Chieu Luu

Hong Kong

Chieu Luu

Executive Producer of Video

Chieu Luu is the Executive Producer of Video at the South China Morning Post, where he manages the daily operations of the video team and produces stories from Hong Kong, China and across Asia. He previously worked for CNN in Hong Kong, CGTN in Beijing and Al Jazeera English in Washington DC and Kuala Lumpur. Chieu began his career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto. He is a graduate of Ryerson University's School of Journalism.

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Six months after WHO declared Covid-19 a public health emergency, what more do we know now?

The World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020, when the illness was a pneumonia of unknown origin that was spreading in China. About six months later, more than 17 million people have been infected with the disease in at least 213 countries and regions and over 650,000 have died. While scientists now know a great deal more about Covid-19, plenty of unanswered questions remain. 
 

30 Jul 2020 - 10:40PM

The World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020, when the illness was a pneumonia of unknown origin that was spreading in China. About six months later, more than 17 million people have been infected with the disease in at least 213 countries and regions and over 650,000 have died. While scientists now know a great deal more about Covid-19, plenty of unanswered questions remain. 
 

Six months after WHO declared Covid-19 a public health emergency, what more do we know now?
What started Hong Kong's third Covid-19 wave?

For months, Hong Kong was seen as an example of how a community could successfully contain Covid-19. The city was quick to isolate and trace infections and implemented measures to keep the public safe, moves which kept the number of cases relatively low. But after three weeks of zero local infections, Covid-19 cases in the city started to soar and Hong Kong entered its "third wave." So what happened to change things so suddenly?

31 Jul 2020 - 9:22AM

For months, Hong Kong was seen as an example of how a community could successfully contain Covid-19. The city was quick to isolate and trace infections and implemented measures to keep the public safe, moves which kept the number of cases relatively low. But after three weeks of zero local infections, Covid-19 cases in the city started to soar and Hong Kong entered its "third wave." So what happened to change things so suddenly?

What started Hong Kong's third Covid-19 wave?
What you should know about China's new national security law for Hong Kong

China has imposed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong that prohibits acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with a foreign power in the city. Details of the law were revealed as it went into effect late on June 30, 2020. The legislation has sparked widespread concern about its implications, despite assurances from officials who say it only targets a small minority in the city. The Post looks at how various parties could be affected under the law.
 

5 Jul 2020 - 7:27AM

China has imposed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong that prohibits acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with a foreign power in the city. Details of the law were revealed as it went into effect late on June 30, 2020. The legislation has sparked widespread concern about its implications, despite assurances from officials who say it only targets a small minority in the city. The Post looks at how various parties could be affected under the law.
 

What you should know about China's new national security law for Hong Kong
Hundreds arrested, thousands protest in Hong Kong during first day under new national security law

Thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong on July 1, 2020, expressing anger over Beijing's national security law for the city, as it marked 23 years since its handover from British to Chinese rule. Police had banned the annual protest march organised by pro-democracy activists, citing concerns over Covid-19 and violence in previous demonstrations. Despite the ban, thousands protested and engaged in a game of cat and mouse with police in Hong Kong's busy Wan Chai district. 
 

1 Jul 2020 - 11:36PM

Thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong on July 1, 2020, expressing anger over Beijing's national security law for the city, as it marked 23 years since its handover from British to Chinese rule. Police had banned the annual protest march organised by pro-democracy activists, citing concerns over Covid-19 and violence in previous demonstrations. Despite the ban, thousands protested and engaged in a game of cat and mouse with police in Hong Kong's busy Wan Chai district. 
 

Hundreds arrested, thousands protest in Hong Kong during first day under new national security law
Beijing passes national security law for Hong Kong

Beijing’s top legislative body on June 30, 2020, unanimously passed a law for Hong Kong prohibiting acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security. Chinese officials said the law was necessary to stop anti-government protests that broke out in the city in June 2019. 

30 Jun 2020 - 9:21PM

Beijing’s top legislative body on June 30, 2020, unanimously passed a law for Hong Kong prohibiting acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security. Chinese officials said the law was necessary to stop anti-government protests that broke out in the city in June 2019. 

