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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 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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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..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Armed robbers steal hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong

Toilet rolls have become hot property in the city due to a shortage from coronavirus panic-buying.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Hong Kong


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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

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.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:28Published

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

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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Hong Kong announces new quarantine measures [Video]Hong Kong announces new quarantine measures

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Steep rise in number of coronavirus cases on cruise ship off Japan [Video]Steep rise in number of coronavirus cases on cruise ship off Japan

At least 61 people on a cruise liner off Japan tested positive for coronavirus on Friday (February 7), and thousands of passengers remain confined to their cabins. Beth Timmins reports.

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Number of coronavirus cases on cruise ship off Japan rises steeply [Video]Number of coronavirus cases on cruise ship off Japan rises steeply

At least 61 people on a cruise liner off Japan tested positive for coronavirus on Friday (February 7), and thousands of passengers remain confined to their cabins. Beth Timmins reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Hong Kong medical workers continue to strike for border closure [Video]Hong Kong medical workers continue to strike for border closure

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Cruise ship passengers exposed to viruses [Video]Cruise ship passengers exposed to viruses

Thousands of travelers are stranded on cruise ships after coronavirus cases were discovered on board.

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How the Wuhan virus is impacting airlines and car manufacturers [Video]How the Wuhan virus is impacting airlines and car manufacturers

As the Wuhan virus continues to spread at an alarming rate, it is starting to impact cruise ships, airlines and other international companies.

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong intensifies checks on travellers [Video]Coronavirus: Hong Kong intensifies checks on travellers

From Saturday, all travellers crossing from the mainland to the city will be quarantined for 14 days.

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A record 73 dead in just 24 hours from the virus [Video]A record 73 dead in just 24 hours from the virus

The coronavirus death toll in mainland China hit 563 on Thursday, as 10 more people on a quarantined cruise liner in Japan have tested positive. Michelle Hennessy reports.

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3,700 Cruise Ship Passengers Quarantined Onboard [Video]3,700 Cruise Ship Passengers Quarantined Onboard

Staff on the cruise ship Diamond Princess got some viral news on Thursday. Reuters reports 10 people on board had tested positive for novel coronavirus. The cruise liner was in the port of Yokohama,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Hong Kong prepares to quarantine those arriving from China [Video]Hong Kong prepares to quarantine those arriving from China

Mandatory 14-day quarantine of all people arriving, over the coronavirus threat, will not begin until Saturday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:42Published

Tokyo organisers 'seriously worried' over spread of coronavirus [Video]Tokyo organisers 'seriously worried' over spread of coronavirus

International Paralympic Committee Spokesman is confident that all necessary measures will be taken ahead of the 2020 Games

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:22Published

 

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Cathay Pacific turns to old playbook for virus crisis amid employee resistance

Leaning on its SARS experience, Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd has slashed flights, asked staff to take unpaid leave and is re-assessing its fleet as it battles an epidemic and a crisis of..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Thousands on cruise ship allowed to disembark after tests

Some 3,600 people can finally disembark in Hong Kong after tests for coronavirus return negative.
BBC News - Published

Seafood salesman convicted for trying to smuggle millions of pounds-worth of critically endangered baby eels to Hong Kong

Rare fish would have fetched 10 times their UK price on the east Asian black market
Independent - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Hong Kong imposes quarantine rules on mainland Chinese

Travellers from mainland China will be isolated for 14 days in new efforts to stem the coronavirus.
BBC News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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,..
Reuters - Published

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