Those who test negative must spend 14 days in quarantine -- either in a government facility or at home with a monitoring wristband -- regularly checking themselves for any sign of the virus and reporting results back to relevant authorities. Positive cases are usually transferred to local hospitals, and their close contacts are sent to isolation centers. … [Read more...] about Authorities in Hong Kong warn of potential ‘exponential growth’ in coronavirus cases just weeks after loosening restrictions
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Journalists take picture and video over the water-filled barriers after an opening ceremony for China's new Office for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. China's new national security office in Hong Kong got off to an early start on Wednesday with an official opening amidst heavy police presence. less … [Read more...] about Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas
Mr Morrison said that from today, Australia will adjust the immigration policy settings so that skilled and graduate visa holders will have their visas extended by five years from today, “with a pathway to permanent residency at the end of those five years.” … [Read more...] about Federal Government issues ‘do not travel’ warning for Hong Kong
The closure of the border with New South Wales is the first time such a measure has been taken since the Spanish Flu pandemic, 100 years ago. Other states have also imposed restrictions on Victorians in an attempt to keep the virus isolated in the southeast. … [Read more...] about As parts of Australia go back into lockdown, what hope is there for the rest of the world?
Seattle are part-time drivers whose earnings are roughly in line with the city's median, a study of data provided by Uber and Lyft showed, defying some perceptions of drivers working full-time for little pay.The Cornell University study, published on Monday, comes as lawmakers in several U.S. cities and states debate the future of the gig economy and whether workers should be treated as employees rather than independent contractors.The study examined 14,000 drivers during one week in October 2019 and showed that 75% of Seattle drivers work fewer than 20 hours per week, with only 5% working full-time. The authors say it was the first time real-world data directly provided by Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc has been analyzed.The median driver earned roughly $23.30 per hour after expenses and including tips, compared with Seattle's median of roughly $25.50. But 8% of drivers earned less than Seattle's minimum wage of about $16, with that share significantly larger among those who drive … [Read more...] about Study suggests most Uber, Lyft drivers in Seattle not poorly paid