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 2020-04-01 03:58 

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Calls grow for karaokes, mahjong parlours to be shut...

The government was urged on Tuesday to close more entertainment venues such as karaokes and mahjong parlours, which are not covered by new social distancing laws that took effect over the weekend in view of the coronavirus pandemic. This comes after five ...

 2020-04-01 03:47 

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Landlords urged to slash shop rents by half...

The chairwoman of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association has called on landlords to slash rents by half as the SAR braces itself for more months of difficult retail conditions.Annie Yau Tse, who is also chairwoman and CEO of the Tse Sui Luen jeweller...

 2020-04-01 03:38 

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'HK barristers suffering due to court closures'...

Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes has urged the government to provide barristers with financial assistance during the coronavirus outbreak, saying their business has dried up with most court hearings cancelled until at least April 13.In a letter to Fi...

 2020-04-01 02:31 

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HK stocks slip on opening...

Hong Kong stocks fell more than one percent at the start of trade on Wednesday, following a sell-off on Wall Street, with investor confidence continui......

 2020-04-01 02:20 

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HSBC and other UK banks cut dividends...

HSBC shares dropped in early Hong Kong trading after it scrapped dividend payments and warned of losses in the first quarter due to the global coronav......

 2020-03-31 21:11 

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Dow Jones suffers biggest quarterly loss since 1987...

The Dow Jones finished sharply lower on Tuesday as it suffered its worst quarterly loss since 1987 amid a broader market rout over the coronavirus out......

 2020-03-31 15:40 

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Hongkongers will have to pay for Peru rescue flight...

The government on Tuesday said it was arranging a charter flight to bring back Hongkongers stranded in Peru. But unlike those on board other government-chartered flights, they will have to pay for the journey home. Peru has imposed travel restrictions bec...

 2020-03-31 15:20 

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Cat becomes third pet to test positive for Covid-19...

For the first time, a pet cat has tested positive for Covid-19. It belongs to a confirmed coronavirus patient. It's the third animal to be infected in Hong Kong, following two earlier cases in which two dogs tested weak positive or positive during rep...

 2020-03-31 13:25 

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Tributes, flowers mark Prince Edward '831' incident...

Riot police on Tuesday arrested several people and conducted body searches near Prince Edward MTR station, as a group of people gathered to mark seven months since the force's storming of the station to arrest anti-extradition protesters. This was the...

 2020-03-31 13:23 

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PLA chopper goes down at country park...

A PLA helicopter has crashed at Tai Lam Country Park during a training session, and there's no word on what happened to the crew on board.It's believed to be the first incident of its kind in Hong Kong since the 1997 handover.The Security Bureau s...

 2020-03-31 10:13 

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February retail sales plunge a record 44 percent...

Retail sales in Hong Kong plummeted by 44 percent in February from a year earlier, making it the largest ever slump on record. Chief Executive Carrie......

 2020-03-31 09:47 

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Karaoke cluster raises questions over closure rules...

Health officials said on Tuesday that five people out of a group of seven who went to karaoke together last week have been diagnosed with coronavirus, raising further questions as to whether such venues should be shut down alongside others ordered to clos...

 2020-03-31 08:49 

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Hong Kong stocks close on a high...

Hong Kong stocks closed on a positive note on Tuesday, in line with a broad Asia advance and following a rally on Wall Street, while investors welcome......

 2020-03-31 08:40 

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'Close and compensate all restaurants amid Covid-19'...

The Small and Medium Restaurant Federation has urged the government to close all eateries and help them pay their rents and staff salary costs, as they struggle to implement social distancing measures due to the Covid-19 outbreak.Bars and restaurants say ...

 2020-03-31 08:21 

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Outbreak a major challenge for Communist Party: Xi...

President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that controlling the coronavirus outbreak is a major challenge to the mainland's governance system and officials'......

 2020-03-31 05:52 

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Nineteen killed in massive Sichuan forest fire...

Eighteen firefighters and one forestry guide died while fighting a huge forest fire in Sichuan province, the local government said on Tuesday. State t......

 2020-03-31 05:45 

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Hong Kong home prices tumble 2.1 percent...

Hong Kong home prices have fallen for a third consecutive month, with the drop most notable for small and medium-sized flats. Government figures show......

 2020-03-31 05:24 

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Expert proposes new Wuhan-style field hospital...

