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HK to reimpose tough rules to curb new Covid-19 wave

December 09, 2020 5:00 AM

Officials who had imposed Hong Kong's harshest measures four months ago to gain control of the pandemic are reinstating some of the tough rules, after a relaxation saw a new wave of the Covid-19 outbreak move towards its peak.

4th wave in HK because rules eased too soon: Expert

November 26, 2020 5:00 AM

For a group of tai-tais in the city, dancing without a care in the world has proven to be quite infectious, especially when they mingle with others, with masks off.

Hong Kong lifts some Covid-19 restrictions, announces third economic stimulus package

September 15, 2020 7:51 PM

HONG KONG - More than two months since the third wave of Covid-19 swept through the city, Hong Kong is moving to ease some restrictions and boosting the economy with a third stimulus package totalling HK$24 billion (S$4.21 billion).

Studying in a pandemic: The plight of international students in Australia

Travel restrictions. Loss of work, and the move to online classes have impacted students across the globe. But international students face an added obstacle as well as an impending decision: Stay in their adopted country and grit it out or return home, potentially forfeiting all they've worked for. In Australia, where more than half-a-million international students fill both campus housing and university coffers, the decision affects both institutions and students alike.

Watch this episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer: Stanford's president: College in the COVID age

Stanford's president: college in the COVID age

On GZERO World, Stanford University president Marc Tessier-Lavigne joins Ian Bremmer to talk about how higher education is trying (and in many cases failing) to adjust to the pandemic this fall. Tessier-Lavigne made news in August by reversing a June decision to welcome undergraduates back to campus, determining that California's summer COVID outbreak made it untenable to bring most students back. How Tessier-Lavigne came to that decision, how Stanford intends to enforce COVID restrictions once all students do return, and what the future of higher education will look like in a post-pandemic world.- all in this discussion.

HK to raise gathering cap, reopen lower-risk venues

September 09, 2020 5:00 AM

Hong Kong's government announced yesterday a cautious easing of some social distancing rules, as the third coronavirus wave stabilises, with group gatherings to be capped at four and some businesses to reopen.

HK to relax some Covid-19 rules from Friday as third wave eases

August 26, 2020 5:00 AM

The Hong Kong government yesterday extended the city's strict social distancing rules for another two days, but will ease some restrictions from Friday, as local Covid-19 transmissions declined in the past few weeks.

Pandemic-Proofing the World (How to Stop the COVID-19 Nightmare from Happening Again)

"We now have for the first time, pre-COVID, a very good sense of where the gaps are" says former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden on pandemic preparedness. But in order to prevent another pandemic from bringing the world to its knees, he argues, the United States must play a more proactive role on the global stage. First step: work much more closely with the CDC (and don't, for starters, pull funding during a pandemic).

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