Discovery Bay and Tuen Mun blocks under lockdown

The government on Tuesday evening imposed overnight lockdowns on two residential blocks, in Discovery Bay and in Tuen Mun, after the latest batch of Covid cases in Hong Kong. Residents of Twilight Court, Peninsula Village in Discovery Bay must stay in their premises and get tested at temporary testing stations...

Jimmy Lai and 6 ex-staff face new sedition charge

West Kowloon Court on Tuesday allowed prosecutors to press a new charge of conspiracy to publish seditious publications against Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, six former senior staff members and three companies linked to the now-defunct newspaper. The defendants – including Next Digital’s former CEO Cheung Kim-hung, Apple Daily's former...

HK karate athletes among new Omicron cases

Hong Kong on Monday reported that 14 people confirmed to have Covid-19 at Christmas are carrying the Omicron strain, bringing the SAR's total to 58. The eight men and six women, aged between 20 and 80, were reported as imported Covid-19 cases on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All of...

‘Economy must come before universal suffrage target’

A top legal scholar in Beijing said on Monday that the target of allowing Hong Kong to select its chief executive and all members of the legislature by universal suffrage hasn’t changed, but the city should focus on developing its economy and improve people’s livelihood first. Speaking at a briefing...

Health officials ‘ready for worst’ if Omicron hits HK

Health officials said on Monday they're preparing for the worst if Hong Kong experiences an outbreak of Covid-19 powered by the highly transmissible Omicron variant – including putting 500 isolation beds on standby at the Asia WorldExpo. Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan said despite tight border control measures,...

No confirmed cases in lockdown but testing continues

Health officials said on Tuesday that no confirmed cases were found after the lockdown of a residential building in Shek Tong Tsui, but they still have some households to test. They said that as of 2am about 80 residents had undergone testing. However, they said staff checked about 90 households,...