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Coronavirus

Asian officials scramble to control 2nd coronavirus wave

Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore and Taiwan see surge of infections from abroad

Officials in Hong Kong and other Asian cities are facing a new wave of COVID-19 infections among students and others returning from Europe and North America.   © Reuters

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE/TAIPEI -- Melissa Woo, a 32-year-old Hong Kong accountant, thought she could finally relax a bit after working from home and abandoning her social life for nearly six weeks.

As the new coronavirus outbreak that had hit the city in late January seemed to have brought under control locally with only a few cases each day, she started hitting the bars again for Friday night happy hour drinks in early March.

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