Beijing passes national security law for Hong Kong
Experts reluctant to predict end of Covid-19 pandemic as global case numbers keep setting records

Six months into the Covid-19 pandemic and there is some good news about countries easing lockdown measures meant to fight the coronavirus. But just as a semblance of what was “normal life” seems about to return, there is bad news about a surge in global infection numbers.

24 Jun 2020 - 9:47PM

Six months into the Covid-19 pandemic and there is some good news about countries easing lockdown measures meant to fight the coronavirus. But just as a semblance of what was “normal life” seems about to return, there is bad news about a surge in global infection numbers.

Experts reluctant to predict end of Covid-19 pandemic as global case numbers keep setting records
Hong Kong government to bail out Cathay Pacific with HK$30 billion in loans and direct stake

The Hong Kong government has taken the unprecedented step of bailing out the city’s flagship airline, Cathay Pacific, which has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

9 Jun 2020 - 5:10PM

The Hong Kong government has taken the unprecedented step of bailing out the city’s flagship airline, Cathay Pacific, which has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hong Kong government to bail out Cathay Pacific with HK$30 billion in loans and direct stake
Thousands of Hongkongers defy ban and gather to mark Tiananmen anniversary

Hong Kong marked the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown amid a police ban against the annual Victoria Park vigil because of Covid-19 social distancing restrictions. Thousands defied the ban and gathered in the park anyway, knocking down steel barriers and entering the football pitches. Elsewhere in the city, people gathered to light candles and held a moment of silence to commemorate those who died in the crackdown on June 4, 1989. The vigils were largely peaceful, but scuffles broke out in Mong Kok district in Kowloon shortly after 9pm.

5 Jun 2020 - 2:27AM

Hong Kong marked the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown amid a police ban against the annual Victoria Park vigil because of Covid-19 social distancing restrictions. Thousands defied the ban and gathered in the park anyway, knocking down steel barriers and entering the football pitches. Elsewhere in the city, people gathered to light candles and held a moment of silence to commemorate those who died in the crackdown on June 4, 1989. The vigils were largely peaceful, but scuffles broke out in Mong Kok district in Kowloon shortly after 9pm.

Thousands of Hongkongers defy ban and gather to mark Tiananmen anniversary
Fears of fresh Covid-19 outbreak in Hong Kong after 6 cases reported connected to a building

There are fears of a fresh community outbreak of Covid-19 in Hong Kong after at least nine locally transmitted cases were reported between May 31 and June 2, 2020. The cases were linked to a 34-year-old woman who works at a logistics warehouse in Kwai Chung.

3 Jun 2020 - 8:26PM

There are fears of a fresh community outbreak of Covid-19 in Hong Kong after at least nine locally transmitted cases were reported between May 31 and June 2, 2020. The cases were linked to a 34-year-old woman who works at a logistics warehouse in Kwai Chung.

Fears of fresh Covid-19 outbreak in Hong Kong after 6 cases reported connected to a building
Hong Kong police fire pepper rounds at protesters opposing national anthem law

Police fired non-lethal pepper-ball rounds to disperse hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong's Central district on May 27, 2020, as lawmakers prepared to debate a contentious national anthem law at the Legislative Council. If passed, the measure would set penalties for insulting and misusing the Chinese national anthem in the city. 
 

27 May 2020 - 7:56PM

Police fired non-lethal pepper-ball rounds to disperse hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong's Central district on May 27, 2020, as lawmakers prepared to debate a contentious national anthem law at the Legislative Council. If passed, the measure would set penalties for insulting and misusing the Chinese national anthem in the city. 
 

Hong Kong police fire pepper rounds at protesters opposing national anthem law
The ‘two sessions’ explained: China’s most important political meetings of the year

China normally holds its most important annual political meetings in March, when the top political advisory body and national legislature gather. But in 2020, the meetings were postponed to May 22, 2020, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Although the “two sessions” take place only days apart on the political calendar, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC) are two very distinct gatherings.
Here’s a closer look at how the two sessions, known as lianghui in Chinese, shape the nation’s policies.
 

