E-mail leaks for hundreds of LeaveHomeSafe enquiries

The government's IT office said staff employed by a contractor had accidentally leaked hundreds of e-mails from people asking them about the LeaveHomeSafe app. Apple Daily reported on Sunday that more than 400 emails were sent to one of those who offered opinion through the government hotline, 1823, on the...

Hong Kong reports no Covid-19 cases again

Hong Kong on Sunday reported no new coronavirus cases - the sixth consecutive day with zero local cases. But sources said there were a few preliminary positive cases. The Centre for Health Protection also said it's still unable to trace the source of a local infection with a mutant strain...

Slogan to stay for the time being, says HK Alliance

Organisers of the June 4 candlelight vigil on Saturday said the group's slogan calling for an end to one-party rule on the mainland will stay – for the time being – until a full analysis on the latest political situation is carried out. For years, leaders of the Hong Kong...

HK reported three new imported cases from Indonesia

Health officials reported three new Covid-19 infections on Saturday, all of which are imported from Indonesia. The three cases involve foreign domestic helpers who arrived on the same flight on Friday, and tested positive on arrival. Two were found to carry a mutant strain of the virus. The infections prompted...

Banks, lawyers exempt from tightened company searches

Banks, accountants, lawyers and more sectors are getting exemptions from the government's plan to tighten public access to Hong Kong’s official business database, but officials are still refusing to give exemptions to journalists and labour unions. The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Christopher Hui, revealed a change in...

‘Measures for unvaccinated staff must be necessary’

The chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Ricky Chu, warned on Saturday that companies risk facing legal challenges, if the measures they have for employees that aren't vaccinated against Covid-19 are unreasonable and unnecessary. Businesses in the city have introduced different measures to boost inoculation among their workers, with some...

Agnes Chow walks free from prison

The pro-democracy activist, Agnes Chow, has been released from prison after serving nearly seven months for her role in an anti-government protest in 2019 that saw police officers trapped inside their headquarters in Wan Chai for hours. Thousands of people laid siege to the building in Wan Chai on June...

Govt still trying to trace source of Covid variant

Infectious disease expert David Hui said on Saturday that officials are still struggling to find the source of a highly infectious Covid-19 infection that broke Hong Kong's 42-day streak of no untraceable cases. Hui, who advises the government, said the 17-year-old girl, who caught a mutant strain, has only infected...

Putin sees chance to work with Biden at low point in US ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during a plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg on June 4, 2021. (ANATOLY MALTSEV / POOL / AFP) WASHINGTON - Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with NBC News on Friday said that Russia-US relations...

Johnson kicks off G7 summit with plea to tackle inequality

(From left, front) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, (from left, rear) European Council President Charles Michel, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and European Commission President Ursula von der...

Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, UAE elected to UNSC

A delegate (center) casts her ballot for the election of five non-permanent members of the UN Security Council at the UN headquarters in New York, on June 11, 2021. (EVAN SCHNEIDER / UN PHOTO / HANDOUT VIA XINHUA) UNITED NATIONS - Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, and the United Arab Emirates...