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    Covid-19: 04/01-02 (Wed/Thu) Hong Kong News & Discussions

    Shutting down the previous thread - too opinion heavy and hard to find news.

    New and Links first! Opinions... on the discussion thread? Please?

    In some infection news from the Wars website:

    Looks like the Karaoke cluster is growing. Hopefully the new F&B and entertainment venue rules will prevent new clusters (and lets not get political about this please.)

    The patient went with patients #687 #702 #704 and #662 to RedMr to sing karaoke in Tsim Tsa Tsui on March 24.

    The patient went with patients #705 #702 #704 and #662 to RedMr to sing karaoke in Tsim Tsa Tsui on March 24.
    Other than that, still seeing a number of imported cases, with many young kids who have been brought back because their boarding schools closed.

    #699
    The patient is an 11 year old male who studies abroad in the UK. He returned to Hong Kong on March 28 and has no symptoms.
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    The patient is a 17 year old female. She studies abroad in the UK. She returned to Hong Kong on March 28, and began experiencing fever, cough, sore throat, and headache on the same day. She is currently at Eastern Hospital.
    L'Hotel in Wong Chuk Hang has a few people ..


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    The patient with good past health studies in the United Kingdom. He developed cough and runny nose since Mar 18, and had been under compulsory home quarantine in L' Hotel Island South upon return to Hong Kong on Mar 20. He was sent to United Christian Hospital for treatment.

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    The patient with good past health studies in the United Kingdom. He returned to Hong Kong on Mar 21 and had been under compulsory home quarantine in L' Hotel Island South. He developed loss of smell and taste since Mar 27.
    Also in other news, HKers stuck in Peru will have to pay for their evac flights home and will not be allowed to board if they show symptoms... No clue why they don't run tests before boarding.

    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.
    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...3-20200331.htm

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    Helper contracts under pressure.

    Alliance for Foreign Domestic Workers Employment Agency organizer Sunny Wong Kwok-ip said yesterday the travel ban was to blame for stopping 90 percent of recruitment and causing the incomes of helpers to drop by 90 percent.

    "The Philippines is only allowing foreigners to leave, but not locals, while cities within the country are also under lockdown. Domestic helpers cannot leave for Hong Kong to fulfill their contracts," he said.
    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/secti...cts-fall-apart
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    A majority of HKers aren't happy with the outbreak response from the government:

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...idents-unhappy

    An overwhelming majority of Hong Kong residents are convinced they will have only themselves to thank rather than their embattled government if the city wins its battle against the pandemic, a survey commissioned by the Post has found.

    Out of nearly 850 people polled, seven in 10 said they would credit the community response for beating the coronavirus, while more than half objected to the idea of Carrie Lam's administration being commended for it.

    And while the survey, conducted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, reflected broad displeasure with the government’s performance to date, the scarcity of surgical masks and personal protective equipment for ordinary residents as well as medical professionals was the biggest bone of contention.

    Most respondents rated the issue more distressing than immigration control, disruption to school life or the designation of quarantine centres and clinics in their neighbourhoods.

    disruption to school life


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    I actually hope the government and people realize how dependant the City is in FDH and to update the current laws for FDH. Only when people feel the crunch they will understand how essential they are
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    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...-dozens-people

    Is there any way we can blame expats, mainlanders, or FDHs for this one? Nope...doesn't seem like it.
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    The other thread was shut before I could reply to the arriving flights question,

    This site has COVID-19 info including arriving passenger traffic stats

    https://wars.vote4.hk/en

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    NO karaoke or mahjong for you f'ing expats! Sorry, been a long day...

    https://twitter.com/rachel_cheung1/s...04167083220992


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    Even the Catholic church banned singing before it shut altogether. Having been a member of many choirs and choruses, I can tell you that very little is more effective at spreading germs than singing- your are spitting out all kinds of droplets- hard and fast, while everyone is deeply inhaling for the next verse of the song. Most groups I have been a part of are super strict about any sick people staying home as it is well known that one sick person means an entire choir is shut down entirely. Of course, with coronavirus, no one knows who is sick, makes it harder. Don't be singing...


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    Calls to cut rent are being made, but I doubt if the greedy landlords of HK are willing to pitch in:

    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...abChangeable=0


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    What's this useless government doing? Of course it's best to shut down businesses large gatherings but every business is hesitant as it means they might go bankrupt. Where is the relief aide or any packages for affected people and sectors? Sitting on $4billion in reserves but doing absolutely nothing. Oh great, the CE forgoes her generous monthly salary and living rent free in a huge house while others are being laid off with no way to pay rent for their 200sq foot flat.

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