20 May 2020 - 2:21PM

China normally holds its most important annual political meetings in March, when the top political advisory body and national legislature gather. But in 2020, the meetings were postponed to May 22, 2020, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Although the “two sessions” take place only days apart on the political calendar, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC) are two very distinct gatherings.
Here’s a closer look at how the two sessions, known as lianghui in Chinese, shape the nation’s policies.
 

The ‘two sessions’ explained: China’s most important political meetings of the year
Hanoi's chef to the stars shares secrets for preparing delicious traditional Vietnamese cuisine

The late Anthony Bourdain once described chef Anh Tuyet's roasted honey chicken as the best he'd ever had. The Vietnamese chef, who specialises in traditional Hanoi cuisine, has also cooked for world leaders including former US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. One of the few chefs who still serves up traditional Hanoi cuisine, Tuyet has been recognised as a culinary ambassador in Vietnam. She shared some of her culinary secrets with the South China Morning Post.

7 May 2020 - 6:28PM

The late Anthony Bourdain once described chef Anh Tuyet's roasted honey chicken as the best he'd ever had. The Vietnamese chef, who specialises in traditional Hanoi cuisine, has also cooked for world leaders including former US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. One of the few chefs who still serves up traditional Hanoi cuisine, Tuyet has been recognised as a culinary ambassador in Vietnam. She shared some of her culinary secrets with the South China Morning Post.

Hanoi's chef to the stars shares secrets for preparing delicious traditional Vietnamese cuisine
Coronavirus: Can China overcome global mistrust to lead the fight against Covid-19

China declared the central city of Wuhan, the initial centre of the Covid-19 pandemic, to be free of the disease on April 26, 2020, after the last patients being treated in hospital there were discharged. As the first country to battle the new coronavirus which causes Covid-19, China is hoping to take the lead role in helping the rest of the world overcome the pandemic. But critics are suspicious of the motives behind Beijing’s offers of assistance. 

29 Apr 2020 - 5:35PM

China declared the central city of Wuhan, the initial centre of the Covid-19 pandemic, to be free of the disease on April 26, 2020, after the last patients being treated in hospital there were discharged. As the first country to battle the new coronavirus which causes Covid-19, China is hoping to take the lead role in helping the rest of the world overcome the pandemic. But critics are suspicious of the motives behind Beijing’s offers of assistance. 

Coronavirus: Can China overcome global mistrust to lead the fight against Covid-19
Exclusive: Coronavirus outbreak may have started in September, say British scientists

The first outbreak of the coronavirus could have happened further south of the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where it is widely thought to have originated, and as early as September 2019, according to a team of scientists led by the University of Cambridge.

24 Apr 2020 - 2:36PM

The first outbreak of the coronavirus could have happened further south of the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where it is widely thought to have originated, and as early as September 2019, according to a team of scientists led by the University of Cambridge.

Exclusive: Coronavirus outbreak may have started in September, say British scientists
Coronavirus: African in Guangzhou, China says 'discrimination' behind 6-day mandatory quarantine

Several African nations have lodged complaints with the Chinese government after officials in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou ordered all foreigners from Africa to be quarantined for 14 days, amid fears of a second wave of Covid-19. The order came after five Nigerians living in the city tested positive for the disease, prompting an investigation into possible community transmission in Guangzhou's "Little Africa" area. One of the Africans who identified himself as "Steven" says he was put into mandatory quarantine, and locked inside his flat for six days. Fearing further discrimination, he asked for his identity to be concealed in this interview with the South China Morning Post.

17 Apr 2020 - 6:15PM

Several African nations have lodged complaints with the Chinese government after officials in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou ordered all foreigners from Africa to be quarantined for 14 days, amid fears of a second wave of Covid-19. The order came after five Nigerians living in the city tested positive for the disease, prompting an investigation into possible community transmission in Guangzhou's "Little Africa" area. One of the Africans who identified himself as "Steven" says he was put into mandatory quarantine, and locked inside his flat for six days. Fearing further discrimination, he asked for his identity to be concealed in this interview with the South China Morning Post.

