COVID-19 News Updates Feb Archive

David Ho   |   March 6, 2020

Explore a collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid19) outbreak and living in Shenzhen.

Saturday, Feb 29th 13:00pm

Saturday, Feb 29th 7:48am

Friday, Feb 28th 19:39pm

Friday, Feb 28th 19:50pm

How to stay safe from COVID-19 at your workplace?

Friday, Feb 28th 16:54pm

Friday, Feb 28th 16:21pm

  • What Borders Between Shenzhen & Hong Kong are now open

Friday, Feb 28th 10:54am

  • Novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic will basically be brought under control on the Chinese mainland by the end of April.
  • No newly confirmed COVID-19 case in SZ
  • Daily Briefing on Fighting against COVID-19

Friday, Feb 28th 6:27am

Thursday, Feb 27th 21:45pm

Thursday, Feb 27th 17:01pm

Thursday, Feb 27th 15:15pm

Thursday, Feb 27th 10:11am

Thursday, Feb 27th 7:18am

Wednesday, Feb 26th 20:32pm

Wednesday, Feb 26th 18:43pm

Wednesday, Feb 26th 9:39am

Tuesday, Feb 25th 20:35pm

Tuesday, Feb 25th 15:57pm

From 26th February, Azzurro @Shopping Park will operate from 11:30am – 14:30pm & 18:00PM – 23:00PM.

Tuesday, Feb 25th 14:03pm

Monday, Feb 24th 18:03pm

Monday, Feb 24th 17:44pm

Monday, Feb 24th 15:53pm

Sunday, Feb 23rd, 20:52pm

Sunday, Feb 23rd, 18:33pm

Foreign enterprises confident in China’s economic resilience

Sunday, Feb 23rd 16:32pm

Saturday, Feb 22nd 21:13pm

Saturday, Feb 22nd 14:47pm

Saturday, Feb 22nd 10:34am

Saturday, Feb 22nd 8:44am

Friday, Feb 21st 20:43pm

Friday, Feb 21st 6:26pm

  • Ferry from Shenzhen Airport Fuyong to Macau stopped
  • Enterprises in the jurisdiction of the Yuehai sub-district office in Shenzhen resume

Thursday, Feb 20th 17:58pm

Thursday, Feb 20th 15:42pm

Thursday, Feb 20th 11:58pm

Wednesday, Feb 19th 19:29pm

Wednesday, Feb 19th 16:49pm

A copy of a discharge letter from one of the Wuhan evacuees from MCAS Miramar Quarantine Station, CA, USA

Wednesday, Feb 19th 10:32am

  • Shenzhen Public Security Bureau has made an English version of the epidemic prevention registration form for expats. The purpose is to cover all residents in Shenzhen so people can be informed for certain situations. If you have been staying in Shenzhen since Jan 1st 2020, you can select “home registration”; if you travel out of Shenzhen and come back, you can select “enter the city to register”. If you have registered on iShenzhen platform, it’s okay to skip this or fill it as well. Register here: Epidemic Prevention Report Registration Form
  • Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen events postponed due to coronavirus outbreak
  • China’s drinkers get happy hour margaritas delivered to their door as coronavirus lockdown continues
  • Hotlines for foreigners amid novel coronavirus outbreak

Wednesday, Feb 19th 7:09am

Tue, February 18th 2020 Opening Time of International Schools

According to Shenzhen News, in order to study and deploy the prevention and control of pneumonia epidemic of new coronavirus infections in schools (kindergartens) at all levels in our city, the Education Bureau of Shenzhen have announced that the start time of the spring semester will continue to be delayed, start time will be notified separately.

Shenzhen International Schools have announced that they will reopen on 2nd March,2020 tentatively. Specific opening time will be announced later according to the notice of the Education Bureau.

Tuesday, Feb 18th 22:13pm

Tuesday, Feb 18th 18:52m

Tuesday, Feb 18th 13:40pm

Tuesday, Feb 18th 8:53am

Monday, Feb 17th 16:41pm

Monday, Feb 17th 15:12pm

Monday, Feb 17th 6:23am

  • Mental health hotlines are springing up in China with varying levels of quality

Sunday, Feb 16th 14:54pm

Sunday, Feb 16th 13:59pm

Saturday, Feb 15th 22:41pm HKT

  • Golf events canceled in Shenzhen
  • Production resumes at ST Microelectronics Shenzhen Plant
  • Hong Kong doctors in Shenzhen plan to risk their lives in Wuhan
  • Marriage registration still happening in Shenzhen (Photos)
  • 2000 iPhones given to cruise ship passengers to wait out the virus
  • Chinese can buy coronavirus insurance from WeSure

Saturday, Feb 15th 19:17pm HKT

What a beautiful love story

Full page advertisement in today’s “The Straits Times” in Singapore.

Saturday, Feb 15th 18:09pm HKT

We would like to inform you that Les 5 Chef’s is cooperating fully with the government to fight the corona virus, and that as such is only allowing takeaway and delivery orders as of this moment. Dine in, will be suspended until further notice.

Our kitchen is open every day from 11AM to 2PM and 6PM until 10PM, and delivery is available through Meituan & Shenzheneat

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0755-26810468 should you have any questions. We hope that you and your families stay safe, and that we will be able to open as normal ASAP.

Saturday, Feb 15th 16:40pm HKT

Our kitchen is available every day from 10am to 11pm, and delivery is available through

Please do not hesitate to contact us at 15987949007 (Maggie); 18380296944 (Jack); 0755 2668 2034 or [email protected] with your questions.
We hope that you and your families are safe and we’ll all soon successfully overcome this ordeal.

