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Hong Kong cancels Chinese New Year celebrations
Fearing continued anti-government unrest, authorities have cancelled some main events and banned sale of items with any political messages.
People in Hong Kong are preparing to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Fearing continued anti-government unrest, authorities have cancelled some of the main events.
They have also banned the sale of items with any political messages.
But that is unlikely to stop some people.
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We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong.
Taiwan joins Canada in banning Zoom for government video conferencing
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CE and Principal Officials Pay Tribute to Healthcare Workers
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Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba, JD.com offer support for small and medium enterprises to aid in coronavirus recovery
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Hackers target Chinese government agencies, diplomatic missions and WHO amid pandemic
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Donald Trump threatens to cut off WHO funding over agency’s handling of outbreak
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‘Who has the nuke codes?’ Piers Morgan’s provocative quizzing of Michael Gove splits opinion as BoJo lies in intensive care
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Virus-free man hospitalised instead of infected son
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Coronavirus: Mental health hotline for NHS staff
The NHS is launching a hotline to support and advise healthcare staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sky News: Evidence mounts COVID-19 came from a lab in Wuhan
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Coronavirus: Offline sex workers forced to start again online
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How is coronavirus benefitting technology companies?
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New York records highest single-day increase in COVID-19 deaths
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said his state recorded the highest single-day increase in deaths since the outbreak began, as 731 people died.
Thousands leave Wuhan as travel ban finally lifted
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Trump takes aim at 'China centric' WHO
"The W.H.O. really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China-centric. We will be giving that a good look," he tweeted.
England death toll drops for second day running as 403 die from coronavirus
England’s coronavirus death toll has dropped for the second day in a row after another 403 people died, taking the total to 4,897.
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