Hong Kong University microbiologist Ho Pak-leung on Tuesday urged the government to build a Wuhan-style field hospital as soon as possible, to free up isolation beds in hospitals amid a surge in coronavirus cases in Hong Kong.Doctors have been warning tha...

 2020-03-31 05:05 

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Two taken to hospital after gathering bust-up...

The police have arrested a 69-year-old man after an Eastern district councillor and her assistant were allegedly attacked while they were filming a group of people they suspected were violating restrictions on gathering during the coronavirus outbreak.The...

 2020-03-31 04:42 

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'CE has failed to give assurances on journalist ban'...

The chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, Chris Yeung, has reiterated his call for the SAR government to clarify whether it has any say when it comes to visas for foreign reporters, after the Chief Executive said on Tuesday that she "can&...

 2020-03-31 04:21 

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Hospital beds quickly running out, doctors warn...

The head of the Hong Kong Public Doctors' Association, Arisina Ma, has warned that 400 additional isolation beds that the Hospital Authority (HA) has recently freed up may still not be enough to cope with a surge in Covid-19 cases.A recent surge in co...

 2020-03-31 04:02 

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Mainland curbs to stay as situation 'very fluid': CE...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that she is not considering lifting quarantine requirements for arrivals from the mainland at this point even though such a move may be justified as Beijing reports next to no domestic cases of Covid-19.For days ...

 2020-03-31 03:36 

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World Bank warns China growth could grind to a halt...

The coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout could cause China's growth to come to a standstill while driving 11 million more people in East Asia into......

 2020-03-31 03:25 

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China's factory activity rebounds as work resumes...

Factory activity in China rebounded in March from a record low, according to official data released on Tuesday, returning to expansion territory while......

 2020-03-31 03:10 

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Hospital wait for virus patients unsatisfactory: CE...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that it is "unsatisfactory" that some people diagnosed with coronavirus are not being taking into hospital for treatment right away.Lam said patients who have nearly recovered from Covid-19 may have to be...

 2020-03-31 02:53 

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Hong Kong stocks rally at open...

Hong Kong stocks kicked off Tuesday on a strong note following a positive lead from Wall Street, with investors buoyed by government and central bank......

 2020-03-30 21:34 

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'Avoid all non-essential group activities now'...

A public hospital doctor who's been caring for Covid-19 patients has called on the public to take more steps to prevent a mass outbreak, saying people should avoid all non-essential activities as this is a critical time.Dr Manimala Dharmangadan, who w...

 2020-03-30 20:44 

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Dow ends up 3.2% as US stocks finish solidly higher...

Wall Street stocks gained more than three percent on Monday as markets weighed a dire near-term economic outlook against unprecedented federal spendin......

 2020-03-30 14:08 

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UST student arrested over scuffle at forum in 2019...

The University of Science and Technology on Monday confirmed that one of its own has been arrested in connection with scuffles during a forum with the university's president Shyy Wei last year. The confirmation came after its students' union annou...

 2020-03-30 11:15 

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I want to cry, says Wuhan shopper as malls reopen...

"I'm so excited, I want to cry," said a woman as she walked into a mall in Wuhan. Shopkeepers in the city at the centre of the virus outbreak reopened......

 2020-03-30 10:46 

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Eateries feel the pinch as newcurbs begin to bite...

Restaurants in Hong Kong have started to feel the pinch of new social distancing measures as the week opened with an already-scarce lunch crowd getting thinner. The commercial district of Wan Chai, which is normally bustling with customers who work in the...

 2020-03-30 09:53 

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Infected people left at home as hospitals fill up...

Health officials have revealed that more than three dozen people known to be infected with the new coronavirus are currently waiting to be admitted to hospital, with one man left for two days at home in his subdivided flat.This comes as Hong Kong reported...

 2020-03-30 09:46 

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HSI resumes fall amid warnings of more headwinds...

Hong Kong stocks ended with losses Monday as worries about the depth of the economic crisis caused by coronavirus trumped the optimism caused by huge......

 2020-03-30 09:28 

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Ex-Taiwan premier Hau Pei-tsun dies aged 101...

Former Taiwan premier Hau Pei-tsun has died at the age of 101. Taiwanese media said Hau died of multiple organ failure on Monday afternoon in the Tri-......

 2020-03-30 08:19 

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HK planning evacuations from Peru, Morocco...