Saturday, Feb 15th 13:01pm HKT

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Saturday, Feb 15th 8:27am HKT

Friday, Feb 14th 17:15pm HKT

Friday, Feb 14th 13:41pm HKT

Friday, Feb 14th 11:50 am HKT

Friday, Feb 14th Hong Kong Schools Won’t Reopen Before at Least March 16

Hong Kong will extend school closures at least to March 16 due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung said in a briefing Thursday. – From Bloomberg

Hong Kong International Schools Say They May Not Survive Health Crisis

Hong Kong’s international schools are bracing for an exodus of families from the city, with some warning they may have to shut for good after the government suspended classes to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Thu, Feb 13th 21:14pm HKT

Thu, Feb 13th 17:14pm HKT

  • Restaurant service suspended across major GD cities
  • Coronavirus: 44 more cases on Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored off Japan
  • Henderson Land cuts rents by up to 60 per cent as Hong Kong issues SOS to support businesses, protect jobs

Thu, Feb 13th 13:02pm HKT

  • Fight for all, Stand against virus】The page is created by CityPlus CAIXIN, which includes the real time national/local data and tips, as well as the exclusive access to in-depth reports from renowned Caixin Global. Hope all the citizens in Shenzhen including expatriates/visiting foreigners, as well as worldwide friends who care about us can know more and better about the epidemic issue and our reaction
  • Robots used to deliver food to workers
  • Abandoned Pets Amidst Quarantine Fears
  • Expats in China struggle with lost wages, abandoned and hungry pets, and the looming threat of quarantines amid coronavirus outbreak
  • Cruise ship stranded at sea by coronavirus fears to dock in Cambodia
  • In order to provide foreigners staying in Shenzhen timely consultation and assistance on their daily medical concern and epidemic prevention and control of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus, Vista-SK has opened 24-hour consultation services.
The video was taken 9 days ago around HuaChangbei & CoCo park by an expat showing how deserted Shenzhen presently is.

Thu, Feb 13th 6:17am HKT

Wed, Feb 12th 21:35pm HKT

Wed, Feb 12th 14:17pm HKT

Source: Shenzhen Daily

Wed, Feb 12th 9:28am HKT

Tue, Feb 11th 22:50pm HKT

Tue, Feb 11th 21:25pm HKT

Tue, Feb 11th 12:06am HKT

  • Managing Your Mental Health During Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia

Tue, Feb 11th 6:15am HKT

Mon, Feb 10th 21:30pm HKT

Mon, Feb 10th 19:36pm HKT

Mon, Feb 10th 6:35am HKT

Sun, Feb 9th 4:52pm HKT

The Brew in Futian has to close temporarily due to restrictions on dine-in restaurants.
Some restaurants are still open for takeaway as long as you wear a mask.

Sun, Feb 9th 12:22pm HKT

Sat, Feb 8th 22:00pm HKT

Sat, Feb 8th 1:35pm HKT

  • a16z Podcast talking about the Coronavirus and how quickly we could sequence the genome and publish it compared to SARS
  • SCMP has an update of the Shenzhen Bay border situation now that the quarantine is in effect
  • Tokyo Cheapo asks the question is it safe to travel to Hong Kong?

Sat, Feb 8th 9:17am HKT

Fri, Feb 7th 20:46pm HKT

Fri, Feb 7th 11:00am HKT

Read about the effect on cross-border commutes and access to medication for normal cross border workers

Fri, Feb 7th 5:60am HKT Shenzhen Coronavirus

Newsletter about the affects on the wine trade and F&B industry in Beijing. The China Food & Drinks Fair (Tang Jiu Hui in Chengdu) has been postponed.

Coronavirus: Hubei province reports 69 deaths and 2,447 new confirmed cases on Thursday

Updated the page below to include links to official government websites.

Empty store shelves in Hong Kong due to 2019-nCoV
Last couple days the Hong Kong super markets have been sold out on some daily necessities such as toilet paper.

Thur, February 6th 2020 21:16pm HKT

Reduced buses and transport from Shenzhen Bay starting from Saturday

Thur, February 6th 2020 18:05pm HKT

“A Heart For China” is looking for donation support to provide supplies to hospitals in Hubei.

Thur, February 6th 2020 4:51HKT

Q&A with medical adviser to the International Air Transport Association on how to protect yourself from the virus.

Thur, February 6th 2020 7:51 HKT

Hong Kong F&B industry drops 5.9% drop. First annual decline since SARS

New symptoms related to the corona virus added to the diatonic list in China adding a “light” category of cases with mild symptoms

Wed, February 5th 2020 21:49 HKT

Cross the border from Shenzhen to Hong Kong and you will need to stay in a 14 day quarantine according to Hong Kong government.

Cathay pacific has asked their staff to take 3 weeks of unpaid leave to reduce their operating costs during the corona virus outbreak.

The Hong Kong government has created a web app to track the latest novel coronavirus infection situation in Hong Kong.

Coronavirus Shenzhen Past Info

Cases of coronavirus in Shenzhen have risen to 269.

Macau casinos are closed for around two weeks.

Contacts for foreign nationals in China.

2019-nCoV what you need to know

In depth articles about the virus answering your questions:

Government Info and other official information on Coronavirus

Live Data Sources & Tools to visualize the outbreak

Other Live Blogs about the Coronavirus

FAQs for Foreigners on Prevention and Control of 2019-nCoV

How to Keep Yourself Safe From The Coronavirus?

Facts about the Novel Coronavirus