We didn’t write condolences memo: Vitasoy

Vitasoy on Saturday said it did not issue an internal memo that offered condolences to the family of a police-stabbing suspect who worked at the company. The memo claimed the company had gotten in touch with his family and would provide assistance if needed, after the purchasing department officer also...

HK reports one Covid case from South Korea

The Centre for Health Protection on Saturday reported one new imported coronavirus infection. The latest case involves a 39-year-old man who flew in from South Korea. The man, who stayed at Kerry Hotel in Hung Hom, did not show any symptoms. Hong Kong has so far recorded 11,940 cases.

Security chief slams ‘glorification’ of terrorism

Secretary for Security Chris Tang on Saturday condemned people whom he said were glorifying terrorism and encouraging violence. He made the comment following the death of a 50-year-old man who stabbed himself after allegedly knifing a police officer in the back in Causeway Bay on Thursday’s handover anniversary. Speaking to...

‘Unvaccinated teachers may have to get routine tests’

Education minister Kevin Yeung said on Saturday that teachers who are not vaccinated may be ordered to do regular Covid tests, as the bureau considers resuming full-day classes for secondary students in the new school year. Speaking after a radio programme, Yeung said the bureau will assess the situation by...

‘HK nearly able to resume travel with mainland’

Infectious diseases expert David Hui said on Saturday that Hong Kong is "nearly able" to resume travel with the mainland and Macau, though it still needs to look into a few Covid cases. He said authorities need to see if a 27-year-old man who works at the airport has spread...

UN warns of worsening famine, clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray

People react as captive Ethiopian soldiers walk towards Mekele Rehabilitation Center in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia, on July 2, 2021. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP) UNITED NATIONS - Top UN officials warned the Security Council on Friday that more than 400,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray were now in...

Brazil top prosecutor to probe Bolsonaro over vaccine deal

In this Nov 10, 2020 photo, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the launch of a program for the resumption of tourism, a sector severely affected by the new coronavirus outbreak, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) BRASILIA - Brazil’s top prosecutor agreed on Friday to request...

South Africa approves Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine

In this June 28, 2021 photo, people queue to get tested for COVID-19 at the Fourways Life Hospital in Johannesburg. (EMMANUEL CROSET / AFP) LONDON / BRASILIA / BUENOS AIRES / BRUSSELS / SANTIAGO / HAVANA / QUITO / BERLIN / ACCRA / RABAT / LONDON / MOSCOW / JOHANNESBURG /...

MTR says no trains between Hung Hom and Mong Kok East

The MTR says there will be no trains between Hung Hom and Mong Kok East stations on Sunday because of track works for the East Rail cross-harbour section. Passengers are being advised to take the Tuen Ma Line or other lines. A free shuttle bus service is operating between Hung...

Man arrested after trying to grab police gun

A suspected mentally-disordered man has been detained after allegedly trying to grab a police officer's gun in Sham Shui Po on Saturday afternoon. Police had received a call that a man was pushing over bins in the area. Officers went to the scene and found the man in a supermarket....