Govt bans HK Express Bangkok service for two weeks

Health officials on Sunday said they were banning passenger flights from Bangkok operated by Hong Kong Express Airways until January 29. A government spokesman said a passenger had failed to comply with requirements under the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation, while another passenger had tested positive for Covid-19 upon...

Aberdeen residential building locked down

The government has locked down a residential building in Aberdeen, following the discovery of a preliminary positive case, which may involve the Delta variant. The case, a 23-year-old woman, works at the Little Boss pet shop in Causeway Bay and had hotpot with friends in Yau Ma Tei. Health officials...

‘Delta variant may be spreading in Hong Kong’

Health authorities on Sunday warned that the Delta variant of Covid-19 appears to be spreading in Hong Kong, on top of recently reported Omicron cases. The Centre for Health Protection said a 23-year-old woman has tested preliminary positive for the virus, involving the L452R mutant strain found in Delta. The...

Another aircraft cleaner suspected of getting Covid

Health authorities said on Saturday that they are investigating how another aircraft cleaner might have caught Covid-19, after the woman tested preliminary positive for the virus. The 41-year-old lives in Tsing Yi and is in charge of cleaning facilities on cargo flights, such as the front of the aircraft, kitchens...

7 PolyU rioters jailed, 2 sent to training centre

The District Court on Saturday sentenced nine people to up to three years and four months in prison, after they were convicted of rioting near Polytechnic University in November 2019. The defendants, aged between 20 and 29, were charged with rioting after their arrests outside the Diocesan Girls’ School on...

Revise Covid strategy to fight Omicron: expert

A medical expert on Saturday advised the government to review its coronavirus measures according to the characteristics of the Omicron variant, saying that tables at restaurants must be spaced apart and the usage of partition boards should be scrapped. Current coronavirus rules mandate that there must be a distance of...

Designated centres to vaccinate kids with BioNTech

Civil service chief Patrick Nip on Saturday said some vaccination centres will be used for the sole purpose of vaccinating children aged between five and 11 with the BioNTech jab. Speaking on a radio show, Nip – who is in charge of the city's inoculation programme – explained that pharmacists...

No cases found in Tsing Yi, Sham Shui Po lockdowns

Health authorities on Sunday announced they did not find any Covid-19 cases from overnight lockdown operations conducted in Tsing Yi and Sham Shui Po. The lockdowns were issued yesterday night for Wang Sin House, Cheung Wang Estate, the home of a 41-year-old female cargo aircraft cabin cleaner who had tested...

Ukraine president seeks trilateral meeting with US, Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gives a news conference following the Crimean Platform Summit in Kiev on Aug 23, 2021. (ANATOLII STEPANOV / AFP) KIEV - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed holding a trilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported Friday,...