The Hong Kong government is drawing up plans to bring home SAR residents stranded in Peru and Morocco because of the coronavirus pandemic, sources have told RTHK.Both countries have imposed travel restrictions because of the Covid-19 outbreak, making it d...

 2020-03-30 07:53 

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DAB wants voter registration extended due to virus...

The DAB has urged election authorities to delay by a month the deadlines for people to sign up as new voters or change their registration particulars because of the coronavirus epidemic.Starry Lee, chairwoman of the pro-Beijing party, said on Monday that ...

 2020-03-30 07:49 

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Beijing slashes rate, pumps 50bn yuan into market...

The mainland's central bank on Monday cut an interest rate on loans to banks by the largest margin in five years and injected 50 billion yuan into the......

 2020-03-30 06:51 

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Hospitals to turn 400 beds into isolation units...

The Hospital Authority is aiming to increase its capacity to take in Covid-19 cases by turning 400 beds in normal wards into "second-tier isolation wards" in the coming weeks.The authority's chief executive, Tony Ko, said that more resources c...

 2020-03-30 06:27 

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Passenger train derailed by debris in Hunan province...

A passenger train derailed after striking debris from a landslide in Hunan province on Monday, injuring a number of passengers and staff, officials sa......

 2020-03-30 05:31 

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Man appears in court over 'incitement' via Telegram...

A man appeared in Kwun Tong Court on Monday charged with four incitement offences linked to activities on a Telegram channel. The court heard that there were over a thousand messages on the channel that talked about how to make petrol bombs, incited peopl...

 2020-03-30 05:04 

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Two jailed over bids to leave HK while in quarantine...

Two men were jailed on Monday for trying to leave Hong Kong while they were supposed to be in home quarantine, with one of them saying he had gone out because he was bored.Xie Yong-yu had been ordered to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in Hong Kon...

 2020-03-30 04:30 

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HSI down as virus fears grip Asian markets again...

Hong Kong stocks ended Monday's morning session more than 1 percent down as the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly around the world, fanning conc......

 2020-03-30 04:09 

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'Close pedestrian areas to stop helpers gathering'...

A group representing employers of foreign domestic workers has urged the government to scrap pedestrian areas across the city to make it harder for helpers to gather in large groups amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Support Group for Hong Kong Employers w...

 2020-03-30 03:41 

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Virus situation getting out of control, say experts...

Top health experts warned on Monday that the coronavirus situation has already gone "a bit out of control" in Hong Kong, but they differed on what steps should be taken to lessen the load on hospitals.Their warnings came as the number of cases in ...

 2020-03-30 03:26 

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Man jailed for ignoring quarantine order...

A 31-year-old man has become the first person in Hong Kong be jailed for violating a home quarantine order amid the Covid-19 outbreak.Sing Kin Kung Kai pleaded guilty at Fanling Magistrates' Court on Monday morning to one count of giving false or misl...

 2020-03-29 15:26 

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Driver dies after taxi rams into bus...

A 69-year-old taxi driver has died after his vehicle rammed into a parked bus in Wong Tai Sin on Sunday afternoon.The man was driving along Tung Lung Road just before 2.30pm when it struck the bus, which was parked in a bus terminus adjacent to the wet ma...

 2020-03-29 14:16 

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Tactical unit police officer infected with virus...

A Police Tactical Unit (PTU) officer has been infected with the Covid-19 virus, according to preliminary test results.The 31-year-old man officer is stationed at the Kowloon West Regional Headquarters. The force said he has taken part in patrols in the pa...

 2020-03-29 13:05 

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ISD staff infected with Covid-19 virus...

A staff working at the government's Information Services Department has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.The employee visited New Zealand and Britain when he went on vacation between March 7 and 18.After returning to Hong Kong, he's been ...

 2020-03-29 10:50 

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Man nabbed 'for inciting violence on online channel'...

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of inciting public nuisance and inciting others to have an intent to hurt others on a social media channel.Superintendent Swalikh Mohammed from the force's Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau sai...

 2020-03-29 09:18 

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Covid-19 cases 'overwhelm isolation beds'...

The Hospital Authority has warned of the pressure on public hospitals especially on isolation beds with dozens of new Covid-19 cases being reported on a daily basis.Health authorities said there were 59 new cases on Sunday, raising the total in Hong Kong ...

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