Tai Kok Tsui block under lockdown over mutated Covid

A private residential block in Tai Kok Tsui was placed under overnight lockdown on Sunday, after a Filipino domestic helper living there became an untraceable preliminary positive case with a mutated strain of Covid-19. All residents of Tower 6 of Island Harbourview were required to undergo mandatory testing, after authorities...

CY Leung again dodges questions over CE re-run

CY Leung says he would be happy to serve the country and Hong Kong in any role – but stopped short of saying he would run again for Chief Executive next year. The comments come amid speculation that Leung, a vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, could launch...

Quarantine-free entry to HK via Guangdong suspended

Health authorities here on Saturday suspended quarantine-free entry to Hong Kong via Guangdong due to a recently confirmed case in Guangzhou. Speaking at the Centre for Health Protection's daily press briefing, Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan said Hong Kong residents coming back through a special quarantine-free travel scheme - known as Return2HK...

HK issues special stamps for 100 years of CCP

Hongkong Post is to issue a special set of stamps to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. The stamps - which are available for pre-order before the end of May for collection on July 1 - display the anniversary's official logo printed in simplified Chinese. "The 56...

Ethnic minorities face hostility at work: poll

A charity focused on inclusivity on Saturday urged the government and employers to set up mentorship programmes for ethnic minorities, after a majority of respondents to its survey said they had faced hostile or unfriendly treatment at the workplace. The NGO, Treats, surveyed nearly 140 ethnic minority adults in Hong...

‘Doctors’ assessment more important than exams’

Executive councillor and doctor Lam Ching-choi on Saturday sought to ease concerns about the quality of overseas-trained doctors, who will be allowed to work in Hong Kong once laws are changed, saying doctors who are good at exams aren't always good clinically. Under the government's proposal, non-locally trained doctors will...

New MPFA head prioritises move online

The new chair of the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority, Ayesha Macpherson Lau, says she wants its 'one stop shop' online project to be fully operational by 2025 - with roll-out starting in 2023. The move to the eMPF Platform should reduce fees for Hong Kong's compulsory pension account holders. "One...

Trump sued for calling COVID-19 ‘China virus’

In this file photo former US president Donald Trump points at the end of a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on Dec 5, 2020. (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) WASHINGTON - Former US president Donald Trump has been sued by a civil rights...

Germany imposes UK travel curbs due to variant from India

Health department employees prepare for a mass testing of Radeberg residents in the gymnasium of the Radeberg vocational school center, Germany, March 2, 2021. (SEBASTIAN KAHNERT / DPA VIA AP) LONDON / WINDHOEK / KAMPALA / WASHINGTON / ALGIERS / MADRID / OTTAWA / HAVANA / QUITO / BUENOS AIRES / RIO DE JANEIRO / HARARE / ACCRA...