Compulsory testing ordered for 27 locations

The government on Thursday evening issued compulsory testing notices (CTNs) ordering people who had visited 27 specified places to get tested for Covid. The affected buildings include five residential blocks in Tin Shui Wai, four in Yuen Long, and two each in Tuen Mun, Tseung Kwan O and Wong Tai...

Tsuen Wan hotel first to become isolation facility

A hotel in Tsuen Wan will from Friday begin operating as an isolation facility to house Covid-19 patients with no or mild symptoms. Dorsett Tsuen Wan, the first to be converted under the government's Community Isolation Facility Hotel Scheme, had just become a quarantine hotel for close contacts of coronavirus...

Ambulance crews extremely stretched, says FSD

The Fire Services Department said on Thursday that its ambulance crews are extremely stretched due to the current wave of Covid-19 infections. Assistant director Ng Hau-ming said officers from different teams have been drafted in to help, and a command room has been set up to coordinate their efforts. Ng...

華夏文化科技(1566)輕裝再出發 乘NFT、VR元宇宙風口高飛

HONG KONG, Feb 17, 2022 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - 獲華夏文化科技(01566)注資控股的日本世嘉(SEGA)室內樂園JOYPOLIS品牌,從日本市場躍升至國際層面,除了於中國上海、青島、廣州等地設有直營樂園及授權樂園,更接獲不同的國際大型發展商的合作機會。作為擁有來自日本VR研發「黑科技」的華夏文化及SEGA JOYPOLIS (現稱CA SEGA JOYPOLIS),正朝元宇宙及NFT(非同質化代幣)發展,華夏文化莊向松主席更披露,會率先在香港開設元宇宙VR(虛擬實境)遊樂園「Meta-Joypolis」,預期今年上半年開業。華夏文化卸下重資產直營樂園的經營模式,改以輕裝上陣,將樂園、IP及多媒體娛樂業務的成功模式授權予合作方,冀以更快的速度複製品牌,與合作方共享利潤。華夏文化的品牌力及VR科技的領導地位,亦獲得多個科網企業龍頭賞識。華夏文化於2019年與華為開展合作,集團引入兼具體驗感和刺激好玩的VR軟件及遊戲內容,與華為共同開發符合5G、6G及更前沿科技的VR硬件。據悉,華夏文化科技也正積極進行債務重組的安排,並趁股價及市值處於嚴重被低估的情況,引進新的投資方及合作方,包括與合作方成立合營公司,再引入策略投資者,共同發展元宇宙遊樂園 (Meta-joypolis)及體驗中心,首選香港,長遠將於國內開設同類遊樂園。此外,今年內亦會在東京仙台推出Sports Joypolis,以運動元素為主。擁有大量IP動漫資源的華夏文化,在NFT領域也是野心勃勃,據悉,集團將通過其日本的友好業務網絡,連接不同日本知名的藝術家及動漫設計師,開展NFT業務 ; 其自身的動漫IP,包括虛擬偶像「紫嫣Violet」、憨八龜、藏羚王等,也將是NFT的潛在開發IP之一。 Copyright 2022 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)

City-wide Covid testing being considered: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Thursday the government will consider rolling out city-wide Covid-19 testing when relevant capabilities are ramped up with the support from mainland authorities. She was speaking to reporters after welcoming mainland experts arriving in Hong Kong via Shenzhen Bay Port to help with the SAR's...

Shek Kip Mei Estate block under Covid lockdown

The government on Thursday locked down a public housing block in Shek Kip Mei after sewage samples there tested positive for Covid-19. Residents and recent visitors of Mei Wui House at Shek Kip Mei Estate must get tested and stay at home. The government added that some residents there also...

Lockdown of Tung Chung block extended

The government on Thursday extended the lockdown of a residential block in Tung Chung for a second day. A mass Covid-19 testing exercise at Mun Wo House in Mun Tung Estate found 68 suspected cases and three undetermined ones. Residents must get tested again for the virus, with the operation...

IND Application for SinoMab’s First-in-Class Asthma Therapeutic Product SM17 Accepted by FDA

HONG KONG, Feb 17, 2022 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - SinoMab BioScience Limited ("SinoMab" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group", stock code: 3681.HK), a Hong Kong-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of therapeutics for the treatment of immunological diseases, is pleased...

Bintai Kinden Corporation Berhad Emerges as Substantial Shareholder in Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad

PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA, Feb 17, 2022 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad ("MGRC" or "the Group"), a leading genomics and biopharmaceutical specialist, is pleased to announce the entry of a new substantial shareholder, Bintai Kinden Corporation Berhad ("Bintai Kinden"), a specialist in mechanical and electrical...

Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia Authorizes Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine in Children (6-11 Years)

Cambridge, MA, Feb 17, 2022 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Moderna, Inc., (NASDAQ:MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia has granted provisional registration for the use of Moderna's mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, Spikevax, in a 50...

HK’s Covid cases and death toll hit record high

Hong Kong's coronavirus cases and daily death toll on Wednesday reached a record high as the Omicron outbreak continued.  A total of 4,285 cases have been confirmed, with another 7,000 preliminary positive infections.  Of the confirmed cases, all but 21 are locally-acquired. Nine patients have died, including a 100-year-old woman, three people...

Businessman Wu Sai-chuen announces CE bid

Businessman Wu Sai-chuen on Wednesday threw his hat into the ring for the Chief Executive race, becoming the second person to declare his intention to run for the top post. It’s the former DAB member’s third attempt to run, but in the past two elections he failed to secure enough...

Govt extends lockdown of Sheung Shui block

The government on Wednesday extended the lockdown of a public housing block in Sheung Shui for another day, after a mass testing operation overnight found more than 30 coronavirus infections. One case was described as "indeterminate". Ching Long House on Ching Ho Estate has been sealed off since Tuesday evening...

‘Send Covid patients to the mainland for treatment’

Lawmaker, Reverend Peter Koon, said on Wednesday that Covid patients in Hong Kong should be given the option to be sent to the mainland for medical treatment. Speaking at a virtual Legco meeting debating a motion of thanks for the Chief Executive’s policy address, Koon said Hong Kong is struggling...