medical Branch, Lutz, Perlman, Jackson Laboratory, Michael Diamond


Experts skeptical that warm weather will slow COVID-19 outbreak

A man wearing a mask as a precautionary measure against the spread of the new coronavirus gets his temperature taken at a small medical center that specializes in respiratory illnesses in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) As health officials around the world continue to learn more about the ongoing spread of COVID-19, one of the most pressing questions centers on the role of warmer weather, and whether or not it can subdue the spread of the outbreak, which the Wor...
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