Nancy Messonnier, a senior official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said she expected the number of cases to rise among those who had returned from the Diamond Princess, because of their proximity to one another while on board the ship. … [Read more...] about Two thirds of coronavirus cases from mainland China may be undetected
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Rome’s leading music school last month banned all students from eastern Asia, not just China, from courses until they could provide medical certificates to prove they are well, while Chinese restaurants in the capital reported a slump in clients. … [Read more...] about Italian president visits Chinese schoolchildren to allay coronavirus fears
By this point, he had become an international celebrity: “the face of protest”, as Time magazine dubbed him. His memoir appealingly backs away from individual grandstanding, though, and he is consistently modest about his own achievements: “the true heroes” of his political story “are the amazing people of Hong Kong”. In 2016, perhaps the high point of Wong’s career, his pro-self-determination party Demosisto secured its first seat at LegCo. But since then he and his fellow activists have increasingly fallen victim to the government’s attritional strategy of “lawfare”, which stifles oppositional activism by doling out punitive sentences for protest. Two months shy of his 21st birthday, Wong and two of his closest comrades were sentenced to up to eight months’ imprisonment for participating in the umbrella movement three years previously. This was part of a broader pattern of the government’s “relentless … [Read more...] about Unfree Speech by Joshua Wong review – a young life of protest in Hong Kong
You can’t just decide on a whim to ‘let the train take the strain’ as the cost is prohibitive. A family of four wanting to travel to London on a weekday basically need a second mortgage to fund it, unless they book months in advance, on a wet Thursday in a month with a Z in it and manage to navigate those websites which are designed not to sell you the cheapest ticket but the most expensive. … [Read more...] about I am a Climate Extinction Cynic, Are You?
Cruise ships have also begun denying passengers, with Royal Caribbean announcing Feb. 7 that it will deny entry to "all holders of China, Hong Kong and Macau passports, regardless of residency." It's also barring anyone who has travelled to China, Hong Kong or Macau in the 15 days prior to boarding; and anyone who has come within six feet of someone from China, Hong Kong or Macau 15 days prior; and anyone with fever or low blood oximetry. Norwegian Cruise Line is denying entry to anyone who has been through China, Hong Kong and Macau within 30 days prior to the cruise, and to anyone holding a passport from those places. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus outbreak: Two cruise ship passengers die, video game industry hit hard