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False Covid positives leave more than 130 people stranded overnight at Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

False Covid positives leave more than 130 people stranded overnight at Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

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Only three infections confirmed upon verification, after on-site service provider Sunrise Diagnostic submits ‘abnormal’ 136 positive results.
China GDP: nearly 11 billion Covid tests seen giving economy a US$26 billion boost in second quarter

China GDP: nearly 11 billion Covid tests seen giving economy a US$26 billion boost...

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China’s mass coronavirus-testing campaign looks to rack up a US$26 billion bill during the year’s second quarter, according to researchers with Soochow Securities.
Coronavirus: Japan test tour by 4 Thai people cancelled after Covid infection

Coronavirus: Japan test tour by 4 Thai people cancelled after Covid infection

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The traveller’s infection was confirmed on Monday – three other close contacts have all tested negative – the small-scale test tour was part...
Coronavirus: New Zealand’s Covid-19 border rules, quarantine lottery were unlawful, court rules

Coronavirus: New Zealand’s Covid-19 border rules, quarantine lottery were unlawful, court rules

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The quarantine process did not allow personal circumstances to be sufficiently considered or prioritised and stripped citizens of their right to return home,...
Coronavirus: Singapore to drop all Covid-19 tests for fully vaccinated travellers, further ease domestic restrictions in ‘important milestone’

Coronavirus: Singapore to drop all Covid-19 tests for fully vaccinated travellers, further ease domestic...

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Currently, those travelling to the city state are required to take a pre-departure test two days before arrival but this rule will be...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s infected elderly residents isolating alone at home feel ‘hopeless’ with little family or community support

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s infected elderly residents isolating alone at home feel ‘hopeless’ with little...

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Covid-stricken and isolated in her Hong Kong home for a fortnight, 72-year old Lau was kept awake on many nights by severe headaches,...
Omicron: Chinese city of Qingdao reports Covid-19 outbreak among students

Omicron: Chinese city of Qingdao reports Covid-19 outbreak among students

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The eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao has reported 88 new coronavirus cases, all of them of the Omicron variant, fuelling China’s highest...
Hong Kong IPO issuers forced to accept lower valuations as geopolitical tension, coronavirus fifth wave sap investors’ demand

Hong Kong IPO issuers forced to accept lower valuations as geopolitical tension, coronavirus fifth...

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Companies looking to raise funds through initial public offerings in Hong Kong are having to settle for lower valuations as uncertainties stemming from...
Partners left disappointed after Hong Kong public hospitals bring back ban on delivery rooms to protect pregnant women amid Covid-19 surge

Partners left disappointed after Hong Kong public hospitals bring back ban on delivery rooms...

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Hong Kong resident Nick Jones was ready to be by his wife’s side on February 16 for the birth of their first child...
Coronavirus: Philippines’ Duterte in quarantine following exposure to Covid

Coronavirus: Philippines’ Duterte in quarantine following exposure to Covid

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is under quarantine after being exposed to a household staff member who tested positive for Covid-19, his spokesman said...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong fitness chain blames ‘unrealistic rent’, social-distancing toll in closing last branches

Coronavirus: Hong Kong fitness chain blames ‘unrealistic rent’, social-distancing toll in closing last branches

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A troubled Hong Kong fitness chain has closed its four remaining branches, citing “unrealistic rents” and social-distancing regulations that crippled the industry during...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong will consider vaccine passports if necessary, but city has ‘not hit that stage yet’, Carrie Lam says

Coronavirus: Hong Kong will consider vaccine passports if necessary, but city has ‘not hit...

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A vaccine passport that would bar unjabbed residents from numerous Hong Kong venues will remain in the government’s toolkit should its Covid-19 inoculation...
Coronavirus: EU chief says it’s time to ‘think about mandatory vaccination’

Coronavirus: EU chief says it’s time to ‘think about mandatory vaccination’

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It is time for the European Union to “think about mandatory vaccination” against Covid-19, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said on...
Omicron variant: in slap at China, US praises South Africa’s detection of new Covid strain

Omicron variant: in slap at China, US praises South Africa’s detection of new Covid...

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The United States praised South Africa Saturday for quickly identifying the new Covid strain called Omicron and sharing this information with the world...
Coronavirus: Philippines cases hit 11-month low; New Zealand’s Auckland to reopen

Coronavirus: Philippines cases hit 11-month low; New Zealand’s Auckland to reopen

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The Philippines reported an 11-month daily low in Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, even as authorities scrapped the mandatory use of face shields.The Department...
Record 93 cases in single day as China’s Delta outbreak continues

Record 93 cases in single day as China’s Delta outbreak continues

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China set another record on Wednesday in its latest wave of Covid-19 outbreaks, with 93 new symptomatic local cases reported from the day...
China tells UN Africa needs more support in fighting Covid-19

China tells UN Africa needs more support in fighting Covid-19

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China has urged countries around the world to provide more vaccines and more support to Africa to help build a “defence line” against...
Waiving intellectual property rights abroad to fight COVID would harm domestic IP industries

Waiving intellectual property rights abroad to fight COVID would harm domestic IP industries

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Intellectual property rights provide the legal basis for our innovation and creative economy. Simply put, strong intellectual property rights are why the United States...
Coronavirus: Eastern Europe scrambles for unwanted AstraZeneca jabs amid infection surge

Coronavirus: Eastern Europe scrambles for unwanted AstraZeneca jabs amid infection surge

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As safety concerns prompt western European countries to limit the use of AstraZeneca Plc’s coronavirus shot, Ukraine is leading a charge from the...
Bangladesh COVID shutdown triggers exodus from capital Dhaka | Coronavirus pandemic News

Bangladesh COVID shutdown triggers exodus from capital Dhaka | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Thousands scramble to get the last trains, buses and ferries before a nationwide transport shutdown takes hold.Tens of thousands of people have scrambled to...