Coronavirus Hong Kong

Coronavirus Hong Kong

Latest news and updates on the impact of a new strain of coronavirus on Hong Kong. The virus causes the disease Covid-19 and the World Health Organisation has declared the spread of the infection a pa

ndemic.

What’s it like to take a ‘flight to nowhere’?
At a time when Covid-19 has severely interrupted international air travel, Hong Kong airlines are operating “flights to nowhere” in hopes of finding at least a small solution to some of their financial woes at the same time as they give grounded travelers a chance to scratch their itch to get on the road as they wait for pandemic restrictions to end.
Rare pink dolphin makes comeback as Covid-19 quiets Hong Kong waters
Border restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic have apparently paved the way for a comeback of a rare creature in Hong Kong waters, the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, also known as Chinese white dolphin or pink dolphin. Seas off southern Lantau Island have been quieter than usual with fewer high-speed ferries crossing the marine mammals’ natural habitat. Researchers say that sightings of the dolphins are up by as much as 30% and the animals they see appear to be less “stressed”
What it’s like to be a sea lion (and its caretaker) during the pandemic
Hong Kong’s Ocean Park was forced to close for a second time as the city struggles to fight its third wave of Covid-19 infections. Park employees that look after animals at the attraction say there has been little impact on the standard of care they get. But the intensifying global health crisis is keeping away guests that Ocean Park relies on, deepening its financial woes and leaving the animals’ long-term fate up in the air.