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Hong Kong: Special administrative region of China
Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR), is a city and special administrative region of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.

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Hong Kong cruise passengers head to quarantine after third flight from Japan

A third plane with five Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for more than two weeks landed early on Sunday in the Asian financial hub.
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Coronavirus: Govt asks citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Singapore

Currently, passengers from China, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan are screened at 21 designated airports in the country for a possible exposure to the novel coronavirus. The..
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Videos for Hong Kong

Passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship arrive home in Hong Kong [Video]Passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship arrive home in Hong Kong

They will now go into quarantine for two weeks. View on euronews

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Japan's efforts to contain virus on ship 'completely inadequate' [Video]Japan's efforts to contain virus on ship 'completely inadequate'

A Japanese infectious disease specialist has castigated his government's handling of quarantine on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, saying it was run by "bureaucrats" who stoked the crisis by..

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IDEC SPORT breaks Tea Route record [Video]IDEC SPORT breaks Tea Route record

Francis Joyon and his crew add Tea Route record to their Jules Verne trophy as IDEC SPORT smashes record by over four days.

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Second Hong Kong Coronavirus Death Reported [Video]Second Hong Kong Coronavirus Death Reported

Hong Kong reported its second death from the new coronavirus on Wednesday. Authorities in the area are drawing up plans to fly home hundreds of city residents stranded on a cruise ship in Japan. The..

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Quarantined passengers disembark ship in Japan [Video]Quarantined passengers disembark ship in Japan

Hundreds of people began disembarking a quarantined cruise ship off Japan on Wednesday as the death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 and the number of new cases in the..

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Dr. Fauci calls Diamond Princess infection 'incubator' [Video]Dr. Fauci calls Diamond Princess infection 'incubator'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at the Council on Foreign Relations on Tuesday that the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan could..

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Passengers on coronavirus cruise say mood on board was "very depressive" [Video]Passengers on coronavirus cruise say mood on board was "very depressive"

A retired doctor on board a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia last week after being turned away at five other ports said the mood on board was "very depressive" and "very anxious" in a video he..

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New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak

Beijing has now tightened restrictions across Hubei province amid the growing threat of the Wuhan virus.

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Death Toll Rises In Coronavirus Epidemic [Video]Death Toll Rises In Coronavirus Epidemic

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 73,243 people globally, mostly in mainland China. The global death toll is at least 1,868, with one death each in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines..

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China says coronavirus curbs starting to work [Video]China says coronavirus curbs starting to work

The number of new coronavirus cases in China fell on Sunday as a health official said intense efforts to stop its spread were beginning to work. Adam Reed reports.

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China's economy damaged, but set to recover: poll [Video]China's economy damaged, but set to recover: poll

A Reuters poll of 40 economists from around the world predicted that China's economy will recover from the coronavirus outbreak as long as the virus is contained soon. Gloria Tso reports.

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Hong Kong Suspends Schools Until March To Counter Spread Of Coronavirus [Video]Hong Kong Suspends Schools Until March To Counter Spread Of Coronavirus

In an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, Hong Kong extended the suspension of schools until March 16. According to Reuters, schools also told overseas students studying in the city there was..

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Olympics go ahead despite coronavirus - games organiser [Video]Olympics go ahead despite coronavirus - games organiser

Cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is not on the agenda, says games president Yoshiro Mori.

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New cases show novel coronavirus could spread via sewage pipes [Video]New cases show novel coronavirus could spread via sewage pipes

A Hong Kong woman fell victim to the new coronavirus after a man residing 10 floors directly above her unit became sick.

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong students forced to adapt to homeschooling [Video]Coronavirus: Hong Kong students forced to adapt to homeschooling

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Tensions run high in Hong Kong as more cases of coronavirus discovered [Video]Tensions run high in Hong Kong as more cases of coronavirus discovered

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Geely, Volvo to merge, creating China's first global carmaker [Video]Geely, Volvo to merge, creating China's first global carmaker

Geely Automobile and its sister company Volvo Cars are planning to merge and list in Hong Kong and possibly Stockholm, giving Volvo access to public markets after it dropped a move to list its stock..

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China returns to work as virus hits daily record [Video]China returns to work as virus hits daily record

Some Chinese goverment restrictions imposed because of the Coronavirus outbreak are eased, as local residents begin to return to work. Adam Reed reports.

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China death toll passes 700, American dies of coronavirus in Wuhan [Video]China death toll passes 700, American dies of coronavirus in Wuhan

The death toll in mainland China surpassed 700 on Saturday, according to authorities, and is poised to pass the 774 deaths recorded globally during the 2002-2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory..

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Coronavirus death toll passes SARS [Video]Coronavirus death toll passes SARS

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has surpassed the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, data from Chinese authorities showed, as millions of Chinese prepare to go back to work. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Hong Kong medical workers demand total closure of China border [Video]Hong Kong medical workers demand total closure of China border

Striking hospital workers demanding a complete border shutdown because of the coronavirus outbreak have voted to end their action and return to work.