Coronavirus: African in Guangzhou, China says 'discrimination' behind 6-day mandatory quarantine
Coronavirus: China’s national day of mourning for Covid-19 victims

The Chinese government has announced that April 4, 2020, will be an official day of mourning for people who died from Covid-19. The disease caused by a new coronavirus was first detected in China in late 2019, before it developed into a global pandemic that has killed more than 3,300 people in the country and infected more than a million worldwide.

4 Apr 2020 - 2:20PM

The Chinese government has announced that April 4, 2020, will be an official day of mourning for people who died from Covid-19. The disease caused by a new coronavirus was first detected in China in late 2019, before it developed into a global pandemic that has killed more than 3,300 people in the country and infected more than a million worldwide.

Coronavirus: China’s national day of mourning for Covid-19 victims
Coronavirus: March 2020, the month Covid-19 changed the world

March 2020 will be 31 days that the world will not soon forget. A novel coronavirus that had infected tens of thousands in China, spread rapidly to many other countries, particularly European nations and the United States. Over the course of this one month, infections worldwide jumped more than sevenfold, pushed health care systems beyond their limits and forced governments to announce border closures and lockdowns to try and contain the virus which causes Covid-19. The World Health Organisation officially declared a pandemic during March, and the epicentre of the crisis shifted from China to Europe. Case numbers continued to rise despite calls for people to self-isolate, and more strict government measures, changing the daily lives of millions of people for the foreseeable future.

1 Apr 2020 - 7:06PM

March 2020 will be 31 days that the world will not soon forget. A novel coronavirus that had infected tens of thousands in China, spread rapidly to many other countries, particularly European nations and the United States. Over the course of this one month, infections worldwide jumped more than sevenfold, pushed health care systems beyond their limits and forced governments to announce border closures and lockdowns to try and contain the virus which causes Covid-19. The World Health Organisation officially declared a pandemic during March, and the epicentre of the crisis shifted from China to Europe. Case numbers continued to rise despite calls for people to self-isolate, and more strict government measures, changing the daily lives of millions of people for the foreseeable future.

Coronavirus: March 2020, the month Covid-19 changed the world
Coronavirus: ban on non-residents leaves Hong Kong airport virtually deserted

Hong Kong's normally bustling international airport is practically deserted, after the government announced a two-week ban on non-residents entering the city. The ban, which went into effect at midnight on March 24, 2020, was ordered in a bid to curb a second wave of imported cases of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

26 Mar 2020 - 9:44PM

Hong Kong's normally bustling international airport is practically deserted, after the government announced a two-week ban on non-residents entering the city. The ban, which went into effect at midnight on March 24, 2020, was ordered in a bid to curb a second wave of imported cases of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

Coronavirus: ban on non-residents leaves Hong Kong airport virtually deserted
A third of coronavirus cases may be 'silent carriers', classified Chinese data suggests

The number of coronavirus “silent carriers” – people who are infected but show delayed or no symptoms – could be as high as one-third of those who test positive, according to classified Chinese government data seen by the South China Morning Post. The news comes as a leading infectious disease expert in Shanghai warns that Europe faces a possible two-year fight to control the pandemic of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

23 Mar 2020 - 9:44PM

The number of coronavirus “silent carriers” – people who are infected but show delayed or no symptoms – could be as high as one-third of those who test positive, according to classified Chinese government data seen by the South China Morning Post. The news comes as a leading infectious disease expert in Shanghai warns that Europe faces a possible two-year fight to control the pandemic of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

A third of coronavirus cases may be 'silent carriers', classified Chinese data suggests
Coronavirus: More people have now died from Covid-19 in Italy than in China

Italy has surpassed China as having the most deaths related to Covid-19, the deadly disease caused by the new coronavirus that has spread to become a global pandemic infecting more than 200,000 people. The Italian government has put the country under lockdown in an effort to contain the virus, but a Chinese medical team in Italy says the measures are not strict enough. The grim milestone for Italy was reached on March 19, 2020, as China announced no new domestic infections for a second consecutive day, and for the first time no new cases inside Hubei province, where the first cluster of cases were detected.

