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...