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Second batch of Diamond Princess passengers arrive in Hong Kong to face further quarantine

A second plane with 82 Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for more than two weeks landed early on Saturday in the Asian financial hub, where they will face..
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Hong Kong protesters mark seven months since brutal mob attack

Hong Kong protesters, many dressed in black and wearing surgical masks amid fears over the new coronavirus, held sit-ins in the Chinese-ruled city on Friday to mark seven months since an attack by an..
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Coronavirus widens Hong Kong anger at government, China

Pro-democracy protesters have all but vanished from the streets of Hong Kong over the past month as residents avoid the new coronavirus, but the outbreak has broadened discontent with the city's..
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Air India extends suspension of its China flights till June 30

Last month, the national carrier had suspended its six weekly Delhi-Shanghai flights from January 31 to February 14. However, it did not restart the flight operations from February 15 onwards. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Second Hong Kong coronavirus death as it awaits stranded cruise passengers

Hong Kong reported its second death from the new coronavirus on Wednesday as authorities drew up plans to fly home hundreds of city residents stranded on a virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan.
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Hong Kong records second coronavirus death: hospital spokeswoman

Hong Kong recorded its second death caused by the new coronavirus on Wednesday, a Princess Margaret Hospital spokeswoman told Reuters.
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Philippine workers allowed to travel to Hong Kong, Macau amid virus fear

The Philippines on Tuesday allowed Filipino workers to travel to Hong Kong and Macau, relaxing the travel ban it imposed on China and its special administrative regions to control the spread of the..
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Filipina becomes first helper to contract coronavirus in Hong Kong

A Filipina has become the first domestic helper to contract the coronavirus in Hong Kong, and the Chinese-ruled city's 61st case overall, health authorities said on Tuesday.
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Hong Kong leader increases funds to tackle coronavirus

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday increased a relief fund to tackle the impact of the coronavirus outbreak as she urged residents to accept the government's quarantine plans for returning..
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Coronavirus could be knockout blow for Hong Kong's once-thriving tourism, retail sectors

Tom Bennell's olive oil distribution business took a heavy beating during months of pro-democracy protests that emptied Hong Kong hotels and restaurants, his major customers. Now he fears a knockout..
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Virus time crime: Hong Kong police bust toilet paper gang

Knife-wielding robbers in Hong Kong stole 50 packs of toilet paper rolls from a supermarket delivery man, police said on Monday, in a sign of the times for a city worried sick by the coronavirus..
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UK's Intertek temporarily shuts Hong Kong garment office over coronavirus case

British product quality testing firm Intertek Group Plc said on Sunday it had temporarily shut its Hong Kong Garment Centre in Kowloon from Feb. 11 for two weeks after an employee contracted the new..
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Hong Kong protesters rally against planned virus quarantine centers

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied for a second day in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against plans to turn some buildings into coronavirus quarantine centers, reviving anti-government protests in the..
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Hong Kong to arrange flights to take home passengers from Diamond Princess ship

The Hong Kong government will send aircraft to Japan to bring back passengers from the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, where the most coronavirus infections outside China have occurred.
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Hundreds march in Hong Kong against potential coronavirus quarantine clinics

Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched in multiple Hong Kong neighborhoods on Saturday against government plans to potentially turn some buildings into coronavirus quarantine centers, demanding..
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Hong Kong banks compare pandemic stress test with epidemic reality

Last October, nearly four dozen banks in Hong Kong confronted a nightmare "stress test" scenario: a pandemic that swept through the city, followed by a major cyberattack and a telecoms breakdown.
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China replaces head of its Hong Kong and Macau affairs office

China is replacing the head of its office that oversees matters in Hong Kong, Beijing announced on Thursday, after months of anti-government protests in the Chinese-controlled territory.
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Hong Kong suspends schools for longer to counter spread of coronavirus

Scrambling to contain the spread of coronavirus, Hong Kong extended the suspension of schools on Thursday until at least March 16 and told overseas students studying in the city there was no rush to..
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Hong Kong extends suspension of schools till at least March 16

Hong Kong extended on Wednesday the suspension of schools till at least March 16 in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the city, where 50 cases of the flu-like infection have been..
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Israel's El Al Airlines suspends Hong Kong flights over coronavirus

El Al Israel Airlines is suspending its Hong Kong flights and will be reducing flights on its Bangkok route in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Wednesday.
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American Airlines suspends China and Hong Kong flights until late April

American Airlines Group Inc , the largest U.S. carrier, said on Tuesday it would extend the suspension of its China and Hong Kong flights through April 24, amid reduced travel demand due to a..
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U.S. allows government staff to leave Hong Kong over coronavirus worries

The United States has authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government employees and their family members from Hong Kong in light of the outbreak of a deadly coronavirus, the State Department said..
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Residents of evacuated Hong Kong apartments test negative for coronavirus

