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WHO to start coronavirus research in Wuhan but case zero may be elsewhere

Wuhan Institute of Virology director dismisses conspiracy theory, saying virus sequence collected from Yunnan cave was decades away in evolution from Sars-CoV-2.

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Macau casino stocks soar as mainland Chinese tourist visas resume

Zhuhai will be the first city to be issued with tourist visas, says the Macau government, though visas will be halted if there are signs of virus transmissions returning.

11 Aug 2020 - 5:23PM
Experts urge Hong Kong authorities to use various Covid-19 testing methods

Public health adviser Professor David Hui says it will be better to use deep throat saliva testing method among the elderly to increase accuracy.

10 Aug 2020 - 11:10PM
How Covid-19 is changing the world we live in day by day

Global Impact is a fortnightly curated newsletter featuring a news topic originating in China with a significant macro impact for our newsreaders around the world.

10 Aug 2020 - 2:00PM
Tourists start to return to Wuhan as city tries to recover from coronavirus

Some of the city’s best-known sites such as the Yellow Crane Tower saw larger than normal visitor numbers after entry fees were scrapped.

9 Aug 2020 - 10:41PM
Doubts raised about Hong Kong domestic helper Covid-19 testing plan

Workers’ rights group Caritas Asian Migrants Project urges the government to improve the living conditions of helpers in employment agency dormitories.

9 Aug 2020 - 10:41PM
‘More elderly people will die’: Hong Kong’s Covid-19 death surge

Worst not over yet, say experts who expect more elderly will succumb before third wave ends.

9 Aug 2020 - 1:06PM
Studio lets you snap your own pandemic selfies – masks a must

A photo project created by a British documentary photographer is encouraging people in Taiwan to come to her studio to take shots of themselves wearing masks accompanied with written notes on their Covid-19 experiences.

8 Aug 2020 - 7:15PM
Hong Kong tops 4,000 Covid-19 cases as 69 new infections recorded on Saturday

The newly reported infections, almost all of which were locally transmitted, include ones tied to clusters at MTR depot and a container terminal.

9 Aug 2020 - 12:55AM
Why mainland’s help in Covid-19 battle leaves some Hongkongers fearful

The prevailing reaction to Beijing’s help in battling the third wave of Covid-19 appears to be apprehension rather than appreciation.

8 Aug 2020 - 12:30PM
Macau tightens entry requirements for arrivals from coronavirus-hit Hong Kong

Casino hub’s new requirements follow similar ones by Guangdong, with both requiring Hongkongers to present negative Covid-19 tests no more than 24 hours old.

6 Aug 2020 - 10:13PM
UK, Spain, France top relocation picks for homebuyers: Knight Frank survey

Homebuyers see the UK, Spain and France as their top relocation choices for better housing and health care facilities as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a Knight Frank survey.

6 Aug 2020 - 3:34PM
Fosun Pharma, BioNTech launch coronavirus vaccine trial in China

144 participants in mainland China will receive two shots of the BNT162b1 coronavirus vaccine candidate spaced by 21 days.

6 Aug 2020 - 4:49AM
Co-working firm shrugs off grim outlook, bets on bay area for growth

The Executive Centre (TEC) is banking on the future business hub to fuel its expansion even as Colliers sees shared office operators giving up vast swathes of space amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

5 Aug 2020 - 10:44AM
China worried about ‘losing face’ as Japan bankrolls exodus of firms

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on global supply chains, and Japan is officially trying to diversify its supply chains and make them more resilient.

6 Aug 2020 - 8:44AM
Three labs picked for mainland China team’s Covid-19 tests in Hong Kong

The trio of designated laboratories are all subsidiaries of mainland-listed enterprises. They will play a key role in the free Covid-19 screening to be rolled out in Hong Kong, led by 60-strong medical team from over the border.

4 Aug 2020 - 11:28PM
No immediate hope for Hong Kong retail sector, warns Sogo operator

The ‘deeply pessimistic’ view came as Lifestyle International reported a net loss of HK$227 million for the first half, versus profit of HK$1.29 billion a year ago.

4 Aug 2020 - 9:44PM