HK reports six imported Covid cases

Health authorities reported six new imported Covid-19 cases on Saturday, five of which involved the L452R mutant strain, with test results still pending for the other patient. The patients, who are all fully-vaccinated, include a foreign domestic helper serving quarantine at Penny's Bay and people who were staying in quarantine...

No ADPL members plan to run in Legco poll

The Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood said on Saturday that no members had indicated their intention to stand in December's Legco election before its internal deadline for applications on Friday. The party made the announcement on social media, noting that the matter was therefore not discussed in...

Second quarantine hotel to open for new helpers

The government said on Saturday it had set aside a second hotel for newly-arrived foreign domestic helpers to complete their 21-day mandatory quarantine. For now, incoming helpers can only serve their quarantine in the Silka Tsuen Wan hotel or the government's quarantine centre in Penny's Bay – both of which...

Minister: schools may close as pupil numbers fall

Education Secretary Kevin Yeung said on Saturday that officials would study closing or merging schools as pupil numbers fall. Asked whether some teachers will lose their jobs as a result, Yeung said the government would work with schools to minimise the impact. "There is a very obvious trend in decreasing...

App-for-entry rule ‘unfair to poor’: EOC chief

The head of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Ricky Chu, said on Saturday that a new requirement that everyone uses the LeaveHomeSafe app when entering government buildings is unfair to poor people who can't afford smartphones. The administration says the measure is needed to enhance contact tracing. Exemptions will apply only...

Biden, Macron discuss cooperation, to meet in Rome

US President Joe Biden (left) and France's President Emmanuel Macron share a light moment before the family photo at the start of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall on June 11, 2021. (LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on...

New cross-harbour MTR link delayed again

The MTR Corporation has confirmed yet another delay to the opening of a new cross-harbour section of the East Rail Line, saying the latest target date is June or July next year. The line was originally expected to open in 2020, but this was eventually pushed back to early next...

New alliance to push ‘Third Way’ in Legco

Executive councillor Ronny Tong's Path of Democracy and the Third Side political party announced on Friday that they had formed a new alliance, in case they decide to field candidates in December's Legco elections. At a press conference, the two groups said they share a mission of safeguarding One Country...

11 jailed for up to a year for vote-rigging

The District Court on Friday sentenced 11 people to jail for up to one year for vote-rigging in the IT sector race of the 2016 Legco election. Four of the defendants were executives or staff of the Taxi Drivers & Operators Association, including then corporate affairs director, Li Wai-man, who...

HK records two new imported Covid cases

Hong Kong recorded two new imported cases of Covid-19 on Friday. The patients recently arrived from Maldives and the Philippines. Both of them had been double jabbed and were infected with a mutant strain of coronavirus. Meanwhile, the government reminded anyone who was on the cruise ship Spectrum of the...

New subsidised homes to cost up to HK$3.85m

The Housing Authority on Friday announced that prices for around 2,100 new subsidised flats under the green form subsidised home ownership scheme will range from about HK$1.18 million to HK$3.85 million. The flats in Kai Chuen Court in Diamond Hill will range from 184 to 481 square feet in size,...

Police chief pays tribute to fallen officers

Police Commissioner Raymond Siu on Friday paid tribute to officers who have died in the line of duty. At a Force Remembrance Day ceremony, Siu said officers face a number of dangers in the course of their duties, but always put the people of Hong Kong first to ensure the...

Korean Businesses Distribute Press Releases with NovationWire’s Cryptocurrency Industry Distribution Packages

Seoul, KOREA / NovationWire / Cryptocurrency prices soared as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Investors will be closely monitoring the tech sector and C-suite Cryptocurrency executives will be looking to make every effort to boost brand perception. With NovationWire‘s Cryptocurrency Distribution Platform, Cryptocurrency leaders can effectively distribute their company news,...

New poll puts Zemmour in round two of French vote

Hard-right political talk-show star Eric Zemmour acknowledges applauses as he arrived on stage during a meeting to promote his latest book "La France n'a pas dit son dernier mot" (France has not yet said its last word) in Versailles, west of Paris on Oct 19, 2021. (MICHEL EULER / AP...