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Hongkongers panic buy N95 masks amid Wuhan mystery virus fears

Supplies of a mask widely used during the 2003 Sars outbreak in Hong Kong are running low amid the mystery pneumonia scare in the city, with some retailers doubling prices of limited stocks. At least three online platforms and 15 of the 21 pharmacies contacted by the Post said they had no more N95 respirators,…...

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China is racing against the clock to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has spread worldwide

China is racing against the clock to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has spread worldwide since emerging in the central city of Wuhan more than a month ago. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ At the same time, officials are battling a torrent of rumours and unverified news about the outbreak. Here, we answer…...

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) infected 5,327 people in mainland China

The number of confirmed cases of the rapidly spreading coronavirus infection in mainland China has reached 6,062, health authorities said on Wednesday – a total surpassing the cases China had in the 2002-03 Sars epidemic that killed almost 800 people worldwide. ⁠ ⁠ Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) infected 5,327…...

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There have been 10 confirmed cases of the China coronavirus in the city

A woman in a face mask sits with her dog at Choi Hung Estate in Hong Kong.⁠ ⁠ There have been 10 confirmed cases of the China coronavirus in the city, while the global total is almost 8,000 – with 170 deaths, all in mainland China.⁠ ⁠ Go to link…...

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Tensions were high as thousands desperate for masks queued in Hong Kong

Tensions were high as thousands desperate for masks queued in Hong Kong on Thursday, many leaving empty-handed.⁠ ⁠ There was anger as many of those waiting for hours outside Watsons failed to get hold of surgical masks to protect themselves amid the deadly China coronavirus outbreak. ⁠ ⁠ Police were…...

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Tips for preventing infection

As the China coronavirus continues to spread, more and more people are asking how they can stay safe. ⁠ Experts have suggested many ways in which you can protect yourself and avoid becoming infected, from regularly washing your hands to working from home.⁠ We’ve listed above some ways you can…...

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Shoppers cleared shelves of food and disinfectants at some Hong Kong supermarkets

Shoppers cleared shelves of food and disinfectants at some Hong Kong supermarkets, as residents fretted about the coronavirus outbreak.⁠ ⁠ As of Friday morning, the total number of deaths across China was 213, with none so far reported outside the mainland.⁠ ⁠ The country’s total number of cases is 9,692,…...

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Singapore is closing its borders to all Chinese travellers to stem the spread of coronavirus

Singapore is closing its borders to all Chinese travellers to stem the spread of coronavirus.⁠ ⁠ All new visitors from the mainland, including foreigners who have been there within the past 14 days, will be barred.⁠ ⁠ The coronavirus has infected almost 10,000 people around the world, killing 213. The…...

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Hong Kong’s beleaguered government on Friday rejected public calls for a total shutdown of the city’s borders

A group of Correctional Services Department (CSD) officers wearing protective face masks stand on the waterfront outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on Jan 31. ⁠ ⁠ Chief executive Carrie Lam announced that primary and secondary schools will remain closed until March 2 or even later, depending on the situation.…...

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As many as 75,815 people in Wuhan may have been infected with the new coronavirus

As many as 75,815 people in Wuhan may have been infected with the new coronavirus, according to a study by University of Hong Kong scientists.⁠ ⁠ The research, published in The Lancet on Saturday, is based on the assumption that each infected person could have passed the potentially deadly virus…...

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