20 Mar 2020 - 6:02PM

Italy has surpassed China as having the most deaths related to Covid-19, the deadly disease caused by the new coronavirus that has spread to become a global pandemic infecting more than 200,000 people. The Italian government has put the country under lockdown in an effort to contain the virus, but a Chinese medical team in Italy says the measures are not strict enough. The grim milestone for Italy was reached on March 19, 2020, as China announced no new domestic infections for a second consecutive day, and for the first time no new cases inside Hubei province, where the first cluster of cases were detected.

Coronavirus: More people have now died from Covid-19 in Italy than in China
Coronavirus: Italy reports highest jump in deaths as China announces zero new domestic infections

Italy reported 475 deaths as a result of Covid-19 on March 18, 2020, the nation’s biggest single-day increase since its outbreak began. Italian health officials also recorded more than 3,500 new infections, as Germany and Spain each reported more than 4,000 new cases. Globally, the number of new Covid-19 infections has surpassed 200,000. But for the first time, China – where the global pandemic began – there were zero new domestic infections reported. Critics, however, are questioning the accuracy of the Chinese data.  

19 Mar 2020 - 7:41PM

Italy reported 475 deaths as a result of Covid-19 on March 18, 2020, the nation’s biggest single-day increase since its outbreak began. Italian health officials also recorded more than 3,500 new infections, as Germany and Spain each reported more than 4,000 new cases. Globally, the number of new Covid-19 infections has surpassed 200,000. But for the first time, China – where the global pandemic began – there were zero new domestic infections reported. Critics, however, are questioning the accuracy of the Chinese data.  

Coronavirus: Italy reports highest jump in deaths as China announces zero new domestic infections
Coronavirus: Which countries and regions in the world are most at risk in the Covid-19 pandemic?

As the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 steadily spreads around the world, the UN World Health Organisation and other public health experts warn that countries and regions lacking adequate medical infrastructure or with deep social inequalities are likely to be hit the hardest.

17 Mar 2020 - 10:16PM

As the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 steadily spreads around the world, the UN World Health Organisation and other public health experts warn that countries and regions lacking adequate medical infrastructure or with deep social inequalities are likely to be hit the hardest.

Coronavirus: Which countries and regions in the world are most at risk in the Covid-19 pandemic?
How China is containing the spread of the coronavirus

The novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19 is steadily spreading around the world. While countries such as South Korea, Italy and Iran report hundreds of new infections every day, the rate of new infections in China has dropped dramatically from what it was about one month ago. How did China turn the tide at the epicentre of the pandemic, and what lessons can other countries learn from the nation’s efforts to contain the disease?

14 Mar 2020 - 8:00PM

The novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19 is steadily spreading around the world. While countries such as South Korea, Italy and Iran report hundreds of new infections every day, the rate of new infections in China has dropped dramatically from what it was about one month ago. How did China turn the tide at the epicentre of the pandemic, and what lessons can other countries learn from the nation’s efforts to contain the disease?

How China is containing the spread of the coronavirus
Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Wuhan for first time since start of Coronavirus outbreak

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Wuhan – epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak – on March 10, 2020, as the number of new infections in mainland China continued its downward trend, with just 19 cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, confirmed the day before. It’s the first time Xi has visited the stricken capital of Hubei province since the epidemic began.

10 Mar 2020 - 8:25PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Wuhan – epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak – on March 10, 2020, as the number of new infections in mainland China continued its downward trend, with just 19 cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, confirmed the day before. It’s the first time Xi has visited the stricken capital of Hubei province since the epidemic began.

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Wuhan for first time since start of Coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus ‘highly sensitive’ to warmer temperatures, Chinese study says
The Coronavirus that causes
Covid-19
may have a temperature sweet spot at which it spreads fastest, according to a new study by Chinese researchers. But infectious disease experts say people should avoid assuming the virus will react to seasonal changes in the same way as other pathogens such as the ones that cause the common cold or influenza.
9 Mar 2020 - 8:14PM
The Coronavirus that causes
Covid-19
may have a temperature sweet spot at which it spreads fastest, according to a new study by Chinese researchers. But infectious disease experts say people should avoid assuming the virus will react to seasonal changes in the same way as other pathogens such as the ones that cause the common cold or influenza.
 Coronavirus ‘highly sensitive’ to warmer temperatures, Chinese study says
Chinese scientists identify two major types of the new coronavirus in preliminary study

The coronavirus, which continues to steadily spread to many parts of the world, has evolved into at least two major types, according to Chinese researchers. In a study published on March 3, 2020, in the National Science Review, the journal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the scientists from Peking University and the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai said the mutations have distinct rates of transmission and geographical distributions.

