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Hong Kong's quarantine nightmare: Three weeks in a hotel, if you can find one

January 07, 2021 4:34 PM

Before boarding her flight to Hong Kong for a new job last month, 34-year-old Swiss museum curator Tanja Cunz made sure she had met all of the government's stringent entry requirements. Cunz took a coronavirus test, paid for two weeks of quarantine at a government-designated hotel and steeled herself for half a month without fresh air.

Thai hotel to drop charges against guest facing jail for bad reviews

October 09, 2020 2:26 PM

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - A hotel in Thailand agreed on Friday (Aug 9) to drop charges against an American guest who faces up to five years in jail for posting negative reviews as long as he issues a public apology for his comments.

Foreigners arriving in Malaysia must now pay S$1,550 in fees for Covid-19 quarantine

September 24, 2020 6:32 PM

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Foreigners arriving in Malaysia through various entry points must now pay the full RM4,700 (S$1,550) fees for the mandatory Covid-19 quarantine, Senior Minister (Security cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob said on Thursday (Sept 24).

Pakistan security forces kill 3 insurgents who raided hotel

May 13, 2019 5:00 AM

ISLAMABAD • Pakistani security forces have killed three separatist insurgents who stormed a luxury hotel in the port city of Gwadar, the military said yesterday.

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