Elderly patient dies after tissue found in throat

Nethersole Hospital said a 79-year-old patient died one day after tissue was found in his throat. The hospital in Tai Po said the chronically ill patient had been in stable condition after he was admitted on Friday, until he suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday morning. It was during resuscitation...

Scalpex Launches DeFi Futures for Intraday Trading

Tortola, BVI / SEAPRWire / May 12, 2021 / - Crypto Derivatives and Futures Exchange Scalpex has launched three unique perpetual swaps DeFi Futures contracts based on the stable Uniswap Liquidity Pools Tokens ETH/USDT, UNI/ETH, and WBTC/ETH. All three come with 1x, 3x, and 10x leverage. The current crypto bull run has...

Transgender people face broad discrimination: survey

Research out of the Chinese University and the Transgender Resources Centre suggests more than half of Hong Kong’s transgender population has experienced some form of discrimination in the past 12 months, with experts saying authorities need to take immediate action to prevent unfair treatment. The head of the university’s Sexualities...

‘Fake news’ may breach security law: police chief

Police Commissioner Chris Tang warned on Tuesday that publishing "fake news" could amount to a breach of the national security law, saying his officers will be forced to respond if reports "incite hatred and divide society". "Whether a piece is considered fake news has to do with moral judgement and...

Asylum seekers must be given jabs: rights group

An NGO and a Hong Kong church leader on Tuesday called on the government to provide asylum seekers with free coronavirus vaccines. There are around 13,000 asylum seekers in Hong Kong, according to the Security Bureau, but they aren't eligible for vaccines because they aren't SAR residents. Human rights group...

Protester’s family has left HK, coroner’s court told

The coroner’s court looking into the death of an anti-government protester was told on Tuesday that his family was absent from the inquest because they had left Hong Kong several weeks after he fell to his death from an Admiralty mall in 2019. Immigration records presented to court indicated that...

HK recognises 10 vaccines for reduced quarantine

The government says it will recognise 10 different coronavirus vaccines for Hong Kong residents to be allowed shorter quarantine periods when they return from overseas. From Wednesday, the quarantine period will be cut from 14 days to seven for fully vaccinated travellers flying in from "low-risk" countries such as Australia,...

HK children exercising less, getting fatter: parents

Hong Kong parents say their children are exercising less and getting fatter, as they spend more time at home than usual because of the pandemic. Researchers at Chinese University and the Jockey Club in February polled 825 parents of primary school children. Fifty-seven percent of the respondents said their children...

Ex-official Patrick Ho has doctor’s licence suspended

Former home affairs chief Patrick Ho has had his doctor's licence suspended for a year by the Medical Council in light of his bribery convictions in the US in 2018. Following a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday, which Ho and his lawyers did not attend, the medical watchdog ruled that the...

More school classes to resume as Covid cases dry up

Hong Kong has recorded no new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases for a fourth consecutive day. The Centre for Health Protection reported just one imported coronavirus case on Tuesday, involving a woman who recently flew in from Indonesia. As infection figures remain at a low level, the Education Bureau announced that...

Govt urged to make good use of Olympics telecast

The government was on Tuesday urged to outline a plan on how to use the streaming of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics to promote sports development in Hong Kong. This came after Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that her administration has purchased the broadcasting rights so people can watch the games...

Carrie Lam apologises for mass quarantine fiasco

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday apologised to thousands of Hong Kong people who were recently quarantined because infections involving mutant Covid strains were found in their buildings, admitting that the conditions they were kept in were "not the best". People complained they were left without basic necessities at Penny's...

Five TV stations to show Tokyo Olympics for free

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the government has purchased the broadcasting rights to the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, and Hong Kong people will be able to watch the games for free on the territory’s five licensed broadcasters. However, government station RTHK will not be one of them. Speaking to reporters ahead...

No mandatory jab for helpers, but another test needed

The government has dropped its plan to make migrant domestic workers get Covid vaccinations, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday, but another compulsory test will soon be ordered. Officials had announced that helpers would be required to be vaccinated before signing or renewing work contracts after one woman was...