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Coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can produce more than three times as many pathogens than Sars strain, HKU study reveals

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can produce more than three times the amount of pathogens than the strain that caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) outbreak in 2003, although patients may display less inflammatory and immune responses, a study has found.The finding from the research, led by prominent Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung, is the first of its kind based on tests conducted on lung tissue removed from Covid-19 patients. The results underlined the virality of…

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After long lines for toilet paper and masks, another item is flying off Hong Kong shelves during coronavirus outbreak – flour

After an earlier run on masks, hand sanitiser and toilet paper, the latest item proving almost impossible to find in Hong Kong during the coronavirus outbreak is flour, forcing baking enthusiasts to make do with substitutesIn supermarkets across the city, the cooking staple has been flying off the shelves, with residents scouring different neighbourhood branches hoping to find a few overlooked boxes.Tara Chan Chung-yee, a 30-year-old lawyer, checked more than a dozen grocery stores on Hong Kong…

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong hits grim milestone of 1,000 cases as authorities urge people to stay home over Easter holiday

Hong Kong reached the grim milestone of 1,000 coronavirus cases on Saturday as authorities urged the public to stay at home during the long Easter weekend after thousands flocked to beaches and the countryside the previous day.Underlining the severity of the situation, a leading microbiologist said containing the outbreak before July was almost impossible as not enough people had developed immunity to the virus.The warning came as the city recorded 11 new infections, the fewest since March 17,…

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The data on global coronavirus-related trade and job losses is grim, but the worst is yet to come

Memories of the pain and harm done by the US-China trade war and six months of street violence across Hong Kong may not have faded, but they have, in the past three months, been overwhelmed by the coronavirus, and the unremitting angst that this invisible enemy has caused in communities worldwide.So it is not good news that the worst is yet to come, and might not be done with us until well into 2021.We are only now beginning to sense the scale of the economic harm being inflicted in the fight…

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