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HK hopeful on SARS outbreak effort  Officials are reporting the lowest daily count of new infections so far this month Schools reopen despite SARS Beijing upbeat, HK hits SARS snag Ship issues SARS distress call
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Airports on alert for killer bug Deaths as doctors identify bug Virus isolated in disease hunt Health chief ill as virus spreads 58 new cases of SARS in one day   Deadly virus flats quarantined  All residents of an apartment block have been ordered to quarantine themselves at home for 10 days SARS toll climbs   WHO issues HK virus travel warning  Travelers heading for Hong Kong and province of Guangdong advised to postpone non-essential travel SARS cases still rising Frequent flyer takes SARS on board Alarm after SARS strikes 'healthy'   12 more people have died from SARS
  First alert over SARS

March 2003 ... more > Top ^
  Virulent flu and pneumonia has swept through hospitals in Hong Kong and Vietnam
 Health officials have issued a global warning about the flu and pneumonia. The precise origin of the infection is unknown

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  The latest figures raise the death toll from the disease in Hong Kong to 81

May 2003 ... more > Top ^
  Captain is saying 10 of its 24 crew members seem to be suffering symptoms of SARS
  SARS doctors board stricken ship  Doctors and paramedics have boarded a Malaysian ship whose crew are feared to have contracted the virus May.4   HK breathes easier on SARS news  Chinese territory has reported its lowest number of new cases since mid-March May.23 WHO lifts HK, Guangdong advisory May.27   HK seeks to boost virus defenses  Health officials have asked a panel of international experts to help prepare for future disease outbreaks

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Jun.16   HK could soon be off SARS list  The city was one of the worst hit, with 295 people dying and 1,755 people falling ill from the virus Jun.22   Hong Kong beats SARS  The WHO is set to declare Hong Kong free of SARS. There are still 28 in hospital

July 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1     200,000 protest national security law  Official celebrations are marking the 6th anniversary of the return from British sovereignty Jul.3     Heat on Tung to change HK law  The political future of unpopular leader appears clouded Jul.4     Tung retreats on anti-subversion law
  Hong Kong's leader has said a controversial anti-subversion bill will be amended, following a huge protest Jul.6     Shock reversal for security law vote  Chief Executive Tung will delay a vote on a controversial law which prompted protests by hundreds of thousands Jul.9   Thousands call for Tung to quit  Pro-democracy activists gathered outside the legislature, disapproving of leader's handling of an anti-subversion bill   High toll in bus crash  A bus packed with commuters and school children has plunged down a hillside, killing at least 22 people Jul.16   Crisis after officials quit
  The resignation of 2 top officials is raising questions about the future of the territory's leader, Chief Executive Tung
Jul.17   Chief: I won't step down  Tung Chee-hwa is promising instead greater accountability and to consult more with the people Jul.24   SARS re-emergence fear  11 patients, residents at a mental health institute, are being tested for suspected SARS

September 2003 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2     Typhoon lashes Hong Kong
  Typhoon Dujuan arrives with thw winds of more than 170 kilometres per hour and torrential rain
Sep.4   Government shelves security bill  The government has withdrawn a controversial anti-subversion bill that sparked the territory's biggest political crisis

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Oct.1   'Shortcomings' in SARS outbreak  According to a report Hong Kong's response to the epidemic had 'significant shortcomings' in its early phases,

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Dec.7 Harrington grabs Hong Kong victory

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