Govt orders tests in Sham Shui Po and Tsing Yi

Health officials said on Saturday that they've issued compulsory testing orders for buildings in Tsing Yi and Sham Shui Po. They said both cases involved a mutant strain, and they believed the risk of infection was higher. They issued an order for residents of Wang Sin House, Cheung Wang Estate...

Govt sending team to foster home over alleged abuse

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) says it will on Monday send a special team to a foster home at the centre of child abuse allegations, to "closely monitor" its operations. The team - comprised of social workers, nurses and child care experts - will be stationed daily at the Children's...

Another Penny’s Bay guard infected with Covid-19

Health authorities on Friday said a security guard at the Penny’s Bay quarantine camp, who is the colleague of another guard who was recently infected with Covid-19, has also tested preliminary positive for the virus. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the 51-year-old woman began showing...

Tuen Mun lockdown picks up uncertain Covid case

The government said on Friday that the lockdown of a building in Tuen Mun took longer than expected, because one person's Covid-19 test came back as "indeterminate". Block 2 of Hoi Tak Gardens on Wing Fat Lane was sealed off for overnight testing on Thursday night, and around 200 people...

Customs arrest five in smuggled meat operation

Customs officers say they arrested five men after seizing 35 tonnes of frozen meat on a boat in waters off Lantau on Thursday. Officers said on Friday that they suspect the HK$5.2 million haul, which included pig maw and tripe, was being smuggled to the mainland ahead of Chinese New...

Govt urged to extend social distancing rules

A specialist in respiratory medicine said on Friday that Hong Kong's current social distancing rules should be extended. Dr Leung Chi-chiu said people should continue to stay home as much as possible and avoid visiting high-risk places to prevent a super-spreading event. “We did not find a rapid increase in...

1,000 tested, none positive in TKO lockdown

Health officials ended an overnight lockdown at a residential block in Tseung Kwan O on Saturday morning having tested about 1,110 people, with no new Covid-19 cases found. The government ordered the tests at Tower 4 of Bauhinia Garden on Tong Chun Street on Friday night after a resident tested...

Massive cyberattack hits Ukrainian government websites

In this undated handout photo released by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Press Service, the building of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is seen during snowfall in Kyiv, Ukraine. (UKRAINIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY PRESS SERVICE VIA AP) KYIV - A massive cyberattack warning Ukrainians to "be afraid and expect the worst" hit government...

Italy bans hunting in regions hit by swine fever

A pig farmer takes care of his animals in his farm on Jan 25, 2018 in Villafalletto, near Cuneo, northwestern Italy. (MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP) ROME - Italy on Thursday banned hunting and several other outdoor activities in two northern regions affected by a recent outbreak of African swine fever,...