5 Mar 2020 - 10:21PM

The coronavirus, which continues to steadily spread to many parts of the world, has evolved into at least two major types, according to Chinese researchers. In a study published on March 3, 2020, in the National Science Review, the journal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the scientists from Peking University and the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai said the mutations have distinct rates of transmission and geographical distributions.

Chinese scientists identify two major types of the new coronavirus in preliminary study
Why the WHO isn't labelling Covid-19 a pandemic and how the world coped with past global diseases

The United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) says the coronavirus disease Covid-19 is not yet a pandemic, but it could turn into one if governments don't take effective measures to contain its spread. Here is a breakdown of what a pandemic is, and how the world has coped with them in the past.

26 Feb 2020 - 10:06PM

The United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) says the coronavirus disease Covid-19 is not yet a pandemic, but it could turn into one if governments don't take effective measures to contain its spread. Here is a breakdown of what a pandemic is, and how the world has coped with them in the past.

Why the WHO isn't labelling Covid-19 a pandemic and how the world coped with past global diseases
Hong Kong flagship airline Cathay Pacific hit with financial trouble amid coronavirus outbreak

Hong Kong’s flagship airline Cathay Pacific Airways is scrambling to ride out a financial storm caused by the coronavirus outbreak, coming right on the heels of months of anti-government protests in its home city as well as the US-China trade war. As the region tries to prevent the spread of the virus that causes the deadly Covid-19 illness, Cathay Pacific has cancelled more than a half of its scheduled flights in February and March  2020. Aviation experts say that as the outbreak wreaks havoc on air travel, Hong Kong’s international airport is also likely to be struggling to take off again at a pace even slower than was after the 2002-2003 Sars outbreak.

20 Feb 2020 - 5:38PM

Hong Kong’s flagship airline Cathay Pacific Airways is scrambling to ride out a financial storm caused by the coronavirus outbreak, coming right on the heels of months of anti-government protests in its home city as well as the US-China trade war. As the region tries to prevent the spread of the virus that causes the deadly Covid-19 illness, Cathay Pacific has cancelled more than a half of its scheduled flights in February and March  2020. Aviation experts say that as the outbreak wreaks havoc on air travel, Hong Kong’s international airport is also likely to be struggling to take off again at a pace even slower than was after the 2002-2003 Sars outbreak.

Hong Kong flagship airline Cathay Pacific hit with financial trouble amid coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus: what we know so far about the outbreak spreading in China and abroad

New information is emerging daily about the new strain of coronavirus that has infected thousands of people, mostly in China. Hundreds have died from the previously unknown virus, including the first death reported outside of China on February 2. The spread of the virus has been categorised by the World Health Organisation as a global health emergency. Here’s what we know so far.

2 Feb 2020 - 9:16PM

New information is emerging daily about the new strain of coronavirus that has infected thousands of people, mostly in China. Hundreds have died from the previously unknown virus, including the first death reported outside of China on February 2. The spread of the virus has been categorised by the World Health Organisation as a global health emergency. Here’s what we know so far.

Coronavirus: what we know so far about the outbreak spreading in China and abroad
Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside China

The Philippines has announced the country’s first death as a result of the coronavirus outbreak that originated in China and has spread to at least 26 other countries and territories. As governments beef up measures to contain the virus, China has also announced an outbreak of avian flu in Hunan province, near the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

2 Feb 2020 - 7:42PM

The Philippines has announced the country’s first death as a result of the coronavirus outbreak that originated in China and has spread to at least 26 other countries and territories. As governments beef up measures to contain the virus, China has also announced an outbreak of avian flu in Hunan province, near the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside China