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Wuhan coronavirus outbreak — worries as it spread to HK & beyond

Wuhan coronavirus outbreak — worries as it spread to HK & beyond

Old May 1, 20, 5:08 pm
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Old May 2, 20, 10:44 pm
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Old May 7, 20, 1:26 am
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
The WWPKG telling-off last week seemed to suggest Cap 599C will be extended. But things can change in the two weeks we have til then.

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Old May 7, 20, 4:34 am
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Shuttle bus service on the Big Bridge to Macau is gradually restarting from tomorrow, May 8. But quarantine rules remain in place.

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaki...ices-to-resume
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Old May 12, 20, 2:48 pm
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As one might have reasonably feared, just as Hong Kong approaches the magic 28 days without a local case of infection, a woman with no travel history has tested positive for the virus.
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Old May 12, 20, 9:55 pm
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Still no word on re-opening of the border… hmm.
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1. I think Carrie Lam had a press conf saying HKSARG and Guangdong Provincial Government are having ongoing talks to implement the professional, businessmen and cross-border student quarantine exemptions. I remember she said lawyers and accountants are exempt.

2. Bloomberg cited Mofcom inviting certain MNC senior executives to apply to enter China with self-quarantine.
Plus Germany managed to secure a charter flight of senior executives to enter China without quarantine (provided they had been tested in German hospitals before departure) http://cablenews.i-cable.com/ci/videopage/news/25166
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A very pro-protest view of HK’s Coronavirus fight to date https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...avirus/611524/ . We lucked out, in spite of Government, and we should continue to bunker down lest we become Singapore II.
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
A very pro-protest view of HK’s Coronavirus fight to date https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...avirus/611524/ . We lucked out, in spite of Government, and we should continue to bunker down lest we become Singapore II.
It won't become Singapore, because unlike in SG, nobody respects the gov't. I am dying in forcible imprisonment here, while in HK even if they tried to make the same rules I could just ignore them and tell the cops to shove it. Very important difference.
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Originally Posted by helvetic View Post
even if they tried to make the same rules I could just ignore them and tell the cops to shove it
They make the same rules but take an anti-protest angle on it. You missed the social distancing arrests in IFC and Yuen Long in the last two weeks (protesters physically >1.5m when ticketed but HKP asserted common intent)
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Just to be clear, the rule is no more than 8 in a group (was 4), but the Government's FAQ doesn't base a group on distance between members -- that's for distancing in restaurants and the like -- but on whether the people associating have a common purpose. "Group gathering generally means a group of people who gather for a common purpose." How far apart the people are doesn't come into play.

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/s...-faq.html#FAQ1
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Originally Posted by 889 View Post
Just to be clear, the rule is no more than 8 in a group (was 4), but the Government's FAQ doesn't base a group on distance between members -- that's for distancing in restaurants and the like -- but on whether the people associating have a common purpose. "Group gathering generally means a group of people who gather for a common purpose." How far apart the people are doesn't come into play.

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/s...-faq.html#FAQ1
Cap 599G says 1.5m https://webb-site.com/articles/groupgathering.asp . Webb then says common purpose is unwarranted cross-reading from the Public Order Ordinance, which doesn't allow for summary ticketing.
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I'll let you get into an argument with the Police! And hire Mr. Webb to defend you. The Government's position is clear.
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Old May 15, 20, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by 889 View Post
I'll let you get into an argument with the Police! And hire Mr. Webb to defend you. The Government's position is clear.
No need

The protesters are going to challenge their tickets (akin to challenging speeding or parking fines). Just watch the news (the Government recent legal gymnastics are painful to watch, they should have disturbing arguments warning before playing the segment).
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