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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong may be forgetting lessons of Sars

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A decade on, fewer people are wearing masks when ill or regularly washing hands, poll finds Hong Kong may be forgetting lessons of Sars Ten years after the deadly Sars outbreak raised the city's consciousness of infectious diseases and hygiene, Hongkongers may be dropping their guard. This is according to a university survey that found fewer people ...

  2. News - World

    Fourth case of SARS-like virus hits Britain

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 03:48pm by Agence France Presse in London

    ... Agence France Presse in London A third member of a family has been diagnosed in Britain with a potentially fatal SARS-like virus, officials said on Friday, bringing the number of confirmed ... cause most common colds but can also cause SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). A SARS epidemic killed more than 800 people when it swept out of China in 2003, sparking a major ...

  3. News - World

    New Sars-like virus detected in Middle East

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 03:21pm by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Qatari man critically ill in Britain with new Sars-type virus A Qatari man struck down with a previously unknown virus related to the deadly Sars virus and the common ... which comes from the same family as the Sars virus that emerged in 2002 and killed 800 people. Peter Openshaw, director of the Centre for Respiratory Infection at Imperial College London, said ...

  4. Wen says the nation is strengthened

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Elaine Wu, Joseph Lo

    ... He praises the brave deeds of those who helped to fight Sars and says Hong Kong is bouncing back from its terrible ordeal The Chinese nation has become stronger as a result of the fight against Sars, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday. At a ceremony to honour Sars victims, their families and medical workers, Mr Wen said everyone who played a part in containing the outbreak had ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: Striking a SAR note

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:52pm by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo Robby Nimmo Striking a SAR note A radio show recently asked listeners to come up with ideas for Hong Kong musicals. A few thoughts immediately sprang to mind … Billy Spelliot could be a show about a boy who thought he was the only person left in Hong Kong who cared about putting letters in the right order. His mission? To erase the green grocer's apostrophe ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea to shut borders to all foreign tourists amid Ebola fears

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:34pm by KRISTINE SERVANDO

    ... Kristine Servando kristine.servando@scmp.com News comes decades after large-scale border closures during Sars; travel agency official reports some prospective tourists were asked ... there was a border closure of this scale was in 2003, during the spread of Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars).  In April 2003, the state TV station even announced one suspected case of Sars- a male ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central organisers want independent Hong Kong, People's Daily claims

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... the mainland, which could be viewed as pursuing independence. "To topple the present Hong Kong SAR administration is not simply about removing Leung Chun-ying," Dong said, referring ... activities that undermine Hong Kong's rule of law and social order and firmly support the SAR government in handling these in accordance with the law so as to safeguard Hong Kong's social ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Call to change rules on SAR passport to soccer

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dewaalmontgomery @scmp.com Football chief's appeal after HK-born player surrenders British passport Call to change rules on SAR passport to soccer ... the latest in a wave of players to swap their original passports for a Hong Kong SAR passport so they could qualify for the city's team. "It is good that players are prepared to rescind ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Airlines and hotels in Hong Kong ramp up measures against Ebola

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG, Emily Tsang

    ... "After Sars [severe acute respiratory syndrome], we understand how destructive an epidemic can be on the economy." Li said the Centre for Health Protection had already held two meetings with hotels on how to prevent an Ebola outbreak in Hong Kong. He said the Department of Health had also notified hotels to enforce preventive measures, as they did during the Sars outbreak more than ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    China scraps 130,000 ‘leading groups’ in effort to streamline local government

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:36pm by Chris Luo

    ... scrapped its “provincial SARS prevention leading small group” – ten years after the corona virus epidemic outbreak in 2003. The nationwide order is part of President Xi Jinping’s “mass line ...




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