Five Hong Kongers evacuated from a residential building where a man and woman confirmed with coronavirus live tested negative for the virus, health authorities said on Tuesday, easing concerns of a..
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Four from Hong Kong building show virus symptoms, Lam urges people to stay home

Four people evacuated from a residential building in Hong Kong where a man and woman confirmed with coronavirus lived have showed symptoms of the flu-like virus, fuelling concerns of a community..
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Hong Kong fishing village stays calm, uses sea water to keep virus at bay

For most people in Hong Kong, face masks have become a part of their daily attire amid worries about the coronavirus outbreak, but in the remote fishing village of Tai O, residents are relatively..
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Hong Kong says four people from evacuated building show virus symptoms

Four people evacuated from a residential building in Hong Kong where a man and a woman confirmed with coronavirus lived have showed symptoms of the flu-like virus, a government official said on..
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Hong Kong to evacuate residential building where two patients with virus live

Hong Kong is evacuating people from a residential building in the New Territories district of Tsing Yi, where two people confirmed with coronavirus live though on different floors, authorities said..
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Indians among passengers, crew on board Japan cruise ship as new cases of coronavirus emerge

Cruise ship Diamond Princess, carrying 3,711 people, arrived at the Japanese coast early last week and was quarantined after a passenger who de-boarded last month in Hong Kong was found to be the..
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Taiwan to bar entry of many Hong Kong, Macau residents to halt virus

Taiwan expanded its restrictions on visitors from Hong Kong and Macau on Monday to freeze the entry of many residents from the two Chinese-run cities to help control the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Tycoon Li Ka-shing gives $13 million to Chinese city at virus epicenter

The Li Ka-Shing Foundation, a charitable organization founded by the Hong Kong billionaire, has donated HK$100 million ($12.9 million) to the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus..
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Royal Caribbean bans China, Hong Kong, Macau passport holders from ships on coronavirus fears

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Friday it would ban guests holding China, Hong Kong or Macau passports from boarding its ships amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
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'Mandatory thermal screening, quarantine': India steps up efforts to prevent spread of coronavirus

India has cancelled all visas issued to foreign nationals coming from China and has made universal thermal screening mandatory for all flights from Singapore and Thailand besides Hong Kong and China.
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Hong Kong shoppers snap up rice and noodles as coronavirus fears mount

Panicky Hong Kong residents scooped noodles, rice, meat and toilet rolls into supermarket trolleys on Friday despite government assurances of ample supplies during an outbreak of a new coronavirus that..
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Hong Kong checks quarantined ship as medics escalate strikes

Hong Kong authorities quarantined a cruise ship for a second day on Thursday as they checked thousands of passengers and crew for the new coronavirus, forbidding anyone from disembarking to prevent..
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From 'Sexiest Legs' contest to quarantine in a windowless cruise ship cabin

When American Sawyer Smith got hold of discount cruise tickets, he invited his brother and grandparents along for what they expected to be a luxurious treat, from Japan to Hong Kong and back again,..
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Taiwan to suspend most visa applications from Hong Kong, Macau

Taiwan's government said on Thursday it would suspend most visa applications from Hong Kong and Macau starting from Friday, as part of efforts to control the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong as authorities check for virus

Thousands of passengers and crew on a cruise ship that docked in Hong Kong on Wednesday were being kept on board while they were tested for a coronavirus as the city government said that all visitors..
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Hong Kong to further tighten mainland China border

Hong Kong will close two cruise terminals and will put anyone coming from mainland China into compulsory quarantine for 14 days, its leader Carrie Lam said on Wednesday.
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Cathay Pacific asks employees to take unpaid leave as virus hits demand

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd has asked all its 27,000 employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave in coming months as it battles a fall in demand caused by a virus outbreak, the company..
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Factbox: Latest on the coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China passed 490 on Wednesday, as two U.S. airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong following the first fatality there and 10 cases were confirmed on a..
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Hong Kong testing over 1,800 passengers on cruise ship for coronavirus

Hong Kong was testing over 1,800 passengers and crew on a cruise ship for a coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, after some crew members reported having fever and other symptoms. Authorities were not..
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Hong Kong medical staff strike for third day as locally transmitted virus cases rise

Medical workers in Hong Kong began a third day of strike action on Wednesday, piling pressure on the city's government to seal the border with mainland China as the number of locally transmitted cases..
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China virus toll nears 500; cruise ships, Hong Kong flights hit

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China passed 490 on Wednesday, as two U.S. airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong following the first fatality there and 10 cases were confirmed on a..
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Hong Kong conducts health checks on cruise ship denied Taiwan docking

A cruise ship which has been denied entry to the southern Taiwan port of Kaohsiung docked on Wednesday in Hong Kong, with all passengers and crew undergoing health checks, Cable TV reported.
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China virus toll nears 500, airlines cut Hong Kong flights, cases found on cruise ship

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China passed 490 on Wednesday, as two U.S. airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong following the first fatality there and 10 cases were confirmed on a..
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Indian carriers suspend flights to Hong Kong


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