First buses carrying virus ship Britons leave for flight home | ITV News

The first buses carrying quarantined Britons from a cruise ship have left the quayside in Yokohama, Japan en route to a flight which will repatriate them to the UK. It is believed some 35 British nationals will be on board the plane, which has been delayed until Saturday. A small number of nationals from European … Read more First buses carrying virus ship Britons leave for flight home | ITV News

Riot police violently quash coronavirus quarantine protesters in a Ukrainian village

Ukraine had to resort to old-school police tactics to quash a protest by local residents of a small town when they closed roads after learning that a plane full of possible carriers of the new coronavirus was heading their way. On Thursday, the Ukrainian government finally evacuated its citizens from the epidemic-stricken Chinese city of … Read more Riot police violently quash coronavirus quarantine protesters in a Ukrainian village

Coronavirus: Volunteers make reusable masks for medical workers to combat shortage

A theatre group in Hong Kong have turned their rehearsal room into a makeshift mask making factory. The group are now turning their skills to making reusable surgical masks to give to medical workers amid a face mask shortage. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, crowds have been gathering to queue for surgical masks across … Read more Coronavirus: Volunteers make reusable masks for medical workers to combat shortage

South Korea on alert after first coronavirus death

South Korea has reported its first death from the coronavirus outbreak, as the number of cases globally approaches 75,000. China insists its containment measures are working, but people are still worried about returning to public areas. Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Hong Kong. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more South Korea on alert after first coronavirus death

Queen Mary 2 makes unscheduled stop in Fremantle, bringing a boost to tourism | ABC News

The port city of Fremantle is enjoying a tourism windfall courtesy of an unscheduled detour by thousands of passengers and crew on board the enormous Queen Mary 2 luxury cruise liner. The ship was in Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier this month and was due to travel through Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong before docking at … Read more Queen Mary 2 makes unscheduled stop in Fremantle, bringing a boost to tourism | ABC News

Face masks vs Coronavirus: How effective are they?

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … From expensive filtration devices to homemade coverings, face masks have become almost ubiquitous in Hong Kong in the wake of Chinese coronavirus outbreak. But experts say the choice of mask could make a big difference to its … Read more Face masks vs Coronavirus: How effective are they?

Coronavirus: Hong Kong gang steals hundreds of toilet rolls – BBC News

Armed robbers in Hong Kong made off with hundreds of toilet rolls worth more than HKD1,000 ($130; £98). Toilet rolls are currently in short supply in Hong Kong due to shortages caused by panic-buying during the coronavirus outbreak. Knife wielding men robbed a delivery man outside a supermarket in the Mong Kok district, police said. … Read more Coronavirus: Hong Kong gang steals hundreds of toilet rolls – BBC News