Love in the time of coronavirus: outbreak hits Hong Kong valentines, and businesses squib

Hong Kong freelancer Edmund Lau Kwok-hei was feeling upset about having to scrap a planned Valentine’s Day celebration in Taiwan because of the coronavirus outbreak.The 27-year-old booked a flight to Taipei on February 15, costing HK$1,600, to meet his Taiwanese girlfriend. They wanted to spend four days in the Kenting resort area on the southern tip of the self-ruled island.But last week, Taiwan suspended its online visitor permit service and entry permits on arrival for people travelling from…
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